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Don’t overdo it this Super Bowl and follow this game plan to make sure you eat healthy
For a healthy snack during the Super Bowl game, Mawson suggests some bruschetta sprinkles with tomatoes, olive oil, and basil.
All right team, huddle up. We all know that the buzz surrounding Super Bowl XLVII isn’t just about the game — it’s about the party, too, and it isn’t a party without food, especially when it comes to football. A typical football spread of "tailgating food" is notoriously laden with fat, salt, sugar, and alcohol, which can easily sack anyone’s healthy-eating plan.
With all the nachos, Buffalo wings, and chili, most people eat like a linebacker and easily pack away more than a day’s worth of calories and fat in just a few short hours. Don’t get us wrong, though, because we know there’s no way to sit on the sidelines and avoid the food altogether. But it’s not impossible to enjoy your favorite Super Bowl foods and eat healthy, too. Just follow these four simple steps for a foolproof game plan and you’ll be sure to keep your healthy-eating plan on track.
Know your opponent. To avoid a game day blunder, make sure you plan out some delicious and healthy foods that everyone will enjoy. Usually "healthy" is the last thing people want on game day, but it’s easy to make a few simple swaps that will keep your old favorites on the menu and the crowd cheering for more. Skip ordering pizza and make bite-sized bruschetta instead. These tasty Italian appetizers are a simple and delicious way to control portions. And get creative by experimenting with low-calorie ingredients. For example, by mashing green peas into your guacamole you can easily cut the calories in half and add tons of vitamins and minerals without anyone ever knowing the difference.
Don’t forget to warm up. People often try to "save" calories on game day by avoiding food all day until the feasting begins. But skipping meals will only make you ravenous and you’ll end up overeating before you know it. Instead, beat the blitz by eating normal meals and snacks leading up to kick-off that are packed with fiber and nutrients to keep your energy up and your hunger at bay. To avoid a false start, make sure to have a small snack before game time. Try a bowl of vegetable soup or a piece of fruit and cheese to curb your pregame cravings
Stay Hydrated. What’s the point of eating healthy if you’re just going to end up drinking all those calories that you worked so hard to save? Not only is alcohol full of empty calories, but it also causes people to overindulge. Choose lighter varieties such as light beer and cocktails mixed with soda water instead of pop or juice. And don’t forget to alternate with water to cut the calories you drink in half and keep yourself hydrated all day long.
Take a timeout. There is a good chance that no matter how healthy you make your food, you will take in extra calories regardless. Schedule a break from the buffet for some extra physical activity. How about some touch football at halftime in honor of the big game? Just 30 minutes of touch football burns almost 300 calories and is a great way to get everyone re-energized for the second half.
With this pregame plan, you’ll be ready for a food-filled football party that won’t sabotage all of the healthy eating you’ve been doing. To make your Super Bowl even healthier, follow these calorie-saving swaps:
- Make a pot of vegetarian chili or use low-fat ground turkey breast instead of beef to cut the fat.
- Instead of chicken wings, make chicken fingers by baking skinless chicken breast strips coated in breadcrumbs and seasoning.
- Replace the sour cream and mayo in your dip recipes with fat-free Greek yogurt and low-fat cottage cheese.
- Keep a fruit platter stocked instead of a dessert tray.
- Replace chips with dry cereal, air-popped popcorn, and pretzels.
Andrea Mawson, BSc, RD, IOC Diploma Sport Nutrition is a nutritionist and private practice registered dietitian specializing in weight loss. She has created an innovative nutritional program that she has used on clients all across Canada to achieve and maintain their best weight, improved health, and well-being. For more information log onto www.andreamawson.ca.
30 Healthy Super Bowl Recipes That Score Big
The 2021 Super Bowl is right around the corner, so naturally we're already knee-deep in making a 'game plan' for what we'll be sipping, serving, and snacking on at our own viewing party (your pod only, outdoors, and socially distant, please!). To save your sanity come Sunday February 7, we highly recommend you do the same.
And while we love spicy chicken wings, queso dip, and chili covered in cheddar just as much as the next football fan, we don't love falling into a food coma during the halftime show (it's the best part!). Save yourself from the involuntary shuteye&mdashand heavy food hangover&mdashby donating part of your plate to one of these healthy Super Bowl recipes. From Chickpea and Quinoa Tortilla Soup and a Cranberry Lemon Spritz to Green Chile Enchiladas and Cheesy Broiled Sweet Potatoes, we promise they're all worth cheering for.
