Sunday, February 7, 2010

Super Bowl Sunday

Super Bowl Sunday is a big day in our home. In the past, we have prepared enough food for an army, even though it was just the two of us. We were wondering what to do today, since I have had my surgery and he has changed his diet due to diabetes.

The first thing we decided was that the chili we always make was still going to happen. The only change we made in it was we purchased a lower sodium seasoning packet (we always add extra minced garlic) and got very lean ground beef. Chili can be very nutritious and protein dense, so we saw no reason to eliminate it from the menu. We are topping it with reduced fat shredded cheddar and fat free sour cream.

For dipping we decided to stick with salsa and baked tortilla chips. We made the chips ourselves from the multi-grain tortillas that we use for wraps. Just give a quick spray of butter flavor Pam to each side of the tortilla and then cut it into wedges. Season in what ever way you like. We sprinkled a tiny amount of garlic salt on them and baked in the oven at 400F for 5-7 minutes. It only took 5 minutes for this batch. They are amazing and are going to become a staple in my diet. I think they will be a great replacement for packaged crackers.

We are both very pleased that we are having some very flavorful foods that we can really enjoy, but not have to worry about busting our diets. I encourage everyone to find a way to make the foods you love work in your food plan so that you don't have to feel deprived. Instead you feel empowered. GO SAINTS!!!

2 comments:

Amanda Ann said...

That sounds great Bev! Enjoy the game!
p.s. Go Colts. Heehee

Jennifer said...

I Love the Sound of the Chips! I beleive i will be making some of those now!! Just gotta go find me those multi Grain wraps! What kind do you use! Sounds like a great diet! Also for seasoning on our chili..We make our own and that way we can control the amount of sodium and everything that can go into it..I've got it written down..I'll find it and send it to ya! I think you'd like it!
I've also been swapping out the hamburger in it for Turkey.and then we add a little pit of lean beef..weather it be a lean steak..or roast or something like that..I have to have lots of protien so we add that to pump it up a lil more and then low sodium chili beans and kidney beans :)