Created: 01/28/2014 4:39 PM KAALtv.com
Everyone can unite around one thing on Big Game Sunday: the food. This is America’s second-largest eating day, falling only behind Thanksgiving in terms of calories consumed. Your Hy-Vee Registered Dietitian, Jen Haugen, will give ideas for delicious recipes for a football-day feast that’s a little lighter.
Cajun Burger Bites
All you need:
1 pound 93% - lean ground turkey or beef
¼ cup chopped green onions
2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoons olive oil
16 waffle-cut sweet potato fries
½ cup lite sour cream party dip
½ cup prepared fresh salsa
All you do:
1. In a large bowl, lightly mix meat, green onions, Cajun seasoning, hot pepper sauce, salt and pepper. Shape mixture into 16 patties.
2. In a large, non-stick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add half of the patties and cook until browned and cooked to 160 degrees, about 5 minutes per side. Remove patties to a clean platter, cover and keep warm. Repeat with remaining patties.
3. Meanwhile, cook sweet potato fries according to package directions. To serve, spread party dip onto sweet potato fries; top with burger bites and salsa.
Nutrition per serving: 80 calories, 4.5 g total fat (1.5 g sat. fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 270 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate (1 g fiber, 2 g sugars), 6 g protein.
Greek Six-Layer Dip
Serves 45 (2 tablespoons each)
ALL YOU NEED:
1 (6 ounce) container plain Greek yogurt
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
2 teaspoons lemon juice
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
2 (8 ounce) containers Hy-Vee roasted red pepper hummus
1 cup chopped cucumber
1 cup quartered cherry tomatoes
½ cup sliced olives
½ cup crumbled feta cheese
Fresh dill, for garnish
ALL YOU DO:
1. In a small bowl, combine yogurt, garlic, dill, lemon juice and salt. Set aside. Spread hummus onto 12-inch platter. Layer yogurt mixture over hummus. Top with cucumbers, tomatoes, olives and feta cheese. Garnish with dill. Serve with whole grain chips.
Nutrition per serving: 25 calories, 1.5 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 70 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate (0 g fiber, 1 g sugars), 1 g protein.