Take Five Healthy Game Day Recipes - 1/28/2014

Don't let the Big Game sabotage your healthy eating plan! Use some simple trade ups and healthier versions of Super bowl favorites!

TOSTITOS® seven-layer dip
Makes: 8 to 10 servings

2 avocados, peeled and mashed (or 1 cup Wholly Guacamole®)
2 tbsp. lemon juice
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. pepper
1 cup Meijer light sour cream
½ cup Meijer mayonnaise
1 pkg. Reduced sodium taco seasoning
2 cans jalapeño-flavored beans, mashed
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 (4 oz.) can Meijer sliced black olives
1 large bunch green onions, chopped
1 (8-oz.) pkg. 2% milk shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
Chopped fresh cilantro

1. In a small bowl mix avocados with lemon juice, salt and pepper.
2. In another small bowl mix sour cream, mayonnaise and taco seasoning.
3. Spread beans in an oblong dish or in individual disposable cups, and top with avocado mixture.
4. Top with sour cream mixture. Sprinkle with tomatoes, olives and onions.
5. Sprinkle cheese on top, garnish with chopped cilantro (if desired) and serve with Tostitos®.

White Chicken Chili
Makes 4 (1-cup) servings

2 tbsp. Meijer olive oil
1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts cut in 1/2-inch cubes
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 tsp. McCormick® Cumin, Ground
1 tsp. McCormick® California Style Garlic Salt with Parsley
3/4 tsp. McCormick® Oregano Leaves
1/4 tsp. McCormick® Chili Powder
1/4 tsp. McCormick® Red Pepper, Ground
1 can (14 1/2 ounces) white beans, undrained
1 can (4 1/2 ounces) chopped green chiles, drained
1/2 cup chicken broth

1. Heat oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken and onion; cook and stir 5 minutes or until lightly browned.
2. Stir in spices and remaining ingredients until well blended. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve with blue corn tortilla chips.
Nutritional information (per servings): Calories: 341, Sodium: 693mg, Fat: 5g, Carbohydrates: 27g, Fiber: 6g, Cholesterol: 105mg, Protein: 47g
Recipe adapted from McCormick Kitchens, www.McCormick.com

Guacamole Salsa
Makes 2 1/4 cups or 18 (2-tablespoon) servings.

2 medium ripe avocados, peeled, pitted and chopped
1 package McCormick® Guacamole Seasoning Mix
1 medium tomato, chopped
2 tbsp. chopped red onion
1 tbsp. lime juice

1. Mix avocados, Seasoning Mix, tomato, onion and lime juice in medium bowl. Cover surface with plastic wrap.
2. 2. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes or until ready to serve. Stir before serving. Serve with tortilla chips.

Nutritional information (per servings): Calories: 43, Sodium: 56mg, Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Carbohydrates: 3g, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 1g
Recipe adapted from McCormick Kitchens, www.McCormick.com

3-minute no-bake cookies
Makes: 36 cookies

2 cups granulated sugar
8 tbsp. (1 stick) margarine or butter (Smart Balance Butter Sticks)
1/2 cup Meijer low fat milk
1/3 cup baking cocoa
3 cups QUAKER® Oats (Quick or Old Fashioned)

1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, margarine, milk and cocoa. Increase heat to medium-high and bring to boiling, stirring frequently.
2. Boil for 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.
3. Stir in oats (if using Old Fashioned oats, cool mixture in saucepan 5 minutes).
4. Drop dough by heaping tablespoons onto waxed paper. Let stand until firm, and serve.

Shari Steinbach, MS RD Meijer Dietitian and Healthy Living Manager
For more information, visit www.meijerhealthyliving.com


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