Make Super Bowl Sunday extra super with these fabulous recipes developed by GALTime's award-winning recipe guru Camilla Saulsbury. They're all rich in superfoods, as well as game day tradition!
Superfoods are foods that contain an exceptionally high nutrient content when compared to the amount of calories per serving. Think berries, citrus, cruciferous vegetables, eggs, green foods, green leafy vegetables, legumes, nuts, oats, olives and olive oil, fish rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, orange vegetables, sea vegetables, seeds, soy, tea, tomatoes, turkey, whole grains and yogurt.
So load up your super-bowls-these dishes give you multiple reasons to cheer!
Guacamole with Pomegranate Seeds
Buttery avocados are so delicious-especially in my luscious guacamole-and their nutritional profile is phenomenal: they offer 20 vitamins, minerals, and beneficial plant compounds that contribute to a healthy diet. Adding fruit to guacamole may sound unusual, but it is an inspired tradition in Mexican cooking. The pomegranate seeds are rich in antioxidants, but more importantly, they add bright, sweet-tart bursts of flavor, and gorgeous color. Dig in with some baked tortilla chips.
4 ripe avocados (2 pounds total)
1 cup finely chopped green onions
1/4 cup fresh lime juice, or to taste
2 tsp ground cumin
1-1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp chipotle chile powder
1 cup pomegranate seeds (from 1 pomegranate)
1/2 cup packed cilantro leaves, chopped
Halve, pit, and peel avocados. Coarsely mash in a bowl. Stir in green onions, lime juice, cumin, chipotle chili powder, and salt. Fold in the cilantro and all but 2 tbsp pomegranate seeds. Season with salt and additional lime juice. Transfer to a pretty serving bowl and sprinkle with remaining 2 tbsp seeds.
Smoky Super Bowl Black Bean-Chicken Chili
Chili? A superfood? You bet. Beans are nutritional powerhouses, as are the ingredients in salsa (tomatoes, peppers, onions). Using salsa is one of my favorite tricks for simplifying the chili-making process: no chopping, just open the jar for a wealth of flavor. And forget the Cheddar cheese and sour cream garnishes: add more flavor as well as great health with some of the more traditional Mexican garnishes I suggest below.
2 (15-oz) cans black beans, drained
2 (16-oz) jars chunky chipotle salsa
1/2 of a (15-oz) can fat free refried beans
1 12-ounce bottle or can light beer
2 tbsp chili powder
2 cups cooked shredded chicken (e.g., from a rotisserie chicken)
Crumbled queso fresco (or mild feat-it's similar)
Greek yogurt (it is fabulously thick, like sour cream)
Minced red onion
Combine all of the ingredients (except the garnishes) in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes. Serve with garnishes. Makes 8 servings.
Wait! There's more... Wait until you see the popcorn and pudding! CLICK HERE!
More from GALTime.comFood Network Winning Cookie Recipe