Sunday, February 6, 2011

Last Minute Super Bowl Tips & Legal Cheats

Other than Thanksgiving and Christmas I can't think of another day in the year that people find themselves eating with wild abandon (myself included) even though the rest of the year we may be sensible, Super Bowl Sunday is all about the game and let's face it, the Food & Alcohol! So here are a few green light recipe ideas if you are so inclined.

Keep in mind that while the quality of ingredients in these recipes may be considered healthy, the quantity of food consumed should be considered as well.

** Do not go to a Super Bowl Party hungry, or any party for that matter.
** Fill up on the good stuff first (healthy stuff) and then allow yourself the nachos/jpoppers you have been eyeing, within reason!
** Ask yourself this, Is what I am about to eat "worthy," in other words, will it make me sick? Am I going to feel like crap? Will this make me completely derail? For me, it usually is not. I work to hard to maintain a certain level of wellness in my life and although there are a few things that are worthy, that is usually not the case.

Nitrate Free Sliced Turkey or Roast Beef Roll Ups
Fill the sliced meat with shredded cabbage, mandarin orange segments and a slice of avocado to create little 'wraps'
Chicken, Shrimp or Beef Kabobs
Thread meat of choice onto presoaked skewers with mushroom, onion and bell pepper slices. Grill or broil, finish off with a squeeze of lime and serve on a platter with a scattering of cilantro on top and Tzatziki/hummus on the side.
Quinoa Polenta Bruschetta
1 tube of Quinoa Polenta Sliced 1/4 inch thick
1 tub of Trader Joe's Bruschetta
Shredded mozzarella to top
Heat oil in a pan on low Place the polenta in the pan and cook each side so they're slightly golden brown.
Place the polenta on a cookie sheet. Top each piece with a spoonful of bruschetta. Sprinkle with cheese and bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Serve with an Olive Tapenade.

Don't Forget the Skinny Margarita!

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