Superbowl 2014 Ideas

I have to admit I have no idea who is playing in the Superbowl (how did I get to this point?!), but I can’t wait for Sunday because I absolutely LOVE to cook and LOVE to have people over!

I know this day is a struggle for many who desire to eat clean, but still want the “snack-y” type foods.

The good news is that you really can have your “cake” and eat it too.  You’ll still be able to have chips and dip and other traditional and memorable foods you love!

Here are a few tips:

1. Don’t overdo it.  Pick a few simple foods & let ’em watch football 🙂

2. Ask for help.  Having friends come over?  Give them your recipes & see if they’d like to make one!  Involving friends in clean eating is a wonderful way to share the love.

3. Have sweet & salty available. You know we like to go back & forth!

Some Ideas for you:

To help you out, I’m giving you some ideas, and some ways to eat a few of your favorite snack foods in a clean way.

I’ll also let you in on our menu plan for the big day.

1. Healthy Queso Dip

This is an AMAZING dip from one of my favorite food blogs, Detoxinista….It’s one that you’ll never know isn’t the real thing!  You will save yourself from Velveeta and give yourself some beneficial nutrients at the same time.

*Note: You need to soak the cashews for a few hours, so make sure to plan ahead!

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2. Creamy Kale (or spinach) Artichoke Dip

You can make this with the green of your choice…if you like Kale, try it out….If not, make it a more traditional spinach-artichoke dip!

This recipe calls for wheat pita to make chips…feel free to make those if you have no gluten allergies/sensitivities.  If you do, you can make our gluten free tortilla chips to go with it!

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3. Roasted Garlic Hummus and Veggies (or chips)

This dip will be perfect for some fresh veggies.  Just because it’s the Superbowl doesn’t mean we can’t eat our veggies, too!  Hint:  You might need to make a double batch!

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4. Cinnamon-Coconut Popcorn

This recipe will satisfy the sweet and salty tooth.  Make a few batches so you can refill the bowls during the game! It’s that good 😉

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5. Coconut Whipped Cream Fruit Dip

Make 1-2 batches of this coconut whipped cream, add some dark chocolate or allergen friendly chocolate chips (in a food processor if you want to blend it a little), and chill for about an hour.  Now you have a healthy way to eat fruit dip!  Serve with strawberries (this one’s on the dirty dozen list, so buy organic) and any other fruit you choose!

*Note: These coconut milk cans must stay in the refrigerator overnight, so make sure to plan accordingly!

Coconut Whipped Cream

 

Our Menu:

Like I mentioned, we love hosting & we LOVE making new creations in our kitchen.

This is what we have planned:

Roasted Garlic Hummus & Veggies

Buffalo Blue Cheese Sliders with grass-fed beef burgers (featuring a homemade jalapeno hot sauce and sheep’s Roquefort cave aged cheese)

Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings (featuring Savannah River Farms chicken wings and our homemade jalapeno hot sauce)

Detoxinista’s Healthy Queso Dip

Almond Butter-Chocolate Chip Brownies

 

I hope this gave you some ideas!  What are your plans for the Superbowl?  Have fun & be safe!

 

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