Did you know the Super Bowl is America’s 2nd biggest food holiday?? (After Thanksgiving)! Below are some tips to slim down your apps and menu for the big game!
Watching the game at home?
– Use leaner meats such as lean ground beef or turkey versus higher fat ones like 80% ground beef, sausage and pepperoni
– Munch on pretzels, baked chips or Sunchips vs higher fat snacks and chips
– Use nonfat Greek yogurt or fat free sour cream in recipes for your favorite chip dip or use some garlic hummus instead of mayo, cream cheese or full fat cheese in dips.
– Choose veggie pizza instead of meat pizza to save on calories
– Bake your wings instead of buying breaded/fried ones
– Munch on some veggies with hummus or lower calorie dip to keep you from snacking on higher calorie foods the whole game
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 pound ground turkey or lean sirloin)
1 onion, chopped
2 cups water
1 (28 ounce) can canned crushed tomatoes
1 (16 ounce) can canned kidney beans – drained, rinsed, and mashed (or black beans work great too)
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
2 tablespoons chili powder (more to taste)
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (more to taste)
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1.Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Place turkey in the pot, and cook until evenly brown. Stir in onion, and cook until tender.
2.Pour water into the pot. Mix in tomatoes, kidney beans, and garlic. Season chili powder, paprika, oregano, cayenne pepper, cumin, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 30 minutes.
Greek Yogurt Vegetable Dip
• 18-ounce container 2% Greek yogurt- Plain flavor
• 1 teaspoon garlic powder
• 1 teaspoon dried parsley
• 1 teaspoon dried dill
• ½ teaspoon kosher salt
• Fresh ground black pepper
What To Do
1. Mix and store in fridge. Serve with chopped veggies.
2. Sprinkle some green onions on top to add some pop!
~Kelly Devine Rickert