Happy Super Bowl week! Today on ABC Tampa’s Morning Blend, I share the ultimate healthier spread to satisfy your game day cravings.
Serve a better-for-you party platter
Start by first incorporating protein and fiber-rich produce which will keep you energized while watching the game, without weighing you down. For protein, I am adding cheese, nuts and lean meats. For fiber, I have whole grain crackers and plenty of fresh produce including bell peppers, cucumber and the crisp crunchy rich red Envy Apples. Envy Apples are the ultimate apple experience offering the best of nature with sophisticated flavor and beautifully balanced sweetness. When sliced, their flesh stays naturally whiter longer without browning which makes them a perfect addition to a party platter and perfect for sharing. They’re hard not to fall in love with! You can find Envy Apples locally at Publix, Sam’s Club on Amazon Fresh and Envyforvalentines.com.
Now once you have your protein and produce, it’s time to add your game day finger food favorites. The Mozzarella Bites by Farm Rich are made with 100% real mozzarella cheese wrapped in a delicious soft pizzeria crust and can be microwaved or baked in minutes. Their mozzarella sticks are also made with 100% real mozzarella cheese with 12 g of protein per serving with perfectly seasoned breading. Find these Farm Rich snacks online at FarmRich.com and in the freezer aisle of your local grocery store.
Serve football chip sheet pan nachos with a nutritious twist
Start by cutting whole grain tortillas into football shapes using a cookie cutter. Place on a baking sheet, spray with cooking oil and bake for 10 minutes at 400 F or until crispy. For the protein source, I am using wild caught Mackerel Royal Filets which are part of the premium family of products by King Oscar and come in four delicious innovative flavor varieties including jalapeño and Mediterranean.They are skinless, boneless, mild in taste and non-GMO. They are also packed with high quality protein and are one of the best bioavailable sources of omega-3 fatty acids which are important for brain and heart health. You can find them on Amazon and in most major grocery stores. Finally add your remaining toppings – I am adding black beans, diced tomato, red onion and cheese. Bake for 10 minutes at 400 F or until the cheese is melted and serve with fresh cilantro.
Celebrate with a delicious beverage
The Rancho La Gloria ready-to-drink bottled margarita cocktails and sparkling margarita cans are made with 100% Blue Weber Agave, real lime juice and premium ingredients. They come in delicious flavors including Strawberry, Lime, Mango, Watermelon, and Peach. Whether you team is winning, losing, or you are rooting for the half time show, at 13.9% ABV Rancho La Gloria offers the perfect drink for whatever you are raising your margarita to. Rancho La Gloria is available nationwide in major retailers including Publix, Winn Dixie and Target.
Serve a nutritious and refreshing sweet treat
The Whole Fruit Fruit Bars are made with chunks of real fruit. These non-GMO project verified bars come in a variety of fun flavors including Strawberry, Mango, Black Cherry, Coconut and Watermelon. Plus they’re made locally in Tampa, Florida. Find them at your local Publix!