Super Bowl Favorites, the P.K. Way: Chili, Nachos, Guacamole, and Pizza

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Roasted Tomato SalsaI’m sure I’m not the only one scratching their heads, saying “Where did January go? Wasn’t it just Christmas? How is it possibly the Super Bowl tomorrow?”

Or perhaps it’s just me. In my world, I enter a state of holiday purgatory in early January and the new year begins somewhere around the middle of the month.

Now it’s now, and I’m just starting to think about this year’s resolutions. Getting back to serious fundraising for the marathon. And my brain is gently prodding “Aren’t you supposed to be writing about food and creating cooking videos to help people translate the latest nutrition science into delectable dishes or something?”

Right. Yes, that’s me.

So I browsed quickly through my Twitter feed to see what was going on in the food world before heading to the gym—12 miles is on the schedule for today—and I noticed there’s some sort of sports event happening tomorrow. So I decided to write this quick post and jump back into the mix since the world seems to be looking for traditional football favorites, and I have a few of those up my sleeve in a way that won’t undo your January diet or add to your post-holiday weight gain. And even if your weight is just perfect, these recipes are still great ones to add to your repertoire that will leave you saying “Wow! Healthy food really is delicious!”

Heirloom Tomato Pizza Margherita

Perhaps pizza isn’t really a Super Bowl food?

I don’t know, but it seemed to fit the category.

Artichoke Hummus

Also, including hummus was sort of a joke (not a funny one), but, hey, it’s a dip, so I’m throwing it in there. And guess what? Always good to include a few veggies for dipping alongside your chips.Hummus has become somewhat mainstream, and making it is ridiculously easy, so why not whip some up and impress your Super Bowl guests by bringing a little “health” food to the party? Guacamole is wonderfully healthy, too, and it’s even easier to prepare than hummus (with fewer ingredients).

Anyway, there are probably other suitable football-fare dishes on my recipe page, but chili, nachos, and guac were the main things I was seeing in my feed, so there you have it. Whether you cook them up for tomorrow’s big game or not, I hope you consider making some of these family favorites one day soon and say to yourself, “Hey, I can make that!”

Because you can.

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Dr. P.K. Newby is a nutrition scientist, speaker, and author with expertise in all things food, farm to fork, whether preventing obesity and other chronic diseases through diet or teaching planet-conscious eating. As a health expert and food personality, she brings together her passions for food, cooking, science, and sustainability to educate and inspire, helping people eat their way towards better health, one delectable bite at a time. Healthy Hedonism (TM) is her philosophy: Because healthy food shouldn’t suck.

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