What a fun weekend! As a huge football fan, I was very impressed with the Super Bowl last night. The game was exciting and kept us on the edges of our seats the whole time! Not to mention Justin Timberlake…he is just so dreamy 🙂 My neighbor joined Mr. Chews and me for the festivities and we indulged in healthy snacks the entire game! And wine. Always wine!
Here’s a rundown of our snacks:
- Crispy baked wings (buffalo and garlic parmesan) – to crisp them up without frying, pat wings dry, sprinkle with w/ aluminum free (very important) baking powder, bake at 250 for 30 min, then increase temperature to 425 and bake for another 45 minutes. Toss in sauce of choice and enjoy. Crispy and delightful! To reheat, put them under a high broiler until brown, then flip. Add sauce when they’ve crisped up to your likeness.
- Celery, carrots, and ranch dressing
- Shrimp cocktail
- Hummus trio w/ veggies
- Cheese dip w/ low carb tortilla chips (made by cutting up a low carb tortilla and frying in butter)
- Sweet potato brownies (click for recipe!) – you HAVE to try these. Don’t be scared by the ingredients – almond flour, coconut flour, and coconut sugar can be purchased at any grocery store these days. Check my Resources page for my favorites I buy on Amazon! If you have to, you can substitute regular sugar for the coconut sugar but don’t try to substitute regular flour. It won’t work! These aren’t super sweet (how I like them!) so add more sugar if you prefer.
Before indulging in snacks and cheering on the Eagles, I participated in my first partner workout at OTF! It was extremely motivating and I can’t wait for the next one. My partner, Brandon, was a first timer and he did a great job. It’s always more fun when you have someone to cheer you on, even if it’s a stranger! Getting a great sweat on early Sunday morning always sets the tone for the day. I swear it’s harder to eat junk after a great workout.
Next Steps – The weekend was fun but it’s time to get back on track. I have lots of raw veggies leftover from Sunday that will last several days and I took the remaining brownies to work so I don’t eat them all. Always a good start! I’m working out three days this week and two of the classes are at 5am. Eeeeeek! Thankfully, I typically go to bed early anyway but I really hope I don’t oversleep. I will report back! I have several work lunches and events this week at restaurants so I will do my research beforehand. No excuses!
What healthy snacks did you enjoy during the Super Bowl? Comment below!
Have a healthy week! – Sus