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9 Ridiculously Simple and Healthy Super Bowl Recipes

It’s one of my favorite times of year—the SUPER bowl.  I love football but have no over the top allegiance to a team.  I just enjoy the time of year and watching a good game go down!

I also love the challenge of taking some game day soul foods and lightening them up…my way.

So, I’ve done just that.  I’ve picked a few ridiculously simple and healthy Super Bowl recipes that I prepare regularly or take to parties.  I love bringing recipes to social gatherings that are a bit out of the box and can support my own nutritional goals too.

Shhhh–nobody will ever know that you are nudging them along in better health too.

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Sweet Pepper Nachos

These are a simple spin on traditional nachos, while bringing down the fat content from fried chips. You will love their crunch, hint of sweet and micronutrient punch!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 303 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound ground turkey or sub with lean ground beef
  • 20 mini Sweet Peppers halved and seeded
  • 1 can green chilies
  • ½ diced onion
  • 1 bushel cilantro
  • 8 ounces 0% Greek yogurt or sub with full fat yogurt or sour cream
  • 1 cup part skim fiesta blend cheese
  • Maldon Sea Salt Flakes to taste
  • avocado optional
  • olive oil spray

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Brown turkey on stove with green chilies, diced onion, minced garlic. I love to add Trader Joe's Chili Lime seasoning too.
  3. While turkey cooks, arrange sliced peppers, cut side up on a lightly sprayed sheet pan.

  4. Once meat is cooked through, spread ground turkey over top peppers being sure to fill in each one.
  5. Sprinkle cheese over peppers.
  6. Bake in oven until cheese is melted, about 10-12 minutes.
  7. Top with Greek yogurt drizzle, cilantro, fresh onions and avocado.

Recipe Notes

Still want corn chips? Check out my homemade chip recipe here for a healthier version you can make at home.

Nutrition Facts
Sweet Pepper Nachos
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 303 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 550mg 23%
Potassium 735mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 10g
Protein 40g 80%
Vitamin A 91.5%
Vitamin C 227.6%
Calcium 39.6%
Iron 8.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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Sweet Potato Skin Crisps

Sweet potato skins are a nutritional option for those that love a salty and slightly sweet snack. It’s one of my favorite options for healthy Super Bowl recipes and throughout the year.

Course Appetizer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 55 kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Thinly slice sweet potatoes into ¼ inch slices.
  3. Lightly spray parchment paper with oil.

  4. Spread potatoes evenly on sheet.
  5. Lightly spray top of potatoes and dust with sea salt flakes (oh my gosh I love them).
  6. Bake in oven 18-22 minutes or until golden brown. I also like to broil them at the very end for 2 minutes for an extra crisp.
Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Skin Crisps
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 55
% Daily Value*
Sodium 35mg 1%
Potassium 219mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 184.4%
Vitamin C 1.9%
Calcium 1.9%
Iron 2.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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Light and Fluffy Guacamole

Avocados can be expensive and too much of a good healthy fat can still leave you overshooting your nutritional game plan. This guacamole adds a little volume while still maintaining that rich, creamy guac texture. You don’t have to eat boring when choosing simple and healthy Super Bowl recipes!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 138 kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Wash and scoop the meat out of guacamole.
  2. Use masher tool (best kitchen utensil ever) to begin to blend and mash avocados.
  3. Finely dice cilantro and add to avocado.
  4. Add juice of one squeezed lime and salt to taste
  5. Add greek yogurt and mix well.
  6. Serve with sweet potato crisp or homemade chips.

Recipe Notes

BONUS: Top the sweet potato chips with a dollop of light and fluffy guac and 1 shrimp sauteed in spray olice oil and WOWZA...a protein packed, delivery of deliciousness.

And that amazing kitchen tool has become one of my favorite kitchens gadgets.  You can buy the mini-masher here, (thanks for the intro mom) and then mash avocados (or even ground meat) like a champ!

I also found the super cute bamboo salt container on Amazon.  It keeps my Maldon Sea Salt nice and handy and looks so cute sitting on the counter.

