Football Food Makeover… Healthy Living Style!

Super Bowl Sunday is the second biggest eating day in America (after Thanksgiving). If you want to indulge in your favorite game day foods and keep hungry guests pleased without feeling like a linebacker by the fourth quarter, try these healthy spins on Super Bowl classics! Brian, HL’s beer and wine manager, has chosen beer pairings for some of the recipes below. Be sure to stop by the beer and wine department for all your game day needs!

Chips and Salsa

Fire Roasted Tomato Salsa with Mango and Black Beans

This recipe takes plain Jane salsa to a new level! They say all good things come in three and they’re right; the spiciness of the tomatoes combined with the sweetness of the mango and the heartiness of the black beans is a touchdown for your taste buds.

Beer pairing:  Maine Beer Company Mo Pale Ale

Caramelized Onion Dip We’ve updated classic onion dip by swapping the pack of dehydrated soup mix for real caramelized onions and Greek yogurt—don’t worry, all the sweet, salty, tangy flavors from the beloved original are still there. Enjoy with veggies or pita chips.

Beer pairing: Bear Republic Big Bear Black Stout

White Bean Dip with Dill, Garlic and Lemon This simple recipe transforms humble beans into pure dippin’ deliciousness. The zippiness of lemon combined with fresh dill and garlic is a flavor field goal!

Beer pairing: Victory Prima Pils

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Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Horseradish Cream and Fresh Dill Greasy bagged potato chips take a back seat to these gems, loaded with nutrition and flavor. Tender, creamy potatoes roasted to golden brown perfection and dipped in a yogurt sauce with the sharp heat of horseradish and freshness of tangy dill…dig in!

Beer pairing: Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA

Crispy Sesame Kale Chips Betcha can’t eat just one of these light, crispy snacks! Everyone loves that familiar salty crunch of a potato chip, but we all know those greasy culprits aren’t the best for us. Try these for a downright delicious alternative.

Beer pairing: Dogfish 60 Minute IPA

Cheese Bourekas with Fresh Herbs These Middle-Eastern style puff pastry pockets filled with cheese and fresh herbs put nachos and other cheese laden football classics to shame! A light, flaky crust surrounds salty, delicious feta and parmesan cheese mixed with vibrant dill, mint, chives and parsley creating a bite-size nugget of bliss.

Curried Roasted Butternut Squash Dip This unique dip combines sweet butternut squash and the savory flavors of curry for pure interception perfection! Serve with veggies or pita chips and enjoy.

Beer pairing: Allagash Tripel

Some of these recipes will be served at our demo counter this week, keep an eye on our events calendar andfacebook page to find out when!

Happy Super Bowl!

~ Amy, Team Marketing