Okay, is is Super Bowl weekend! And here are some interesting food stats….Super Bowl Sunday is the second biggest food consumption day of the year behind Thanksgiving Day! There will be 1.25 billion chicken wings and 30 million pounds of snacks and goodies eaten, and well, safe to say, thousands of calories consumed. Here are some lightened-up food ideas for Super Bowl Sunday.
For guacamole & other creamy dips - use light mayonnaise, sour cream and Greek yogurt to replace the higher fat sour cream or cream cheese. Add in calorie-free and sodium-free flavor with thinly diced green onions, garlic, herbs and spices.
Other dipping ideas - hummus, salsa, bean dip, bean & corn salsa. Now, these are best made at home from scratch because the sodium and fat content can be controlled by using healthy ingredients. And for great dippers: bell peppers and other raw veggies, whole wheat pita chunks, and baked chips.
Other munchie ideas -
- turkey breast burger sliders
- chili made with ground turkey breast and beans
- spiced, steamed shrimp
- buffalo chicken salad made with rotisserie chicken, blue cheese crumbles, and avocado slices or homemade
- Stromboli made with homemade pizza dough and stuffed with turkey sausage, onions, bell peppers and mozzarella cheese
Yum, yum, yum!
Here is an assembly of healthy ingredients to make your own Party Mix. Assorted high-fiber cereals, no-salt-added pretzels, plain nuts like almond slivers; toss with herbs combined with a little canola oil. Bake on baking sheet in 325-degree oven for about 30 minutes, turning with spatula. Cool completely before storing in an airtight container.