Saturday, February 6, 2010

Super Bowl Healthy Recipe Ideas

OH How I wish we could have a Super Bowl party! I love the Super Bowl. I love Football! How about you all? What are you going to be doing for the Super Bowl?

We will be watching it at 2:00 am probably. ´But I want to make it special for my men. Here are some ideas that I may try to keep it healthy and light.

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Healthy Ways to Tackle Super Bowl Sunday

Are you ready for some football? Fans across the country are gearing up for the biggest game of the year, and for many, that also means hosting or attending a Super Bowl party. To avoid indulging in trays of fried finger foods, bowls of chips and dip and other traditional (and unhealthy!) Super Bowl Sunday snacks — which are sure to derail your diet — try these four South Beach Diet-friendly alternatives:

  1. Instead of chips and dip … prepare a platter of fresh-cut veggies and hummus dip, if you’re on Phase 1. If you’re on Phase 2 or 3, replace chips with toasted whole-wheat pita slices and pair them with salsa or a South Beach Diet-friendly dip.
  2. Instead of Buffalo wings …substitute Buffalo Chicken Bites ( click on it for the recipe) and pair them with a South Beach Diet-friendly blue cheese sauce as a dip. You can prepare your own blue cheese dipping sauce by mashing crumbled blue cheese and whisking it together with reduced-fat sour cream, mayonnaise, fresh lemon juice, vinegar, and hot pepper sauce.
  3. Instead of pizza ... bake portobello mushroom caps as your “crust” and top them with tomato sauce and shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese. You can season with herbs to add flavor, and as a topping, you can grill or roast some chopped vegetables or add cooked low-fat turkey sausage or diced ham. If you’re on Phase 2, use whole-wheat or white whole-wheat flour to prepare the crust, or toast a whole-wheat pita, and top with your favorites.
  4. Instead of fatty buttery popcorn … enjoy a nut mix like the Spicy Nut Mix if you’re on Phase 1. If you’re on Phase 2 or 3, microwave a bag of trans-fat-free popcorn.
Let´s have a great healthy Super Bowl and may the Saints Go Marching in!!!
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