Savory & Sweet Super Bowl Recipes + 3 Strategies to Stay on Track

diet tips recipes Jan 29, 2019

If you’re a sports fan, you no doubt have Super Bowl plans. Or perhaps you’re even hosting the big event at your house. Regardless, you need to have a plan in place to ensure that Super Bowl party doesn’t destroy all of your hard work when it comes to diet and workouts.

Here are three strategies you can use when it comes time for the big game. It’s important to have a plan of action going in.

1. Keep your hands and mouth occupied. 

I have an entire post about how to manage eating at parties, which includes tips on keeping yourself occupied. This makes eating more difficult.

2. Be mindful. 

Do not eat as you watch the game and do not eat as you are talking to people. When you eat, focus on eating. Whether you’re munching on appetizers or sitting down to a meal, the easiest way to go crazy and lose track is to not be aware of when and what you’re eating.

3. Bring a healthy option and eat before you go. 

Never go to a social event starving. That is a recipe for disaster. Have a light snack to ensure you make wise choices with your head and not your stomach!

Whether you’re hosting or attending a social event, bring along a healthy recipe to ensure you have options. Here’s an easy-to-make, delicious, macro-friendly option.


SAVORY 

Creamy Avocado Dip

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 2 ripe avocados, peeled and seeded
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tbsp. finely chopped seeded jalapeño pepper
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cumin
  • Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • Pita chips, tortilla chips, cut up veggies (for serving)
Directions
  • Place the yogurt, avocados, garlic, cilantro, jalapeño, lime juice, and cumin in a blender or food processor. Mix until smooth. 
  • Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Scrape dip into a serving bowl and serve with pita chips, tortilla chips, or cut up veggies.

Makes 4 servings.

 

SWEET 

Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip

Ingredients
  • 1 cup fat-free cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup skim or almond milk
  • 1 tbs sugar-free instant butterscotch (or vanilla) dry pudding mix
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3-6 packets stevia, or to taste (or sweetener of choice to taste)
Optional toppings
  • gingersnaps
  • light whip cream
Directions
  • Place everything in a blender, and blend until smooth. 
  • Serve immediately or cover and place in the refrigerator until chilled — at least one hour. 
  • Top with light whip cream and/or crushed gingersnap cookies if desired!

 

Both of these dips taste amazing with pretzel chips.

Plan ahead so there are no excuses for not sticking to your eating plan. It goes without saying -- when you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

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