The Super Bowl is fast approaching, and while you may be saving up your energy to get into full team spirit mode for the big day, we’re thinking up light and delicious snacks so you'll be fueled up for hours of entertainment. For these reasons, we’re offering you a few healthy snack recipes so you can munch on something throughout the game, guilt-free.
Chicken adobo skewers with harissa
Chicken skewers are one of the most delicious snacks. According to Food and Wine, you will need:
1 ½ lbs of boneless, skinless cubed chicken breasts
1 tbsp of rosemary leaves
1 tsp of chopped thyme
1 tsp of chopped oregano
1 tsp of ground cumin
¼ cup of extra virgin olive oil
1 ½ tsp of salt
To make the harissa, a commonly used sauce in Middle Eastern cuisine, you must mix:
1 tsp of cumin seeds
1 tsp of cilantro seeds
1 tsp of caraway seeds
2 grilled red peppers from a jar, chopped
1 Thai red chili pepper with seeds
1 minced garlic clove
3 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp of fresh-squeezed lemon juice
Hummus salt, to serve.
To prepare: In a large bowl combine the olive oil, thyme, oregano, rosemary and ground cumin and use this mix to season the chicken. Cover and refrigerate for at least two hours. Meanwhile, toast the cumin seeds, cilantro and caraway on high heat for two minutes. Let cool and mill until it becomes a powder.
Next, mix the grilled red peppers in a blender with the Thai chili, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, ground spices and season with salt and pepper. Lastly, place chicken on metal skewers and grill on moderately high heat for approximately 14 minutes or until well done. Enjoy with the spicy sauce.
Baked Sweet Potato Chips
Sweet potato chips are filled with orange carotenoids which are necessary for the body to absorb Vitamin A. To prepare you need:
1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
ground cumin and garlic
To make: mix the potatoes –skinned and thinly sliced – with the olive oil and season with pepper, cumin and salt. Next, place them over parchment paper on a tray. Place inside the oven at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden crispy. Add a dash of garlic salt and enjoy!
Honey-Yogurt Fruit Salad
This salad is appetizingly colorful yet healthy. All you need:
Strawberries, cherries, grapes, blueberries, peaches and dates
2 ½ cups of all natural yogurt
½ cup of honey
½ tsp of ground cinnamon
In a medium sized bowl, mix the yogurt, honey and cinnamon with the fruits. Serve in a small glass cup and if you’re in the mood you can add a light dose of chia seeds at the top, or any other dried fruit.
And there you go! Now you can enjoy of the half-time show – and the rest of the game – with light and delicious snacks. Bon Appetit!