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Three healthy Superbowl snack recipes

Posted Feb 02 2009 10:44pm

Avacad1 The industry folks who promote avocados have an interesting fact to share with you.

They say that on Superbowl Sunday enough guacamole will be server to fill up the Superbowl stadium to a depth of nine feet.

That' s a lot of guacamole. Just image all of the chips to go along with that giant Super guacamole bowl.



But what if you are looking for something a bit different to snack upon? Perhaps something that might be less caloric and even healthier.

Liz Stein is a Certified Holistic Health Counselor.  She is also the founder of Appetite for Healthy Living, a New York based health and wellness practice.

She makes her living coaching triathletes and helping amateur athletes eat healthy foods.

These are three of her suggestions for healthy, and easy to make Superbowl snacks.

ChickenWings Baked Chicken Wings

Ingredients:

2 pounds of organic chicken wings

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

1 tsp cayenne pepper

1/2 cup Whole Foods 365 Texas Barbeque Sauce (or other brand you like)

Directions:

Heat the oven to 425 degrees. In a large bowl, combine the wings, garlic powder, salt, pepper and cayenne. Arrange the wings in a single layer on two large baking sheets. Bake until just done, about 45 minutes.

Place wings back into large bowl and toss to coat with sauce.

Serve immediately. 

Veggie_chilli Veggie Chili

Ingredients:
1/3 cup olive oil
2 cups mushrooms
1 cup chopped red peppers
1 cup chopped carrots
2 cups chopped onions
3 garlic cloves minced
1⁄4 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp cumin
2 1/2 tbsp canned green chilies
2 tsp Chili
1/2 QT tomato juice or more if needed
1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes
1 15 oz. can kidney beans
1⁄2 tsp Tabasco
3 tsp tomato paste

Directions:

Heat olive oil in large pot. Over medium high heat, add mushrooms,
red peppers, carrots, onion, garlic and spices. Cook for 7 minutes

Add remaining ingredients- tomato juice, diced tomato, kidney beans,
Tabasco and tomato paste. Bring to a boil and stir. Reduce the heat and simmer 20 minutes uncovered.  Add salt and pepper to taste

Grilled-Quesadillas2 Shrimp and Avocado Quesadilla

Ingredients:

1 avocado diced

1/2 cup freshly made salsa

1/8 cup mild green chili

Juice from 1/2 lime

1/2 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined

4 sprouted grain tortillas

1/2 cup shredded rice cheese

1 cup arugula

Directions:

In a large pot, bring water to a boil. Add the shrimp and cook for 2 minutes max. Remove shrimp with a slotted spoon and place into a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking. Cut each piece of shrimp in thirds and set aside.

In a bowl, mix together avocado, salsa, chili, lime and shrimp. Season with salt to taste. Lay tortillas on flat surface. On one half spread avocado/shrimp mixture and sprinkle with rice cheese and arugula. Fold in half.

Lightly spray a large saute pan with olive oil. Cook for 3-5 minutes a side. Cut into triangle shape pieces and serve.

For more info: You can find more of Liz' s Healthy Superbowl recipes HERE.
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