Healthy Super Bowl Recipes

Healthy Superbowl Recipes

I am typically not such a big football fan, but we love getting together with friends and hope to do it again this year.

One of the biggest problems with gatherings of this sort, however, is that typically they’re loaded with GMO corn chips, dips made with fake cheese, and sugar-filled desserts.

In the interest of helping my family and yours have some better options, I’ve pulled together this list of Healthy Superbowl Recipes that are Super-Tempting too!

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Garlic and Chive Cheese (Dairy and Soy Free)

Are you Dairy Free? This garlic and chive cheese is not only dairy-free, but not and soy free as well. It's the "Everything Free Cheese :)!{Please welcome Candace from Candida Free Candee.  She has a fabulous treat for you all today–a Dairy-Free Cheese recipe that is nut and soy free! I can’t wait to try this for my dairy-allergic son.}

I though it would be very appropriate to share this recipe here, at Whole New Mom because it’s basically Adrienne’s recipe! You see, I haven’t been able to eat dairy for years now and I had given up the hope of finding a delicious, candida-friendly substitute.

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Allergy-Free Meatballs with DF Cream Sauce (grain, egg, & dairy-free)

Meatballs! Dairy, Egg, and Grain Free! GAPS-Friendly :). Think you need to give up meatballs just because you are on a special diet? No way! These meatballs hold together and are super tasty even without dairy, egg, or grain! And they come with a great dairy-free mushroom sauce to boot!

{Any meatball lovers out there? My mom’s Homemade Spaghetti and Meatballs was one of my favorite childhood meals.  My mom would simmer the sauce all day and then would serve us a bunch on a piece of bread when it was almost done…..

Mmmmmm…

Well, my son is deathly allergic to dairy and egg whites, and we are also gluten-free, so I haven’t attempted meatballs in a loooooong time.

So you can imagine that I am excited that today, Leah, from Ponderings From My Heart brings to you (and to me :)) a meatball recipe that should suit almost any family with special dietary needs. 

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“Dorito” Flavored Popcorn (dairy free)

Dorito® - Flavored Popcorn -- dairy-free! You can satisfy your craving for Doritos® while staying away from the chemical nasties and artificial colors!

If you’ve been around my blog, or my family, for awhile, you know that we love popcorn.

But one thing you likely don’t know is that I love Doritos.

But I don’t eat them.

Not since I’ve become a natural-whole foodie.

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Pizza Dip (Pizza Hummus) – dairy and sesame free

This Pizza Dip (or Pizza Hummus) is Dairy-Free and Sesame-Free too. And super yummy. A great treat for those on a special diet (and even for those who aren't!)

I have a real treat for your today if you like hummus, bean dips, and pizza.

A hummus recipe that is–well, pizza hummus.  Or pizza dip.  Or just a great tangy, spicy hummus recipe.

Or just plain yum.

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On the Road with Special Diets ~ and Focaccia Flax Bread (gluten-free with vegan option) {Balanced Platter}

Gluten Free Bread Flax

 

Are you or a loved one on a special diet?

If so, you know how hard it can be to travel.

Stopping at fast food places, eating at restaurants, and the like can be very difficult.

Whether or not you are on or know someone on a special diet, join me today over at The Balanced Platter where I’m sharing some of my favorite foods to take on the road (not that we get there very often :-)).

If special diets are a part of your life, this post will hopefully make traveling easier for you.

And if they’re not a part of what you deal with, I think your next trip will be a little more wholesome.

Enjoy …..to continue reading, click here.

Nut Butter Fruit Dip | Dessert Sauce (with allergy and sugar free options)

This Nut Butter Fruit Dip is a great sugar-free and dairy-free dessert. It's a super easy recipe and you can use it as an apple dip, a drizzle for pancakes, etc., an ice cream sauce, or even eat it straight off the spoon :)!

I love dips.  Veggie dips.  Fruit dips.  HummusBean Dips.

My son doesn’t really like dip, but he will eat my dips on rice, plain, or spread them on breads and such.

As I mentioned on my Facebook page a few days ago, I was working on an Almond Butter Dip.

Anyhow, the was a complete success.  In fact, I couldn’t really keep out of it yesterday.

I always have to find the balance between making things that are good enough to share with all of you and yet not so good that I end up eating all of it.

(Well, I didn’t eat all of it, but….)

