Happy Saturday everyone! Superbowl Sunday is tomorrow! This means many of you are either hosting or heading to a party to watch the big game. The following are some great options for appetizers you can make so that there are healthy options available:
**TOP RECOMMENDATION**-Buffalo Chicken Dip from Skinnytaste
Get this started when you wake up tomorrow so it’s ready for game time!!
Ingredients: 1 lb skinless chicken breasts, 4 oz 1/3 less fat cream cheese-softened, 1 c fat-free sour cream or Greek yogurt, 1/2 c Franks red hot sauce, 1/2 c crumbled blue cheese, 1 tsp white vinegar, scallions-optional for garnish, cut up celery sticks and carrot sticks (for dipping).
Directions: Place chicken in the slow cooker and add enough water or chicken broth to cover. Cook high x 4 hours. Remove and shred with two forks (discard the liquid.) Meanwhile, combine the cream cheese, sour cream, vinegar and hot sauce together until smooth. Add half of the blue cheese. Transfer to the slow cooker with the chicken, mixing well and return to the slow cooker—cook on low for 2 to 3 hours. Transfer to a serving dish and top with the remaining blue cheese, garnish with scallions. Serve hot.
Ingredients: 3 cups of kale, 3 tsp olive oil, ½ tsp salt
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line large baking sheet with aluminum foil. Spread kale on baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sea salt, and bake 15-18 minutes.
Oven Roasted Chickpeas
Ingredients: 1 can chickpeas, 1/2 tsp extra virgin olive oil, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp onion powder, 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
Directions: Preheat oven to 400 and line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Pour rinsed beans onto towel/paper towels and place another towel on top to gently rub until completely dry. Transfer to baking sheet and drizzle with oil-roll them around until evenly coated. Sprinkle with garlic and onion powder, salt, and cayenne. Roll them around. Roast for 20 minutes and then shake the pan gently to roll the chickpeas around. Roast for 10 minutes more, until golden and lightly charred (be sure to keep an eye on them so they don't burn).
Enjoying a party does not mean you have to throw caution to the wind when it comes to your nutrition. Plan ahead, set yourself up for success, and have an awesome time!