You don’t have to sabotage your weight loss goals to enjoy delicious snacks this football season.
For many of us, watching football is a tradition we look forward to all year long. Football food is as much a custom as the actual game itself. Consuming greasy, unhealthy snacks and high-calorie alcoholic beverages are commonplace at sports bars, tailgate parties and at home as we load up with carbs and cheer on our favorite teams.
However, you don’t have to sabotage your weight loss goals to enjoy delicious snacks this football season. Whet your appetite with these Profile-approved football party recipes!
Nothing says “let’s watch some football” like some tasty appetizers and these delectable stuffed peppers are sure to please! They take a bit of time to prepare, but once it’s time to enjoy you’ll be glad you did!
- 2 large peppers
- 8 oz lean ground beef
- 1/2 onion chopped
- 1 small can chopped tomatoes
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 tsp ground pepper
- 1/4 cup of cheese
- Preheat oven to 375. Halve peppers lengthwise; remove stem, ends, seeds and membranes
- Immerse peppers in into boiling water for 3 minutes and invert onto a paper towel to drain well
- In a large skillet brown meat and onion until tender. Drain fat. Stir in tomato, water and ground pepper. Cover and simmer.
- Place peppers in 8x8x2 baking dish.
- Spoon meat mixture into peppers and sprinkle cheese on top.
- Bake uncovered for approximately 15 minutes or until heated through.
- Let stand for 1-2 minutes before serving.
If you’re looking for a fun, original and finger-licking good gameday snack – check these out. You’ll be glad you did!
- 1 lb. lean ground beef
- 1 egg
- 1 cup cauliflower par cooked and finely chopped
- 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
- ¼ cup green bell pepper finely diced
- ¼ cup white onion finely diced
- ¼ cup shredded carrot
- 2 cloves garlic
- ½ tsp. paprika
- ½ tsp. dried parsley
- ½ tsp. pepper
- 12 small cubes of mozzarella cheese
- ¾ cup reduced-sugar/sugar-free ketchup
- Preheat oven to 450. Line a 12-muffin tin with muffin liners
- Cook 1 cup cauliflower in a microwave-safe bowl with a small amount of water. Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes. Drain off water and chop fine, using a food processor. Set aside.
- Add onion, pepper, carrot and garlic in food processor until finely diced.
- Mix ground beef, egg, cauliflower, Worcestershire and seasonings along with vegetables in a large bowl.
- Portion less than ¼ cup of mixture and add a mozzarella piece to the center and roll into a ball and place in a muffin liner. Repeat to fill the pan. Top each with 1 tbsp. ketchup.
- Bake for 20 minutes, let rest for 5 minutes. Serve immediately.
Roasted Red Pepper and Pepperoni Pizza
Is there a more classic American combination than pizza and football? This pizza is a Profile-approved crowd-pleaser like no other.
Roasted Red Pepper and Pepperoni Pizza
- 1 Profile Pizza Crust
- 1/2 cup Profile Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
- 1-2 oz. turkey pepperoni
- 1/4 cup shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese
- Additional toppings as desired
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Top pizza crust with Profile Red Pepper Sauce, turkey pepperoni, and any additional toppings
- Top with cheese
- Bake for 8-10 minutes
- Remove from oven and enjoy!
Thai Lettuce Wraps Recipe
- ¼ cup Profile Zesty Asian Vinaigrette
- 1 Tbsp. P3
- 1 lb. ground chicken
- 1 head Butter lettuce
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 onion diced
- 2 green onions thinly sliced
- 1 tbsp Sriracha sauce
- 1/4 cup carrots shredded
- Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium high heat.
- Add ground chicken and cook until browned, making sure to crumble the chicken as it cooks; drain excess fat.
- Stir in garlic, onion, Profile Asian Dressing, P3 and Sriracha until onions have become translucent, about 1-2 minutes.
- Stir in green onions until tender, about 1-2 minutes; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- To serve, spoon several tablespoons of the chicken mixture into the center of a lettuce leaf, taco-style.
- Top with shredded carrots.
- Enjoy your very own Thai lettuce wraps!