Super Bowl Superfoods

Forget the game,  halftime show, and commercials, we all know that win or lose the secret to every great Super Bowl party is indulging in amazing snacks + apps. This year, add some healthy(ish) options to your lineup and come out of the celebration feeling like a winner.

We’ve pulled some of our favorite recipes together to make it easy for you to step up your game in the kitchen and earn the MVP title from your team at home. Plus, keep all your Sunday recipes fresh and ready to serve with our food storage solutions.

Tortilla-Chip-Crusted-Jalapeno-Poppers-4Baked Jalapeño Poppers
There’s nothing like a great snack with a kick to get your Super Bowl party started. Instead of choosing a traditional fried popper, opt for a crispy baked version that delivers the same satisfying crunch without the added calories and bad fats. We like this tortilla chip-crusted version from Ambitious Kitchen.

Ingredients
10 Jalapeños, sliced in half, membranes and seeds removed
40 of your favorite tortilla chips (I suggest a flavored version)*
4 oz light cream cheese
½ cup shredded Mexican cheese
1 tbs almond milk (regular milk also works)
1 egg
1 egg white
Instructions
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.
In the bowl of a food processor or blender, add the Way Better Snacks Spicy Sriracha Tortilla Chips and process until they resemble fine crumbs (like bread crumbs). Transfer to a shallow bowl and set aside.
In a separate bowl, mix together cream cheese, shredded cheese and milk until combined. Set aside. In another separate bowl, beat together egg and egg white. Set aside.
Stuff each jalapeño half with cream cheese mixture. Do not overfill.
Dip each stuffed pepper half in the egg mixture completely, then roll the pepper in the chip mixture and place pepper on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with each pepper.
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is bubbly. Serve while the poppers are hot!

 

Roasted Chickpeas
Many healthy snacks just don’t seem to pack quite the same punch as the junk food versions, but easy-to-make and awesome-to-eat roasted chickpeas are an exception. Roasted chickpeas are high in fiber and protein and deliver an amazing crunch without the added processed ingredients, plus you can season different batches to suit different tastes, from savory to sweet! Try the recipe (below) for Crispy Spicy Roasted Chickpeas from Bowl of Delicious or check out the 4-ingredient Cinnamon Sugar Chickpea recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction for a sweet fix.

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Ingredients
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed (or 1½ cups cooked chickpeas)
1 tbs olive oil
¼ tsp cumin
⅛ tsp cayenne pepper
salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Pat chickpeas dry.
Mix chickpeas, oil, cumin, cayenne pepper, and salt/pepper in a small bowl.
Spread chickpeas on prepared baking sheet evenly so they aren’t touching as much as possible. Roast for 30 minutes.
Turn heat off, and keep chickpeas in the oven until cool.
Store chickpeas in an airtight container or jar for up to a week.

 

Sriracha-Buffalo-Cauliflower-Bites.-6Cauliflower Bites
A great healthy alternative to wings, baked cauliflower bites offer a similar texture and the perfect shape for dipping in your favorite sauces. For a fun spin on a traditional favorite, try Half Baked Harvest’s Sriracha Buffalo Cauliflower Bites (recipe below) or for an alternate take on the versatile veggie check out Running to the Kitchen’s Salt and Vinegar Popcorn Cauliflower.

Ingredients
2 small or 1 large head cauliflower cut into florets
3 eggs beaten
1¼ cups panko bread crumbs
½ cup grated parmesan cheese omit if vegan
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp salt + pepper
½ cup sriracha
¼ cup hot sauce I like using Franks hot sauce
6 tbs butter melted vegan eaters can use vegan butter or olive oil
1 tbs low-sodium soy sauce OR fish sauce

Sriracha-Buffalo-Cauliflower-Bites.-2.jpgInstructions
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper.
Add the beaten eggs to a bowl. In another bowl combine the bread crumbs, parmesan, paprika, salt and pepper.
Dip each cauliflower floret though the egg and then dredge though the bread crumbs, making sure to cover the cauliflower completely in the bread crumbs. Place on the prepared baking sheet and repeat with the remaining cauliflower. Bake for 25 minutes, turning the cauliflower halfway through cooking.
Meanwhile, whisk together the sriracha, hot sauce, butter and soy sauce until smooth. Once the cauliflower are done roasting, gently toss with the sauce and then return each piece to the baking sheet. Place back in the oven to warm through, about 5 minutes.
Transfer to a serving plate and garnish with fresh cilantro or parsley. Serve with your favorite sauce.

 

Dips
For easy snacking and sharing, amp up simple chips and veggies with delicious dips. We’ve listed some healthy crowd-pleasers below!
Spinach & Artichoke Dip from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen
White Bean Dip with Harissa from Bon Appetite
7-Layer Mexican Dip from the Minimalist Baker
Skinny Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip from Gimme Some Oven
Dark Chocolate Hummus from A Couple Cooks

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Plus, don’t forget to stay hydrated while munching on all these salty, spicy, and sweet snacks. Our large-scale water bottles will keep you from running back to the kitchen for more, while Coolgearcans are the perfect, festive way to sip all game-day drinks.

Let us know some of your Super Bowl favorites in the comments below!

 

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