1. “Almost” Texas Chili with Cornbread Muffins
This nearly traditional chili uses a blend of spices similar to what’s used in Texas chili, but does not contain tomatoes in the base. In traditional Texas fashion, it contains no beans, but still has a flavor as big as the Lone Star State (sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves!). It’s a great football meal because it can be eaten from a bowl rather than requiring you to balance a plate on your lap. It even contains some beer (though you can sub stock if you prefer), so clearly it pairs well with football’s favorite beverage! Double the jalapeño-honey cornbread muffins for an extra snack during the game.
Three Healthy Snacks for Super Bowl Sunday
The Big Game is just a week away! Whether you’re watching with a few close friends or throwing a party with family at home, these three healthy snacks will score big points with everyone. Plus, they’re easy to make and require very little prep time. That’s a win in our book!
Healthy Game-Day Snacks
Hummus & Veggie Cups
This recipe is perhaps the easiest recipe of them all! Take your favorite vegetables – celery, carrots, and bell peppers work great for this – and slice them into “sticks,” about 3″ long or the length of your middle finger. Serve with your favorite hummus and enjoy!
Pictured on the right: Chef Shashank’s Hummus & Veggie Shots
Single-Serving Chicken Salad
For this healthy Super Bowl Sunday snack, you’ll need a couple of cucumbers and your favorite chicken salad (like our Best Ever Chicken Salad, found on our “From the Kitchen” menu). Slice the cucumbers into 1/2″ thick rounds and add a dollop of chicken salad on top.
Black Bean Salsa
For a healthy and delicious salsa you’ll be dipping onto all night, try out this black bean salsa. You’ll need:
- 1 bag frozen yellow whole kernel corn, thawed
- 1 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 cup chopped red onion
- 2 cups seeded and chopped cherry tomatoes
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Salt, to taste
- Pepper, to taste
Combine all ingredients into a bowl and mix. Allow to chill in the fridge for 30 minutes to an hour to let the flavors set. Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy!
10 Healthy Snack Recipes to Try
Looking to get a little more creative and prep out some food options for the big game? Here are some simple, high protein snacks to get you started:
1. Tamarind-Chipotle Steak Nachos
This savory, smokey, and slightly sweet spin on traditional nachos will have you rethinking cheese as the star ingredient. Stack a platter high and dig in without the guilt.
A full tray of nachos packs well over 1200 calories and nearly 100 grams of fat. With this recipe you'll get 470 calories, 23 grams of fat, 33 grams of protein, and 33 grams of carbs for the entire tray! But believe me, there is plenty to share, so break it up into smaller portions to keep it snack friendly.
2. Shredded Buffalo Chicken Dip
Check out this lightened up buffalo dip for all the creamy, spicy goodness of wings in a high protein, low carb dip you won't regret. Plus it could not be any easier to prep - the hardest part is trying not to eat the whole thing in one sitting.
Did I mention it's also gluten free, low carb, and keto friendly?
This recipe typically calls for full fat dairy and a ton of ranch dressing, but we took down the fat by swapping in non-fat Greek yogurt and ranch seasoning. One half cup serving has only 136 calories, 8 grams of fat, 12 grams of protein, and 3 grams of carbs.
3. Baked Spicy Chicken Wings (Keto & Paleo)
Is it even a football game without chicken wings? Traditional buffalo wings are deep fried smothered in butter, and sometimes pre-breaded. Luckily, you can still enjoy all the flavor just by baking your own wings at home - and for a lot less cost.
This crispy baked chicken wing recipe will not disappoint! Plus its a win for any of your keto or paleo friends looking to indulge on game day.
You'll save hundreds of calories without even feeling it. Two wings clock in around 176 calories, 15 grams of fat, 9 grams of protein, and only one carb - roughly half the fat and calories of traditional hot wings.
4. Healthy Chicken Quesadilla
Get your fill of protein and fiber with this simple quesadilla that eats like an all-in-one balanced meal. Made with lean shredded chicken, veggies, and cheese.
