Super Bowl Sunday is almost here and of course we're excited around here because...THE BRONCOS!
But let's be honest. I'm more into the snacks and party vibe than what really happens on the field.
I consider it more of an "appetizer & drink party" rather than a football party. Oh, and the commercials. I love the commercials :)
But regardless, I'll gladly accept an excuse to spend the day eating and drinking with good friends.
If you love to snack but hate leaving parties feeling like you're stuffed to the brim with greasy food here are a few healthy recipes to try.
They're good for your body and still good for a party.
Fresh Citrus Skinny Margarita
One of my favorites. Click here to view the recipe.
Skinny Gin & Ginger
1 part gin
2 parts diet ginger ale
Squeeze of fresh lime juice
Servie over ice with a lime garnish.
Creamy Protein Hummus & Crudite
1/2 cup store bought hummus
1/2 cup nonfat plain greek yogurt
Combine and serve with fresh crudite for an extra creamy high-protein twist on classic hummus.
Roasted Pepper Poppers
Original recipe courtesy of Meg Mccleland.
1 box mini bell peppers
1 log goat cheese
1 bunch fresh basil
1 Tbs. olive oil
1 Tsp. balsamic vinegar
Cut the tops off the mini peppers and remove the insides. Place them on a baking dish and drizzle with olive oil (optional). Roast at 400 degrees for 5-10 minute or until barely browned. Remove and let cool. In a bowl combine goat cheese, chopped basil and balsamic vinegar (optional). Stuff peppers with cheese mixture and enjoy!
Spinach & White Bean Dip
1/4 cup olive oil
1 clove garlic
1 15.5 oz can cannelini beans, rinsed & drained
2.5 cups spinach
1/4 cup fresh dill sprigs
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
Sea salt & freshly ground pepper
In a small saucepan, heat the oil with the garlic over medium heat until fragrant, 2-3 minutes, let cool. In a food processor combine garlic, beans, spinach, oil, dill, lemon juice, salt & pepper. Puree until smooth. Serve with fresh crudite.
Goat Cheese, Fig & Honey Crostini
1 log goat cheese
1 carton of fresh figs
Honey for drizzling
Slice baguette into thin slices. Drizzle with olive oil and bake at 400 degrees for 5-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Spread a thin layer of goat cheese on each crostini, top with a fig slice and drizzle of honey. Elegant, easy and delicious.