Are you ready for some football?! I’m ready for the food but you know me, I won’t just eat crappy food just ‘cuz it’s “super bowl.” Nope, instead I’ve got a plan. I’m making fresh root veg chips and guac, homemade lavash pizza and these super bowl stuffed spuds. If I’m going to carb-load at least I know at the same time I can add lots of veg to my homemade recipes plus I know my food is healthier than Pizza Hut or Doritos.
You can get really creative with baked potatoes filling them with all kinds of healthy alternatives without breaking the bank or spending a lot of time in the kitchen. Plus bakers look like little footballs don’t they? Here’s what I did:
3-4 bakers, pref organic
1 whole roasted organic chicken
1 lg. red onion – peeled, thinly sliced
1 lg. red pepper – thinly sliced
2 cups chopped leeks – washed, drained
2 cloves garlic – minced
2 cups broccoli florets
green onion for garnish
1 tsp tamari
Preheat oven to 400F.
Wrap the potatoes in foil and pop in oven for 45 minutes to cook.
To make the filling saute the onions, peppers, leeks and garlic for 20 minutes on medium heat in 2 tbsp olive oil until tender. Add the broccoli with 3 minutes to go (so the broccoli is tender not soggy) and saute all veg together. I just picked up a roast chicken and shredded the meat into the sauteed mixture after cooking. Drizzle in 1 tbsp tamari to add some flavor. Taste and season.
As you’ll see in the photo I made one spud without the chicken to keep my veggie missus happy and another with just plain non-fat Greek yogurt and cheddar finished with a smidge of green onion. What you could do is set up a baked potato bar with all the fixins (as herself would say) so everyone at your Super Bowl party can make their own. Now everyone’s happy….unless their team loses!
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All recipes are made with the finest quality farmers’ market whole foods, natural and non-processed ingredients as much as possible.