SUNDAY, SUNDAY, SUNDAY!!
The Big Game is this Sunday! What will you be doing for the Super Bowl? Nik and I will be having a small little get together with few new friends we have met in the city and of course I will be serving up some tasty and HEALTHY Super Bowl Snacks for our guests!
Today I’m going to share with you TWO tasty recipes I will be making this weekend! They are so simple that you won’t have to fuss about the food. All you have to do is enjoy your company and a glass of wine! 😉
The first is a remake on an all-time classic! My Not-So-Devilish Eggs have all the flavor (and then some!) without all the fat!…Not to mention, they are FULL of protein! Double SCORE!!…or touchdown??
The second is a little twist on Sweet & Sour Meatballs. I replaced regular mini meatballs with homemade mini Turkey Meatballs. Again, this will save loads of fat and cut down on sodium. Most simple Sweet & Sour Meatball recipes call for a jar of grape jelly, and because I could not for the life of me find one at Whole Foods that was not made with a concentrate, I decided to get a little creative.
I grabbed a can of organic pineapple chunks, in 100% pineapple juice and used that instead. These meatballs are like a little Hawaiian Super Bowl Party in your mouth! They are flavorful and even great for an entreé. (I ended up eating this batch for lunch every day this week!)
So in order to make your Game Day as easy as possible, I suggest prepping some of your food a day or two early.
You can make your turkey meatballs a few days ahead of time and freeze them, then just dump them in your slow cooker Sunday morning and set it to cook for a few hours.
Make some hard boiled eggs a day in advance and all you’ll have to do is cut and prepare them! Eating healthy doesn’t have to be hard, all it takes is a little planning in advance! 😉
- 6 large eggs
- 1/3 cup hummus
- 3 tablespoons nonfat Greek yogurt
- pinch of sea salt
- pinch of onion powder
- paprika for garnish
- Place eggs in a large saucepan covered completely with water.
- Set a time for 20 minutes and bring eggs to a boil. Allow eggs to boil until the timer goes off and remove from the stove.
- Place your saucepan in the sink and run cold water over the eggs to cool.
- While the eggs are still slightly warm, crack and peel the eggs. (It's MUCH easier to peel them while they are still slightly warm!)
- Place the peeled eggs in an airtight container in the refrigerator until you are ready to assemble.
- To assemble, slice eggs lengthwise in half, remove and reserve the yolks in a bowl.
- Arrange the egg whites on a plate, round side down.
- Discard 3 full egg yolks, so that you are left with 3 in your bowl. Add hummus, Greek yogurt, salt and onion powder and mix until smooth, mashing the yolks as needed.
- Using a heaping teaspoon, fill each egg white with the yolk mixture.
- Sprinkle with paprika and serve!
- 1 pound lean ground turkey
- 1/3 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 10-ounce jar Thai sweet chili sauce
- 1 14-ounce can pineapple chunks in 100% juice
- In a medium bowl, combine turkey, panko, salt, pepper, and garlic until well mixed.
- Using a tablespoon, scoop out turkey mix and gently roll into mini meatballs with your hands. They should be about 1-inch in diameter.
- Place meatballs on a baking sheet and freeze for 4 hours or overnight.
- When ready to cook, combine frozen meatballs, chili sauce, and pineapple chucks WITH juice in your slow cooker and mix to combine.
- Turn slow cooker to low and cook for 4-6 hours. Stir occasionally.
- If you do not freeze your meatballs before hand, you can bake them at 350 for 15 minutes. Then add them to the slow cooker with sauce and cook on low for 2-3 hours.
If you’re looking for another great Super Bowl Snack try out this Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip! No one will ever know it’s only HALF the fat!
What other healthy treats will you be making for the Super Bowl? Let me know in the comments below!