Football fare that won’t make you look like Rex Ryan

One word describes this weekend:  JETS…JETS…JETS!!!

Like many of my fellow-Gothamites, I am very excited for the Jets to trample the Steelers this Sunday.  For many folks (including me!), football, beer, and food are intertwined.  What gets you more hype for a game than an ice cold Corona and some yummy guacamole??  And don’t even get me started on buffalo wings.  D could probably wax poetic on that dish for hours!!

While many of these delicious football season treats can be quite fattening, there are easy ways to make them less so.  So this weekend, D and I are taking the Superbowl Season challenge — hosting a football party with only healthy versions of the favorites.  And the best part?  All of this stuff is super easy to make or find at your local grocery store.  I have scoured the internet to bring you some of the healthiest versions of our favorite football treats.  The easiest thing to keep in mind when revamping your football menu is to add in as much veggies as you can — whether it be a guacamole recipe or chili, the more veggies you add, the more interesting and healthy the recipe becomes, not too mention more filling thanks to all that extra fiber!  And that’s what I call a Nutritional Touchdown!

Below you will find MY new and improved  Football MENU:

Drinks:

Light beer — corona, bud light, etc…

Appetizers:

Cut up veggies (carrots, celery, tomatoes, pepper strips, etc..)

Store-bought lowfat hummus

Homemade guacamole — http://recipes.womenshealthmag.com/Recipe/guacamole-dip.aspx

Fresh salsa

Baked tortilla chips

Buffalo chicken tender with lowfat blue cheese dipping sauce —

http://cookingdonelight.com/blog/2007/08/18/buffalo-chicken-tenders-with-homemade-low-calorie-blue-cheese-dressing/

Main Course:

Veggie Chili! https://thegothamskinny.com/2010/09/13/kickoff-into-fall/

Dessert:

Mixed berries

One-bite brownies (Whole Foods)

For more tips on figure-friendly approachs to a tailgate if you’re not the host — look at my old post on tailgating: https://thegothamskinny.com/2010/09/15/tailgating-without-expanding-your-tail/

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