If you’re one of the 100 million Americans who will tune in to watch the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons play in Super Bowl 51, you’ll want to try some of our favorite Game Day recipes.
Pasta Caprese Salad Skewers
We love this twist to caprese salad by adding in pasta and putting it on a skewer. Since pasta has a low glycemic index, it helps keep blood sugar levels stables—so that you and your guests will feel satisfied longer.
Prep Time: 15 min
Total Time: 25 min
¼ Box Rigatoni
20 3-Inch Skewers
3 Tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
7oz Fresh mozzarella balls
½ Pint Cherry Tomatoes
1 Avocado diced
4 Leaves basil
2 Tbsp Balsamic Reduction
- Bring a pot of water to a boil & season with salt; cook the pasta 1 minute less than required cooking time2. Drain the pasta and toss with 1 Tbsp of olive oil & place on a sheet tray to cool3. Once the pasta is cool, skewer 1 piece of cheese, 1 cherry tomato, 1 piece of avocado and 1 pasta piece onto the same skewer; Use all the veggies to create 15-20 skewers and set aside4. Drizzle the balsamic over the skewers and top with thinly sliced basil leaves, Enjoy!
Recipe: Courtesy of Barilla
This recipe uses Black Bean Crumbles in place of ground beef for a perfectly-flavored nacho dish that has just a fraction of the saturated fat and half the calories of traditional nachos.
Prep Time: 10 min
Total Time: 15 min
- 6 cups tortilla chips
- 1 1/2 cups Black Bean Crumbles
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 1/2 cups (6 oz.) low-fat shredded cheddar cheese
- 2/3 cup chopped red, green or yellow bell pepper or combination
- 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and sliced
- 2 tablespoons chopped onion
- P lain nonfat or lowfat Greek yogurt (optional)
- Arrange tortilla chips in a single layer on 11- or 12-inch ovenproof platter or pizza pan, overlapping them slightly.2. In large nonstick skillet combine the black bean cumbles and water. Cook, covered, over medium heat for 3 minutes. Stir. Continue cooking, covered, about 3 minutes more or until heated through. If needed, remove lid and continue cooking until most of the liquid evaporates.3. Spoon crumbles over chips. Sprinkle with cheese, bell pepper, jalapeño pepper and onion. Bake at 425° F for 2 to 4 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve with sour cream and/or guacamole.
While guacamole is made from avocados, which are considered a “healthy” fat, it still packs in a lot of calories. A 1/4 cup of traditional guac has about 80 calories–and who eats just 1/4 cup of rich and creamy guac? To slash calories and up the filling fiber, we infuse more low-cal veggies like red onion, tomato or salsa in our guac. If you don’t want to make your own, simply combine a store-bought salsa with prepared guacamole to great a leaner guaca-salsa.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Makes 8 Servings
* 2 ripe medium Hass Avocados, peeled, pitted and diced
* 1 large ripe tomato, diced
* 1⁄4 Cup finely chopped red onion
* 2 cloves garlic, minced
* 2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
* Juice of 1 large lime
* 1⁄2 tsp ground cumin
* 1⁄4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
* 1⁄4 tsp salt
In medium bowl, combine all ingredients and serve immediately.