Fantasy Football, Posture & Food

We all love fantasy football.  Now instead of one day of football we get three days a week!  That is great, but what that can lead to is eating junk, slouching on the couch for hours and enduring hours of stress hoping our player or team is gonna do well.

Please be mindful of posture during the games.  Slouching can lead to headaches, neck pain, shoulder pain and low back pain to name a few.  A good thing to do is sit on a rolled up towel and put it right under your lower hip bone called your Ishial Tuberosity.  Make sure that you position it so your back is not slouched and it is easy for you to sit with good posture without forcing your back upright.  This will help you prevent postural issues that may come up after sitting for hours watching the game.

Now the other problem…food.  Here are a couple of dishes that can help you fill up and keep you healthy as well.

There are tons of vegetarian dishes out there online to help you eat healthier but for those of you who like meat and need something hot to fill you up during the game here are some tips:

1. Butternut Bacon Squash

2 1/2 lbs butternut squash
15 slices of bacon
Olive oil
Chili powder
Garlic powder
Salt
PepperPreheat the oven to 350 F.  Peel and trim the butternut squash.  Cut the squash into 1″ cubes (discard the seeds and pulp–makes about 30 cubes).  Place the squash in a bowl and drizzle with oil and sprinkle with chili powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper–to taste.  Toss to coat.  Cut the bacon in half, width wise.  Wrap half a bacon slice around one squash cube and place, seal side down on a foil lined baking sheet.  Repeat for the reminder of the squash cubes.  Bake for 20 minutes.  Flip the bites over (careful not to unwrap the bacon) and bake for another 20 minutes or until the squash is tender and the bacon is cooked through.  If you want to bacon crispier, broil it for the last 3-5 minutes of baking (keep an eye on it).*You could also use toothpicks to seal the bacon, if necessary
2. Buffalo Egg Chicken Muffins
8 Eggs
6 oz. Chicken – Cooked and Chopped
¼ Cup Blue Cheese Crumbles
3 Tbs. Buffalo Wing Sauce
2 Green Onions – Chopped
1 Rib Celery – Chopped
1 Clove Garlic – Minced
Sea Salt and Pepper – To Taste

(2 Tbs. Peace and Love)

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350° Lightly oil a muffin tin.

In a large mixing bowl, fork whisk eggs.  To the eggs, add chicken, blue cheese crumbles, buffalo wing sauce, green onions, celery, garlic, sea salt and pepper.  Mix until all ingredients are well incorporated.

Pour mixture into muffin tin.  This should be enough to fill 8 spots.

Bake 20 minutes or until fluffy and golden brown on top.

Prep Time – 15 Minutes
Cook Time – 20 Minutes

Makes Servings: 4
This will not only be different than most party foods served but will help you eat healthier than chips and dip.
References:

Top 20 Paleo Super Bowl Recipes