Big Game Bites

Sundays are usually a day to relax, hang out and wish that the weekend would last just one more day. But Super Bowl Sunday gives a whole new meaning to the day.

Eating, drinking and screaming profanities at the TV are just a few of the characteristics that this sacred day holds.

With Super Bowl being just a few weeks after New Years’, and those resolutions to lose weight still fresh in your mind, you don’t want to cave in to cheesy nachos and fatty buffalo wings.

Tips to keep in mind are swapping vegetables for chips, drinking light beer instead of regular, staying away from anything cheesy, fried or creamy and drinking lots of water throughout the day. Also, try some of these low-fat recipes that taste delicious and are still considered some of Super Bowl’s best foods.

7 Layer Dip:

1 can (16 oz) non-fat refried beans
1 Tbsp taco seasoning mix
1 cup reduced fat sour cream
1 cup salsa
1 cup shredded lettuce
1 cup low fat shredded cheese
‘frac12; cup chopped green onions
2 Tbsp sliced pitted black olives

Mix beans and taco seasoning mix. Spread onto the bottom of 9-inch pie plate.

Layer the remaining ingredients over the bean mixture.


Refrigerate until chilled. Serve with tortilla chips or assorted vegetables.

Hot-Dog Tortilla Roll-Ups

2 Hebrew National Hot Dogs
1 La Tortilla Factory 95% Fat Free Low Carb Tortilla
1 slice Kraft Singles Fat Free Cheese

Microwave hot dogs according to directions on package.

Slice tortilla in half. Fold cheese to create two halves.

Place each half cheese slice on top of each tortilla half. Roll cooked hot dog in cheesed-up tortilla. Toast in toaster oven until desired golden color is reached.

(serving size: 1 dog – 90 calories, 2.5g fat, 650mg sodium, 8.5g carbs, 4g fiber, 0.5g sugar, 11g protein)

Bocalicious Chili

2 Packets of Meatless Ground Boca OR 4 Original Vegan Boca Burger Patties
2 Cans Mexican Style Stewed Tomatoes
1′ Small Onion
1 Small Can Kidney Beans
Cumin, Salt, Pepper, Chili Powder

Spray frying pan with nonstick cooking spray.’ Heat pan, saute onion, and add ground Boca when onions start to brown.’ Saute Boca and onions.’ Season to taste with cumin, onion powder, salt, pepper, chili powder. Add stewed tomatoes and continue to cook over a medium flame for about 8 minutes.’ Add beans for the last three minutes or so.’

Serves 4. ‘ Each serving contains 188 calories, ‘lt;1g of fat, 15g protein,’ 26.5 carbs, 9g fiber.’ (3 points if you’re counting)

Feta ‘amp; Spinach Dip

4 cup(s) spinach, fresh, chopped (about 2 oz)
1/2 cup(s) light cream cheese
1/2 cup(s) fat-free sour cream
1/4 cup(s) crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup(s) chives, fresh, minced, divided
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp table salt, or less to taste (optional)

Place spinach in a small saucepan with 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil over high heat and then cook for 1 minute; drain well.
Place spinach, cream cheese, sour cream, feta cheese, 2 tablespoons of chives, lemon juice and pepper in a blender; puree. Spoon dip into a serving bowl and sprinkle with remaining tablespoon of chives. Yields about 3 tablespoons of dip per serving.

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