Healthy Super Bowl Recipes

Healthy Super Bowl Recipes

by Posted on: January 29, 2013Categories: LiveWell 24/7   

According to the Calorie Control Council,  Americans will consume 11.2 million pounds of potato chips while watching the Super Bowl. Resist temptation and snack wisely with these healthy versions of  your favorite football foods!

 

Guilt-Free Buffalo Wings:  A skinny version of the football staple! Grill these tenders then toss with your favorite sauce.

  • 1 pound chicken tenders
  • salt
  • ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup prepared Buffalo wing sauce
  • 4 ribs celery, cut into sticks
  • 4 carrots, cut into sticks
  • 2 cucumbers, cut into sticks
  • 1/2 cut fat-free ranch dressing

Directions

  1. Season the chicken tenders to taste with salt and pepper
  2. Coat a ridged grill pan with olive oil spray and head over medium-high heat, or heat and electric countertop griller. Grill the chicken, turning once, about 4 minutes, or until browned and no longer pink in the thickest part. Cut into bite-sized pieces. Transfer to a bowl and toss with Buffalo sauce
  3. Place chicken on a platter with celery, carrots, cucumbers, and the ranch dressing for dipping. Serve with wooden picks.

 

Healthy Seven-Layer Dip: Traditional seven-layer dip can be very heavy with dairy and refried beans. This delicious lightened version cuts calories and fat while boosting fiber.

  • 2 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 2 avocados mashed well
  • 1 cup low fat greek yogurt
  • 2/3 cup black beans
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatos
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • sliced black olives and scallions to garnish

Directions

  1. Spread chopped romaine lettuce at the bottom of a large bowl.
  2. Add avocado layer on top, and smooth out with a spoon to even height.
  3. Spoon Greek yogurt layer, and smooth if necessary.
  4. Layer black beans, then diced tomatoes on top.
  5. Sprinkle cheese, and add olives and scallions.

 

 

Delicious Turkey Chili- What’s the Super Bowl without chili?

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 small red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 small green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 (15 ounce) can dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 (28 ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar

Directions

  1. Add olive oil to bottom of a large cooking pot and turn heat on medium-low.
  2. Add garlic to pot and cook until it starts to brown, stirring frequently (about 2 minutes).
  3. Add onions and cook on medium-low until golden and translucent (about 5 minutes).
  4. Add ground turkey and cook, stirring frequently, until cooked through.
  5. Combine seasonings in a small bowl, then pour over cooked turkey meat in pot, and stir.
  6. Pour in 2 cans of crushed tomatoes.
  7. Stir in light brown sugar, kidney beans, and chopped peppers.
  8. Simmer on medium-low heat for 30 minutes with cover on, slightly vented to allow steam to escape.


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