Healthier Super Bowl Recipes


Little Rock personal trainer shares healthier super bowl recipes to cut thousands of calories come kickoff!


With Super Bowl Sunday just around the corner, the time is now to start prepping for the smorgasbord of goodies for your football party. However, why not make a couple tweaks to some of your favorite party food recipes to make them healthier and more figure-friendly come kickoff?

The following is a comprehensive list of both approved food choices and/or healthier substitutes for traditional party foods. Use this list to satisfy your taste buds while saving at least hundreds, if not thousands, of calories in the process. If you use these strategies consistently for parties and social gatherings over the course of the year, this could prevent 5-10 lbs of fat gain … easily!

Section I- Appetizers

• Naked Sandwiches (preferably bun-less, only use whole grain bun option if absolutely needed)
• Thin Crust Whole Grain Pizza
• Fruit Salad (throw low carb whipped cream and dash of Splenda/Stevia on top as desired)
• Super Salad Bowl (use unlimited veggies and meats, dip dressing on the side or use low calorie substitutes)
• Sweet Potato Fries
• Tuna or Chicken Salad
• Nut Butter on Celery Sticks
• Mixed Nuts (no sugar, unroasted, low in salt)
• Cheese, Eggs and Meat Tray
Caprese Salad
• Raw Veggies (use dip sparingly)
• Grilled/Sauteed Veggies (use extra virgin olive or coconut oil)
• Figure-Friendly Nachos (see “accessories” below for ingredients: tortillas, cheese, salsa, and guacamole)
• Buffalo Chicken Bites (skinless, no breading, use low-calorie buffalo sauce sparingly)
• Pasta Salad (use whole grain pasta and go easy on the dressings, choosing marina based sauces over creamier versions)


Section II- Accessories

• Natural Whole Grain Tortillas
• Natural Baked Chips
• Natural Cheetos
• Diet Lipton Green Teas (or other low calorie/carbohydrate beverages)
• Water
• Natural Salsa
• Guacamole
• Salad Dressings: Vinegar of choice (apple cider, red wine, balsamic, etc.)
• Other Low Calorie Condiments of Choice: mustard, hot sauce, horseradish, etc.


Section III- Main Courses

• Lettuce Burgers (use extra lean sirloin or bison, preferably bun-less. Using whole grain bun option if absolutely necessary.)
• Rotisserie Chicken (choose “plain” and remove skin and dab off any grease with paper towel)
• Extra Lean Kosher Hot Dogs (preferably bun-less. Use whole grain bun option if absolutely necessary.)
• Chili (preferably bean-less, only use beans if absolutely needed and feel free to swap extra lean turkey for the beef version to cut down fat intake)
• Pizza (see “appetizers” above or use whole grain/thin crust options from restaurants or frozen food isles)


Section IV- Desserts

• Edy’s Grand Light Ice Cream
Prograde Cravers (100% organic chocolate snacks bars)
CocoaVia Bars or Packs
• Low Carb Cheesecake from Cheesecake Factory
• Protein Cookies (swap in protein powder for flour)

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