Let’s be honest. How many times have you gone to a Super bowl party and come back feeling like crap?
It was not the people or the TV watching but the junk you ate right?
I am by no means a perfect eater, those days of deprivation are long gone, but I have to eat a certain way for my autoimmune and digestive issues.
I cannot eat wheat, gluten, dairy, or cheese. You may think, “what the hell do you eat Rach”?’
But, I eat a lot and I love sweets. I have to eat chocolate daily. I also love making chocolate treats for Super Bowl, because my family loves them and come on…who does not love chocolate.
Super Bowl Chocolate Truffles
Modified recipe from Recipe by Lexi’s Clean Kitchen
12 oz. dark chocolate
1 cup full-fat coconut milk
1 tbsp honey
Dash sea salt
½ cup cocoa powder for rolling
Optional: 1-2 drops Lavender Essential Oil
1. Break up chocolate into pieces if it’s in bark form
2. In a pot heat coconut milk and chocolate
3. Add in the honey
4. Mix until combined; the mixture will be thick and look somewhat gooey
5. Remove and add in dash of sea salt and lavender
6. Set the bowl in the refrigerator for 4-6 hours, or in the freezer for 1 hour or until mixture hardens
7. Set on the counter to soften for a few minutes before scooping
8. Scoop out about 1/2 inch balls with a spoon and lay them out on parchment paper covered board. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes
9. Roll truffle balls with your hands to make them evenly round
10. Roll truffles in cocoa powder and serve
11. Keep refrigerated when not in use
Then I make Guacamole because every party needs this dip.
The Best Guacamole
1 teaspoon cumin
¼ bunch cilantro, chopped
1 small tomato, chopped
1 lime, juiced
Salt and pepper to taste
Chopped scallions to garnish
PREPARE THE GUACAMOLE. Split the avocado in half and twist apart. Remove the pit. Scoop out the avocado meat into a bowl. Add the cumin, cilantro, tomato and lime juice. Mash mixture with fork and season with salt and black pepper. Serve immediately. Top with chopped scallions.
Then you need to have a kick ass meal, right?
You do not want to bloat up during this fiesta, right?
You can make this recipe with chicken or pork, and then serve it with gluten free chips, gluten free crackers, paleo wraps or brown rice for your party friends.
I love this recipe because it is a crock pot recipe – which means…HELLO EASY!
When I eat heavy protein, I need to drink lemon water 30 minutes before and take a digestive enzyme but you can increase the natural enzymes in your body with lemon water and 1 teaspoon raw apple cider vinegar.
Honey Ginger Pork
Active time: 5 minutes Total time: 6-8 hours Serves 4
2lb pork shoulder roast (or any other roast you prefer)
1 yellow onion, sliced
2 apples, cored and sliced
⅔ cup beef or chicken broth OR water
1 tablespoon raw honey
2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger (use ground ginger if you don’t have fresh on hand)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon smoked paprika
½ teaspoon pepper
2 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
1 bay leaf
Pull out your crockpot. Add your broth or water, then onions, then pork, then apples then all your spices/garlic clove/and bay leaf. Cover. Cook for 8-10 hours on low or 6-8 hours on high.
Use tongs or a fork to shred your pork.
Now I am not going to leave you having without a plan for what to do after the party because that would be rude of me.
Here is a free guide on how to lessen the bloat when you feel blah (and hopefully you will not feel blah).
But, if you drink a beer — this gem is loaded with yeast and may bloat you up, so think before you drink.
Download this de-bloat guide here.
Health Coach + Business Coach at www.rachelswellness.com