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Healthy Super Bowl Eats 🏈

September 09, 2016

Celebrate the Super Bowl with healthy recipes to enjoy so you don't fall victim to eating super greasy, fried food, loaded high in fat and calories. Real Food. Real Good.



🍴 Beer & Bacon Glazed Almonds 🍺

Here's an easy to make recipe for crunchy, sweet and salty almonds to fill your snack craving.

Beer & Bacon Glazed Almonds

  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1/3 cup beer (any type)
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups whole almonds
  • 2 cups sliced almonds
  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Line a rimmed baking pan with foil; spray foil with non-stick cooking spray and set aside. Place brown sugar, bacon, beer, salt and pepper in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil for 10 minutes stirring often. Pour in both types of almonds and stir well to coat all of the almonds.
  • Spread almond mixture in an even layer on baking pan and bake for 15-18 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, and spread onto a sheet of aluminum foil while still warm (breaking apart any large clumps).
  • Allow mixture to cool to room temperature and store in a closed plastic container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Nutritional Info [ source ]:
210 calories, 13.8 g fat, 1.2 g saturate fat; 8.7 g mono fat, 3.2 g poly fat, 5.9g protein, 18g carbohydrates, 2.9g fiber, 1.8mg cholesterol, 509mg sodium, 79mg calcium, 327mg potassium, 6.6mg vitamin e

🍴 Baked Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese Dressing 🐔

Great news! Buffalo wings can be heart healthy when made at home with our simple recipe of with only 2g of saturated fat per serving. For an even healthier option, simply remove the chicken skin. 



Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing:

  • 1 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 tbsp onion, minced
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 2 cups celery sticks
  • 2 cups carrot sticks

Buffalo Wings:

  • 2½ lbs chicken wings
  • Cooking spray
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ¾ cup buffalo sauce (Texas Pete)


  • Make blue cheese dressing ahead of time: combine all ingredients (except carrots and celery), mix well and let sit for at least 30 minutes so that flavors blend.

  • Pre-heat oven to 375°F.

  • Place steam basked in large pot with 1 inch of water. Coat steam basket with cooking spray so wings do not stick. Place wings in 1 layer on steam basket.

  • Cover pot and steam wings 12-15 minutes on medium heat.

  • Once wings have finished steaming, place a wire cooking rack on top of a baking sheet and coat with cooking spray. Place wings on top of rack, season with salt and pepper, and roast for 12-15 minutes or until crispy. Fat should drip to bottom of cooking sheet.

  • Toss wings with buffalo sauce in a large bowl and serve immediately with carrot and celery sticks and blue cheese dressing.

Nutritional Info [ source ]:
191 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 445 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrates, 2 g fiber,  22 g protein

🍴 Fire Roasted Salsa 🔥
Everyone loves chips and salsa! This refreshing charred tomatoes and jalapeños recipe will get you great chunky pureed salsa with fire-roasted flavor. This recipes tastes delicious even with canned tomatoes broiled in the oven. footballsnack3.jpg


  • 2 large ripe tomatoes
  • 1 large jalapeño pepper
  • 2 small cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat grill to high (or preheat broiler).
  • Grill tomatoes and jalapeño, turning frequently, until charred, 10 minutes for the tomatoes, about 5 minutes for the jalapeño. (To broil, place on a baking sheet and broil about 4 inches from the heat, turning once or twice, until charred, 8 to 10 minutes total.)
  • When cool enough to handle, core the tomatoes and remove the stem from the jalapeño. Place in a food processor along with garlic; pulse to form a chunky mixture. Season with salt to taste.

Nutritional Info [ source ]:

Per 1/4-cup serving: 10 calories; 0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 2 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 0 g protein; 1 g fiber; 148 mg sodium; 115 mg potassium

Now you're ready for the game! 🏈

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