UFC and Superbowl Weekend

UFC  and Superbowl Weekend

Snack Ideas that Won’t Go To Your Hips

We know, you will be having some people over this weekend to watch some sporting events. The usual sport watching grub is somewhat damaging to your body fat level. Here are a few tips and tricks as well as some recipe ideas to make your gatherings more in line with keeping you healthy than making you fat.

·         Avoid anything deep fried

o   This includes those tasty little pre-bought appetizers in the frozen section

o   Most things from fast food locations

o   Careful, many places deep fry pizza

·         Order pizza

o   Get whole wheat crusts

o   Use lean meats like ham

o   Put on veggies or maybe pineapple

o   Hold off on the deep dish and thick crusts

·         Eat veggies, even if they are cliché for a party, people will eat them

·         Baked Tostido’s and salsa is a good one

·         Dip baked Tostido’s or baked pitas in my UFC dip

·         Beer – drink lite, yes it will make a difference when you are consuming multiple beers

 

Here are some recipes from the staff of Taylored Training Inc.

Taylor

·         UFC Dip

o   Refried beans – heat them up until soft

o   Mix in cayenne pepper and some garlic

o   Pour refried beans into bowl adding as many layers of grated cheese as you like

o   Voila, done!

·         Chicken Wings (still not healthy, but this is a better version than what you get ordered or from a restaurant)

o   Buy chicken wings

o   Coat in BBQ sauce and some franks hot sauce

o   Put on BBQ and grill at med/low until crispy – the slower cooking speed makes them so much better!

o   Serve them

·         Pita Dippers

o   Take a whole wheat pita

o   Coat in olive oil and garlic powder

o   Cut into wedges

o   Place on baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees until crispy

o   Dip in hummus, salsa, or any other dip you enjoy

Vanessa

·         Pita Pizza’s

o   Take full size whole wheat pita add a little bit of tomato sause or you could just lightly brush the pita with some olive oil add any of your favorite vegetables (green peppers, mushroom, broccoli) with 1-2oz of grated cheese and a choice of meat (ham, chicken, ground beef).

 

Mariane

Avocado dip

1 medium avocado, diced

3/4 cup frozen corn, thawed

1/2 cup quartered grape tomatoes

1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

2 teaspoons lime juice

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Toss avocado, corn, tomatoes, cilantro, lime juice and salt in a medium bowl. Eat with low sodium baked rice crackers or on a rice cake!

Multi bean chili

1 tablespoon canola oil

1 large onion, diced

4 cloves garlic, minced

3 tablespoons chili powder

1 tablespoon ground cumin

1/4-1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle chile or cayenne pepper, or to taste

1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes

3 medium tomatoes, chopped

1 15-ounce can dark red kidney beans, rinsed

1 15-ounce can small white beans, such as navy beans, rinsed

1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed

3 cups water

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

NOTE: can add ground beef (that’s for you Taylor!)

Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until beginning to soften, 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring often, until very soft and just beginning to brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Add garlic, chili powder, cumin and chipotle (or cayenne) to taste and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Stir in canned and fresh tomatoes, kidney, white and black beans, water and pepper. Increase heat to high and bring to a boil, stirring often. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the chili has reduced slightly, 10 to 15 minutes

Apple Pear Crisp

3 macintosh apples

3 ripe bosc pears

2 tbsp + cinnamon

1 cup oats

cut apples and pears (leaving skin on) into small pieces and place in large mixing bowl.  Add cinnamon and oats.  Mix well together.  Spray 9″ x 9″ baking dish with Pam.  Pour contests of mixing bowl into baking dish.  Bake at 350 for 40 minutes or until apples and pears are soft.

 

Peanut Butter Banana Delight

3 ripe bananas mashed

1/2 cup unpasteurized honey

1 cup natural peanut butter

Mix all ingredients together until well blended.  Spray mini mini cupcake liners with Pam and then fill with batter.  Freeze for at least 4h.  Serve when hungry!   

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