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Super Bowl Time!

Brittany Chester

Content Design Specialist

Brittany Chester

Content Design Specialist

5 Tasty, Yet Healthy Super Bowl Snacks!

Whether you’re a football fanatic or you’re looking to try new recipes, the Super Bowl is a huge event that combines your team spirit and your taste pallet. These recipes will make Patriots fans and Rams fans agree on one thing; you can’t resist some good eats. Check out these five recipes to make your watch party a hit.

Watermelon Football Helmet

A chance to show off your carving skills, this recipe is as tasty as it is artistic.

You will need:

  • One watermelon, hollowed
  • Assorted fruit
Instructions:

1.  Using a round watermelon, slice off a piece approximately 4 inches down on the stem end. Set cut piece aside to use later for mouth guard.

2.  Make a curved cut from one side of the melon to the other to cut out the face portion of the helmet. Hollow out the entire melon.

3.  Take the piece that was set aside in step #1 and place cut side down. Place knife at the center of stem end and cut in half.

4.  Take one half of cut piece and draw mouth guard grid with a sharp pencil or thin marker as shown in picture. Remove flesh and using a small knife, cut out grid design.

5.  To assemble, place mouthpiece on a plate. Place the helmet piece on top, pushing the mouthpiece ends towards the inside of the helmet. You may need to carve a little out of the helmet ends to fit the mouth grid comfortably.

6.  Fill with fruit salad.

Recipe Courtesy of Watermelon.org (View Recipe)

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Footballs

Who doesn’t love chocolate strawberries?! While this recipe is a little more of an indulgence, you will love these little football treats.

You will need:

  • 1-1/2 cups dark chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup white chocolate chips
  • 12 whole large fresh strawberries, washed and dried
Instructions:

1.  In a microwave safe coffee mug add the dark chocolate chips.

2.  Microwave the chocolate on high for 30 seconds. Stir and repeat heating for additional 30 second increments until chocolate is melted. Don’t over heat or your chocolate will seize.

3.  Grab the strawberry by the leaves and dip it into the chocolate and swirl it around carefully until it’s fully coated.

4.  Hold the berry above the coffee mug for a few seconds to allow the excess chocolate to drip off.

5.  Place the strawberry on a sheet of parchment paper to dry. Then push it forward slightly to avoid a pool of dried chocolate forming in the front of your berry. Repeat with the rest of the strawberries. Allow them to dry for about 15 minutes.

6.  In a separate coffee mug add the white chocolate. Microwave on high for 20 seconds and stir, and repeat for additional 20 second increments until melted.

7.  Pour the melted white chocolate into your piping bag (or use a sandwich bag). Pipe on stripes to look like football laces and also around the top and bottom of the strawberry.

Recipe Courtesy of Domestic Fits (View Recipe)

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Football Field Dip

Sure to be a crowd-pleaser, this creative-looking dip will have your guests missing the game to come back for more.

You will need:

(amounts of ingredients below will vary depending on the level of detail or size of your “field”)

  • Guacamole
  • Salsa
  • Hummus or cheese dip
  • Sour cream
  • Mustard
  • Olives
  • Baby carrots
  • Shredded cheese
  • Beef stick or sausage
  • Pretzel sticks
  • White chocolate, melted
Instructions:

1.  Use aluminum foil or parchment paper to create three sections in a large serving dish. Fill the center with guacamole and the ends with salsa and hummus or cheese dip, creating the outline for a field and two end zones.

2.  Fill a piping (or sandwich) bag with sour cream and create the lines on the field.

3.  To make the football, use a miniature sausage and a couple little strips of shredded cheese. Draw laces with sour cream.

4.  To make the football players, you need olives (we used green and black), baby carrots, and mustard. Use a paring knife to trim the olives into the shape of a helmet and gently press them onto the end of a baby carrot until they are secure. Use mustard to draw a face mask onto each carrot and place the players on the field.

5.  Make goalposts with pretzel sticks.  White chocolate is the perfect edible glue to hold them together; just melt a few morsels in the microwave until they begin to soften. Let the goalposts dry for about ten minutes on wax paper, then add them to the field.

Recipe Courtesy of Everyday Good Thinking (View Recipe)

Turkey Avocado Onigiri Footballs

A twist on classic finger food, these delicious sushi-inspired “footballs” will be sure to impress your guests.  

You will need:

  • Hummus or cheese dip
  • 1 medium avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 thin slices turkey
  • 3 cups freshly steamed Japanese rice
  • 1 sheet nori (seaweed)
Instructions:

1.  Mash the avocado, lime juice, and salt together in a medium-size bowl until well-combined and relatively smooth, then aside.

2.  Cut six football shapes out of the turkey, using a football-shaped cookie cutter and set aside.

3.  Moisten the cookie cutter with water, then set on top of a square of parchment paper. Fill the cutter about half-way full with cooked rice, using fingers moistened with water, or the back of a damp spoon (to prevent rice from sticking), to press the rice into place. Spread a layer of the guacamole mixture over the top of the rice, and then fill the cutter the rest of the way with rice, pressing again.

4.  Place a turkey football on top of the rice. Then, gently pressing on the turkey with one hand, carefully remove the cutter with the other hand, pulling up and away.

5.  Using kitchen shears, cut small strips of nori and put on top of the turkey (rough side touching the turkey) to make the football laces. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make 5 more footballs.

Recipe Courtesy of La Fuji Mama (View Recipe)

Football Veggie Platter

Ok, ok. We know eating vegetables isn’t a typical game-day food, nor does it satisfy those football munchies. However, who can resist a colorful, football-shaped veggie plate? Throw this on the table to give your guests (or yourself) an easy way to get those vegetables in.  

You will need:

  • Large serving platter or cookie sheet
  • Vegetables of your choice
Instructions:

1.  Gather your favorite veggies

2.  Place on serving tray in shape of a football

3.  Enjoy!

Recipe Courtesy of Lil Luna (View Recipe)

Get Your Game On!

While it can be difficult to eat healthy during a big game, it doesn’t have to be impossible! These quick recipes are a great way to get your fruits and vegetables in while getting in the Super Bowl spirit.

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