You may be planning to have people over to watch the Super Bowl Sunday night. Have you thought about the snacks you will serve? If you don’t want to undo all your hard efforts to lose weight think about the calories you and your guests will be indulging in through 4 quarters of football and an elaborate half time show. Remember-you are not playing pro ball just watching and that doesn’t burn a lot of calories 🙂
This week, I will be posting low-calorie appetizer/menu suggestions that will feed your hunger without putting weight on. Trust me you will LOVE these recipes and your guests will never know they are eating healthy! I’ll get to that in just a second…
First, What kind of diet plan are you on? Maybe you’ve found success with some of the name brand diets or perhaps you are watching what and how much you eat. I am focused more on a high protein diet with minimal carbs. Before, I skipped meals but made up for it when I got home from work. Now, I eat breakfast before I leave and pack snacks/lunch that will keep me full throughout the day.
I am on a 1500 calorie plan. I try to stay right at that number or a little below.
Here’s how my day looks so far…
1 hard boiled egg 78 calories
1 cup nonfat/skim milk 83 calories
1 turkey sausage link 70 calories
14 cherry tomatoes 43 calories
sliced turkey 120 calories
deli sliced chicken 80 calories
1 orange, sliced 62 calories
Dannon Nonfat Yogurt 80 calories
1 cup Fiber One cereal 170 calories
1/2 cup chocolate pudding 140 calories
That leaves me with about 594 calories for dinner. I didn’t eat enough calories during the day yesterday so that left me with like 700 when I got home. So, I ate 2 pork chops and a plate full of steamed veggies. I still had enough calories for a few cups of popcorn without going over my alloted calorie intake. I even played a few games of basketball on the Wii for exercise.
Now you may be scratching your head over some of the food choices I’ve made. I will explain that in a later post.
So, here is today’s Super Bowl Super low-calorie recipe. I borrowed this from Food Network’s Hungry Girl. She has a lot of low-calorie yummy foods! I’ve cooked it before and trust me you won’t be disappointed.
Nutrition information is posted below.
1 large onion
1/2 cup Fiber One Original bran cereal
1/4 tsp. garlic powder, or more to taste
1/8 tsp. onion powder, or more to taste
1/8 tsp. salt, or more to taste
Black pepper, to taste
1/2 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Slice the ends off the onion and remove its outer layer. Cut onion into 1/2-inch-wide slices and separate into rings. Set aside.
Using a blender or food processor, grind cereal to a breadcrumb-like consistency. Season crumbs with the spices and transfer to a plate or bowl. Set aside.
Fill a small bowl with egg substitute. Prepare a baking sheet (or two) by spraying with nonstick spray. Set aside.
Pop-Up Tip! For the following step, use tongs or a fork to dip the rings into the egg substitute and cereal crumbs — it’ll keep your fingers from getting eggy & crumb-covered. (Don’t pierce the rings with the fork; just balance them on it.)
One at a time, dunk each ring in egg substitute, give it a shake to remove any excess, and then coat it in the seasoned crumbs. Evenly place rings on the baking sheet(s).
Bake in the oven until outsides are crispy and insides are soft, 20 – 25 minutes, carefully flipping rings over about halfway through. Serve with mustard, if using. Enjoy!
**155 calories, 1g fat, 515mg sodium, 41g carbs, 16g fiber, 7g sugars, 9g protein — PointsPlus® value 4*
Have a great day!