5 Recipes For The Big Game

5 Recipes For The Big Game

The big game is finally here. Many people spend this day watching the football game, and indulging in their favorite football foods, like burgers, chips, and dips! Although these foods are yummy, unfortunately they can cause awful side effects including bloating, gas, and fullness. 

These symptoms should not be the price you have to pay to enjoy these tasty foods. So, we have compiled some healthy spins on football favorite foods, and we have Lifetones Digestive Enzymes here to help. 

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Check out our healthy game day recipes:

1. Vegetarian Chili with Grains and Beans

Vegetarian Chili

1 can crushed tomatoes 
1 can diced tomatoes
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
3 cloves garlic
1 onion
1 carrot
1 poblano pepper
3/4 cup wheat berries
salt and pepper
1 can black beans
1 can kidney beans

Directions: Combine the crushed and diced tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, coriander, garlic, onion, carrot, poblano, wheat berries, and 3/4 cup of water in a 6 quart slow cooker. Season with salt and pepper, and cook covered for about 7-8 hours on low. Stir in both beans, and cook for about 8-10 minutes. Serve with sour cream, cheddar cheese, cilantro, and lime wedges. 

2. Spinach and Artichoke Dip with Fire Roasted Bread
Spinach and Artichoke Dip
1 package cream cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon lemon zest
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 clove garlic 
salt and pepper
1 can artichokes
1 package frozen spinach
1 small loaf bread
3 tablespoons olive oil

Directions: Whisk together the cream cheese, sour cream, 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, lemon juice and zest, and garlic in a bowl. Fold in artichokes and spinach, season with salt and pepper, and transfer to a 9 inch cast iron skillet. Top with remaining 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, and cover with foil. Cook everything in the skillet for 10 minutes, remove the foil, and cook for an additional 18-20 minutes. Drizzle the bread with olive oil, and grill until crisp. Serve with the dip on the side. 

3. Smoked Salmon Pinwheels 
Smoked Salmon Pinwheels
2 burrito style spinach wraps
4-6 ounces cream cheese
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
1/2 tablespoon chives
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
2-3 cups spinach
4-6 ounces smoked salmon 

Directions: Combine cream cheese, dill. chives, and garlic powder in a small bowl. and mix until well incorporated. Evenly spread cream cheese onto each wrap, leaving about a half inch of room around all of the edges. Next, evenly distribute the spinach between the two tortillas, and then the smoked salmon. Tightly roll up each wrap, and tuck in the edges as you roll it. With a serrated knife, cut the edges off of the wrap, and then cut into 1/2 inch rounds. You should get about 7-8 pinwheels per wrap. Serve as it, or stick a toothpick in each to serve. 

4. Healthy Cheese Dip
Healthy Cheese Dip
2 tablespoons salted butter
1 tablespoon diced jalapeños
2 whole tomatoes
2 tablespoons flour
2 cups unsweetened coconut milk 
1/2 packet of taco seasoning
8 ounces Mexican cheese blend
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
tortilla chips

Directions: Over medium heat, heat butter in a saucepan until melted. Add in the diced jalapeño, and cook for about 1-2 minutes. Toss in half the diced tomatoes and cook for another minute, stirring so that everything is combined. Add in the flour, and then whisk in the coconut milk. Bring the mixture to a boil, and reduce to a simmer. Add in the taco seasoning, and stir until combined. Whisk occasionally for 6-7 minutes, or until thickened. Increase the heat back up to medium and stir in the cheese one cup at a time, whisking until smooth in between batches. Turn off the heat, and fold in the Greek yogurt. Serve with chips, garnish with cilantro and diced tomatoes. 

5. Healthy Cauliflower Bites
Healthy Cauliflower Bites
6 cups of fresh cauliflower
2 teaspoons garlic powder
salt and pepper
1 tablespoon melted butter
3/4 cup buffalo sauce

Directions: Preheat oven to 450 degrees, and spray a baking sheet with cooking oil or olive oil. In a small bowl, mix the garlic powder, salt, pepper, butter, and hot sauce and stir until combined. Add this mixture to a large gallon sized bag, add the cauliflower, and mix until the cauliflower is fully coated. Spread evenly to a baking sheet, and bake for about 20 minutes. 

Enjoy the big game, and let us know which recipes are your favorite. Also, don't forget to check out Lifetones Digestive Enzymes!

Check out the full recipes here:
Vegetarian Chili with Grains and Beans
Spinach and Artichoke Dip with Fire Roasted Bread
Smoked Salmon Pinwheels
Healthy Cheese Dip
Healthy Cauliflower Bites 

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