5 "Healthified" Superbowl Sunday Appetizers
Will you be attending a Superbowl party February 1st? If so, you are most likely going to encounter a lot of yummy snacks and drinks. Wings, chips, nachos, pizza, beer, you name it. I bet these foods aren't a part of your New Year's resolution diet. With that said, if you are feeling like you are finally getting on track after the holidays and don't want to destroy your progress in one day, don't panic. There are many ways to create healthier versions of your favorite football snacks to avoid "inflating" that waistline. Below I have shared 5 healthy recipes for my favorite football appetizers.
1. Baked Buffalo Tenders
Boneless skinless chicken breast(1-2 breasts cut into tenders)
Whole wheat bread crumbs
4 Egg whites
Franks buffalo sauce
Preheat oven at 350F
Cut chicken into thin slices
Dip tenders into egg whites and then coat in breadcrumbs
Place tenders in nonstick baking pan/sheet
Coat tenders with Franks Buffalo Sauce
Bake tenders for 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through
I like to enjoy with a side of Bolthouse Blue Cheese Yogurt dressing!
2. Zucchini Nachos
1 large zucchini
2/3 cup fat free shredded mozzarella
1/ cup black beans
2 tbs salsa
Preheat oven to 400
Cut zucchini into very thin wheels
Spray cooking sheet with non stick and spread zucchini evenly
Bake zucchini in over for 10 minutes
Remove tray, flip zucchini, add cheese, and place back in over for 10 minutes, add cheese for the last few minutes
Add beans, salsa, and avocado
3. Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip
2 cups cooked boneless skinless chicken breasts (I use shredded chicken)
8 oz low fat cream cheese
1/2 cup Bolthouse ranch dressing
1/2 cup Frank's Red Hot buffalo sauce (or Texas Pete hot sauce)
1/2 cup low fat shredded cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 350F
Mix all of the ingredients into medium baking dish
Bake for 20 minutes
I like to serve with celery or Blue Corn Chips!
4. Baked Sweet Potato "Fries"
1 medium sweet potato
1 tbs olive oil
Preheat oven to 415F
Peel and slice potato into 1/2 inch strips
Toss potato in salad bowl with olive oil and garlic powder (add salt and pepper if wanted)
Spread potato evenly onto baking sheet
Bake for 25-30 minutes, flipping fries 1/2 way through.
5. Turkey Chili
Extra lean ground turkey (1lb)
Red Kidney Beans (1 can)
Chili Mix (I use Old El Paso or McCormicks)
Diced tomatoes (I use 1 can Del Monte with zesty green chiles)
Dash of chopped onion and jalapenos
Tomato paste (1/2 small can)
Cook ground turkey in large skillet
Once cooked, drain skillet and add 1/2 cup water
Add chili mix and stir
Add beans, diced tomatoes, chopped onion and jalapenos, and tomato paste
Mix and let sit on low for 5-10 minutes
This makes about 5-6 servings!
Wishing you all a happy Superbowl Sunday and let's go Patriots!