Happy Super Bowl!!!! Let’s be real – I’m here for the food. I don’t care too much about who wins the game but I do love the football atmosphere. Getting together with friends or family, laughing over chips and salsa, drinks and the ridiculous commercials they came up with this year. Don’t get me wrong, I love the traditional super bowl foods like nachos, brownies and chili just as much as the next person but in trying to live a healthier lifestyle in 2018 I’ve put the “ish” at the end of healthy to the test. I’ve created three recipes that are simply lightened up to make you feel better about your Sunday.
The first one – Buffalo Hummus, Hold the Chicken. Is it even Super bowl if you’re not eating something drenched in buffalo sauce? I wanted to make something delicious that was still lite and good for you. I chose to serve this with some celery and my 30 minute homemade RANCH crackers. Yes, ranch flavored crackers – what are you waiting for?!
The second – Honey Garlic Chicken Wings. These are everything you want them to be – sticky, flavorful, crispy and oh so satisfying. I chose to baked these to reduce the guilt a little bit. I’m telling you some of the secrets to getting them crispy below!
The third – 5 Ingredient Dark Chocolate Brownie Dip. Brownies don’t seem healthy…but wait! There’s more! I made this dip with white beans, melted dark chocolate, vanilla and the tiniest amount of butter – it’s way better for you! What’s better than dipping a something salty into chocolate dip? Oh wait, nothing. I chose pretzels and fruit because they can hold up as a dippers while still being somewhat good for you.
Anyway – on to the recipes! I hope you’re enjoying this Super Bowl Sunday with some people you love!
- 1 Can Garbanzo Beans
- 1/4 C Franks Red Hot Sauce
- 1/2 Tbs Onion Powder
- 1/2 Tbs Garlic Powder
- Fresh Cracked Pepper to Taste
- 2 Tbs Melted Butter
- 3 C All-Purpose Flour
- 2 Tsp Sugar
- 1/2 Tbs Salt
- 4 Tbs Olive Oil
- 1 C Water
- 1 Tbs Onion Powder
- 1 Tbs Garlic Powder
- 1 Tbs Dried Chives
- Black Pepper to Taste
- 1LB Chicken Wings with Skin On
- 2 Tbs Olive Oil or whichever oil you prefer
- 1 Tbs Salt
- Fresh Black Pepper to Taste
- 2 Cloves Garlic, Chopped
- 1/2 C Rice Vinegar
- 1/2 C Coconut Aminos
- 1/4 Honey
- 2 Tbs Corn Starch
- 2 Tbs Water
- 1 Can White Beans
- 1 C Semi Sweet Chocolate
- 2 Tbs Unsalted Butter
- 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- 4 Tbs Whole Milk (or your favorite non-dairy)
- Place all of the ingredients into a food processor and let go for 2 or 3 minutes or until smooth.
- Preheat oven to 450 Degrees Farenheight and line a baking sheet or two with parchment.
- Whisk together flour, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, dried chives, and black pepper. Once incorporates add in water and olive oil. Mix until just incorporated together.
- Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and roll until it is about 1/8in thick (I know this can be hard to gauge - just take a look at it, does it look as thin as your store bought crackers?)
- Dry off chicken wings with a paper towel and place on a wire cooling rack with a sheet pan under it. If you have the time let the chicken wings sit uncovered in your fridge for an hour or overnight. This helps dry the skin and make it crispier in the long run.
- Pre-heat oven to 350 Degrees.
- Season your wings with olive oil, salt and pepper
- Bake for 1 hour or until skin is golden and crispy
- In a sauce pan on medium heat place all of the sauce ingredients EXCEPT for water and corn starch.
- In a separate container whisk together corn starch and water
- Once the sauce is warmed through add in corn starch mixture (this is called a slurry and it will thicken your sauce)
- Bring the sauce to a boil and let boil for 3-5 minutes
- Reduce the heat to low and stir occasionally until your wings are finished
- When the wings are almost finished, pour 1/2 C of the sauce into a mixing bowl
- Toss hot wings in the sauce and place on your serving platter
- Garnish with green onion and black sesame seeds
- In a microwave safe bowl, place chocolate and butter and microwave in 30 second intervals on half power until melted (should be about a minute and a half in total)
- Place beans in the bowl of a food processor, add chocolate, milk, and vanilla
- Process for 2-3 Minutes or until smooth
Have you tried my chocolate tahini nut balls yet?!