Super Bowl Sunday is upon us.
I consider it more of an “appetizer & drink party” rather than a football party. Either that, or a commercial party :) But regardless, I’ll gladly accept any excuse to spend a 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 that are 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.
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!
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.