Feb 05 2010

Healthy Superbowl snacks? Really?!

Healthier Super Bowl

 

Christine’s Guiltless Nachos, click here for the recipe.  www.christineavanti.com

 

Super Bowl Sunday is one of my favorite food events of the year.   However, most of the snacks football fans enjoy are loaded with unhealthy fats that come from mayonnaise, cream cheese and sour cream.  Sadly, these fats stick to our blood vessels and clog our arteries which can lead to heart disease.

 

Here are some simple food swaps that will reduce the “bad” fat (saturated fat) content of your favorite super bowl recipe:

 

Salsa instead of cream based dip.

Guacamole (good fat) instead of queso dip.

Sub sandwich instead of pizza.

Baked or Popped chips instead of fried chips. (Popchips are yummy.)

Fruit platter instead of a cheese platter.

Air-popped popcorn instead of nuts. (Nuts are a "good" fat but very high in calories.)

Use non fat plain Greek yogurt instead of mayo or sour cream for making dip.

 

Swaps for recipes that call for mayo, cream cheese, sour cream and cheddar cheese.

 

Light Mayonnaise 3.5 grams fat

Instead of

Mayonnaise 10 grams fat

Serving size: 1 Tbsp.

 

Light Cream Cheese 4.5 gm fat

Non-fat Cream Cheese 0 gm fat

Instead of

Cream Cheese  9 gm fat

Serving size: 1 ounce

 

Light Sour Cream 2.5 gm fat

Non-fat sour cream 0 gm fat

Instead of

Sour cream 5 gm fat

Serving size: 2 tablespoons

 

Light Cheddar Cheese 4.5 gm fat

Non-fat cheddar cheese 0 gm fat

Instead of

Cheddar Cheese 9 gm fat

Serving size: 1 ounce
 

 

 

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Feb 03 2010

Do panda bears speak English?!

A panda bear that has spent her whole life at a zoo in America is moving to China and they are hiring a translator to help her communicate in her new home. Scott thinks that's crazy! Kelli believes it makes perfect sense. What do you think? Do pets understand language?

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Jan 28 2010

What would you do if you met someone famous?

Ever met anyone famous? What did you do--talk to them or leave them alone? Scott met Magic Johnson and walked right up and talked to him, whereas Kelli sat next to Garth Brooks without saying a word! What would you do?

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