game day recipes

The Super Bowl is one of the biggest calorie fests of the year for many Americans. The average football fan eats about a day’s worth of calories during the game, and the U.S. Calorie Control Council estimates that Americans pack away 11 million pounds of chips on Super Bowl Sunday. Instead, snack on these 5 delicious and healthy game day recipes.

** Remember to prioritize protein and non-starchy vegetables over crunchy carbs and creamy cheese dishes! **

Game Day Recipes

Pesto and Turkey Cucumber Roll Ups

Slice the cucumbers lengthwise with mandolin or vegetable peeler. Then place the cucumber slices on parchment paper and pat dry with a paper towel. Spread about 1 teaspoon of pesto on each cucumber, then evenly distribute cheese, turkey, bell pepper and spinach on each. Sprinkle with a little salt and black pepper. Roll up and place seam down.

Chicken and Sweet Potato Skins

Place chicken in the oven with the potatoes and bake for 25 minutes. Allow to cool and shred the chicken with a fork or your hands. When the sweet potatoes are done cut in half and allow to cool. Toss spinach and shredded chicken together, set aside and keep warm.

Scrape the sweet potato out of the peel, leaving a medium size layer of flesh inside with the peel so that it can stand up on its own Brush the skins with with a little of the chipotle sauce and bake for 5-10 minutes until nice and crisp. While the skins bake mix the spinach, chicken and chipotle sauce together. Remove skins from the oven and stuff with the chicken mixture, bake for 10 minutes or until the skins are hot and crisp.

Cauliflower Pizza Bites

Combine grated cauliflower, eggs, oil, and seasonings in a large bowl. Add in your desired fillings. Be sure to not use too many or they won’t hold together. I use 4 ounces of meat, and about a cup of veggies. Fill the muffin tin by packing the filling into them. Be sure to press down to help them form. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the tops are golden brown. Serve with your favorite marinara sauce.

Greek Yogurt Spinach Dip

Combine thawed frozen spinach, 16oz plain Greek yogurt, grated Parmesan cheese, minced garlic and sliced green onion. Salt and pepper to taste. Mix together and refrigerate. Serve with assorted sliced veggies.

Mini Taco Tortilla Cups

Spray a 12 cup muffin tin with cooking spray. Cut each tortilla quarter in half. Line each muffin tin with three tortilla triangles, overlapping as necessary. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden.

In a small bowl, combine nonfat cream cheese, taco seasoning and Greek yogurt. In a separate bowl, combine vegetables. Place a tablespoon of cream cheese mixture in the center of each cup. Top with vegetables and grilled chicken.
Get entire recipes and more here: http://greatist.com/health/super-bowl-recipes-snacks

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