As we all know, the go-to snacks and appetizers for the big weekend coming up can be far from nutritious and knock us right off track. After the hard work we have been putting into being healthy and creating wholesome eating habits, there is no room for a day of football to ruin it. The Atlanta Falcons, and the New England Patriots are all set to go this coming Sunday!
If you were not already aware, rock star quarterback Tom Brady and his stunning supermodel wife Gisele Bündchen have publicly shared with us their diet and what keeps them strong, healthy, and refined for the busy lifestyle they uphold. Their personal chef by the name of Allen Campbell was interviewed earlier this month informing us of the rather strict list of foods that he prepares for them. When he is not around as the family travels, he makes sure to contact the places that they are staying and provide a list of foods similar to theirs at home to keep up with their normal eating habits. As a general rule Campbell says that their diet consists primarily of lean meats and veggies. In fact, vegetables take up about 80 percent of their daily nutrition.
With the menu that we have created for you and the slight changes you have been making to your diet, it is always nice to know that you are not alone. Especially when you have an incredibly fit couple to relate to as inspiration to make this change in your life. Always something to revisit when feeling a little lazy on your venture. This is not something that is necessarily easy to just hop into, but with self-control and time, it will be a habit before you know it. The benefits you reap and the way you feel by living with a health conscious mindset are priceless.
We want to make it a little bit easier for you to enjoy your time with friends and family entirely guilt-free. We have included three simple recipes as great game day appetizers and sides that everyone in the room can indulge in!
Super Bowl Southwest Salad
Yield: 10 Servings (½ Cup) | Calories: 127
- 1 seedless cucumber, peeled and diced
- 2 medium ripe tomatoes, diced
- 2 hass avocados, diced
- 15.5 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 2 tbsp red onion, minced
- 2 tbsp cilantro, minced
- 2 limes, juice of
- salt and fresh pepper
Combine all the ingredients and add a dash of salt and pepper. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve. Enjoy!
Super Bowl Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
Yield: 4 Servings (½ Cup) | Calories: 69
- 1 head of cauliflower, washed and broken up into small florets
- 1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. chili powder
- 1 tsp. paprika
- ½ tsp. kosher salt
- 2 tbsp. of your favorite hot wing sauce (Frank’s Original Red Hot)
Begin by pre-heating the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, toss cauliflower pieces with olive oil and distribute evenly. Next, combine garlic powder, chili powder, paprika and salt in a small bowl. Mix the spices well and spread all over the cauliflower, making sure all the cauliflower is coated. Then take a baking sheet and spread the cauliflower out on it and allow it to roast for 20 minutes. Once the cauliflower is finished roasting, toss the pieces in your favorite zero calorie wing sauce such as Frank’s Red Hot. Enjoy!
This recipe will make about 2 cups.
Super Bowl Chicken Skewers
Yield: 4-6 | Calories: 120-180
- 7 oz. plain Greek yogurt
- 3 large garlic cloves, pressed
- 1 tsp. chili powder
- 1 tsp. ground cumin
- 1 small yellow onion, grated
- 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
- ½ tsp. sea salt
- 1½ lbs. boneless, skinless, chicken thighs, cut into bite-size pieces
- Dash ground black pepper
- Minced parsley, garnish
In a medium bowl, combine the yogurt with pressed garlic cloves, chili powder, cumin, onion, olive oil, sea salt, and fresh ground black pepper. Add the chopped pieces of chicken and stir until it is coated evenly. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours up to overnight.
Once the chicken has been marinated and it is ready to cook, preheat the grill on high. Thread the pieces of chicken onto the skewers and grill for about 8 to 10 minutes. Make sure to turn the skewers frequently and do not remove from heat until chicken juices run clear.
Sprinkle with minced parsley (optional) and serve immediately.