Contains 410 calories, 13 grams of fat, 37 grams of protein, and 38 grams of carbs for an entire quesadilla! Cut it into 4 to 6 portions for sharing.
5. Vegan Mexican "Beef" Quesadilla
For your plant based friends who still want their fill of protein, whip up this 100% vegan beef and cheese quesadilla made with beyond burger patties, black beans, veggies, and vegan cheese. I bet your meat eaters wont even be able to tell the difference.
Contains 410 calories, 16 grams of fat, 28 grams of protein, and 41 grams of carbs for an entire quesadilla! Top it off with a dollop of Greek yogurt for even more protein!
6. Quick Shredded Chicken Sliders
Sliders are a game day staple and can easily be made more macro friendly if you choose the right lean proteins and skip a lot of the high calorie toppings like full fat cheese and mayo. We recommend these simple shredded chicken sliders that won't have you slaving in the kitchen all day to prep.
Contains 210 calories, 7 grams of fat, 15 grams of protein, and 25 grams of carbs per slider!
Try a variety if simple slider recipes with other proteins, like this lean slow cooker pulled pork paired with a coleslaw, grass-fed bison patties and low fat cheese, or beyond burger patties to keep it plant based.
7. Macaroni and Beef
This one is for the kids and adults. Its kind of like chili, kind of like mac and cheese, and all around super satisfying. Cook up a casserole sized portion of this hearty macaroni and beef - no one will even believe you when you tell them it's healthy.
Make it extra festive with creative toppings like jalapeño peppers, Greek yogurt/sour cream, red pepper flakes, and low fat shredded cheese.
Contains only 260 calories, 7 grams of fat, 20 grams of protein, and 28 grams of carbs for a full cup serving! Helping you fill up and still have room for snacking.
8. Grilled Chicken and Tomato Skewers
Looking for a protein packed finger food? Kebabs, skewers, or whatever you choose to call these, make a great easy party snack that everyone will enjoy. Pair them with your favorite dips for even more flavor - I recommend tzatziki sauce or hummus.
Two skewers will get you 210 calories, 10 grams of fat, 27 grams of protein, and 7 grams of carbs, making it a perfect macro balanced snack.
9. Bacon and Guacamole Deviled Eggs
These are not the deviled eggs from your childhood. Add some serious flare and flavor to this classic recipe using spicy guac and crispy bacon crumbles, then bring it all home with a sprinkle of smoked paprika!
Add a squeeze of lime juice and fresh cilantro for even more oomph!
Two of these deviled eggs contain only 123 calories, 7 grams of fat, 11 grams of protein, and 1.5 grams of carbs, to help you get your protein fill.
10. Low Carb BBQ Chicken Pizza (Cauliflower Crust)
Enjoy pizza without all the carbs, using this cauliflower crust recipe. This dish takes a bit more prep time than the other recipes, but having macro friendly pizza on hand is totally worth it. So breakout the food processor and give it a try!
We piled it high with lean chicken, bell peppers, and sugar free BBQ sauce, but feel free to build your own creations. Buffalo chicken pizza anyone?
The recipe is plenty to feed four people or more. One serving of this pizza will get you 250 calories, 10.5 grams of fat, 25 grams of protein, and 10 grams of net carbs.
Want to make more recipes in less time? Check out our a la carte options for healthy, pre-cooked proteins, grains and veggies to build your own healthy Super Bowl snack creations.
Crunchy breaded zucchini spears are delicious dipped in a summery sauce of roasted red peppers. The sauce is a zesty embellishment for grilled meats, too.
Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 6 zucchini sticks and 1/4 cup sauce)
- 3 medium red bell peppers
- 2 plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise
- 1/2 cup (1/2-inch) cubed French bread baguette, crusts removed
- 1 1/2 tablespoons smoked almonds
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon Spanish smoked paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
- 1 large garlic clove
- 3 large zucchini (about 1 1/2 pounds)
- 1 cup dry breadcrumbs
- 1/2 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
- 1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup egg substitute (or egg whites)
- Cooking spray
2. To prepare sauce, cut bell peppers in half lengthwise discard seeds and membranes. Place bell pepper halves and tomatoes, skin sides up, on a foil-lined baking sheet flatten bell peppers with hand. Broil 10 minutes or until blackened. Place in a zip-top plastic bag seal. Let stand 15 minutes. Peel and coarsely chop, reserving any liquid.
