Nutritionist Approved, Healthy Superbowl Snacks

Part of a Natty lifestyle is eating a healthful diet so that you can stay fit, and feel as good as you look!  Of course, as with everything, it must be done tastefully and with style. That is why I’ve enlisted NYC nutritionist and wellness expert, Megan Zimak to advise on body boosting tips and recipes, to help you rock the wardrobe of your dreams.

Superbowl Sunday can spell disaster for a girl who’s watching her waistline.  I asked Megan for a few yummy recipes that are simple and delicious, but that offer a healthy alternative to the typical greasy Superbowl favorites.

Nibble these to get through the day without feeling like you’re a pig in a blanket!


Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 servings




  • 1-2 bunches of kale
  • Olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Remove kale from stalk, leaving the greens in large pieces.
  3. Place a little olive oil in a bowl, dip your fingers and rub a very light coat of oil over the kale.
  4. Lay kale out on a baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes or until it starts to turn a bit brown. Keep an eye on the kale, it can burn quickly. Turn the kale over and bake with the other side up.
  5. Remove and serve.


Try different kinds of kale or collard greens. You can sprinkle with a little salt or spice such as curry or cumin after rubbing on olive oil for a little added flavor.



Prep time: 10 mins

Cook time: 20 mins

Yields: 4 servings



  • 1 large sweet potato (or garnet yam)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Sea salt (or cumin & cinnamon for an additional sweet & savory flavor)


  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, drizzle oil over the potatoes.
  3. Add salt or seasoning mix and toss to coat.
  4. Place fries in one even layer cookie sheet.
  5. Bake 10 minutes, turn and bake 10 more minutes. Fries should be soft on the inside and browned on the outside.
  6. Remove & serve


Prep time: 10 mins

Cook time: 20 mins

Yields: 4 servings



  • ½ lb ground lean turkey
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 1 ½ cups black beans
  • ½ cup salsa
  • 1 package daiya cheddar cheese
  • 1 8 oz container organic soy sour cream
  • 1 cup guacamole
  • 1 cup salsa
  • ¼ cup chopped black olives
  • ½ cup tomatoes, chopped
  • ½ cup green onions, chopped


1.In a large skillet, brown turkey in olive oil. Add contents of taco seasoning. Set aside to cool to room temperature.

2.Place the beans in a blender or food processor with 1/2 cup of the salsa. Blend for about 15 – 20 seconds, until the beans are the consistency of refried beans.

3.Spread the beans into the bottom of 1.5 in-deep serving tray

4.Sprinkle 2 cups of shredded “cheese” on top of beans.

5.Sprinkle seasoned turkey on top of cheese.

6.Spread sour cream very slowly on top of turkey.

7.Spread guacamole on top of sour cream.

8.Pour salsa over guacamole and spread evenly.

9.Sprinkle remaining shredded cheese & black olives

10.Garnish with chopped tomatoes & green onions.