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Healthy Superbowl Snacks

YUP…it is about that time again…    Super Bowl XLVIII will be held in New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014. Everyone will be watching the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks battle it out in my state (it is a bit crazy around NJ right now)!!   Whether you love football or just love eating &  watching the commercials, it is a time where family/friends come together to watch the big game.  The main requirement for the Superbowl is a feast of  various snacks and food.   Do you know what you are going to make for the big game?  I put together some top football “figure” friendly snacks…..8 items for your snack table.  Click on the links below to get to the recipe page.  ENJOY 🙂

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1) Baked Spicy Sriracha Chicken Wings

2) Baked Buffalo Chicken Tenders

3) Guacamole

4) Red Velvet Cheesecake Cupcakes

5) Mini Whole Wheat Deep Dish Pizza

6) Tomato and Basil Bruschetta

7) Smashed and Roasted Potatoes

8) Peanut Butter & Chocolate Pudding Pie

 

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Baked Spicy Sriracha Wings

Nutrition per serving. 2 wings per serving. ~ Weight Watchers Points + 5 ~ Calories 224.4 ~ Fat 7.3 g ~ Carbs 3.4 g ~ Fiber 0.2 g ~ Protein 34.0 g

These Asian style wings are made with Sriracha……need I say more?!  For those of you that don’t know about the famous “rooster sauce”, it is a spicy & tangy hot sauce from Thailand.   Next time you are in the mood for some buffalo wings, try these Sriracha wings instead!!  Enjoy 🙂

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Tomato and Basil Bruschetta

Makes 4 servings of 1/4 cup each: Weight Watchers Points+ 1 (3 points for entire recipe) Calories 49.6 ~ Fat 3.7 g ~ Carbs 4.4 g ~ Fiber 0.9 g ~ Protein 0.7 g

Fresh Tomatoes, Basil, Garlic and seasonings make this a topper that is great for chicken, pasta, toasty bread, salad, baked potato or inside of a sandwich. You can chop it up in no time. I like that I can control the quality of the ingredients. Skip the store made stuff and try to make it yourself.

  This tasty mixture gives my food some life….try it out 🙂 Read More…

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Mango Cheesecake Cups

Nutrition per serving: Weight Watchers Points + 3 ~ Calories 119.1 ~ Fat 5.5 g ~ Carbohydrate 13.6 g ~ Fiber 0.6 g ~ Protein 4.1 g

These Skinny Mini Mango Cheesecake Cups are delish 🙂    These light and flavorful cheesecake cups are flavored with real mango puree and Greek yogurt.  You still get the taste of the graham cracker crust at the bottom with just a little bit of butter.  Did I mention that these are only  119 calories per serving and 3+ weight watcher points?    So, next time you are craving cheesecake just know that there is a healthier alternative and all you need is a few ingredients!!  ENJOY! Read More…

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Masala Kale Chips

I am obsessed with potato chips and eat them all the time.  My favorite are Masala Chips from India and luckily for me (unlucky for my thighs) I can get them from my Indian Grocery Store.  So, I tried to use the same flavor of ingredients as in my Kale Chips.  The end result was delicious.  If you like a salty chip you may have to add more salt at the end of baking, I sure did!  If you think your child will not even look at Kale Chips…You will be surprised……My son couldn’t & wouldn’t wait until I took picture for this blog entry.    Encourage your child to try different veggie chips, they may like them.     🙂

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Skinny Chocolate Chocolate Chip and Walnut Oatmeal Cookies

Nutrition Facts: Serving Size 1 cookie: Weight Watchers points + 3 ~ Calories 120.7 ~ Fat 4.6 g ~ Carbs 19.0 g ~ Fiber 1.2 g ~ Protein 2.4 g

These are HUGE cookies that are Skinny & easy to make!!  These Chocolate Chocolate Chip & Walnut Oatmeal cookies have all the flavors with no where near the amount of butter in a regular oatmeal cookie recipe. The mashed banana keeps these cookies moist & provide a gourmet flavored cookie.  You won’t be able to eat just one, trust me 🙂 !!

 

ENJOY them as a breakfast cookie …yumm!!

 

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Crock Pot Chipotle Pulled Pork

Serving size of 1/2 cup. Nutrition: Weight Watcher Points + 3 ~ Calories 154.1 ~ Fat 4.2 g ~ Carbs 16.9 g ~ Fiber 1.6 g ~ Protein 11.7 g

Chipotle Pulled Pork is tender & very flavorful.  This crock pot dish has a lot of hidden nutrients from sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes are extremely nutritious  and hiding them in food is a great way for everyone to get additional  beta-carotene, vitamin A, vitamin B6 and vitamin C; fiber, thiamine, niacin, potassium, copper,  protein, calcium, and vitamin E.   So EAT UP……Did I mention that this is a NO FUSS CROCK POT DISH?  Oh, and the leftovers freeze great!! 😀

You can serve Chipotle pulled pork over rice, make little sliders ,  make a fancy burrito bowl and don’t forget… tacos/burritos & enchiladas……….ENJOY!! Read More…

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Pistachio Nut Muffins

A quick and easy recipe that delivers a hearty & filling muffin that is also healthy is hard to come by.  My pistachio nut muffins are just that…..hearty, healthy & filling.     Read More…

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Mango Cupcakes

Mango Season is my favorite season! I always buy too many and need to find ways to utilize them.  These Mango Angel Cupcakes are definitely on my “continue to bake” list since they are delicious & are  low on  WW points and calories. Enjoy these light & fluffy cupcakes….. Read More…

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Guacamole

Makes approximately 2 cups: Serving Size 2 Tbsp. Weight Watcher Points + 1 ~ Calories 39.5 ~ Fat 3.4 g ~ Carbs 2.6 g ~ Fiber 1.6 g ~ Protein 0.6 g

Guacamole is a heart healthy Mexican dip that can be served with all types of food.  I even top my salads with guacamole, using it as a creamy salad dressing.  It wasn’t too long ago when avocado’s were thought to be “bad” for you due to the high caloric and fat contents.  However;  avocado is actually a power food.  It is high in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and assists with the absorption of antioxidants in other food it is paired with, especially salads.   So, eat up & enjoy this flavorful guac!! Read More…

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