Check out these three healthy recipes that will have you not only ready for Super Sunday, but set you up for the go-ahead, game winning touchdown to win the day!

 

Spinach-Artichoke Dip – 59 Calories

A sneaky, low-cal way to get your family to eat iron-rich spinach and beans!

 

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 (16-ounce) can lima (or butter) beans, drained
  • 1 cup light mayonnaise
  • 4 ounces tub-style fat-free cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco)
  • 1 teaspoon capers, drained
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained, and squeezed dry
  • 3/4 cup preshredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

 

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. Combine first 8 ingredients (through mustard) in a food processor, and process until smooth (about 15-20 seconds).

3. Add remaining ingredients; pulse 5 times, then process until mixture is consistent throughout (about 10 seconds). With a rubber spatula, transfer mixture evenly to a 1-quart casserole dish, smoothing top.

4. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly at the edges. Remove from oven; cool 10 minutes.

 

Smoky Chicken Fingers With Honey Mustard Dip – 190 Calories

Baking these chicken strips keeps the fat low, but the seasoning and bread crumbs create a faux-fried texture.

 

Ingredients

  • Smoky Chicken Fingers:
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 teaspoon barbecue smoked seasoning (such as Hickory Liquid Smoke)
  • 1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 2 teaspoons garlic and herb seasoning
  • 2 pounds skinless boneless chicken breasts, cut into 2-inch strips
  • Honey-Mustard Dip:
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup honey

 

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 400º. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.

2. In a shallow dish, combine the flour, salt, and pepper. Mix with a fork to combine. In a separate shallow dish, combine milk and liquid smoke. In a third shallow dish, combine breadcrumbs, oats, and garlic seasoning.

3. Dip chicken into flour, and turn to coat both sides; shake off any excess flour. Transfer chicken to milk mixture and turn to coat. Transfer to the breadcrumb-oat mixture, and turn chicken to coat. Place chicken on prepared baking sheet, and spray tops of strips with cooking spray.

4. Bake 25 minutes, until chicken is cooked through and crust is browned.

5. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together mustard and honey.

 

Mint Limeade Mocktail Drink

Limeade is a delicious thirst quencher. Adding mint leaves to the drink makes it extra refreshing. This light and fresh mocktail is similar to a mojito- but is made without alcohol.

 

Ingredients

6 fresh mint leaves
1 ounce simple syrup
1 ounce fresh lime juice
6 ounces cold water
Lime slices

 

Preparation

1. Add mint and simple syrup to glass.

2. Gently break up mint with muddler or spoon.

3. Add lime juice, fill glass with ice & top with water; stir.

4.Garnish with lime slices.

Makes 1 drink

To make Sparkling Mint Limeade, use chilled club soda in place of the water