Game day often seems riddled with food that fuels alcohol consumption and overindulgence: it’s salty and gooey and calorie dense. Yet there is no reason to leave behind old stand by’s like chicken wings and pork products. The key is to add a bunch of vegetables and to make the foods satisfying enough so that you will feel satiated and stop eating before portions get out of control.
I have found some tasty takes on classic recipes that will satisfy game day munchies without next day regret.
For a new version of the crunchiness of chips and the creaminess of dip, try these delightful Chicken Lettuce Wraps (http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Chicken-Lettuce-Wraps).
The Asian flavors and mix of textures are a full blast of flavor without delivering the high calorie punch. A lip-smacking twist on Buffalo wings is this tangy Tequila Lime Chicken Wings with Lime Cilantro Dipping Sauce recipe (http://haverecipes-willcook.blogspot.com/2010/02/tequila-lime-chicken-wings-with-lime.html). This recipe is easy to make with easy to find ingredients.
Lastly, a satisfying salad: Avocado, Bacon & Tomato (http://www.avocado.org/recipes/view/31391/california-avocado-bacon-and-tomato-salad). No one can resist bacon and avocado and when they sit on a bed of spinach, it’s all OK.
No matter what you make for the Super Bowl extravaganza, remember that portions count and that you can get full enjoyment from your food in little scrumptious bites.