I typically don’t rush around to get a post out (gotta take it a little slow due to adrenal fatigue), but I thought you all might want to add this to your Healthy Superbowl Menu Galore.

I used to love those caramel apple dips, but they are loaded with all kinds of things that I don’t want to or can’t eat anymore:

  • high fructose corn syrup
  • partially hydrogenated oils
  • disodium phosphate
  • mono and diglycerides
  • potassium sorbate
  • white sugar

Ick.

This dip, while not caramel, is really tasty.  And is made of only healthful ingredients.

And it’s super fast to make!  My kind of recipe.

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Healthy Superbowl Food Galore!

Easy Chicken Recipe

So the Superbowl is this weekend and you are scrambling to have some healthy options to munch on or serve to your guests.

The truth is, we may or may not be watching the Superbowl this year.  We are really an ice hockey family and we get our fair share (or actually, much more than that) of sports each year (especially in the winter season) without football being added to it.

But if we can incorporate spending time with others and the football, then maybe we too will be watching the Big Bowl.

Just yesterday my son said, “You know, Mom, you really should write a post about Superbowl Foods.  I see a lot of people writing posts on it!”

I hesitated, thinking that I ‘d just written Healthy Snacks to Nourish You on the Go, but decided to go ahead with this post for two reasons:

  • There are things that wouldn’t classify as a snack that would be great for the Superbowl
  • To celebrate my son’s great idea.  Most of you know that he has autism (Asperger’s Syndrome).  One of the reasons that I keep plugging along with this blog is that he helps me with a few “behind the scenes” things.  Like:

I am just thrilled with how his autism has been healing and that, despite the fact that sometimes he messes something up and I wonder why oh why I am working on this with him, sometimes he really surprises me with a great idea.  So – in honor of my son, here is a list of things that we think would be great additions to your Sunday celebration, with or without the Superbowl.

(Actually, I am wondering if he suggested this to make it more likely that we’ll say “yes” to letting him watch the Superbowl :-)!  I probably will.)

So – on to the Healthy Superbowl Food Ideas!

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Kale Chips – Veggies Your Kids Will Love

Have you tried Kale Chips? They're super easy to make and super nutritious! My kids LOVE them--it's one chip you can feel good about them eating, and they're a fortune in the health food store. So make 'em yourself and SAVE!

Looking for a healthy snack or a way to use up extra greens from your garden?  How about a healthy substitute for potato chips?

You new healthy snack solution to the rescue is — Kale Chips.  (We have even taken to eating them as a side dish when I need a fast veggie :-)!)

Kale Chips, you say?  Why make Kale Chips?

  • They taste great.  Really.  Just ask my kids and everyone else whom I’ve shared them with
  • They are really healthy.
  • Save tons of money!  They cost $69/lb on one site and $43/lb on another.  Ugh!
  • Kale is super easy to grow.  You can even still grow it now in a lot of areas of the country.

If you remember from my post on Considering a CSA? – Information You Must Know, an over-abundance of greens (especially kale) was one of the hardest things about participating in a CSA.

This year, though we are quite happy with our CSA experience, we still have a bit too much kale and chard, especially considering that our kale is one of the crops that really decided to do well in our garden (we still need to figure our why our zucchini seems to be the only zucchini resistant to growing :-).

In past years, we have made Oven-Baked Kale, which was quite a hit, and I will be sure to share the recipe with you soon.

However, the kale is really coming in fast and furious and I needed another solution (though it’s great, there are only so many nights that my family will eat baked kale :-).)

Well, here it is.  Tasty, crisp, salty and delicious and good for you – and a great way to get veggies into your family’s diet!

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How to Make The Best Garden Fresh Salsa – Recipe

Once I had this Salsa Recipe, I knew I needed to have the recipe. It's a simple homemade salsa, but it's really special. I lost the recipe for awhile and searched and searched until I FINALLY found it again. Enjoy!Looking for a great salsa recipe?

Remember my post about our weekend of processing and storing tomatoes?

This year, being the vegetable freaks that we have become, planted a large garden and also bought into a local CSA as a “back up.”

Well, our CSA farmer offered us a TON about 120 pounds of tomatoes (see the beautiful mix of reds, yellows and oranges in the bowl?) this past weekend, and me, being the glutton for bulk kitchen anything accepted his offer.

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