Thursday, January 29, 2015

Forbes Living TV with Smart Super Bowl Snacks

The Super Bowl is the one event in the year where people throw all caution to the wind and dig into some unhealthy snacking. Forbes Living TV has some suggestions for smart super bowl snacks.

We know it is hard to munch on a carrot stick when everyone else is crunching cheesy nachos. And it sure it difficult to ignore the fried chicken wings, loaded potato skins and fried cheeses. But with a few swaps, the health-conscious fan can enjoy this American pastime of Super Bowl Sunday snacking as much as everyone else.

Baked some cheese sticks instead of frying them. Use half-skim milk mozzarella sticks and low-fat cheddar cheese sticks. Dip in a beaten egg, sprinkle with whole wheat bread crumbs mixed with favorite dried herbs and bake in the oven until cheese is melted and bread crumbs are browned.

Use skinless chicken drumettes and boil them for a few minutes then place them on a backing sheet using tongs. Douse with a mixture of chicken broth, hot sauce and minced garlic. Broil until they are brown.

Healthy nachos are a great alternative for people who love a good crunch. Make a tasty spread using diced tomatoes, diced peppers in different colors, diced onion, red wine vinegar, and olive oil. Serve with  healthy nacho chips like black bean, red bean and other choices.

Forbes Living TV is a big fan of chili this time of year. Plus, it is a Super Bowl tradition.
Empty one large can of crushed tomatoes into a large saucepan. Add rinsed black beans, diced onions, peppers, and zucchini. Mix in cumin, chili pepper and garlic powder to flavor. Need some meat? Brown a pound of lean ground turkey in the large saucepan first and then add the other ingredients. Let it all simmer for a half an hour before serving.  Serve with low-fat Greek yogurt, shredded low-fat cheddar cheese, diced onion and hot peppers.  

We’re hungry now.

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