It's Game Time! Tasty Super Bowl Alternatives

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Chicken Lettuce Wraps (calories in 3 wraps: 131)

chicken lettuce wraps

Brenda J. Ponichtera, RD, author of Quick and Healthy Recipes and Ideas, recommends this versatile and super scrumptious concoction that can either be served as a hors d’oeuvre, a main dish or stuffed in pita bread halves.

Ingredients:

1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
12 large lettuce leaves (bib or butter)
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
One-half teaspoon salt (optional)
One-fourth teaspoon ground black pepper
One-half cup chopped fresh cilantro

Preparation:

Sauté the chicken and the ginger in a medium saucepan – that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray – for a few minutes until the chicken is no longer pink. Add salt, pepper and cilantro to the pan (makes 12 wraps).

How to Serve:

Place the chicken mixture in a bowl, and arrange the lettuce leaves and optional toppings on a nearby plate. Toss about one-fourth cup of the mixture in a leaf, roll up and enjoy!

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Baked Tofu Mini Corndogs (calories: roughly 60 calories per dog)

tofu dogs

Tofu Pups® are so heavenly that even the most hardcore meat eater will bow down before them! Alexandra Caspero, RD and personal trainer, says you can’t go wrong with these mini corndogs!

Ingredients:

1 package of Tofu Pups®

Cornbread Batter:

1 cup cornmeal
1.5 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon. baking powder
3 tablespoons canola oil
1 tablespoons maple syrup (or 1 tablespoon sugar)
Three-fourth of a cup light soymilk or skim milk
One-half teaspoon salt
One-half teaspoon black pepper
One-half teaspoon smoked paprika
One-half teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon white vinegar

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 450 F, and grease a cookie sheet or line it with parchment paper. Mix flour, baking powder, cornmeal, salt, spices, oil one-third cup milk and syrup together. After it is mixed, slowly add more milk until the mixture is wet, and thick enough to cover a spoon. Make sure to mix this well.

Cut the Tofu Pups® into thirds and dip each dog into the mixture. Place them on the cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes until golden brown; rotate after 10 minutes.

Spicy Honey-Molasses Wings (calories in 4 wings: roughly 230)

Spicy Honey-Molasses Wings

Is your mouth watering yet? These look so good! Gooseberrypatch.com has a ton of great recipes for every occasion, but we thought these Spicy Honey-Molasses Wings from the cookbook 101 Easy Entertaining Recipes would make a great addition to your party since wings and football go hand in hand.

Ingredients:

5 pounds of chicken wings
Two-and-a-half cups spicy catsup
Two-thirds cup vinegar
One-half cup plus two tablespoons honey
One-half cup molasses
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
One-half teaspoon onion powder
One-half teaspoon chili powder
Optional: one-half to one teaspoon smoke-flavored cooking sauce

Preparation:

Arrange wings in a greased 15”x10” pan, and bake uncovered at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Drain, turn wings and bake for an additional 20 to 25 minutes. Combine remaining ingredients in a large saucepan while wings are baking. Bring the ingredients to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes.

Arrange one-third of the wings in a large slow cooker, and top with one cup of the sauce. Repeat the layers twice. Cook covered on low heat for 3 to 4 hours (makes about 4 dozen).

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Carolyn French is an assistant editor at BettyConfidential.

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  1. violetgal says:

    The lettuce wraps look good!

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