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Friday, January 30, 2015

Healthy Recipes for Super Bowl Parties
Here are some great tasting and healthy recipes to serve at Super Bowl festivities this weekend.

Pomegranate Salad
1 bunch romaine lettuce, torn (about 8 cups)
½ cup pomegranate seeds
½ cup chopped pecans or walnuts, toasted
½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 large Granny Smith apple, chopped
1 tablespoon lemon juice
¼ cup olive oil
¼ cup white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
¼ teaspoon salt

1.       In a large bowl, combine romaine lettuce, pomegranate seeds, pecans and cheese. Toss apple with lemon juice and add to salad.
2.       In a small bowl, whisk remaining ingredients until blended.  Drizzle over salad; toss to coat.  Serve immediately.

Healthy Snacks for Super Bowl Parties
Bean Dip
1 16 ounce can pinto beans, drained and washed 
1 16 ounce can black beans, drained and washed
1 15 ounce can pegged corn
1 cup chopped green, red and yellow pepper
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery

½ cup olive oil
½ cup apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup sugar (may need to add a little more)
½ teaspoon salt (optional)
½ teaspoon pepper (optional)

Combine dressing ingredients in saucepan and heat, stirring constantly until sugar dissolves.
Mix together first six ingredients and then pour dressing over bean mixture and mix well.  Marinate for several hours.  You can drain and eat with chips or just eat as is.  

Fruit Dip
2 cups vanilla yogurt
1 teaspoon dry sugar free gelatin (I used raspberry flavor)

Combine vanilla yogurt and dry gelatin Serve with fresh fruit i.e. apple slices, pineapple, grapes and strawberries.

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