Just because the Patriots are in the big game this year doesn’t mean you have to forego nutritious foods on Super Bowl Sunday. Healthy and tasty are two words that can go together! Whether you’re choosing buffalo wings, pizza or potato skins, there are simple ways to cut the calories and artery clogging fat from your favorite snack foods. Choose veggie pizza when ordering delivery. Better yet, make your own pizza! It’s more fun and nutritious. Use whole wheat pizza dough, low fat cheese and your favorite veggies.
Most importantly, watch the portion sizes! Everything in moderation. Eat your favorite foods, but do so mindfully and in balance.
Try this recipe of a healthier version of buffalo wings from Boston University’s Sargent Choice Blog:
1 ½ tablespoons nonfat buttermilk
1 ½ tablespoons hot sauce, such as Frank’s Red Hot
1 ½ tablespoons distilled white vinegar
1 pound chicken tenders
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoons canola oil
To prepare tenders: Whisk buttermilk, hot sauce and vinegar in a large bowl until combined. Add chicken; toss to coat. Transfer to the refrigerator and let marinate for at least 10 minutes or up to 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook until golden brown and cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes per side.
Spicy Blue Cheese Dip
1/3 cup fat free sour cream
1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese
½ tablespoon distilled white vinegar
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Whisk sour cream, blue cheese, vinegar and cayenne pepper in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
I will be sampling these delicious nibbles in Prospect this Wednesday evening at 5pm. Stop by for a quick bite!