quick and easy Cinnarolls!
—>for that moment when you just haveee to answer that sugar tooth’s beckoning call
I need to do this.
I want to make this! I have 40 calorie bread plus Smart Balance butter!
Beat out only by Thanksgiving, Super Bowl Sunday is the second biggest eating day in America. Party favorites, like chips, pretzels, pizza, and beer, help the average American snack through an extra 1,200 calories and 50 grams of fat on top of their regular meals.
It’s also a big day for meat consumption, with dishes like chili, chicken wings, and bacon-wrapped morsels making appearances on buffet tables across the country. In fact, the National Chicken Council estimates that Americans will gnaw their way through 1.25 billion wings—that’s 90 billion calories worth—during this year’s game.
If you’re looking for a way to indulge in your favorite party foods (and keep hungry guests satisfied) without feeling like a linebacker by the forth quarter, try these healthy, meat-free twists on classic game day fare. And if you’ve got a favorite vegetarian party food recipe, tell us about it in the comments section below!
Chunky Guacamole with Jicama Sticks Even though avocados are packed with healthy monounsaturated fat, the calories in guacamole add up fast. In this version of the popular dip, crunchy fresh vegetables add texture and help you keep calories in check.
Zucchini Chips If you like kale chips, give this crispy, low-carb snack a whirl.
Whole Wheat Pizza Margherita If you love pizza, but not the dripping-with-oil delivery type, try this DIY pie that has only five ingredients. Two slices won’t even cost you 400 calories.
Vegetarian Chili Bursting with protein and fiber, this chili will keep you satisfied—and less tempted to dip back into the salty snacks all night.
Whoopie Pies Keep these tasty chocolate-and-marshmallow treats on the tiny side and you’ll end up with a 100-calorie dessert to pass at your game day potluck.
Baked Egg in an Avocado
Avocados are amazing things—they’re delicious on their own, but they also have a lot of healthy fats, dietary fibers, and vitamins, and despite their high caloric value, they’re remarkably easy to prepare. If you have an avocado that’s too firm to use for something else, or you’re just in the mood for something new and healthy for breakfast, slice it in half, remove the pit, and carve out a little space in the center. Crack an egg where the pit was, and bake. In a few minutes, you’ll have a delicious, protein and vitamin-packed breakfast treat that’s rich enough to keep you going all morning.
The recipe itself is pretty simple:
Preheat oven to 425, have cast iron pan in there
Slice avocado in half, take out pit
Take pan out, put avocado half on, crack egg in
Put whatever you want on top
Place in oven and cook till your eggs [are done how you] desire
Avocados are used in all sorts of breakfast dishes, but this is a great example of using the avocado as a breakfast dish, and pretty tasty one at that.
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