Time to CEE Change: Monday Meal (SBS Edition)

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Can y’all believe that football season will officially be over Sunday?! Well, at least games on Sunday. Any coach’s wife/girlfriend knows though that football season really is a three hundred and sixty-day gig.

Anyways, I am so excited to be sharing “healthier Super Bowl Sunday food options” with you. Although the game is still six days away, I figured it’d be best to give you some time throughout the week to hit up the grocery store! Before I give a few recipes, I want to first mention a few tips when attending or hosting a Super Bowl Party while trying to stay on track with your health and fitness.

1.) WORKOUT before attending the party

By working out before attending, your mind will remind you when you want to eat that unhealthy appetizer that you put in a lot of hard work so don’t cancel it all out!

2.) Drink lots of water throughout the day

On the Super Bowl and every other day! It will help you feel fuller, and of course, it’s a much better option than a beer or pop. Never forget that WATER IS YOUR FRIEND.

3.) Don’t starve yourself all day then binge

100% guilty of this, but it’s totally not a good idea. Your body needs nutrients! I can also promise you that you’ll be wanting to fall asleep by halftime…or maybe you’ll be wanting to do that anyway just because we all know who will win. #rigged 😉

4.) Consider having something filling/nutritious prior

For me this means Shakeology! It curves cravings and is a treat within itself!

5.) Limit your servings

Also 100% guilty of NOT doing this. I have terrible self-control, and it’s something I am desperately working on. Dreaming of the day I can practice what I preach! For real though, maybe allow yourself some unhealthy options, BUT only have ONE plate throughout the evening or fill up with the “healthier” options like fruits and veggies.

DIPS

During the season, I posted a blog full of dip recipes!

“When I Dip, You Dip, We Dip”

None of those are really healthy, but there are some alternatives to making them a lot less unhealthy. Two of my favorites can be found below…

Buffalo Chicken Dip

(to be honest, I typically wing my measurements)

1 block of low fat/fat free cream cheese (definitely not the healthiest, but won’t kill ya)

1 cup of plain greek yogurt

2 cups of rotisserie chicken-shredded

3/4 cup of hot sauce (I prefer Franks, and I also prefer my dip HOT)

1/2 teaspoon dried ranch dressing mix (or about half of a ranch seasoning packet)

Directions:

-Melt down cream cheese in a skillet

-Add chicken, hot sauce, greek yogurt and ranch seasoning

-Heat until bubbles or pour into a pan and cook on 350 for about 10-15 minutes

-Adding a sprinkle of cheese is optional

Spinach Artichoke Dip

1 block of low fat/fat free cream cheese

1/2 cup of plain greek yogurt

1/4 cup of parmesan cheese

2 cloves of garlic-minced

10 oz. frozen spinach (thawed and drained)

10 oz. artichoke quarters (drained)

1/4 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions:

-Preheat oven to 375

-Blend cream cheese, greek yogurt, parmesan cheese and garlic cloves in a mixer

-Add in spinach and artichokes, making sure both are drained

-Pour into a pan and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese

-Bake for 20-30 minutes

Serve both dips with Pita Chips or carrots or celery!

Finger Foods

Bacon Wrapped Avocado Fries

Package of turkey bacon (I get mine at Aldi’s)

2 large avocados, sliced into fry sizes

Directions:

-Preheat oven to 425

-Wrap fry cut avocado pieces with bacon, tuck the one end

-Bake for 5-10 minutes or until bacon is crisp

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Recipe and photo from Kirbie’s Cravings

Deviled Eggs

I have a sick obsession with deviled eggs. One time I had like 12 in a sitting…don’t suggest doing that especially if they aren’t made like the recipe below. Also if anyone has tricks for making the perfect hard boiled egg PLEASE tell me.

12 hard boiled eggs

1/2 cup of plain greek yogurt

2 tsp dijon mustard

1/2 tsp of pepper

1/4 tsp of salt

paprika to garnish (dill is good too!)

Directions:

-Boil the eggs of course

*I have zero tips on this because mine never turn out perfectly

-Peel eggs and cut like a hot dog bun

-Mix all greek yogurt, mustard, yolks and seasonings (not paprika) together

-Add mixture to egg whites and sprinkle with paprika

Desserts

Apple Nachos

Sliced apples (your preference, but I’d use granny smith)

1/2 cup of all natural peanut butter

Semi sweet chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips

Chopped nuts

Plain popcorn

Directions:

-Slice Apples and lay out on plate like nachos

-Melt down peanut butter

-Drizzle peanut butter on apples

-Sprinkle chocolate chips and nuts onto apples

-Sprinkle popcorn onto apples

Banana Split Bites

Bananas

Pineapple cubes

Strawberries

Melted dark chocolate

Chopped Nuts

Skewers

Directions:

-Cut all fruit into pieces

-Place the pineapple, banana and strawberry onto skewer

-Place in freezer for 10 minutes

-Melt down dark chocolate

-Dip fruit in chocolate then into nuts

-Place skewers on wax paper

-Allow to chocolate to harden

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Recipe and photo from Life Love Liz

So there you have it people! A few recipes for you to enjoy on Super Bowl Sunday. If you make any of these, please take a picture and use hashtag #imwiththecoachrecipes

GO EAGLES!

(although I wish it was the Bills or the Steelers)

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