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Game Day Recipes

 

Game Day Recipes

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You’ve been working hard all month to keep your New Years Resolution and maintain a healthy lifestyle but then the big game comes and you want the best food at the party! Lindsay Queen, our bariatric dietician has some recipes that are sure to please without ruining your progress. Try these healthy recipes that everyone at the party will enjoy!

Game Day Cheese Dip

Ingredients:

2 tbsp. unsalted butter
1 tbsp. diced jalapeños  (add more to taste if preferred)
2 Roma tomatoes, diced and divided
2 tbsp. flour
2 cups unsweetened coconut milk
1 tsp. taco seasoning (1/2 packet)
8 oz (2 cups) shredded Mexican blend cheese
¼ cup cilantro, diced 
½ cup 0% plain Greek Yogurt
Homemade tortilla chips (see recipe below)

Directions:
Heat butter in a saucepan on medium heat until melted. 

Add diced jalapeños and cook 1-2 minutes until fragrant.

Add diced tomatoes and sauté another 1-2 minutes. 

Add flour and stir everything together until combined and coated in flour. Allow flour to cook for 30 seconds and then slowly whisk in the coconut milk a little at a time. 

When all the milk is added, turn up heat and allow mixture to come to a boil, while continuing to mix frequently. Reduce heat to a simmer and stir in taco seasoning.

Add cheese, one cup at a time, whisking until smooth before adding second cup. Once cheese is incorporated, stir in cilantro. 

Remove from heat and stir in Greek Yogurt. Season to taste with additional salt and pepper if desired. Serve immediately with homemade tortilla chips.

Game Day Tortilla Chips

Place in a single layer on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. 

Brush or spray with oil and then add seasoning.

Bake 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy. 

Ingredients:
Whole wheat flour tortillas
Cooking oil
Seasonings, to taste

Directions:
Heat oven to 350˚F.

Using a pizza cutter, slice tortillas into eight pizza style slices or strips. 

Game Day Chicken Wings

Ingredients:
2 lbs. chicken wings (trimmed and wing tips removed)
Salt
Sauce/Seasoning of choice such as:
- Hot sauce
- Lower sodium BBQ sauce
- Parmesan garlic seasoning

Directions:
Heat oven to 400˚F.

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil on the stove. Add chicken wings and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for seven minutes.

Drain wings in a colander and lay out to dry on a paper towel for a few minutes. 

Note: It is super important that wings are very dry, otherwise they won’t get crispy. Wings may need to be hand dried with a paper towel to get out most of the moisture. 

Place wings on a foil-lined baking sheet on top of baking rack (or oven safe wire cooling rack) thicker side down. Bake for 25 minutes, and remove from oven and flip. Bake another 5-10 minutes or until wings are golden brown and crispy. 

Remove from oven. Toss with favorite sauce or seasonings, and serve immediately. Serve with Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip, carrots, and celery sticks.

Game Day Banana Split on a Stick

Ingredients:
Strawberries
Bananas
Pineapple chunks
Dark chocolate melting wafers
Crushed nuts (walnuts, almonds, cashews, etc.)
Popsicle sticks or skewers

Directions:
Cut banana, strawberries, pineapples into similar size pieces, about 1 inch. 

Place one piece of each fruit on a Popsicle stick and place in the freezer for 10 mins.

Melt chocolate as instructed on package.

Remove fruit sticks from freezer and dip into melted chocolate. 

Immediately dip into crushed nuts before chocolate has set. 

Place on baking tray with parchment paper. Place back into freezer for 10 minutes and enjoy. 

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