Wednesday, 02 February 2011 21:04

Healthy Super Bowl Small Bites

Written by Fatima Fofana
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Super Bowl Sunday is next week, which means it’s time to prepare for tailgating parties, or other get- togethers to watch the big game.  If you started the year off on a health kick, you can continue on that path with these easy to prepare healthy appetizers.

Boneless Buffalo Wings:

Most boneless chicken wing recipes would not make it on anyone’s top ten healthy appetizers list—however, this recipe offers great tasting buffalo wings without the deep frying. Try dredging the chicken tenders in seasoned whole-wheat flour and cornmeal, pan fried in oil (could be olive oil) and top it off with a spicy hot pepper sauce.

Artichoke Spinach Dip:

Artichoke and spinach are very nutricious vegetables that can be served up as in many ways as an appetizer.  This recipe from Epicurous adds a new twist, more veggies, less mayo and a dash of lemon, onion and garlic.  If you love spicy foods, add a bit of tabasco sauce too.

Southwestern Layered Bean Dip:

Bean dip is a very popular appetizer that practically anyone can make.  Be careful however because it can be loaded with many calories!  This southwestern layered bean dip recipe is filled with fresh vegetables, black beans and salsa.  The recipe fits well into any diet because it calls for a reduced fat sour cream, baked tortilla chips and fat-free cheese.

Jalapeno Poppers:

Chili peppers are extremely healthy for you, and should be included in your regular diet.  Experts say that chili peppers can fight migraine and sinus headaches; it helps fight cancer and can strengthen blood vessels. Chili peppers also can make us sweat, which causes fluid loss, temporarily reducing overall blood volume.

This recipe for jalapeño poppers is baked, but still has a wonderful contrast of creamy filling with crunchy breadcrumb coating.

Crab Quesadillas:

Crab and quesadillas-what a delicious combination! This low fat recipe is sure to be a crowd pleaser.  It’s filled with fresh cilantro, garlic, green onions and fat-free sour cream and tortillas.  Oh! Don’t forget the Monterey Jack cheese and tasty lump crabmeat!

Last modified on Thursday, 03 February 2011 00:31
Fatima Fofana

Fatima Fofana

Managing Editor: Healthy Living

Fatima Fofana is a broadcast and entertainment attorney based in the Los Angeles area.  A native of Sierra Leone, West Africa, she immigrated to the Washington, D.C. area with her family at the age of four years.  Read More...

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