Healthy Versions of Popular Super Bowl Recipes
The big game is this weekend, and everyone knows that the food is the most important part of any Super Bowl party! Super Bowl parties are known for all of your favorite foods, from wings and pizza to Buffalo chicken dip and potato skins. However, with just a few alternative ingredients, you can easily make much healthier versions of your favorite football snacks!
Buffalo Chicken Dip
Buffalo chicken dip is a must-have appetizer for your Super Bowl party, but the dip is not the most nutritional choice. Try this “lightened-up” slow cooker recipe to get the same flavors you love, but fewer calories and fat!
Two 8-ounce packages reduced-fat cream cheese, cut into small pieces
2 cups shredded white meat from a rotisserie chicken
2 cups shredded low-fat Cheddar
1 cup buttermilk
⅓ cup hot sauce
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
¾ teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
½ cup parsley leaves, chopped
¼ cup crumbled blue cheese
Like most slow-cooker recipes, the only work you have to do is measure out the ingredients and add them to your pot! Add everything except for the parsley leaves and blue cheese to the slow cooker, cover, and cook on high for two hours. After two hours, stir the mixture until everything looks smooth and combined. Sprinkle the parsley leaves and crumbled blue cheese on top, reduce the heat to warm, and enjoy! Instead of salty chips, try the dip with veggies such as carrots and celery sticks.
Baked Buffalo Wings
While you can order in wings for the big game, making your own baked wings is a much healthier option! This recipe only takes an hour total, but only about 10 minutes of food prep. To make six servings of wings, you will need:
3 pounds chicken wings, split at the joints, tips removed
4 stalks celery, cut into thirds
4 carrots, cut in half
2 bay leaves
1 cup fat-free low-sodium chicken broth
1 cup Frank's RedHot sauce
2 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon honey
Prepare to cook your wings by preheating the oven to 425 degrees F and coating a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. In a deep skillet, add the wings, three pieces of celery, three pieces of carrots, the bay leaves, chicken broth, hot sauce, paprika, butter, honey, and ½ cup of water and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Once the chicken is cooked almost through (about 18 minutes) transfer the wings to the prepared baking sheet in a single layer, leaving the sauce in the skillet.
Bake the wings for about 30-35 minutes, turning them over halfway. Meanwhile, simmer the remaining sauce over medium-low heat for about 15 minutes, or until it is slightly thickened. Throw away the celery, carrot, and bay leaves. Take out ¼ of the sauce for servings, and place the wings in the skillet to coat with sauce. Cut the remaining celery and carrot sticks, and serve with leftover sauce for the perfect Super Bowl baked wings!
Recipes from www.foodnetwork.com
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