Who is ready for some football……This girl is! As I already am prepping my grocery list for some tasty recipes that I am going to fix for the game on Sunday, I jokingly sit back and think about why the Super Bowl hasn’t been established as a National Holiday? I mean what other holiday can you say that nearly 11.2 million pounds of potato chips are consumed. How cool would it be if we could replace that statistic with broccoli? I know I am such a fun-hater J From everything that I have seen advertise, I am pretty sure the main food groups on Sunday consists of un-healthy pizza, wings, dips and chips…BUT….not when you are a part of Be Well South Dakota! Nope, we are going to help you re-vamp a couple of your “go-to” recipes with some healthier options!
Mini Mini Pizzas
1 box Triscuits (your favorite flavor)
1 jar pizza sauce
1 package grated low-fat mozzarella cheese
Place Triscuits on a rimmed cookie sheet (lined with aluminum foil for easy clean-up). Spread on sauce, and sprinkle on cheese. Toast until cheese is melted and serve immediately.
1 15-ounce can reduced-sodium, fat-free beef broth
1/4 cup hot sauce, like Tabasco
2 tablespoons no-salt-added tomato paste
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (optional)
3 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch thick tenders
24 12-inch-long wooden skewers
6 celery stalks, trimmed and cut into thirds
First, prepare the dipping sauce: In a small saucepan, stir together the beef broth, hot sauce, tomato paste, butter, and cayenne, if using. Bring to a slow simmer and cook 20 to 25 minutes, until the mixture reduces to about 1 cup. Thread the chicken onto the skewers. Heat a grill over high heat and cook the skewers 8 to 10 minutes, turning once, until the chicken is cooked through. Drizzle sauce over the skewers.
Hot Artichoke Dip
1/2 cup low-fat Greek yogurt
3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup minced onion
1 14 ounce jar or can of artichoke hearts (packed in water)
carrot sticks, celery sticks, and/or healthy crackers
Preheat oven to 350 F. Drain and chop artichoke hearts. Mix yogurt, cheese, onion and artichoke hearts in a small bowl. Spoon into a small casserole dish and heat for 20 minutes (until bubbling). Serve with carrot sticks, celery sticks, and/or healthy crackers. Serves 6.
So whether you are cheering for the 49ers or the Ravens, be sure to not let all of your hard work this week be sabotaged by unhealthy snacks! Enjoy the game, your healthy recipes, let’s not forget the most important part…the commercials…..and remember……Be Well South Dakota!