Who’s ready for the weekend?
As we clear our TV rooms out for the crowds, refuse to wash your “good luck jerseys” (admit it) and stock up on food and drinks for your favorite crowds, it can only mean one thing – Super Bowl Sunday is almost here!
Whether you’re a #1 fan or just showing up for the camaraderie the Super bowl is filled with thrills, snacks, drinks and some intense football; however, the day’s super high-calorie, carb-filled foods can leave your jersey feeling extra snug by the end of the game. Not a good look.
For those that are looking to celebrate as Superfans without missing out on the delicious food and fun, healthy chef guru Chef Anthony Stewart of the Pritikin Longevity Center and Spa put together a few nutritious and delicious recipes just for us!
Chef A’s recipes are a delicious take on the Super bowl staples that won’t make you feel guilty as you dig in–and what’s more, they’re low-carb AND low-calorie. In short, celebrate the game and know there will be no personal fouls in your own end zone.
A Low-Fat Alternative to Guacamole that still packs all the flavor.
1 ½ cups cooked broccoli stems, tough outer layers peeled off
1 ½ tablespoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice
¼ teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
½ tomato, diced
1 scallion, sliced
1 canned green chili, chopped
In a food processor, blend the broccoli stems with the lemon juice, cumin, and garlic powder until completely smooth. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well by hand, but do not blend. Chill before serving for best flavor.
Nutrition Information (per ½ cup serving): 40 calories, 7 g carbohydrate, 0g fat, 0mg cholesterol, 2g protein, 1.4g fiber, 5.6 net carbs, 62 mg sodium.
Creamy Salsa Dip
½ cup plain nonfat yogurt
4 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
2 finely chopped green onions (white and light-green parts only)
½ teaspoon ground cumin
2/3 cup bottled salsa (nonchunky varieties)
Mix all ingredients together
Nutrition Information (per ½ cup serving): 20 calories, 7 g carbohydrates, 1g saturated fat, 2mg cholesterol, 1g protein, 0g fiber, 71mg sodium.
Jamie’s Tip: Use full-fat yogurt and sour cream, save 2 carbs, and add about 20 calories per serving.