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Coach Davanna’s Super Bowl snack swaps

Coach Davanna’s Super Bowl snack swaps

We’re extra pumped for Super Bowl Sunday 2021, which may have something to do with our resident NFL Cheerleader, MYX Coach Davanna Law. If you’re like us, when you think of the Super Bowl, three things come to mind: the halftime show, the commercials, and yes, the Super Bowl snacks. Want to MYX up your menu this year? Here are Coach Davanna’s healthier alternatives to your favorite game-time bites.

Super Bowl Snack: Sub Sandwiches
Coach Davanna’s Take: Pesto Cucumber Roll-ups

3 medium cucumbers, each will yield about 6 slices
1/4 cup store-bought basil pesto
6 slices lactose & soy-free mozzarella slices, cut into ½ inch strips
6 oz deli smoked turkey breast, shredded
1 bell pepper, thinly sliced into matchsticks
1/2 cup spinach, shredded
Salt and pepper for seasoning


Slice the cucumbers lengthwise on a mandoline slicer at a 2mm setting. If you don’t have a mandoline slicer, a vegetable peeler also works. Place the cucumber slices on parchment paper and pat them dry with a paper towel. Spread one teaspoon of pesto on each slice. Then, evenly distribute cheese, turkey, bell peppers, and spinach on each slice. Sprinkle a little salt and black pepper. Roll up and place seam down. For presentation, you can stick a toothpick in the middle. Serve with extra pesto or your sauce of choice. Yields about 18 rolls.

Source: Chef Bega

Super Bowl Snack: Potato skins
Coach Davanna’s Take: Chipotle Sweet Potato Skins 

3 medium sweet potatoes
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
4 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced or grated
2 to 3 chipotle chilies in adobo, chopped(add more or less depending on your taste)
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp cumin
1 lime for zest
Kosher salt and black pepper
2 cups baby spinach, roughly chopped
1 cup shredded white cheddar cheese
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
Optional: 1 can (14 oz) chickpeas, drained


Preheat the oven to 425°F. Prick the sweet potatoes all over with a fork. Bake directly on the rack until tender, for about 50 to 60 minutes. Let cool. While the potatoes are baking, place the chicken in a baking dish with the chickpeas. Add the olive oil, garlic, chipotle chiles, chili powder, onion powder, oregano, cumin, lime zest, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Gently toss to coat. Transfer to the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Then scatter the spinach over the chicken and cook for an additional 5 minutes. The spinach should be wilted. Shred the chicken with a fork, then toss with the chickpeas, spinach, and any oil left in the baking dish. Scrape the sweet potato flesh out of the peel, leaving a 1/2 inch thick layer of sweet potatoes. Brush the skins with a little olive oil and bake for 5 minutes until crispy. Remove skins from the oven and stuff with the chicken. Top with shredded cheese. Return to the oven and bake for 10 minutes until the cheese is melted. Serve with fresh cilantro and greek yogurt, if desired.

Source: Half Baked Harvest

Super Bowl Snack: Pepperoni Pizza
Coach Davanna’s Take: Cauliflower Pizza Bites

4 cups cauliflower rice
3 eggs
1 TBSP olive oil
1 TBSP Italian seasoning
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
Meats, vegetables, or other desired fillings
Marinara sauce 


Preheat the oven to 400° F. Combine the grated cauliflower, eggs, oil, and seasonings in a large bowl. Add any desired fillings—Coach Davanna uses 4 oz of meat and a cup of veggies. Just be careful not to add too many, or the pizza bites won’t hold together.  Pack to fill the muffin tins. Press down to help shape. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until the tops are golden brown. Serve these easy, healthy snacks with your favorite marinara sauce.

Source: Wicked Spatula

Super Bowl Snack: Potato Chips
Coach Davanna’s Take: Spicy Roasted Chickpeas 

2 cups cooked chickpeas or 1 (15 oz) can
1½ tsp olive oil
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp black pepper
¾ tsp chili powder
¼ tsp paprika
¼ tsp garlic powder
Dash of cayenne pepper


Preheat the oven to 425°F. Pat the chickpeas dry between two paper towels and remove any loose skins. Pour the chickpeas on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a Silpat. Mist with olive oil. Use a spoon or your hands to toss the chickpeas. In a small bowl, add the seasonings and whisk to combine. Sprinkle the mixture onto the chickpeas and toss to coat. Bake for 25 minutes, stirring the chickpeas at the 15-minute mark.

Source: Love Bakes Good Cakes

“Creativity is fun! Switching to healthier, yet still delicious, recipes is the perfect way to MYX up your game day regimen,” says Coach Davanna. All it takes is a little Pinterest inspo. Here’s to you feeling your best this Super Bowl Sunday.

Want more recipes from MYX? Try these nutritious smoothie ideas or check out the coaches’ favorite post-workout snacks.

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