There is only one game left in the NFL season. The San Francisco 49ers will be taking on the Baltimore Ravens in a clash of high powered offenses and freakishly stingy defenses. Both teams have so much to prove with the 49ers never losing in a Super Bowl appearance and Ray Lewis trying to retire with some hardware. Oh, and did I mention the two teams coaches are intense competitors and BROTHERS! All the story lines and talent (Beyonce at halftime!) make this Super Bowl a potential classic, as fun and exciting as the game will be most people will enjoy just as much the commercials and 4 plus hours of continuous snacking. To avoid letting that New Year’s resolution slowly slip away already in February, I have listed a great snack choice and recipe that is easy to make and very healthy. I will close with a few healthful tips when perusing the buffet line at your party of choice. Choose chicken wings instead of ribs and skip the ranch dip altogether. Snack on nuts and veggies instead of chips and crackers. The nuts are full of protein and good fats, while the veggies will keep you full with fiber and vitamins. Overall try and resist fatty creamy dips and dishes and this will be your healthiest most rewarding Super Bowl ever.
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This delicious guacamole recipe replaces half the amount of high-calorie avocado in a traditional guacamole recipe with a stealth, low-calorie vegetable — zucchini — to cut 100 calories and 6 grams of fat so we can eat more guacamole with fewer calories. We use the microwave to cook the zucchini until it's very tender, but you can steam it on the stovetop if you prefer.
Skinny Guacamole From EatingWell.com
Yields: 4 servings, about 1/2 cup each
1 large zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 large ripe avocado, cubed
1/4 cup(s) coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup(s) finely chopped onion
2 clove(s) garlic, minced
2 tablespoon(s) lime juice
1/2 teaspoon(s) hot sauce, such as Tabasco, or more to taste
1/4 teaspoon(s) salt
1. Place zucchini in a microwave-safe dish, cover with a damp paper towel and microwave on High until tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Drain in a sieve, pressing lightly on the zucchini to extract any liquid.
2.Transfer the zucchini to a large bowl; add avocado, cilantro, onion, garlic, lime juice, hot sauce, and salt, and coarsely mash until combined.