With the Super Bowl just around the corner, game day menus will be making their way on to your weekly grocery list. Try one of these super bowl recipes that provide an abundance of flavor and nutrition. Another bonus: serving one-bowl meals means less time scrubbing dishes and more time rooting for your favorite team. Unlike standard finger foods, one-bowl meals are easy to make in large batches to feed all the hungry bellies on your couch. Also, during the peak cooking time, these meals require less hands-on labor so you will never miss a play.

One-pot-chili –mac-cheese

This warm and cozy classic dish is one of our household family favorites. To lower the saturated fat, you could use lean ground beef, ground turkey or chicken or tempeh and select low-fat cheddar cheese. In addition to the ease of this recipe, you are most likely to have all ingredients on hand.

Tuscan White Bean Soup with Escarole

Don’t let the unfamiliar word scare you away! Escarole is a variety of endive whose leaves have a less bitter taste than other members of the family. Escarole s rich in folic acid, fiber, and vitamin A and K.

Artichoke and Spinach Strata

Enjoy this twist on the famous artichoke and spinach dip that every sports fanatic loves on game day!

Three-Bean Veggie Chili

A hearty chili with two special ingredients: sweet potatoes and cocoa powder! The best part? This recipe is slow cooker-friendly. If you want to stay glued to the TV, throw all the ingredients in a slow cooker set on high for 4 hours, or until the sweet potatoes are tender.

More super bowl strategies

  • Prep the night before: chop vegetables and fruits
  • Choose low sodium or sodium-free canned goods like vegetable broth and beans to help lower the amount of salt consumption
  • Once cooked, use a slow cooker to help keep the dish warm throughout the game
  • Get creative! Don’t be afraid to add or substitute ingredients
  • Substitute plain 0% fat Greek yogurt for mayonnaise or sour cream in dips or to top chili
  • Have low-cal foods available for mindless munching – vegetables, low-fat popcorn, seltzer waters
  • Have a place to put your beer down – vs. holding it in your hand!

Jennifer McDaniel

Jennifer McDaniel is a Registered Dietitian, Media Spokesperson, and co-author of Prevention's Mediterranean Table Cookbook. She and her team of Registered Dietitians aim to help their clients go further, make change last, and unlock their potential. She lives in St. Louis, MO with her husband, and three young sons. If you are interested in working with Jennifer, please visit our contact page.