Your football parties don’t necessarily have to be super unhealthy! You can easily modify recipes for your favorite “comfort” foods to make a healthier version. See our spin on some yummy recipes to use for your game day go-to meals:
- Whole Wheat English Muffin Pizzas – Use whole wheat English muffins and top with tomato sauce, low-fat mozzarella cheese, and your favorite veggies. Broil until the cheese is bubbly and serve hot.
- Corn and Black Bean Quesadillas – Use a whole grain tortilla, low-fat Mexican cheese, and a mixture of black beans, corn, chopped tomatoes, and cilantro for this quesadilla recipe. Spread a thin layer of cheese over the tortilla, then add the mixture of fillings to the bottom half of the quesadilla. Fold it over, then use a sandwich press or cook on the stove top until the cheese becomes melted.
- Southwestern Pepper Cups – Add whole grain rice, black beans, corn and tomatoes to a hollowed out pepper. Cook in the slow cooker on low for 8 hours and serve with a sprinkle of low-fat pepper jack cheese.
- Whole Wheat Calzones – Simply cooking with whole wheat flour makes your meal automatically healthier! Try creating these yummy calzones with whole wheat flour to satisfy that “pizza” craving at your next get together! Click here to see how we created these!