Healthy Hollywood: Fab Food Friday – Avoid A Super Bowl Calorie-Fest!

We all know the Super Bowl can be a major excuse to party. Pizza – Chicken Wings – Nachos and Beer are just a few of the high calorie items on tap.

On average, most Americans will chow down on 1200 calories during the game – and that’s just on the snacks. Yikes! It’s okay to give yourself a bit of food pass – after all, the Super Bowl only comes once a year! But, do try to score with a few healthier choices on the menu.

Celebrity wellness guru David Kirsch, who works with Heidi Klum, shares with Healthy Hollywood a few of his favorite slimmed-down Super Bowl splurges.

1. No-Fat Hummus
Serve this as a snack with celery, whole-grain crackers, or cucumber. For more zip, add more cayenne or a few drops of hot pepper sauce.

1.5 cups cooked or canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
.25 cup nonfat plain yogurt
1 tbs chopped parsley
1 tbs minced garlic
.25 tsp ground cumin
.25 tsp ground cayenne
.25 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice

In a food processor, combine all ingredients. Blend well. Use immediately, or refrigerate up to 3 hours. Makes two servings. 227 calories per serving.

2. Sesame Chicken Fingers
This easy dish goes over well at parties.

.25 tsp light soy sauce
.25 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp water
1 tsp turmeric
1 4-oz skinless chicken breast, sliced into 4 strips
1 tbs toasted black and white sesame seeds

In a small bowl, mix the soy sauce, mustard, water, and turmeric. Marinate the chicken in the mixture for up to 1 hour. Coat chicken with sesame seeds. Preheat oven to 350-degrees. Place the chicken on a nonstick pan. Bake 12 to 15 minutes. Makes 1 serving. 195 calories per serving.

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