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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Healthier Alternative to Super Bowl Appetizers!

Good Morning! We are one day away from Super Bowl Sunday, and here in Central PA we are about one day away from yet another snow storm.  Noooooo!!!!

ANYWAYS, I came across a Beachbody Blog that had soooo many good looking recipes and thought that I would pick a handful to share.  Seriously, my mouth was watering after reading through some of these!!  Who says you need to have junk food during the Superbowl?!! 




Baked Corn Tortilla Chips
Superbowl Appetizers, Party Food Recipes, Homemade Tortilla Chips
Baked Corn Tortilla Chips

Total Time: 20 min. Yield: 10 servings
Ingredients:
15 corn tortillas, cut into wedges
Nonstick cooking spray
1 tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)

Preparation:
1. Heat oven to 375° F.
2. Lightly coat both sides of tortillas with spray. Arrange in a single layer on two baking sheets. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until crisp.
3. Sprinkle with salt.






Healthier 7 Layer-Dip

Total Time: 25 min. Yield: 10 servings

Superbowl Appetizers, Party Food Recipes, Healthy Dips, 7 Layer Dip
7 Layer Dip
Ingredients:
2 medium ripe avocados
2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
1 dash sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
1 dash ground black pepper
8 oz low-fat plain Greek yogurt
2 tsp. all-natural taco seasoning, no salt added
1 (15-oz) can nonfat refried beans, warm
4 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 yellow pepper, chopped
1 bunch green onions, ends trimmed, sliced thin
2 Tbsp. shredded cheddar (or pepper jack) cheese (½ oz)


Preparation:
1. Mash avocados in a medium bowl.
2. Add lime juice, salt, and pepper; mix well. Set aside.
3. Combine yogurt and taco seasoning in a medium bowl; mix well. Set aside.
4. Top serving platter with beans, avocado mixture, yogurt mixture, tomatoes, peppers, green onions, and cheese.
5. Serve with baked tortilla chips.


21 Day Fixers: 1 Green, 1 Yellow, 1/2 Blue/Orange




Spinach Dip

Total Time: 10 min.
Yield: 8 servings, ¼ cup each
Superbowl Appetizers, Party Food Recipes, Healty Dips, Healthy Spinach Dip
Spinach Dip

Ingredients:
10 oz. fresh baby spinach (about 6 cups), steamed until wilted
1½ cups nonfat plain Greek yogurt, drained
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
¼ cup finely chopped green onions
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
Sea salt and ground black pepper (to taste; optional)
Preparation:
1. Place spinach in colander; drain of all excess water.
2. Finely chop spinach; place in a medium bowl.
3. Add yogurt, garlic, green onions, and lemon juice; mix well.
4. Season with salt and pepper if desired.
5. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


21 Day Fixers: 1 Green  




Pita Pizza


Superbowl Appetizers, Party Food Recipes, Pita Pizza
Pita Pizza
Total Time: 18 min. Yield: 4 servings
Ingredients:
4 (6½-inch) whole wheat pitas
¾ cup all-natural spaghetti sauce, no salt added
2 fresh basil leaves, chopped
2 oz. shredded mozzarella cheese (½ cup)
¼ medium onion, sliced
1 medium yellow bell pepper, sliced into rings

Preparation:
1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
2. Top pitas evenly with spaghetti sauce, basil, cheese, onion, and bell pepper.
3. Place pitas on baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until cheese is melted.


21 Day Fixers: 1 Green, 1/2 Red, 1 Yellow, 1/2 tsp. 




Almond Crusted Chicken Fingers with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

Total Time: 35 min.
Yield: 4 servings
Superbowl Appetizers, Party Food Recipes, Homemade Chicken Fingers
Almond Crusted Chicken Fingers
Ingredients:
2 Tbsp. raw honey
2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
2 tsp. rice wine vinegar
Nonstick cooking spray (or olive oil cooking spray)
2 large eggs
2 Tbsp. water
1 lb. raw chicken breast tenders, skinless
1 cup whole wheat Panko bread crumbs (Japanese-style bread crumbs)
½ cup finely chopped sliced almonds
1 dash tsp. sea salt
1 dash tsp. ground black pepper


Preparation:
1. Combine honey, mustard, and vinegar in a small bowl; mix well. Chill.
2. Preheat oven to 425° F.
3. Line baking sheet with foil; lightly coat with spray.
4. Combine eggs and water in a medium shallow bowl; whisk to blend.
5. Soak chicken in egg mixture for 30 minutes, turning once; set aside.
6. Combine bread crumbs, almonds, salt, and pepper in a large resealable plastic bag; shake to combine.
7. Working with a few pieces at a time, lift chicken from egg mixture, letting excess drip back into bowl, and drop into bag containing bread crumb mixture. Seal bag and shake to coat; repeat with remaining chicken.
8.Place chicken on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, turning after 10 minutes, until no longer pink in the middle and golden brown.
9. Serve with honey mustard dipping sauce.


21 Day Fixers: 1 Yellow, 1 Red, 1 Blue/Orange



Sweet Potato Skins with Chicken and Spinach

Total Time: 20 min.
Superbowl Appetizers, Party Food Recipes, Sweet Potato Skins
Sweet Potato Skins with Chicken and Spinach
Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:
4 baked medium sweet potatoes, cut in half
1 tsp. olive oil
½ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
4 oz shredded cooked chicken breast, boneless, skinless
1 tsp. all-natural taco seasoning, no salt added
1 cup steamed spinach
8 Tbsp. low-fat plain Greek yogurt
¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro


Preparation:
1. Heat oven to 400° F.
2. Scoop flesh out of the sweet potatoes and reserve for another use.
3. Place skins on a baking sheet. Brush with oil and sprinkle with salt. Bake for 10 minutes, or until crisp.
4. While skins are baking, combine chicken and taco seasoning in a s mall bowl; mix well. Set aside.
5. Top each sweet potato half evenly with spinach, chicken mixture, yogurt, and cilantro.


21 Day Fixers: 1 1/2 Yellow, 1/2 Red


Nachos

Total Time: 25 min. Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:
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Nachos

4 corn tortillas, cut into wedges
2 tsp. olive oil
½ medium lime
1 dash chili powder
Sea salt (to taste, optional)
½ cup cooked pinto beans, warm
4 oz cheddar (or jack) cheese, shredded
2 medium tomatoes chopped
½ medium onion, finely chopped
½ medium green bell pepper, chopped
½ medium jalapeno, seeds and veins discarded, finely chopped
¼ medium avocado, chopped
4 fresh cilantro sprigs, chopped
2 Tbsp. nonfat plain Greek yogurt


Preparation:
1. Heat oven to 375° F.
2. Brush both sides of tortillas with oil. Arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until crisp.
3. Squeeze lime over chips. Sprinkle with chili powder and salt (if desired).
4. Arrange half of the tortilla chips in a medium baking dish. Layer with half the beans and cheese. Repeat.
5. Bake chip mixture for 3 to 4 minutes, or until cheese melts.
6. Top with tomatoes, onion, bell pepper, jalapeno, avocado, cilantro, and yogurt.


21 Day Fixers: 1 Green, 1/2 Yellow, 1/2 Red, 1/2 Blue/Orange



For more recipes as well as the detailed nutrition fact from the Beachbody Blog click HERE!

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