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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1/24/2010 5:29:40 AM
Jeff Joyner United States
Jeff Joyner
Hey guys here a good recipe I have had people rave over this it is GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

         Creekmore's Chili Cheese Dip

    1 lb ground beef

    1  c. taco sauce

    1 box Veleeta Cheese

    1 can Ro-Tel Tomatoes

    1 can chili without beans

  Brown ground beef. Drain and add taco sauce. Put in crock-pot. Add chopped Veleeta, Ro-Tel and chili. Cook until cheese is melted stirring occasionally. Serve with chips.
1/24/2010 5:42:25 AM
Rob Toby United States
Rob Toby
Velveeta is good for baked potatoes; to make a dip using a can of rotel and 1 lb. Velveeta; and for home made macaroni and cheese....it beats the boxed dinners 10 to 1....
(My family loves your show)
1/24/2010 5:43:35 AM
Betty Huza United States
Betty Huza
Great little dessert/snack
put mini pretzels on a wax paper lined cookie sheet...then a Rollo on each pretzel...put in 250 degree oven for about 4 minutes (Rollos will look shiny)...then press a nut down in the center of each warmed Rollo...use any kind of nut you like...I'd use a variety (pecans,walnuts,almonds, etc.) for Super Bowl or other party. Let cool in frig for about 10 min.and ENJOY!
1/24/2010 5:59:21 AM
Nicolas Goorbarry Canada
Nicolas Goorbarry
Here's a link on Velveeta Cheese...Made of Colby, Swiss & Cheddar.....

1/24/2010 11:05:12 AM
jurhee United States
small filo cups
ground beef
taco seasoning
3/4 water
cheddar cheese/shredded

put filo cups in 350 oven until lightly browned. Brown ground beef add taco seasoning as directed on package with 3/4 water. drain grease, add the cooked beef in filo cups, top with guacamole, cheese and salsa, eat em up!!
1/24/2010 11:20:29 AM
robin United States
Deep fried Avocados for sureā€¦.God Bless you both
1/24/2010 10:15:20 PM
Donna United States
Cheescake for me!!
1/25/2010 4:04:32 AM
Teresa Robinson United States
Teresa Robinson
I would love to see the recipe for bacon wrapped around little smokies, dipped in brown sugar?  that is what of it I caught on the radio this morning.
1/26/2010 7:46:30 PM
Paul United States
What is the recipe for the Artichoke and spinage dip???
1/27/2010 11:02:12 PM
Teeky United States
Did you know that 170,000 pounds of snacks are puchased and eaten each year fur they super bowl!
1/21/2011 4:31:06 PM
Jeremy Macgray United States
Jeremy Macgray
Check out my wife's award winning crockpot chili if you want healthy!  It's Awesome!!


Every Superbowl should have it.
2/1/2011 1:40:34 PM
CheRie Childers United States
CheRie Childers
this is a must snack for my bf:
they are a British staple snack and are even served in pubs there

Sausage Rolls:
Breakfast sausage (sage is the best)
boiled eggs
raw egg
waterbread crumbs ( I use a mix of italian and cajun spice)

boil eggs then cool
beat 1 raw eggs for every six boiled eggs anf mix with 1 teasoon water

place bread crumb mix in flat tray or plate

wrap layer of sausage on boiled egg until covered
dip in egg and water batter, then roll in bread crumbs and deep fry in oil of choice

simple but here are the tricks to the perfect sausage egg
cut eggs in half and serve
in England they serve this with Branston pickle

1: egg must be cool and completely dry
2: sausage cannot be too thick it doesnt cook properly or too thin it cracks the egg
3: keep heat on medium, it takes a bit longer to fry but you will get that nicew medium brown color
4:it takes 1 pound of sausage per 6 eggs

cut eggs in half and serve
in Uk they serve with a topping called Branston pickle yum yum

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