Perennial well-liked snacks when watching the highly anticipated Super Bowl include pizza, popcorns, cookies, chips, chicken wings, soda and the list goes on. These are indeed fun to eat but off course these treats are not good for you especially when you are on a diet.
The owner of the Farmer’s Road Drive Thru in Chadds Ford, Courtney Rozsas comes up with healthier alternatives.
Rozsas stated that their alternatives are either dehydrated or baked and they are still the foods that you are fond of but they are just prepared differently.
Rather than munching on chips why not go after dehydrated vegetables, a popcorn like no other as it is sprinkled with peanut butter powder.
You may also like chomping kale chips that are topped with ranch seasoning or malt vinegar.
A hearty black bean dip that is rich in fiber protein or traditional vegetables with hummus could satiate you and would let you eat less later.
Instead of settling for the uber-popular chicken wings, you may opt for chicken wings on a wrap that is a combination of chicken, sprinkle of hot sauce, lettuce, blue cheese and onion.
The great thing about this awesome snack is that it contains not more than 300 calories.
When it comes to dessert, you may drop the chocolate chip cookies and iced brownies and settle for a heartier and homemade cookie that is less sugary. These cookies contain honey, peanut butter, oats, and raisins or chocolate chips.
With regards to the beverage, you can shun away from sugar-loaded soda, by coming up with your drink that is consists of homemade ginger or honey peach syrup and sparkling water or concocting a straight seltzer with lime or lemon.
Feel free to try some of the recipes that were prepared by Rozsas:
First up is the BUFFALO BLUE WRAP
All-natural chicken breasts, blue cheese, whole wheat wraps, red onion, hot sauce, romaine, and barbecue chips (optional).
- Clean chicken breast, then sprinkle with salt.
- Grill chicken breasts until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
- Bake or grill the whole wheat wrap until it turns slightly golden brown and crispy.
- Toss slices of chicken with your well-liked hot sauce in a bowl.
- Spread blue cheese, romaine, red onion, and chicken with hot sauce on the wrap.
- Top it with kettle-cooked barbecue chips. Then roll up and enjoy the wrap.
Second is the COOKIE DOUGH BITES
In a large mix the following ingredients to come up with about 24 cookie bites:
A cup of all-natural peanut butter
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup coconut
1 & 1/2 cups quick oats
1/4 cup bran (unprocessed)
1/8 tablespoon salt
1/2 cup (Reese’s) mini chocolate chips
1/2 cup raisins
You can toss in 1/2 or 1/4 cup of used Reese’s raisins or mini chocolate chips.
Scoop, roll into bite-size cookies and then preheat over to 350 degrees.
And last but definitely no the least the SWEET POTATO SKINS
Ingredients: olive oil, sweet potatoes, optional garnishes such as Feta cheese, chili, Greek yogurt, or chives
- Clean sweet potatoes with rough brush and warm water.
- Using a fork puncture the potato skins.
- Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 up to 45 minutes, until the sweet potatoes becomes soft to touch.
- Slightly cool the potatoes, then cut them half lengthwise. Scoop out the potato filling, leaving just a thin layer on the inside of skin.
- Coat the potato skins with olive oil and season with a dash of salt and pepper.
- Bake for about 15 minutes until the skin becomes dry.
- Mash the filling and season with a dash of salt and pepper.
- Refill the sweet potato with the mashed filling.
- Top it with garnishes you desire like: chili, Feta Cheese, yogurt and/or chives.