Super Recipes for Super Bowl Sunday

January 31, 2013
Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS

Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS

Award-winning nutritionist and New York Times bestselling author.

Healthy Super Bowl RecipesMakeover fan favorites the Fat Flush way.

Come on over to my house this Super Bowl Sunday!

I’m serving all the “traditional” game-day favorites with a healthy Fat Flush twist, of course. My taste-tested menu has minimal prep time, so most of the recipes can be prepared ahead.

I know you will make your guests cheer as they savor the mouth-watering menu, kick back, and enjoy the game and camaraderie.

BBQ Chicken
This BBQ chicken recipe is my personal version of those yummy buffalo wings. Baked and coated with a delicious sauce, flavor is not sacrificed. They are simply finger-lickin’ good.


2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

1/4 cup almonds, blanched

4 skinless chicken breasts with bones

1 8-ounce can crushed tomatoes

3 tablespoons tomato paste

1/2 cup fresh orange juice

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

1/2 teaspoon low-sodium Worcestershire sauce

2 tablespoons honey mustard

Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350°F and coat a Pyrex pan with oil. Chop almonds in a food processor until consistency of flour. Dip chicken breasts into nut flour and coat. Place chicken in a Pyrex pan. In a medium saucepan, heat tomatoes, tomato paste, orange juice, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, honey mustard, salt and pepper.  Bring to a boil for 1 minute, then lower heat and simmer until sauce thickens, about 5 minutes.  Pour sauce over chicken breasts. Cover and bake for 20 minutes. Remove cover and let chicken brown for another 15-20 minutes. Serve immediately.

Serves 4


Shrimp Puffies
They may seem decadent, but watch these healthy bite-size morsels move faster than a quarterback under pressure!


2 egg whites

4 tablespoons Spectrum Naturals organic mayonnaise

2 teaspoon garlic powder

1 cup shrimp, cooked and finely chopped

20  large daikon radish rounds

Preheat broiler. In a small bowl, beat egg white until soft peaks form. In another bowl, mix mayonnaise, garlic powder, and shrimp. Fold shrimp mixture into egg white. Place spoonfuls on daikon rounds. Spray nonstick baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Broil until golden.

Substitute any type of seafood for the shrimp. Lobster, scallops, and crab make good puffies too!

Serves 4


Ranch Style Cottage Cheese Dip
Impress your football fans when this dip hits the table! Delicious, easy to assemble and packed with dairy calcium. Veggies have never had it this good!


1 cup low-fat cottage cheese

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 tablespoon onions, chopped

2 teaspoons fresh parsley, chopped

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

Blend all ingredients in blender until smooth. Chill at least 1 hour before serving. For an extra kick, try adding 1 jalapeño and ¼ cup cilantro.

Yields 1 ¼ cups


Zesty Avocado Dip
A vegetarian source of protein and potassium, this avocado recipe is also a heart-smart source of monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acids. It’s the MVP of the dip-table in this zesty veggie dip!


1 small ripe avocado, peeled, pitted, and mashed

1/4 cup scallions, finely chopped

1/4 cup cilantro, chopped

1 tablespoon lemon juice, freshly squeezed

2 tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon cayenne

1 tablespoon flaxseed oil

Place all ingredients in a large bowl and blend well. Serve with veggies for dipping.

Yields about 1 cup


Veggies for Dipping
What’s a good dip without the right kind of “dippers?”  Here are a few suggestions for healthy choices that will make potato and/or corn chips obsolete!

  • Sliced zucchini or yellow squash
  • Cucumber spears
  • Carrots sticks
  • Red, yellow, green, and orange bell peppers cut into strips
  • Cherry or pear tomatoes
  • Celery sticks
  • Endive leaves
  • Jicama slices

For more entertaining tips that are healthy and quick n’easy, check out my Fat Flush Cookbook and Fat Flush for Life.


While we’re at it, let’s take a poll – Ravens OR 49ers? Post a comment with your pick!


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Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS, is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty books including The Fat Flush Plan series and her latest book, Radical Metabolism. She’s been rewriting the rules of nutrition for more than 40 years and is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the field of diet, detox and women’s health issues. 

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  1. Chris

    I will have to try some of these, they sound good!

    Go Ravens!

  2. Emily

    Go 49ers!

  3. Betty

    Thanks for the recipe ideas! They sound super scrumptious…and much healthier than the traditional wings.

    Oh and, GO Niners!

  4. Dave

    GO NINERS!!!

  5. Carol

    I’m gonna say Go Ravens!

  6. Jeni

    Go 49ers!! Definitely going to make the Zesty Avocado Dip. Yum!

  7. liz

    GO NINERS !!! I’m making the Avocado Dip too.

  8. Lisa

    Go 9ers!!!

  9. Roz Livingston

    GO NINERS!!!

  10. Susan

    Ha! Last year I made one of these dips for my party along with many other things. I put the dip out with some veggies and when my BIL saw it he scolded me (in a fun way). He said, “My wife makes me it this healthy cr@p all year long and on this one day a year -man’s favorite day- we want to eat like men!!!”

    I stuck a carrot in his mouth and shoo-shooed him out of the kitchen, but I couldn’t help but notice that the women all ate the healthy stuff and the men ate the junk like it was their last day to live!! I don’t like my husband to eat junk, but, he does very well the rest of the year. I guess I can’t complain!

  11. Cheryl

    Go 49’s!!! Have a Safe FUN Day!!!

  12. Sherry

    The recipes look great and so do the Ravens!

  13. Diane

    Easy Dippers: Trader Joe’s sells a small veggie tray (for only $2.59, I think) with baby carrots, sugar snap peas, tomatos and small jicama sticks. It’s a great bargain & time saver. 🙂 Thx for these healthy, yummy recipes! I’m excited to see the game & commercials!

  14. Holly


  15. Pauline S. (Age 50)

    I’m avoiding tomatoes and dairy, so a few of these recipes aren’t so good for me at this time. However, I’m gonna try making the shrimp puffies soon. I’m also looking forward to chicken with almond meal at another time.
    Ravens Rule!

  16. Barb

    Go Niners


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