3. Combine bell peppers, reserved liquid, tomatoes, and next 8 ingredients (through garlic) in a blender or food processor process until smooth.
5. To prepare zucchini, cut 1 zucchini in half crosswise cut each half lengthwise into 8 wedges. Repeat procedure with remaining zucchini. Combine breadcrumbs, panko, cheese, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and black pepper in a shallow dish. Dip zucchini in egg substitute dredge in breadcrumb mixture. Place zucchini on a wire rack coated with cooking spray. Lightly coat zucchini with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve immediately with sauce.
Calories: 170 (30% from fat)
Fat: 5.6g (sat 1.3g,mono 2.5g,poly 1.3g)
This recipe is a great alternative to the fried sticks! You can try serving it with a low cal ranch or if you don’t want to bother with the sauce recipe provided, but I’d just use a store bought marinara sauce.
Special thanks to Kristine Fretwell and the great folks over at Taste of Home & My Recipes for hooking up these healthy yet tasty recipes for me.
The Best Super Bowl Party Food
Is your usual Super Bowl menu pretty standard? If so, check out these lighter takes on traditional game-day fare. You can enjoy all your favorite foods in more nutritious and satisfying recipes.
Buffalo Bacon Lettuce Cups
For a healthier take on buffalo wings with blue cheese dip, a Super Bowl staple, check out these light and delicious bacon lettuce cups. You’ll enjoy the tastes of traditional wing sauce and crispy bacon without loading up on deep-fried chicken, leaving you more room for other yummy snacks. With lettuce and grape tomatoes, you’ll get in a healthy serving of veggies without feeling like you’re eating a lackluster salad.
Loaded Chicken Nachos
No game day is complete without a generous helping of nachos loaded with tasty toppings . . . but they’re not always the healthiest choice. This may be the best nachos recipe you’ll ever try, and it packs tons of good-for-you ingredients, too. The chicken and beans make for a nice serving of protein, and the cheese provides both protein and calcium. Add peppers for a dose of vitamins A and C, potassium, iron, and folate. You’ll never bother with heavier takeout nachos again!
Turkey Sausage Pizza Pockets
Ordering pizza on Super Sunday can be tricky. Everyone has the same idea, so you could wait two hours or more for it to arrive. This year, instead of calling for delivery, try serving these easy pizza pockets with marinara sauce for dipping. With turkey sausage, arugula, Parmesan, and a perfectly crispy crust, they’re packed with flavor and are super satisfying. They’re also the perfect way to enjoy the great taste of pizza in a smaller portion size.
Healthy Turkey Chili
Chili is one of my favorite winter recipes. It’s warm, hearty, and filling, and it’s easy to make it nutritious with a few simple ingredients. Check out this healthy turkey chili with fiber-rich kidney beans, which you can prepare in advance in your slow-cooker to make life easier. If you prefer, you can use ground chicken in place of the turkey. Either way, it’s rich in protein and full of delicious flavor—and you can make it as spicy or mild as you like!
