It’s football season, and that means time for some yummy, healthy snacks – that even the tough guys will like, and probably not even think that they are eating healthy! Remember, I came up with all my recipes by revising and experimenting with some of my old favorites. Now I’m more than happy to share them with you!
As I’ve said before, do not announce to your crowd of hungry football watchers that what they are about to snack on is healthy, just set it out and let them have at it!
Jen’s Mexican Lasagna Roll ups
1-2 large can of drained and mashed kidney beans, low-sodium.
1-2 lbs ground, cooked turkey breast (you can decide how meaty you want to make it)
1 package of low-sodium taco seasoning mix, which you can add to the ground turkey breast once it’s cooked.
1-2 cups of my homemade salsa
1-2 cups of your favorite lettuce, chopped up fine.
2-3 cups of chopped tomatoes
1/2-3/4 cup chopped red onion
Layer all ingredients in lasagna dish. Top with a thin layer of your favorite low-fat cheese. Bake in the oven at 400 ° F just until cheese is melted. Then continue to layer your lasagna with lettuce, tomatoes and red onion.
Your lasagna is complete, serve with a big spoon, a big pile of whole grain or whole wheat roll ups on the side along with a light sour cream on the side for those whom would like to add it to their roll up! Don’t forget your red pepper flakes too!
Jen’s Honey Baked Apples
Apples, any kind, size and amount depending on the number of people you have over.
Take out the core, but don’t push through the bottom of the apple. Place apples on a baking sheet, preheat oven to 375 ° F.
Fill each apple with 1-2 tablespoons of honey and a sprinkle of cinnamon and a sprinkle of nutmeg. Bake apples until soft all the way through, I check them after 15 minutes and so on until they are baked. Serve them hot!
Those are just a couple of my favorite football crowd pleasers. The funny thing is that my company still doesn’t even realize that although these foods I make taste so good, they are still healthy foods! Let’s keep that our secret, loving it!
More to come as the season moves on. Now your ready for some football!