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By: Grace Gavilanes

The big game is almost here — and all we can think about is the food spread! You might be dreaming of loaded nachos and pizza, but because we’re still trying real hard to keep up with our New Year’s resolutions, we’re taking a healthier approach to the carb-heaviest day of the month.

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Look no further than our better-for-you picks, which include Tater Tot Nachos, a dairy-free Spinach Artichoke Dip, a Crustless Pizza Bake, and a Matcha Mocktail. Each recipe calls for a scoop or two of collagen, specifically our hydrolyzed Collagen PeptidesBeef Gelatin, and Matcha Collagen. Why you’ll love our fan-favorite Vital Proteins products: They each help to support stronger hair, skin, nails, and joints. Plus, our Matcha Collagen contains amino acid L-theanine, which provides an “alert calm” in drinkers. Because staying calm under pressure is always needed when watching the most important football game of the year.

Oh, and did we mention they’re the perfect health-conscious complement to these delicious dishes? Yep, you’re in for a treat.

Collagen Recipes to Make for the Big Game

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Dairy-Free Spinach Artichoke Dip

Ingredients:

  • ½ C frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1 14 oz. can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • ½ C mayonnaise
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 C dairy-free cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 scoops Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides
  • 1 t lemon juice
  • ½ t onion powder
  • ¼ t garlic salt
  • ¼ t fresh ground pepper
  • Chopped chives (optional)
  • Dairy-free shredded cheese (optional)
  • Crackers, assorted veggies for dipping

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Lightly grease a small baking dish.
  3. In a mixing bowl, mix together cream cheese, mayonnaise, garlic, garlic salt, onion powder, lemon juice, salt, pepper and Collagen Peptides.
  4. Add spinach and artichoke hearts and fold in until fully mixed.
  5. Transfer the mix to the baking dish.
  6. Top with shredded cheese.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
  8. Garnish with chopped chives.
  9. Serve with crackers and assorted veggies. Enjoy!

tater tot nachos

Tater Not Nachos with Collagen Buffalo Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 2 T ghee
  • 1 T coconut aminos
  • 1 t unfiltered apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ t onion powder
  • ½ t garlic powder
  • 1 C hot sauce
  • ¼ t cayenne pepper
  • 2 scoops Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides

Directions:

  1. In a saucepan, add all ingredients and whisk to combine over medium heat.
  2. Drizzle sauce over cauliflower tots.
  3. Garnish with your favorite toppings and enjoy!

crustless pizza bake

Crustless Pizza Bake

Ingredients:

  • 16 oz. organic marinara sauce
  • 2 scoops Vital Proteins Beef Gelatin
  • 1 lb. chicken, cooked & cubed
  • 1 lb. Italian sausage, cooked & crumbled
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 6 oz. black olives, halved
  • 6 oz. organic shredded cheese (mozzarella, jack, and/or cheddar work well)
  • 2 oz. organic pepperoni
  • ¼ C pickled jalapeños

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Have a 9×13″ baking pan ready.
  2. Mix the marinara and the gelatin together in a medium bowl. Set it aside.
  3. Add the cooked chicken and sausage to the baking pan. Stir together well.  
  4. Sauté the chopped onion and bell pepper in the leftover grease from the meat until translucent. Layer over top of the meat. Scatter the black olives over top.
  5. Stir the reserved marinara. If it appears very thick, add a few tablespoons of filtered water to smooth it out.  Pour over the vegetables in the baking pan.
  6. Next, add the shredded cheese. Then lay out the pepperoni and pickled jalapeño.  
  7. Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden and bubbly. Allow it to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before serving.

matcha mocktail

Matcha Collagen Mocktail

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. ginger simple syrup
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 scoop Matcha Collagen
  • 4-8 oz. freshly boiled water
  • 1 t lemon juice
  • Honey, for drizzling
  • Ginger simple syrup
  • ½ C coconut sugar
  • ½ C water
  • 1 large ginger root knob, peeled and sliced

Directions:

  1. To make the ginger simple syrup: combine coconut sugar, water and peeled ginger in a pot.
  2. Bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer for 15-20 minutes until sugar is dissolved and syrup is fragrant (makes about a half cup).
  3. Strain and discard reserved ginger and set aside syrup.
  4. Place egg white in a large bowl. Using a hand mixer, whisk the egg white until stiff peaks form, about 5-6 minutes.
  5. Brew Matcha Collagen in cup of choice with freshly boiled water. Add in lemon juice and one-half to one ounce of ginger simple syrup and stir.
  6. Top with egg whites and drizzle with honey. Sprinkle matcha powder on top for added flair.
  7. Serve immediately.