5 “Healthified” Superbowl Sunday Appetizers

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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

Ingredients:

Boneless skinless chicken breast(1-2 breasts cut into tenders)

Whole wheat bread crumbs

4 Egg whites

Franks buffalo sauce

Directions:

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

Ingredients:

1 large zucchini

2/3 cup fat free shredded mozzarella

1/ cup black beans

2 tbs salsa

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Directions:

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

Ingredients:

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

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Directions:

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”

Ingredients:

1 medium sweet potato

1 tbs olive oil

Garlic powder

Directions:

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

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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)

Directions:

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!

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