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Super Bowl, Super Foods

Planning on watching the Super Bowl tomorrow night? Super Bowl parties usually mean wings, pizza, beer, nachos, etc but why not switch it up this year and try some equally-satisfying recipes that won’t leave you feeling like crap on Monday morning?! Have you ever thought about the irony of sitting and watching healthy, fit athletes (who I imagine fuel their bodies with foods that support health and performance) with grease dripping down our chins?


Here’s some of my favorite recipes for the big game;

Carrot Fries with Garlic Aioli

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Crispy Chicken Dippers

Creamy Cauliflower Mac  

Ground Turkey & Vegetable Pizza Chili

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Turkey Zucchini Meatballs

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges with a Kick!

Sweet Potato Nachos

By Functionally Simple Nutrition

Ariana Cucuzza, RDN, LD is the founder of She is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist specializing in Functional Medicine Nutrition and sports nutrition.

Ariana holds a bachelor’s degree in food and nutrition sciences from Ohio University and went on to complete her dietetic internship at The Cleveland Clinic. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Greater Cleveland chapter of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She also is an active member of the Sports Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) and Dietitians in Functional Medicine (DIFM) Practice Groups of the national Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has been featured in Health Magazine, Live Science, Rally Health, YouBeauty, US News & World Report and Cleveland Clinic's Health Essentials as well as live appearances with WKYC news.

In her previous role as a public health and community-based dietitian, she led “food as medicine” initiatives in coordination with health care providers to provide nutritious food to low-income patients with diet-related health challenges. She also led nutrition workshops, cooking demonstrations, and assisted with menu planning for afterschool programs and senior meals.

Ariana enjoys cooking, trying new things, and staying active with yoga and Crossfit!

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