Super Bowl Sunday has always been an event for major unhealthy over eating for my family. Chips, dip, Chicken Wings, Chocolate, you get the idea. This year we tried something new. We still wanted to have our fun party during the game, but we wanted to make it a little more healthy. Here are the dishes we had.
1. Spaghetti and meatballs
1 lb very lean ground beef
1 lb ground turkey breast
2 egg whites
1/4 cup oats
2 T Worchestershire sauce
2 packets dry onion soup mix
2 cans of your favorite spaghetti sauce (I like Newman's Own Marinara)
Your favorite spaghetti or pasta (we should have used whole wheat)
Combine ground beef, turkey breast, egg Whites, oats, Worchestershire sauce and soup mix well with wooden spoon or hands. Form into 1 1/2 inch balls and place in a single layer in a sprayed 9x13" pan. (you could use a cookie sheet). Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Transfer to a saucepan and cover with spaghetti sauce. Cook over medium low heat till meatballs are heated through.
2. Stuffed Mushrooms (my favorite)
I package of Jennie O turkey sausage (I used hot this time, but the sweet is good too.)
About 20 mushrooms
2 8 oz packages fat free cream cheese
1 cup raw Spinach leaves
Grated Parmesan cheese (opt)
Carefully remove stems from mushrooms. Put caps aside. Chops stems and spinach. Place in frying pan. Remove casings from sausage and add to frying pan. Brown sausage with stems and spinach till cooked through. Add cream cheese to sausage mixture. Stir till cheese is melted. Fill mushroom caps with sausage mixture. Heap it up nice and high. Place each mushroom on a cookie sheet. Sprinkle each mushroom with a little Parmesan cheese. Bake in a 400 degree oven till the mushrooms are cooked. 1 hour or less depending on the size of your mushrooms. Mine were huge. Let them cool a little because they will be hot!
3. Sliced apples with top secret fruit dip
This is SO simple, but So yummy.
Just dip sliced apples in your favorite low fat, sugar free yogurt. Key lime is really good.
4. Raw veggies with Healthy Ranch Dip
Dip your favorite veggies in this yummy, healthy dip.
1 cup cottage cheese
1/2 package dry ranch dressing mix.
Mix in the blender till smooth. Noone will guess you made this with cottage cheese because this dip is so good!
3 ripe avocados, mashed
2 tablespoons lime juice
Mix all ingredients with a fork until well blend. It's So yummy. I really ate too much of this. You can add onion, garlic, salsa etc, but I didn't want bad breath :)
We used reduced fat Wheat thins to dip in the guacamole and the layered dip.
6. Layered Dip
Our version of seven layer dip
1 can fat free refrained beans
Fat free sour cream
Layer in that order on platter ar plate.
There you have it. I think we did pretty well. Yummy food, not too fattening.
Oh and this is what we drank.
Hope you enjoyed the SuperBowl and all the commercials.
Come back soon,