Healthy Super Bowl Snacks for 17 Day Dieters

Super Bowl weekend and you know what that means, right? Food, football, family and friends! If you’re staying strong during the game and sticking to your 17 Day Diet plan, here are a few ideas for healthy Super Bowl Snacks this football season.

Try these healthy food ideas if you’re on Cycle 1– you’ll find ideas for Cycle 2 and 3 below:

All American Football Veggie Tray
Certain vegetables are a freebie on the 17 Day Diet. Try adding the following veggies to your platter this season:

Cherry Tomatoes
Asparagus Spears cooked lightly in olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper- serve cold
Variety of Bell Peppers- the yellow, orange and red variety have wonderful sweet flavor!
Broccoli and Cauliflower
Sliced Cucumbers- or try mixing with a little olive oil, apple cider vinegar, sweetener, salt & pepper for a tasty salad
Mushrooms- try a South American Marinade: Olive Oil, Vinegar, Chili Powder, Cumin, Oregano, Sweetener, Salt & Pepper- let sit for a few hours, then grill. Serve cold.

Veggie Dip- Use a 1/2 packet of Ranch Dip Packet with a cup of non-fat plain yogurt. Makes a great zingy dip for your veggies.

Deviled Eggs- Use a traditional recipe but swap out mayonaise with non-fat plain yogurt.

Cycle 2 addition: Make a homemade hummus to go with your veggies

Cycle 3 additions: Cut pita slice into triangles, toast and serve with your favorite homemade hummus or guacamole

Lunch/Early Dinner

Turkey Burger- Protein Style

Season lean ground turkey meat with your favorite seasonings such as salt, pepper, garlic, etc.
In lieu of bun, use iceburg, bibb, or boston lettuce and wrap your burger along with your favorite condiments such as sliced tomato, onion, ketchup and fat-free cheese.

Cycle 2/3:  Use lean ground sirloin rather than turkey

Cycle 3: Stuff your burger into a whole wheat pita pocket or make a burger wrap with a 10 inch whole wheat tortilla.  If you want to use bread, fold your burger into one slice of your favorite bread from the Cycle 3 list.

Faux Buffalo Chicken

Cut chicken breasts into bite size pieces and marinate in a bath of your favorite buffalo wing hot sauce, reduced-sugar ketchup or BBQ sauce, add salt and pepper and any other spices you enjoy. Bake at 350 for roughly 20 minutes.  Baste your chicken half way through baking process with extra sauce (make sure you set aside extra before putting chicken in marinade so not to contaminate cooking chicken).  Serve with your ranch dip (see above).

Chicken Stir Fry

Slice chicken breast, carrots, broccoli, bell peppers and onions.  Cook chicken with a bit of olive oil in pan, add veggies when chicken is almost cooked through. Add Bragg Liquid Amino to taste and top with your favorite seasonings such as salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, etc.  *For added variety, add grilled tofu.

Chicken or Beef Skewers

Cut up chicken (Cycle 1) or Beef Sirloin (Cycle 2/3) into bite sized pieces. Use the following recipe and let meat marinate for at least 2 hours:

2 tbsp Olive Oil
1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
1/4 Cup Tomato Sauce
1/2 tsp Chili Powder
1/2 tsp Cumin
1/2 tsp Oregano
1/2 tsp sweetener
Salt, Pepper to taste

Use your favorite veggies from the Cycle Food lists such as onion, mushroom, bell peppers, etc and place them on skewers with meat and grill (you may marinate veggies in same sauce if you desire).

Cycle 2/3 additions:  Use potatoes for your skewers (try canned mini potatoes– they work best), or serve with brown rice or couscous.

Just because you’re on a diet doesn’t mean you can’t eat great food. Enjoy the Super Bowl weekend with your friends and family…and remember, it’s not all about food!

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  1. Kaja says

    Im searching recipes for C1 right now and I found great ideas how to use cauliflower. One of them is hummus – theres almond butter in it – am I allowed to eat almond butter or tahini on C1? thanks

  2. Kaja says

    Hi Torey. Is coconut flour allowed on C1 or C2? I found a recipe for cauliflower bread loaf with use of 55g of coconut flour. I also have drinking coconut milk no sugar, 5g fat (4g sat) and no trans that would be great for smoothie but I dont know if I can use it.

    • says

      Definitely skip all flours on Cycle 1 and probably on Cycle 2 as well. Breads are allowed on Cycle 3, so you may want to wait to use the flour then. If you’re going to drink the coconut milk, I’d probably wait until Cycle 3, but you can always try it now and if you don’t see any weight loss happening, I’d definitely stop drinking it.

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