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Game On: Healthy Super Bowl Recipes

  • Tina Rupp

    Mini Stuffed Potatoes

    Makes: 12 potatoes

    Prep: 20 minutes

    Bake: at 400 degrees F. for 30 minutes

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  • Tina Rupp

    Cheesy Crab Dip

    Makes: 12 servings

    Prep: 15 minutes

    Bake: at 350 degrees F. for 30 minutes

    Tips: Lighten up store-bought dips: Blend 1 cup dip with 1 cup fat-free plain yogurt or sour cream. Besides the usuals, try zucchini sticks, cauliflower and broccoli florets, snap peas, and jicama. Blanch broccoli and snap peas 1 minute and rinse under cold water to soften slightly and set color. Peel and slice jicama into 2-x-1/2-inch-thick sticks using a sharp chef's knife.

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  • Tina Rupp

    Sausage and Pepper Heroes

    Makes: 8 servings

    Prep: 15 minutes

    Bake: at 450 degrees F. for 50 minutes

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  • Tina Rupp

    Butternut Squash Cincinnati-Style Chili

    Makes: 8 servings

    Prep: 20 minutes

    Bake: at 400 degrees F. for 30 minutes

    Cook: 28 minutes

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  • Tina Rupp

    Two-Way Nachos

    Makes: 6 servings

    Prep: 10 minutes

    Bake: at 350 degrees F. for 15 minutes

    Tips: Look for lower-sodium salsa, such as Muir Glen. Draining and rinsing beans reduces salt by 40 percent. Poach and shred chicken breast rather than using preseasoned, prepared meat. Try big-on-flavor, better-for-you tortilla chips like Bachman MultiGrain, Garden of Eatin' Multi Grain with Flax Seeds, and Baked Tostitos Scoops.

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  • Tina Rupp

    Rocky Road Brownies

    Makes: 25 brownie squares

    Prep: 15 minutes

    Bake: at 350 degrees F. for 25 minutes

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  • Alison Miksch

    More Quick Bites

    Shrimp & Dip

    Ten large shrimp weigh in at about 55 calories. Serve with cocktail sauce or bottled reduced-fat dressing, such as honey mustard, Caesar, or ranch (for roughly an additional 35 calories per tablespoon).

    Mini Reubens

    Spread 1/2 teaspoon fat-free Thousand Island dressing on party-size pumpernickel bread slices. Top with 1 tablespoon sauerkraut, and 1/2 slice each turkey and reduced-fat Swiss cheese (such as Alpine Lace). Heat gently until cheese melts.

    Pita Crisps and Creamy Hummus

    Cut pita into 6 wedges and split; brush lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with smoked paprika. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 5 minutes. In a food processor, blend 1 can drained chickpeas, 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt, 2 cloves garlic, and 2 tablespoons each light cream cheese, lemon juice, and olive oil until smooth.

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    Super Sippers

    —Mix equal parts cold light beer and diet lemon soda or ginger ale for a shandy—a refreshing twist on a spritzer.

    —Flavor a glass of seltzer with a teaspoon or two of creme de cassis or framboise to create a festive cocktail.

    —For a spin on a Cuba Libre, add a splash of vanilla-infused vodka and a twist of lime to Diet Coke.

    Originally published in the February 2011 issue of Family Circle magazine.

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