Nutrition Facts
Light and Fluffy Guacamole
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 138 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 8mg 0%
Potassium 417mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 2.4%
Vitamin C 10.2%
Calcium 1.9%
Iron 2.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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AWalk's Buffalo Chicken Dip

If you are looking for something simple to take to a party that will be a hit and keep protein up this one is the jam. I take it to parties all the time and it is a huge hit!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 181 kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients together and serve with sliced cucumbers, celery or carrots. Or pair with some of my favorite crackers like Good Thins, Nut Thins or Milton's.
Nutrition Facts
AWalk's Buffalo Chicken Dip
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 181 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 91mg 30%
Sodium 199mg 8%
Potassium 536mg 15%
Protein 32g 64%
Vitamin A 1.4%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 7.3%
Iron 2.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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Sweet Potato Sliders

This still remains my most popular recipe on my site. Why? It’s so tasty, fun and a healthy spin on a classic “bar food” staple.
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 241 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound lean Ground Beef or Turkey 93/7
  • 1 egg or 1 serving egg whites to reduce fat
  • ½ Yellow Onion, diced
  • Desired spices-salt pepper, garlic salt, onion salt

Sweet Potato “Buns”:

  • 2 large diameter sweet potatoes
  • Olive Oil spray
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Wash and peel 2 large diameter sweet potatoes and slice into discs, approximately 1/2 inch thick.

  3. Lightly spray a cookie sheet with olive oil. Place sweet potato discs on cookie sheet and lightly spray the side facing up with olive oil. Sprinkle potatoes lightly with salt and pepper.
  4. Place in oven for 25 minutes or until sweet potatoes are soft and golden in color.

  5. While potatoes cook, mix ground meat, chopped onion, desired spices and egg into a large mixing bowl. Mix until egg is well blended into mixture.
  6. Heat skillet with a slight spray of olive oil on medium heat.
  7. Scoop approximately 1 oz of beef mixture into pan. I use a Pampered Chef cookie dough scoop which makes the most perfect 1 oz portion size. Makes it super easy to measure.

  8. Allow sliders to cook for 1 min, then flip and firmly press into skillet to spread beef into “slider” shape.
  9. Cook for 5-6 minutes, until meat is browned on both sides and cooked throughout.
  10. Once all sliders are cooked, set aside until sweet potatoes are done and smelling oh so good!
  11. Once sweet potatoes are done, I like to turn the oven to broil and allow them to cook for another 2-3 minutes until lightly crisp. Keep an eye on them, as each oven cook time is different.
  12. Once potatoes and sliders are done--the magic happens:) Place one slider between 2 golden crispy sweet potato slices. Finish with your favorite slider options above and BOOM! The possibilities for toppings are endless--traditional condiments like ketchup, mustard and add some spinach leaves, a cheese blend if desired, sauteed mushrooms, onions and the list goes on.
  13. Crush those sliders!

Recipe Notes

Veggie Buns?

Sub the sweet potatoes even more using fresh veggies like eggplant or portobello mushrooms. These options increase the micronutrient value and carbohydrate value if needed. For both, clean and slice mushrooms into thin “buns”.

Lightly spray veggies with olive oil and season with Maldon sea salt flakes, pepper, garlic (and whatever seasonings you like. Place on grill and grill both sides for 2-3 minutes each to soften and place beautiful char marks.

Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Sliders
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 241 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 124mg 41%
Sodium 129mg 5%
Potassium 475mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 23g 46%
Vitamin A 187.3%
Vitamin C 1.9%
Calcium 4.9%
Iron 10.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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Cauliflower Wings

I learned about this little tasty side dish from my dear old dad. However, most of these options are not gluten-free. So, it made my head spin and I came up with my own recipe that used one of my favorite ingredients, Nutritional Yeast.

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 137 kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (it gets messy and you’ll thank me for the clean up later).
  3. Chop cauliflower into bite-sized pieces.
  4. Mix sauce, yeast, and flour together to create a paste.
  5. Place cauliflower into the paste, thoroughly coating each piece.
  6. Pour cauliflower onto baking sheet making sure each piece is coated but not drowning in the sauce so it can crisp up.
  7. Place in oven and bake for 25-20 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.

Recipe Notes

Serve with my favorite Bolthouse Ranch or a simple Greek yogurt ranch dip.

Nutrition Facts
Cauliflower Wings
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 137 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Sodium 43mg 2%
Potassium 595mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 2g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin C 84%
Calcium 3.2%
Iron 6.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Amanda

Amanda is a nutrition and lifestyle coach who helps people transform their relationship with food, find balance and become food aware.  You can click HERE to join her weekly to newsletter to up level your nutrition game!

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  1. Alexis
    Alexis says:

    I love cooking my own chips and fries at home. I also LOVE making kale chips. They’re so easy to make and with some salt, they taste just as good as regular bagged chips!

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    • awalkmacros@gmail.com
      awalkmacros@gmail.com says:

      My kids love making kale chips too! My parents have a gorgeous garden that keeps us in constant supply of kale. A little coarse salt on top…so so yummy. An air fryer is also a great option for that “fried” finish without all the fat.

      Reply

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