Sunday, September 13, 2009

Healthy Halftime

Well, it's FOOTBALL season!! I am so excited! Remember though, just because it's time for football parties and halftime buffets, doesn't mean you have to eat un-clean.

Here are some great recipes to keep the junk food eating monsters at bay!


Low-Fat Peanut Butter Yogurt
Serves 1

Try this reader recipe on its own…or as a dip for apples and your other favorite fruits and veggies!


INGREDIENTS:

• 1 cup plain nonfat yogurt
• 1 tbsp all-natural peanut butter
• 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
• 1 tsp sucanat

INSTRUCTIONS:
Mix or whisk all ingredients together to remove all lumps.

NUTRIENTS PER SERVING:
Calories: 360, Total Fat: 10 g, Sat. Fat: 3.5 g, Trans Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 20 mg, Sodium: 270 mg, Total Carbs: 24 g, Dietary Fiber: 1 g; Sugars: 19 g; Protein: 43 g; Iron: 0.56 mg

Recipe by Oxygen reader Shari Auldridge.


If you're craving something a little more savory, here's a recipe that will utilize all of those tomatoes you have lying around!

Heirbloom Tomato Stack
with Buffalo Mozzarella




INGREDIENTS:

• 3 assorted (red, orange, yellow) medium heirloom tomatoes, sliced into 1/4 –inch slices
• 16 basil leaves
• 4 oz fresh buffalo mozzarella, sliced into 1/3 –inches
• 10 cherry tomatoes
• Freshly ground four-blend pepper, to taste

Dressing:

• 1 1/2 oz olive oil
• 1 1/2 oz balsamic vinegar
• 1/2 tbsp Italian herbs
• 1 tbsp French Honey Dijon Mustard
• 1/4 cup chopped shallots

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. On two plates, place a slice of tomato on each and top with a slice of mozzarella and two basil leaves. Repeat twice. Finish with a cherry tomato on top. Garnish plates with four more cherry tomatoes, and remaining basil leaves

2. Place all dressing ingredients in food processor and blend until smooth. Drizzle dressing over tomato stack, top with freshly ground four-blend pepper and serve.

NUTRITIONAL VALUE:
(per 471 g serving)

Calories: 315
Fat: 24 g
Protein: 21 g
Carbs: 7 g

Makes 2 Servings

Enjoy!

Click HERE for a printable version.

Nicole

4 comments:

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

Hi Nicole, your PB and yog dip looks awesome. I am dairy free so I could always sub in coconut milk yogurt but yeah, yummm!

And yesterday when you asked about tomato recipes, I couldnt remember if you were DF or not, but mentally, the recipe you just featured was the mental image of what I was gonna recommend if you're not DF. STacks of tomatoes, mozz cheese, basil, some EVoo, salt and pepp...freakin delish.

Thanks for swingin by my bloggie today :)

scrapwordsmom said...

I just found you on the Oxygen Blog. I love your site!! Very informative and fun. I've added it to my favorites!!:) Les

Finsmom said...

WOw! Some really great recipes here!!!

Great blog! I will be following you :)

TheFitnessFreak said...

So glad you like the blog Les and Finsmom! I really enjoy doing it : D

I always love having more followers!

Nicole

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