The number one snacking event of the season is upon us: The Big Game. But who says this spectacular spectator event has to ruin your best intentions for health? Put delicious healthy foods on your Big game menu with the contributions of superfoods, such as kale, chia, chard, tomatoes, and broccoli. These foods will fill out your plate with flavor and health benefits, while skimping on the calories, fat, and sodium you often find in indulgent party dishes.
Check out my best Big Game tips for scrumptious, healthful eating starring my favorite party superfoods.
Set out a Simple Vegetable Tray.
Whether you’re bringing a dish to a party or hosting your own, set out a simple vegetable tray, such as this assortment of premade gourmet trays featuring baby carrots, cherry tomatoes, broccoli florets, celery sticks, and snap peas. You can munch to your heart’s content sans the guilt.
Toss a Superfood Salad.
Score big on flavor, crunch and health with a delicious salad, such as Eat Smart Gourmet Vegetable Salad Kits. By filling up on hearty, vegetable-based salads, you can be satisfied with smaller portions of the more decadent party offerings.
Go for a Skinny Dip.
Pair fresh, crispy vegetables, such as snow peas, broccoli and cauliflower florets, or baby carrots with lighter dips. Whiz up low-fat cottage cheese or plain Greek yogurt in the blender with herbs, garlic, pepper, and a pinch of salt. Or chop fresh tomatoes and bell pepper and mix in garlic, lemon juice, and jalapenos for a fresh salsa.
Cook Up a Superfood Stew.
Who needs that heavy, greasy beef chili weighing you down at half time? Turn to a lighter slow-cooker dish, such as this Chicken and Broccoli White Bean Stew.
Bite into a Superfood Taco.
Handheld fixings, such as tacos, are perfect for party buffets. So, skip the fatty taco meat and serve your tacos with sautéed strips of fish and a handful of slaw, such as this Chipotle Slaw featuring broccoli, carrots and red cabbage.