6 Classic Super Bowl Foods With a Healthy Twist
It’s official. The Seattle Seahawks will face the Denver Broncos on Sunday at MetLife Stadium at 6:30 p.m. Everyone has their game faces on, especially the chefs in the kitchen. Whether or not you are a football fan, there’s a good chance you’ll at least pretend to watch the game, because one word: food. Bronco and Seahawks fans may not agree over most things, but they can at least break bread over their appetite for good Super Bowl fare, and that’s where you come in. What are you cooking and baking this year?
The Super Bowl conveniently comes at a time when most people are ditching their New Years resolutions and are back on the bad-eating bandwagon, but just in case you’ve managed to maintain your goals and they involve healthy eating, the big game doesn’t have to translate into upsetting your commitment. Sure, Super Bowl staples aren’t exactly known for their healthfulness, but a few quick ingredient switches can effortlessly make them easier on your waistline, and can do so without compromising taste and flavor.
Of course, football fans are not the easiest crowd to please with healthy dishes, so we took that into account when selecting our healthier recipes for today. Though this is probably not the best time to whip out your black bean brownies, we promise you can get away with some other healthy recipes that involve quick and easy substitutions. Oh, and we’re still recognizing the tradition of game favorites (read: fries, wings, and rings) so don’t worry about getting boo’ed out of the stadium. You can’t control what happens during the game on Sunday, but you can control what happens in your kitchen. Here are six recipes that give Super Bowl classics a healthy twist.