Healthy Super Bowl Meal Options

Like most Americans, my husband and I will be watching the Super Bowl this Sunday. Since he and I are in the midst of our month-long post-holiday purification, we can’t very well indulge in the usual game day “delicacies.” But don’t feel bad for us. We would gladly sacrifice processed nachos and cheese (Velveeta shortage? What Velveeta shortage?) for the energy, clarity, and weight loss we experience when we purify after the gluttony of Thanksgiving and Christmas. So, I’ve come up with some tasty alternatives for your Super Bowl meal.

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Vegetarian Lentil Burgers

I found a tasty looking recipe on the blog weeklybite and tweaked it a bit because I am the queen of substitutions. The following is the recipe as I made it. The original recipe looks pretty yummy, too. My version makes 11 patties.

 

  • 1 1/2 cup brown lentils
  • 1 1/2 cup red lentils
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp Celtic sea salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 cup quick oats
  • 1 tbsp grapeseed oil

Visit weeklybite for directions. I ate mine with salsa and my husband ate his with some hot sauce. For a Super Bowl treat, put on a bun (whole wheat, sprouted grain, or gluten-free, of course!) with lettuce, tomato, ketchup, and mustard.

Zucchini Chips

 

Zucchini Chips

I came up with this recipe over the summer. I am making a concerted effort to buy in-season, local, organic produce. But, I don’t like zucchini that much. I bought it anyway (the concerted effort). I tried it sauteed. Nope. I tried it raw with hummus. I could barely finish them. Then, I came up with the Zucchini Chip recipe. Everything tastes better battered, right? Let’s go a step further and put cheese in it. Yes, ma’am. Everyone will love this recipe. My stepdaughter even ate some and she lives on a limited rotation of vegetables.

  • 1 zucchini
  • 1/2 cup brown rice flour
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp Celtic sea salt
  • 1/4 cup Pecorino Romano cheese
  • 1 tbsp grapeseed oil

Heat a cast iron skillet on medium with 1tbsp grapeseed oil. This will work on any skillet, but I cook with cast iron whenever possible. The chips will be a prettier brown in a cast iron skillet. If you are not using cast iron, you will not have to preheat as long. Use a potato peeler to remove the rind. Slice the zucchini – not paper-thin, but not too thick either. Mix flour, garlic powder, sea salt, and cheese together on a plate. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg. Dip zucchini in the egg. Drain off excess egg, then dredge in the flour, coating both sides. Place in the skillet. Cook for 5 minutes on each side. I dip them in ketchup for a tasty substitute for chips or fries.

May the best team win. Since my team isn’t in the picture this year, I’m rooting for Team Healthy Eating!

Healthy Super Bowl Meal

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