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SuperBowl Grub

Ok boys!! I know you want some good grub for your SuperBowl Sunday and I’m sure most of you are planning on grabbing chips, dips, and anything else that can be eaten with your hands! So I’ve decided to share some healthy recipes that are oh-so-good and man approved!

Chicken Burgers
If you’re up for really getting your hands dirty in the kitchen and taking about 15 minutes to prep some burgers, these are definitely worth your time!! I got this recipe more than a year ago from Guy Fieri of Guys Big Bite on the Food Network. They are amazingly good and incredibly tasty!

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces olive oil
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 4 tablespoons diced black olives
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1/4 cup diced artichoke hearts
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground chicken
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika (hungarian would work best)
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground sage
  • 2 tablespoons seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • Toasted sesame buns (this is what Guy Fieri used….may I recommend a Whole wheat bun or a spelt bun!!)
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato

Directions
In a medium saute pan over medium heat add, 1-ounce oil and all raw vegetables and saute until translucent. Remove and cool. Add veggies to raw chicken and mix thoroughly. Add all dry ingredients and egg. Thoroughly mix all ingredients and form into 4 or 6 patties (depending on how big you want them). Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

In same saute pan add remaining 1-ounce olive oil, and cook patties 4-5 minutes per side.

Serve on toasted sesame buns with lettuce and tomato and your choice of condiments.

Sweet Potato Fries
This root veggie is loaded with antioxidants and deserves your attention gentlemen!! Bake these fries alongside your burger and you will be truly satisfied!

– 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into wedges or strips
– 1 tablespoon olive oil
– Coarse salt and freshly-ground black pepper, to taste and 1 tsp cayenne (optional, if you like a little spice!)

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 425F.

2. Toss the potatoes with the oil, salt and pepper, and cayenne, then place in a single layer on a lightly-oiled baking sheet.

3. Bake 20 minutes, then turn and bake another 20 minutes, until soft inside and crisp outside (if you cut the fries very thin, you’ll want to keep an eye on them to prevent burning). Serve hot.

Veggie Quesadillas
You don’t need meat to feel full! These quesadillas are packed with fiber and healthy carbs and are very satisfying! Serve with organic salsa and/or guacamole.

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, minced
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 cups shredded Pepper Jack cheese
  • 1 package sprouted grain wraps (eziekel brand is great!)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

Directions

In large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, bell peppers, and jalapeno pepper; cook and stir until tender, about 7-9 minutes. Drain well, if necessary. Add chili powder, sea salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper and mix well.

Arrange half of the wraps on work surface. Divide vegetable mixture among the wraps and top with the cheese. Top with remaining wraps.

Heat 3 tablespoons olive oil in large skillet. Add quesadillas, 1 at a time, and cook until wraps are crisp on one side, about 4-5 minutes. Carefully turn and cook on second side until crisp and cheese is melted. Remove from skillet and place on serving plate. Cut each into four quarters and serve immediately.

If you’re not up for spending time in the kitchen, here is a list of healthy snack companies that I love. You can find most of these items at a health food store, or Whole Foods.

http://www.foodshouldtastegood.com

http://www.snacksalad.com/brand.html

http://www.nealbrothersfoods.com/organic_salsas.html

Hope you enjoy these recipes as much as I do! Happy Superbowl! Go Greenbay…..I mean….Pittsburgh….I mean…..I’m neutral!

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