Who’s looking forward to watching the Super Bowl this weekend?
Honestly, I could really care less about the actual game. But I love any excuse to get together with friends and make fun party snacks!
The beauty of all the snacks I’m about to show you, is they can be made ahead of time–> leaving you stress-free on game day! We are going over to a friend’s house on Sunday, so I figured this type of finger-food would be generally appealing for everyone. Plus, it all fits into a properly-combined, nut-based meal! Paired with some green juice or a leafy green salad, I’m going to be one happy camper!!!
Here’s what I’m making for the big game:
Drizzled with dark chocolate, these macaroons are sure to please even the pickiest palates!
Raw Hummus with veggies
My recipe is properly combined and bean-free, but just as easy and delicious as the traditional version! Serve it with raw crudites, like baby carrots, sliced red bell peppers and broccoli for a nice crunchy snack.
Cheezy Kale Chips
Okay, so these may look a little “out there” for the average football fan– but that just means more for me!! 😉
There are a million recipes out there for kale chips, but mine features almonds instead of cashews because they are an alkaline nut! (you can read my post here on the importance of alkalinity)
“Cheezy” Kale Chips
One large bunch of curly green kale (preferably organic)
3/4 cup raw almonds, soaked for 2 hours
1/4 cup water
2 T. fresh lemon juice
2 T. nutritional yeast
1 tsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. turmeric
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. sea salt
Wash and dry the kale well, then remove the stems and tear the leaves into bite-sized pieces.
In a blender, combine the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth:
Now it’s time to get your hands dirty! Plop the “cheeze” onto your kale bites, and use your hands to gently massage it into every nook and cranny:
Then arrange on a lined dehydrator sheet (or baking sheet if you’re using your oven) and let them crisp away!
For those of you with a dehydrator, I let mine sit overnight (8-10 hours) at 118 degrees. I like my chips REALLY crispy, but if you prefer them chewier, you should probably check on them after 4-6 hours.
If you’re using an oven, simply heat it to 375 degrees and let them bake for about 15 minutes. Be sure to check on them so they don’t burn!
You can serve immediately, or store them in an airtight container for the big game! I’m trying really hard to keep my hands off these until Sunday…
If you’re not feeling the nut-based theme, other (properly combined) game days snack include:
- Guacamole, served with baked chips and raw veggies for dipping
- Baked chips and Salsa
- Garlic toast, made with sprouted grain bread and organic butter
- Baked new potatoes, seasoned with organic butter, garlic and sea salt
- Cherry-Chocolate Bomb pudding
- Baked goat cheese with raw carrots, peppers and broccoli for dipping
- Sliced goat cheese on raw cucumber discs, topped with sun-dried tomatoes
- (this would pair well with any meat course you desire, as well– but keep away from the starches if you’d like to stay properly combined!)
- Raw, non-starchy veggies (baby carrots, broccoli, cucumbers, etc.)
- 70% dark chocolate
- Detox Limeade (recipe follows)–> perfect for a soda craving!!
juice of 1/2 a lime
1 cup sparkling water
a few drops of liquid stevia (to taste)
In a glass, combine the lime juice, sparkling water, and stevia to taste. Stir well and serve over ice.
So now you have no excuse to not eat healthy while enjoying all the Superbowl fun! (unless, of course, you don’t care– we all have room for those days, too!)
I’ll be back later with a new recipe that I’m really excited about, so keep your eyes peeled for that!
Reader Feedback: Are you planning on watching the Super Bowl? What are your favorite snacks?