Food for a Happier, Healthier Big Game Day Party

Super Bowl Party Football

We’ve all likely been to plenty of Super Bowl parties with the usual football fodder. Nachos, 7 layer bean dip, delivery pizza, chips, chips and more chips (and dip). It’s all Super delicious but not Super good for you. Super Bowl food overload can leave you feeling pretty horrible afterwards…even if your team wins.

For a healthier spread that family and friends will actually eat look no further! Kick It Like Mom has you covered. All these recipes are a healthier alternative to the regular offerings and I’ve proven all of them are easy to whip up so you have more time to socialize and watch the commercials 😉 (Okay, okay AND the game). Happy Game Day everyone!

Game Time Guacamole

Super Bowl Healthy Guacamole

Easy and fresh! Delicious without being a dip. I love this with Stacy’s Simply Naked Pita Chips or veggies

Total Time: 5 min

Serves: Plenty!

Ingredients

  • 3 medium avocados- peeled and pitted
  • 1 lime juiced (or lime juice)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ cup onion- diced
  • 3 TBSP cilantro- chopped
  • 2 roma tomatoes- diced
  • 1 tsp minced garlic

Instructions

  1. Mash the avocado, lime juice and salt together in a large bowl
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients
  3. Best served right away!

Homemade MVP Margherita Pizza

Super Bowl Margherita Pizza

Peyton Manning and Papa John will be in your face temping you to order one of their pizzas. Resist the urge for this healthier, easy to make option! You can tailor it to suit picky family members plus it will hot out of the oven before Papa would even get to your house.

Prep Time: 10 min

Bake Time: Approx. 10 min (check instructions on crust packaging)

Total Time: 20 min

Ingredients

  • 1 ready-made pizza crust or dough
  • 1 jar pizza sauce
  • 1 package low-fat skim grated mozzarella
  • 2 cups fresh spinach finely chopped to hide in sauce (optional)
  • 2 roma tomatoes- diced or sliced
  • Leaves of fresh basil- to taste

Options: To keep the pizza as healthy as is possible, I look for crusts with lesser amounts of sodium and saturated fat and sauces with lesser amounts of sodium and sugar. Adding your favorite veggies on top is a great idea too!

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425F (check instructions on crust packaging)
  2. Stir chopped spinach into pizza sauce (if desired) and spoon sauce on top of crust
  3. Sprinkle on cheese & add toppings
  4. Bake 8-12 minutes until crust is baked and cheese is melted

 

Big Game Roasted Potato Wedges

Super Bowl Potatoes

Baked to perfection….not fried!

Prep Time: 10 min

Bake Time: 40 min (depending on the thickness of the wedges)

Total Time: 50 min

Makes: Approx. 40 wedges

Ingredients

  • 2 medium russet potatoes
  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 1 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 TBSP finely grated parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425F
  2. Slice each potato into 8 wedges and place into large bowl
  3. Add the oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Stir to coat.
  4. Arrange wedges on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray
  5. Bake for 20 minutes
  6. Turn wedges and sprinkle cheese on top
  7. Bake for an additional 20 minutes or until golden brown

Go Hawks (or Patriots) Berry Bowls

Super Bowl Berry Bowls

Total Time: 5 min

Ingredients

  • Seahawks Bowl (Blue/ Green)- Kiwi and/ or green grapes and blueberries
  • Patriots Bowl (Red/ Blue)- Strawberries and/or raspberries and blueberries

Optional: A bit of whipped cream on top!

Instructions

  1. Chop fruit. Add to a bowl as team preference dictates and serve!

Skittles- If you’re a Seahawks fan, this is a must have. Not so healthy…but you know why!

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