Sunday, February 1, 2015

SUPER BOWL SUNDAY XLIX - Game Day Healthy Recipes

The Super Bowl is one of the biggest calorie fests of the year for many Americans. The average football fan eats about a day's worth of calories during the game, and that Americans pack away 11 million pounds of chips on Super Bowl Sunday. Try these delicious and healthy game day recipes:

Spinach-Artichoke Dip

1 8-oz package of organic full fat cultured cream cheese (try Organic Valley), softened
2 cups organic full fat plain greek yogurt
1 14-oz can of organic artichokes (in water), rinse and roughly chop these babies
1 10-oz package of organic frozen spinach, thawed and rinsed with as much liquid removed as possible
1 cup organic baby spinach, roughly chopped
5 garlic cloves, smashed and minced
1/2 cup organic mozzarella
1/4 cup organic parmesan cheese
Sea salt, black pepper to taste
Raw veggies for serving

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
In a medium sized oven safe dish combine all ingredients except parmesan. Season generously with sea salt and black pepper.
Top with parmesan and bake for 30 minutes or until dip is bubbly and golden.
Enjoy with your favorite raw veggies or organic chips.

Homemade Onion Dip


2 tablespoons organic olive oil
1 1/2 cups organic diced onions
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 1/2 cups organic sour cream
3/4 cup greek yogurt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

In a saute pan over medium heat add oil, heat and add onions and salt. Cook the onions until they are caramelized, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool. Mix the rest of the ingredients, and then add the cooled onions. Refrigerate and stir again before serving.

Organic Guacamole Recipe

2 avocados halved, pitted, and removed from peel
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 cup fresh organic tomatoes, diced up
1/2 of a lime, juice squeezed out, about 1 tbsp
2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
1 tbsp red onion (optional)

Combine all ingredients and mash with fork.
Serve immediately.

Baked 7 Layer Mexican Dish 

Here is a perfect one-dish meal that's easy to make and one of my favorites!
1.  Refried beans
2.  Cooked chicken or ground beef
3.  Avocado mixture
4.  Sour cream or plain yogurt
5.  Tomatoes
6.  Black olives
7.  Cheese (I like to use colby-jack)

1 16oz can organic refried beans
1 lb. grass-fed ground beef 
1/2 pkg. organic taco seasoning mix 
2  avocados  ( add 1 T. lemon juice, 1/4 tsp. sea salt, and 1/8 tsp. ground pepper), and mix in blender until smooth.
1 cup organic sour cream
1/2 large organic tomato, cubed
1/2 can black olives, drained and rinsed well
2 cups shredded organic colby-jack cheese

Cook the ground beef with taco seasoning ahead of time and set aside.  Blend your avocado mixture and also set aside.  Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  

Use a 7 x 11 inch baking pan and begin layering the pan with the refried beans for the bottom, then add the ground beef on top of the beans.  Spread avocado mix next, and add the sour cream layer.  Add the tomatoes and black olives.  For the last layer, sprinkle the grated cheese over the top.

Bake at 325 degrees for 10-15 minutes.  Serve with warm whole wheat tortilla chips.

Enjoy the game and good luck to your team!

Laurel ♥

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