Whip up these healthy recipes to help you celebrate any big game:
Lay out a slice of turkey. Top it with cheese, baby spinach leaves and mustard. Roll it up.
PEANUT BUTTER FOOTBALLS
Stuff a pitted Medjool date with natural peanut butter. Dust it with powdered sugar, or use icing across the top to make the design of football laces for a festive treat!
Mash two medium bananas, then gently stir in 1.5 cups of quick oats and one-third cup mini chocolate chips. Make into cookies by rolling one tablespoon of dough for each cookie and placing on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes. (Recipe courtesy of cleananddelicious.com)
CORN AND BEAN SALAD DIP
Mix together the following: one can whole-kernel corn (drained and rinsed), one can black beans (drained and rinsed), two large, finely chopped tomatoes, one large, finely chopped red onion, one-quarter cup minced fresh cilantro and two minced garlic cloves. In a separate bowl, whisk together two tablespoons sugar, two tablespoons white vinegar, two tablespoons canola oil, 1.5 teaspoons lime juice, one-quarter teaspoon salt, one-quarter teaspoon ground cumin and one-quarter teaspoon pepper. Pour dressing over bean and corn mixture, and stir together. Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving with baked chips. Add in a chopped avocado for even more flavor and nutrition! (Recipe from tasteofhome.com)
PEANUT BUTTER BALLS
Mix together one-half cup natural peanut butter and one-quarter cup honey. Stir in one cup rolled oats and a half cup of nonfat dry milk powder. Roll into balls and refrigerate.
AVOCADO DEVILED EGGS
Make boiled eggs. Peel them and cut them in half lengthwise, then remove the yolks and set them aside. Mash one medium avocado and two whole egg yolks. Mix in two to three teaspoons fresh lime juice, one teaspoon minced red onion, one tablespoon minced jalapeno, one tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro and salt and pepper to taste. Gently fold in one tablespoon diced tomato. Stuff each half of the deviled eggs with avocado mixture and garnish with sprinkles of chili powder. (Recipe courtesy of skinnytaste.com)
Alyssa Ashmore of Passionate Portions Nutrition & Wellness is a registered dietitian nutritionist, author, speaker and nutrition therapist. She can be reached at alyssa@alyssaashmore. com. Visit www.alyssaashmore.com to learn more.