The Superbowl is this weekend and whether you’re a fan of the game or just gathering with friends, you know there will be snacking. You’ve worked hard to create healthy habits and now is not the time to give up on them. So we’re here to help set you up for success with these healthier recipes so you can sit back and enjoy the game and the camaraderie, all while fueling your body.
Everyone loves hummus, but sometimes you need to change things up. Megan, from Megan Unprocessed, has created this Mexican-style hummus that you can use as a dip with a vegetables or, as Megan recommends, spread it on lettuce leafs and top with quinoa, salsa, and guacamole.
You can make this recipe with cannellini beans or garbanzo beans. It’s a great snack because it keeps your sugar levels from spiking and fills you up with protein, fiber, and will boost energy levels needed to watch a long game.
1 can White Beans (Cannellini or Garbanzo)
1 tbsp Tamari
1¼ tbsp Cumin
3 Green Onions
2 Garlic Cloves
Juice of half a Lemon
3 tbsp Water
1 tbsp Tahini
Blend garlic cloves in food processor, then add the beans and pulse a few times until they’re all mashed up. Add the rest of the ingredients in and blend until smooth. Keep in the fridge in an air tight container for up to a week.
Try these other recipes from Megan for your game day spread:
Leslie’s Durso vegan queso is made from scratch and we guarantee that meat eaters won’t be able to tell the difference.
LESLIE’S FAMOUS (VEGAN) QUESO DIP
2 cups raw cashews
1 3/4 cup water
3 tbsp. nutritional yeast
1 tbsp. chili powder
1/8 tsp. cayenne
1 tbsp. paprika
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. sea salt
1/4 cup finely diced sweet onion
3 roma tomatoes, diced
1 jalapeno, deseeded and chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Place the cashews in a bowl and cover with water. Let soak for an hour. Drain and rinse the cashews and place in a blender along with the 1 3/4 cup water, nutritional yeast, chili powder, cayenne, paprika, and sea salt. Blend until smooth.
In a frying pan and heat on medium, sauté the onions until soft. Reduce heat to low and add in the cashew mixture, tomatoes, jalapeno, and cilantro. Stir and serve!
A fun idea from Kathy Patasky of Lunch Box Bunch is to create a plater of potato skins with a loaded bar of toppings. Topping ideas include: onions, chives, bacon bits, micro greens, olives, radish, roasted mushrooms, jalapeños, salsa, guacamole… the ideas are endless. Get Kathy’s recipe here.
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