18 Winning Super Bowl Snacks
1. Chipotle Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Nothing says game day feast like loaded potato skins. Lighten up your celebration this year by using sweet potatoes and black beans instead of white potatoes and bacon. A drizzle of creamy chipotle sauce makes this appetizer next-level amazing! Photo and recipe: Alexa Schirm / Life by Daily Burn
2. Sinless Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs might seem innocent enough, but at five grams of fat per half-egg, those little devils can start adding up. This recipe replaces some of the egg yolks with nonfat Greek yogurt, keeping the filling rich and smooth, while reducing some of the fat and none of the protein. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn
3. Cheesy Portobello Pizzas
These inventive personal pies are built on portobello mushrooms, which are rich in fiber and much lower in carbs than regular pizza dough. Topping your mini ‘zas with spinach and ham adds extra iron and protein. Best of all, your pizza will be ready in less than 30 minutes. It’s faster (and healthier) than delivery, folks! Photo and recipe: Carmen Sturdy / Life by Daily Burn
4. Healthy Turkey Chili
Lean turkey and beans provide the base for this low-fat take on traditional chili (which can get greasy). The warmth from a bowl of this — not to mention the protein and fiber — will fill you up and keep you from mindlessly munching. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn
5. Beet Hummus
Hummus is already a healthier, protein-packed alternative to creamy dips. Skip the processed options and whip up your own in minutes with this simple recipe. It takes traditional chickpeas and tahini and adds the ruby-colored root vegetable for antioxidants, plus potassium and vitamin C. Photo and recipe: Renee Blair / Life by Daily Burn
6. Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Dip
With oven-roasted peppers, feta and spices, this spicy red pepper dip packs flavor without weighing you down. And luckily, it’s a cinch to roast your own at home. Serve this spicy roasted red pepper dip with pita or veggies like carrots, cucumber, tomatoes and celery. Photo and recipe: Carmen Sturdy / Life by Daily Burn
7. Bite-Size Mexican Chicken Tacos
Nachos have nothing on these bite sized taco bowls. By swapping some of the queso and sour cream for mashed avocado and a homemade salsa fresca, these tacos have all of the Mexican flavor but with way fewer calories — only 150 for three! Photo and recipe: Carmen Sturdy / Life by Daily Burn
8. Rosemary Beet Chips
Reach for these instead of potato chips during half time. Beet chips are surprisingly easy to make, and they satisfy that hanking for something crunchy and salty. Super Bowl snacks that are OK to attack! Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn
9. Crispy Jalapeño and Corn Fritters
Unlike traditional fritters, which are battered and deep fried, this corn fritters recipe calls for just a tablespoon of flour per batch. Plus, they’re pan fried to keep the oil in check. Since fresh corn isn’t readily available during winter, use canned corn to enjoy these fritters year-round! Photo and recipe: Carmen Sturdy / Life by Daily Burn
10. Crispy Oven “Fried” Chicken
Baking your birds in the oven gives it the traditional crunchy texture you crave, while slashing fat and calories. A two-piece serving has just seven grams of fat! Even better: Chicken provides protein to help you stay full, so you don’t feel like munching all the way ’til the final whistle. Photo and recipe: Carmen Sturdy / Life by Daily Burn
11. Spicy Sweet Potato Fries and Avocado Dip
Baked sweet potato fries are much more nutritious than the usual football fare, packed with vitamins A and C, iron and magnesium. We spiced these ones up with some Cajun seasoning and whipped up a creamy, low-fat avocado dip for a cool finish. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn
12. Cranberry Chicken Meatballs
Meatballs might seem innocent because they’re so small — but don’t let their size deceive you. Eat several and the fat and cals stack up. These alternatives are made with lean ground chicken and the antioxidant-packed homemade cranberry sauce gives an additional pop while letting you sidestep the added sugar of processed sauces. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn
13. Baked Green Bean Fries with Sriracha Yogurt Dip
French fries don’t have to be a guilty pleasure, especially when they’re made with vitamin-rich green beans and baked in the oven rather than fried. We coated the fiber-packed beans with gluten-free breadcrumbs and cornmeal for added crunch. Unlike other fries, these green bean fries don’t get soggy, so you can make a big batch and still enjoy their crispy crunch hours later. Photo and recipe: Carmen Sturdy / Life by Daily Burn
14. Healthy Five-Layer Dip
It’s hard not to revisit this Mexican-inspired five-layer fiesta! But you can do that and not feel guilty about it with this good-for-you recipe full of fresh ingredients. You’ll get some healthy fats from the avocado and satiating fiber from the black beans and corn. And substituting low-fat Greek yogurt for the usual sour cream layer cuts calories like crazy. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn
15. Brie Sirloin Sliders
There’s no such thing as a Super Bowl party without some tasty sliders. These decadent brie and sirloin mini burgers feature lean cut beef that’s seasoned in flavorful herbs. Brie is a soft, creamy cheese, but this recipe gets even smoother with an flavorful avocado spread. You might be thinking, “How is this healthy?” Well, according to The Ketogenic Bible, which is where this recipe is from, you can actually lose weight following a high-fat diet. Photo: Courtesy of Victory Belt Publishing Recipe: Dr. Jacob Wilson and Ryan Lowery
16. Sriracha-Lime Popcorn
Step away from the microwave and try this homemade popcorn on for size. With a mix of sweet and salty, this inventive recipe hits all the right flavor notes. Sriracha adds a spicy kick, and lime zest balances the heat with some citrus. Photo and recipe: Alexa Schirm / Life by Daily Burn
17. Vegan Artichoke Dip
We made over this crowd-pleasing appetizer without any dairy, drastically reducing its fat and calories. Our healthier version is loaded with fiber-rich artichokes, creamy white beans for texture, and plenty of lemon, herbs and spices for flavor. The dip can’t get any easier — just throw everything in a food processor and snack away. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn
18. Baked Zucchini Fries with Garlic Herb Dip
Crunchy on the outside and deliciously warm and soft in the middle, you’d never guess these baked zucchini fries have just three grams of fat per serving! Fast food fries usually pack around 10 grams of fat per serving because of that pesky deep frier. You can pass on the sugary ketchup, too — these no-fry fries will taste even better when paired with fresh garlic and herb yogurt dip. Photo and recipe: Carmen Sturdy / Life by Daily Burn
Originally posted January 2015. Updated February 2018. Additional writing by Perry Santanachote.
