Wednesday, January 30, 2008

food + football + friends - football = fun superbowl!

Once again, it's time for the Superbowl! Perhaps the previous statement gives you the wrong idea of my love for football. I have no love for football, but I do love reasons to have parties with close friends, good food, and drinks. Therefore, this event requires a post!

So, this year, it's going to be a small party: just my husband, myself, and our two best friends. So, we've got good company.... now it's time for the food. Randy and I are definately getting on the eating healthy bandwagon, so we're going to try to make it some-what healthy-eater friendly (but then again... it's the superbowl). SO, here's what I'm contributing thus far:

* Cauliflower Poppers

* Baked Potato Skins

* Cheese Fondue with Homemade Bread

Have any healthy snack ideas? Let me know! I'm all about making yummy food healthier! Having your own party? Here are the recipes for our Superbowl party:

* Baked Potato Skins With Creamy Spinach and Turkey Bacon - Weight Watchers recipe
3 medium potato(es), baked, sliced in half and cooled
1 sprays cooking spray
20 oz chopped frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
4 oz light cream cheese, at room temperature
1/4 tsp table salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
3 slices cooked crisp turkey bacon, crumbled

Preheat oven to 400ºF. Scoop out flesh of potatoes, leaving about 1/4 of potato flesh in potato. (Reserve remaining potato flesh for another use such as mashed potatoes.)
Place potato halves on a baking sheet and coat with cooking spray. Bake until lightly browned, about 15 minutes. While potato skins bake, combine spinach, cream cheese, salt and pepper in a medium bowl until well-blended.
Remove skins from oven and spoon 3 tablespoons of spinach mixture into each potato half; bake until warmed through, about 5 minutes more.
Remove skins from oven and top each half with about 1 tablespoon of crumbled bacon. Yields 1 potato half per serving
. 2 points per serving.
Cauliflower Poppers - Weight Watchers recipe
1 sprays cooking spray
1 small head cauliflower
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp chili powder, or more to taste
1/2 tsp table salt
1/2 tsp black pepper

Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
Cut cauliflower florets into bite-sized pieces. (There should be about 4 cups.) Place cauliflower in a medium bowl and add cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper; toss well to coat.
Spread cauliflower on prepared baking sheet and bake until cauliflower is tender, but not mushy, stirring halfway through, about 10 minutes. Yields about 1/2 cup per serving. 0 points per serving.


Alyssa said...

we're making plans, mainly as a counterplan so we don't have to watch tv at the in-laws.