From commercials with beer chugging bromances and practically naked women, to the overindulgence of cheese filled dips and plates of buffalo wings, let's be honest with with ourselves girls, Super Bowls were meant for and centered around the men. But what about us girls who are just as into the excitement - or in my case dragged into it kicking and screaming - I don't know about you guys but my stomach can only take so many heavy foods and drinks in one day.
So while our men may prefer high calorie, spicy, meat filled foods for the occasion, I don't see a problem with catering to you and your girlfriends taste preference while you're at it. So whip up some of these healthy alternatives tonight and I guarantee it will be appreciated from your fellow girly girls.
Roasted Egg Plant Dip
A light and healthy dip highly recommended by a good friend of mine. Pass up that high calorie buffalo dip and delve into this delicious treat.
1 Med. Eggplant
2 Red Bell Pepper, seeded
1 Red Onion, pealed
2 Garlic Cloves, minced
3 Tbsp of Olive oil
1 1/2 Tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 Tbsp of tomato paste
1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2) Cut eggplant, bell pepper, and onion into 1-inch cubes.
3) Toss into large bowl with garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
4) Spread on on a baking sheet and roast for 45 minutes until vegetable are lightly browned and soft then let cool
5) Place vegetables in a food processor fitted with a steel blade, add tomato paste, and pulse 3-4 times
6) Salt for taste
Frozen Fudge-Dipped Strawberry Mudslide
The ultimate girl version of a Super Bowl beverage. Only 175 calories, this drink is both tasty and appealing. Serve with a few chocolate dipped
1 1/2 ounces vodka or 1 1/2 ounces canfield's chocolate fudge diet soda
1 sugar-free fudgsicle (the 40-calorie single version)
3 frozen strawberries, slightly thawed
1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze
1/2 ounce torani sugar-free strawberry syrup
1 tablespoon sugar-free chocolate syrup
3 1/2 ounces Splenda sugar substitute
3/4 cup crushed ice
1) Remove fudge pop from the wooden stick and place in blender.
2) Place all other ingredients, including ice, in the blender with 1 oz. of water.
3) Blend on the highest speed until well blended (add a bit more water if you prefer your drink less thick).
4) Pour, and if desired, top with fat-free Reddi-Whip! (Don't forget to add 5 cals for each 2-tbsp. squirt.).
Quinoi Turkey Meatballs
Perfect alternative to your classic meatball sub, not to mention the healthy benefits your providing your body with from the quinoi.
1/2 Cup of Quino
1 Pound Ground Turkey (99% lean)
1/4 Cup diced shallot
1/4 cup of diced red onion
1/4 cup of red pepper
4 garlic cloves minced
1/3 cup egg whites
3 Tblsp flax meal
1/2 tesspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
Will you be trying any of these? Do you have any healthy party foods you like? Share your recipes in the comments.