I’ll admit it, I’m not a big football fan, except when it has to do with making food and throwing a party! As we all know a football game food is usually very high in fat, salt, and calories. What I’ve done is slim down some of our favorites without losing a tasty snack. No, these are not low-calorie dishes but I’ve used fresh ingredients with low-fat options to light up the dish, that was my goal. No pun intended!
Mexican Layer Dip
1 can(15 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed
2 scallions, finely chopped
2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups low fat Greek yogurt
1 1/2 low-fat cheddar cheese
2 cups fresh salsa, drained for 1 hour, reserve Salsa juice. I used medium-hot salsa
guacamole, recipe follows
1/2 cup sliced black olives
1/2 cup frozen corn, defrosted
3 scallions, finely chopped
2 tablespoon roasted no salt sunflower seeds
Use a nice glass bowl to show all the colorful layers. Mix black beans, scallions, parsley, salt, and pepper. Place in a glass bowl. Top with yogurt, then cheese, salsa, and guacamole. In a small bowl combine olives, corn, scallions and sunflower seeds. Sprinkle on top of the guacamole. I serve with toasted pita chips, recipe follows.
3 ripe avocados
1/2 red onion, minced
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, minced
1 tablespoon lime or lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 ripe tomato, seeds and pulp removed, chopped
1 tablespoon reserved salsa juice
Slice avocado, remove seed and scoop out the pulp. Sprinkle lemon juice over avocados. With a potato mashed, mash avocado. Combine the remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly.
1 package pita bread
Heat oven to 400 F. Slice pita bread in half then in fourths. Open each fourth into two pieces. Place on a baking sheet. Spray with cooking spray and lightly salt. Bake for 2 minutes then turn over and bake for an additional two minutes.