Super Bowl Sunday 2017 With Healthy Food

Super Bowl 2017
Super Bowl 2017

With Super Bowl Finale just few hours away, everyone would be geared to head down to the stadium or watch live in a salad bar or get together in a friend’s or family’s place.  Football, unique commercials, food and drinks are all part of Super Bowl.  This is year Lady Gaga is performing.

Super Bowl Sunday is considered as a national holiday by the football lovers.  And as per the report of Snack Food Association of America, it is the second-largest day for food consumption after Thanksgiving Day. Super Bowl 2017 is the 51th year of the game.

It’s estimated that 33 million pounds of food will be consumed where chicken wings and pizza are the most favored food followed by potato chips and hamburgers. To ensure that you have enough healthy snacks to last through the halftime, here are a couple of recipes for the dips, chips and more.

Finger foods

There is absolutely no fun in watching Super Bowl without finger foods. Hot red peppers roasted, chopped and mixed with cheese and later filled into halved jalapenos. Cheese balls with tortillas are a few that can be easily made at home.

Sausage Sliders With Spinach And Peppers

Ingredients

  • Olive oil – 1 tbsp.
  • Onion – 1 finely sliced
  • Bell pepper – finely sliced
  • Spinach – 4 cups
  • Italian Sausage – 1pound
  • Small rolls split – 12
  • Kosher salt and black pepper as per taste.

Method

Heat the oven.

Meanwhile in a large skillet, add some oil, onion, salt and pepper and sauté it over medium heat.

Add bell peppers and cook until its softened.

To this add spinach and cook to a couple of minutes until the spinach is wilted.

In between remove the sausage from the casings and make thick patties. Place them on the broil proof baking sheet and cook for 5 to 6 minutes per side.

Now make sandwiches with rolls, sausage patties and vegetables.

For those with sweet tooth here is a simple recipe

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Popcorn Balls

Ingredients

  •     Air-popped popcorn – 5 cups
  •     Honey – 3 tbsp.
  •     Peanut butter – 4 tbsp.
  •     Semi-sweet chocolate chips – 3 tbsp.

Directions

In a large mixing bowl, combine popcorn and chocolate chips. In a small saucepan, mix honey and peanut butter over a medium high heat until the peanut butter bubbles.

Pour this mixture over the popcorn and chocolate chips and mix well with a wooden spatula.

Dip your hands in an bowl of iced-water and roll popcorn into 2-inch balls.

Place the balls on a sheet of parchment paper and allow them to cool.

Pumpkin Muffins

Ingredients

  •     Spice cake mix – 1 box
  •     Pumpkin Puree – 1 ounce

Method

Preheat the oven to 350 Degree F. Prepare the muffin tray.

In a mixing bowl, add the cake mixture and the pumpkin puree and mix well. Do not add water, oil or eggs.

Divide the batter evenly in the muffin tray. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes.

Carrot Eye Balls

  •     Carrots – 3 large
  •     Cream cheese or cottage cheese – 1/4 cup
  •     Pitted and sliced black olives – 1/2 cup

Method

Peel, wash and cut the carrots into chunks. Place them upright.

Place 1/2 teaspoon cream cheese on the top.

Top the cheese with olive slice.

Place the eyeballs on a platter.

Its okay to munch while watching Super Bowl. However watch what you eat and how much you eat.