Super Foods for Super Bowl Sunday

Super Bowl Sunday is right around the corner, and with it comes a tradition: a table groaning under the weight of many cheesy, creamy and fat laden dishes that can leave you feeling “sacked.”

Whether you’re watching the big game here in Princeton or just in need of a few new recipes, you’ll score big points with these two crowd-pleasing recipes in your lineup this Sunday.  Super Foods for Super Bowl Sunday.  These dishes from Trish Ryan at Time for Dinner are game changers – sure to see you through all the fumbles, bad calls, missed field goal attempts, and of course, the commercials.

The Pre-game Show – Roasted Carrot Dip

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Active time:  10 minutes   Total Time: 40 minutes


1 ½ pounds carrots, halved and cut into 3-inch chunks

1 large onion, cut into wedges

6 tablespoons olive oil, divided

1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin

Kosher salt

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

1-2 tablespoons Sriracha (to taste)

1 small clove garlic


1.    Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

2.    On a rimmed baking sheet, toss carrots and onions with 2 tablespoons oil and the cumin. Season with salt. Roast until golden brown and tender, about 35 minutes tossing halfway through.

3.    Transfer vegetables to a food processor and pulse until a course paste forms. Add remaining ¼ cup oil, vinegar, Sriracha and garlic. Pulse to combine. Season with salt.  Serve with pita bread.


Game Time  – Honey Chipotle Meatballs

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Active time:  20 minutes   Total Time: 30 minutes

1 1/2 pounds ground turkey

1/2 yellow onion, minced

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon ground pepper

2 tablespoons honey

1 to 2 tablespoons chopped chipotle chiles in adobo sauce (to taste)

2 teaspoons cider vinegar

1 tablespoon olive oil


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2. In a medium bowl, mix together turkey, onion, garlic, salt, and ground pepper until combined (do not overmix). Form into 16 meatballs. In a small bowl, stir together honey, chiles, and vinegar.

3. In a large ovenproof skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add meatballs and cook until browned on all sides, about 10 minutes. Transfer skillet to oven and bake for 5 minutes. Remove from oven, pour honey mixture over meatballs, and toss to coat.  Place back in the oven and bake until liquid is reduced and meatballs are glazed, about 5 minutes, swirling halfway through.

4. Serve with toothpicks, or on a hoagie roll.

Enjoy the game and the friends around you!

Stay tuned next month when we talk about what to do for that special someone on Valentine’s Day!


Trish Ryan is the founder of Time for Dinner, a service to help simplify the meal planning process and enjoy dinner with your family.

Time For Dinner members are provided recipes for five simple, healthy meals including side dishes each week. Meal plans are created to be efficient and eliminate waste. Ingredients are maximized to create balanced dinners that play off each other. Members are also provided with an organized shopping list, cost estimates to help keep you on budget, a list of pantry items you will need, and guides to meal preparation.

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