Hosting or attending a Super Bowl party on Sunday?
How fun. Game Day has always been an unspoken holiday in the United States--and another opportunity for friends and family to celebrate. However, Game Day could also ruin your clean eating diet, with junk food and alcohol appearing everywhere, tempting you to splurge on calories and fat.
To continue your weight loss journey with clean eating and still enjoy food at Super Bowl parties, consider trying the easy healthy appetizers below.
They're quick, tasty and crowd-pleasing, but most of all, they're healthy. From creamy dip to crunchy veggies, these clean eating ideas and weight loss foods help you stay on track of a clean eating diet without feeling deprived during the fun-filled American "holiday."
1. Veggies and Hummus Dip
2. All Natural Corn Chips and Greek Yogurt Guacamole
Have you tried Trader Joe's Reduced Guilt Chunky Guacamole?
It's delicious! Made with nonfat Greek yogurt, this lighter guacamole contains only 30 calories and two grams of fat per serving. Yet it tastes just as good, if not better, than traditional guacamole. I'm in LOVE with it! Hope you give it a try.
For chips I used Way Better Snacks Simply Beyond Black Bean Tortilla Chips.
Oh my god! They are delicious! They're sprouted tortilla chips, which means the grains are sprouted to increase nutrients and better digestion. The black beans also reduce cholesterol. Plus, and again, they're delicious.
Get them at Way Better Snacks Black Bean Chips.
3. Apple Banana and All Natural Peanut Butter Stack
Just stack all-natural peanut butter, Apple slices and banana together, and enjoy!
4. 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Fruit Dip (by Cooking Classy)
What a creative idea by Cooking Classy! This fruit dip is easy-to-do and protein-rich. To make it even cleaner, I recommend using all-natural, freshly-ground peanut butter, raw honey and nonfat plain Greek yogurt. Still, this is a wonderful and creative idea, and here's the original recipe: Peanut Butter Fruit Dip
Photo credit goes to Cooking Classy.
5. Cucumber and All-Natural Turkey Sandwich Bites
Simple and protein-rich, these bite-sized sandwiches are great for low-carb diet. I eat these often as snack and saw them fitting to be served at Super Bowl parties.
6. Healthy Buffalo Cauliflower Bites (by Gal on a Mission)
Cauliflower fans are in luck because these buffalo-flavored snacks are crunchy, tasteful and nutritious. Rich in vitamin C, folate and fiber, cauliflower is one of the most nutrient-dense vegetables in the world. Due to its thick texture, it can be cooked in various ways, including being used as pizza crust.
This clean eating recipe transformed cauliflower into a classic Super Bowl appetizer, with saucy, finger-licking buffalo spices and creamy dip on the side. I absolutely adore this idea, and hope you like it too.
Find recipe at Healthy Buffalo Cauliflower Bites.
Photo credit goes to Gal on a Mission
7. Tuna Salad on Roasted Seaweed
Many consider seaweed as super food because it's abundant in iodine, which keeps thyroids healthy and therefore regulates hormones. Seaweed also reduces inflammation and is rich in antioxidants.
Seaweed, especially roasted seaweed in this clean eating appetizer, is also tasty. It's slightly salty, crunchy and wholesomely delicious. Add tuna salad on top and these make the perfect bite-sized snack.
Interested in the recipe? Find it at Healthy Appetizer - Tuna Salad on Roasted Seaweed.
8. Crunchy Tomato Mozzarella Pesto Stack (recipe from Clean Eating Recipes Blog)
Not sure about you but I feel that pesto makes everything tastier. The combination of crunchy cucumber and soft tomato also works well. Overall, this was a wonderful, delicious appetizer to both serve and enjoy.
You can find recipe at Clean Eating Appetizer - Crunchy Tomato Mozzarella and Pesto Stack.
9. Paleo and Low Carb Deviled Eggs (by Ripped Recipes)
These low carb treats are made tastier with avocado. Deviled eggs are already crowd-pleasers--and I've a feeling that these avocado-filled deviled eggs will please even more.
Find recipe at Paleo and Low Carb Deviled Eggs.
Photo Credit by Ripped Recipes
10. Natural and Organic Chips and Snacks
Well it's the Super Bowl after all, and you deserve to splurge. But if you splurge, splurge on natural and organic snacks that are non-GMO and contain little preservatives. As long as you're aware, you'll find ample choices like Terra Chips (see below), vacuum-fried vegetable, Nuts and Dried Fruit Mixes and organic chocolate.
Terra Chips are awesome! They are made with real vegetables, are non-GMO and gluten- and preservatives-free. They're crunchy, delightful and great for snacking.
Get them at Terra Sweets and Beets.
Another awesome idea is mixed nuts and I like Kirkland's Signature Extra Fancy Unsalted Mixed Nuts. The mix includes almonds, peanuts, cashews...basically, all your favorites, and are fun to nibble on and delectable to taste.
Get them at Kirkland Mixed Nuts.
Get them at Kirkland Mixed Nuts.
Happy Super Bowl Day!
I know. There's no such thing.
Well, I hope you enjoy the game, the gatherings and the food anyway.
See you next time on Clean Eating Weight Loss Meal Plan!