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Busy and Hungry? Make a Superbowl

Posted On: January 29, 2014

We’ve all been there: It’s 6pm. You’re starving. You’ve opened and closed the fridge door at least three times. You’re also kind of sleepy and you’d rather fall into the couch and watch an episode of Ancient Aliens. But wait! You know that if you don’t fuel yourself with good food you could end up feeling even more sleepy and irritable. That’s where we come in!

We’re big advocates for excellent taste, good ingredients and of course, preparation. Prepping a go-to meal for later in the week consumption can be a life saver and can help you stick to your nutritional goals. If you have a few key ingredients on hand, you’ll be less far tempted to order in something that may not sustain you in the long run.

Since it’s the Super Bowl and we can’t resist a good pun, let’s get you started on Superbowls! A Superbowl is a quick meal that should take no less than 7 minutes to throw together. It’s an emergency dish, something you can whip up with your eyes closed (which we in no way suggest doing!). It’s satisfying, rich in protein, and full of healthy fats.

Your Superbowl should contain the following four categories: base + protein + healthy fats + veggies. Layer them on, starting with the base.

The Base:

Ideally the base consists of leafy greens like kale, spinach, or arugula.

Protein

Layer on 4 oz of protein, roughly the size of a deck of cards: chicken, fish, beef, pork, turkey. If you are looking for a non-meat alternative, try a half cup beans, or even a cup of quinoa or rice.

Healthy Fats

Toss a serving of your favorite healthy fat on to your Superbowl: olive oil, avocado, olives, cashews, feta cheese, tahini sauce or macadamia nuts

Veggies

Here is where you get to add the bulk of your Superbowl. Don’t hesitate to pile on lots of veggies!

Brussels sprouts, artichokes, broccoli, sweet potato, kohlrabi, carrots, sauerkraut, green beans, squash, zucchini, sugar snap peas, bell pepper, tart dried cranberries

 

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Let us know how you enjoyed your Superbowl! Tag your culinary creations on Facebook and Instagram with @beetnikfoods and we may repost your pics! Bon appétit, ya’ll!

 

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