To satisfy your sweet tooth without loading on the calories, try this healthy Super Bowl recipe adapted from the American Heart Association. 2
Health Touchdown : Apples contain complex carbs and fiber (which help you feel full and helps to regulate blood sugar), while the seeds and nuts contain potassium (which helps support heart health). †2
- ½ cup unsweetened, dried cranberries or raisins
- ½ cup sliced almonds
- ¼ cup unsalted sunflower seeds
- 2-3 apples, cored and sliced
- 1-2 tsp. lemon juice
- ¼ cup peanut butter
- 2 Tbsp. hot water
- 1 Tbsp. honey
- Combine dried fruit, almonds, and sunflower seeds in a bowl.
- On a serving platter, layer half the apples. Sprinkle a bit of lemon juice over apples to prevent browning.
- In small mixing bowl, stir peanut butter, hot water, and honey until smooth. Add more hot water, as needed, to thin the sauce.
- Drizzle half the sauce over apples, then sprinkle with half the fruit-nut-seed mixture.
- Layer remaining apples on top and repeat.
Tips and Recipes for Heart Healthy Super Bowl Snacking
The biggest game of the NFL season is just around the corner. Which means it’s time to start prepping the all-important Super Bowl snacks! T he big game doesn’t have to mean foods big on calories – February is American Heart Month after all. So treat yourself to snacks that are delicious but also good for you and your family.
There are great resources for heart healthy eating from t he American Heart Association. We’ve got you covered with a few recipes below. But first, here are some tips to make your Super Bowl Sunday ‘super’ healthy.
- Be sure to eat your regular meals during the day so you don’t find yourself overly hungry at game time.
- Make vegetables and fruits front and center. Use veggies instead of chips for dipping. Have platters of fruits and vegetables ready for munching or take one to the COVID safe gathering!
- Exerc ises before or after the game. Consider a quick walk during halftime.
- I f you are drinking alcohol , do so in moderation and consider making non-alcoholic spritzers. Have a variet y of sparkling waters and unsweet teas on hand. Stay hydrated!
- Try one of the following rec ipes listed below and have fun!
8 baby Portobello mushrooms
½ c. shredded skim mozzarella cheese
Wash mushrooms, dry and remove stems.
In bowl, combine parmesan and marinara sauce.
Place scoop of sauce in each mushroom cap.
Place mushroom caps on greased or foil lined baking sheet and top with mozzarella.
(Feel free to add additional toppings – onion, peppers, olives,)
Bake for 25-30 minutes until cheese is melted.
Let cool for a few minutes and serve.
Vegetarian Chili and Topping Bar
2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
1 ½ inch piece of fresh ginger, minced
One 28oz. can plum or crushed tomatoes
One 19 oz. can kidney beans, drained
One 19 oz. can chickpeas, rained
One 5 ½ oz. can tomato paste
In Large, heavy saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat and sauté the carrots, onion, celery, peppers, garlic and ginger for 10-12 minutes. Add the seasonings. Add the tomatoes, beans, chickpeas, tomato paste and corn. Simmer for 30 minutes. Add hot sauce to taste.
Place the following items in separate bowls to serve alongside the chili.