January 29, 2015

Skinny Recipe: Meatballs with Sweet and Sassy Sauce

Meatballs made with a blend of ground turkey and beef are simmered in a spicy, slightly sweet sauce that will certainly get the attention of your guests!

superbowl meatballs

Makes 16 servings

Ingredients

Meatballs:
1 pound ground turkey breast
1 pound ground sirloin
2 large eggs, slightly beaten
3/4 cup saltine cracker crumbs
1/4 cup grated Asiago cheese
3 tablespoons minced onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Sauce:
1 cup medium salsa
1 can (14-3/4 oz.) reduced-fat and sodium chicken broth
1 can (12 oz.) tomato paste
1/4 cup Equal Spoonful or Granulated or 6 packets Equal sweetener
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons Jamaican jerk seasoning

Directions

Preheat oven to 425°F. For Meatballs, combine all ingredients. Shape into bite size meatballs, about 3/4-inch in diameter. Place on 15 x 10 inch baking pan. Bake 18 to 20 minutes. Remove pan from oven to wire rack.

Meanwhile, for the sauce, combine all ingredients in large saucepan with cover or a slow cooker on high. Place cooked meatballs in sauce. Heat to simmer over medium heat or high in the slow cooker. Simmer, covered, 20 minutes to blend flavors. Serve in a warming dish at the table or turn to warm in the slow cooker and serve along with the other game day snacks!

Nutritional Information

Calories: 135
Total Fat: 5.1g
Saturated Fat: 1.9g
Trans Fat: 0.0g
Cholesterol: 50mg
Sodium: 259mg
Potassium: 342mg
Total Carbohydrates: 9.4g
Dietary Fiber: 1.7g
Sugars: 4.4g
Protein: 13.0g

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January 28, 2015

Skinny Recipe: Pizza Nuts (Parmesan Roasted Chickpeas)

This snack is really satisfying and full of protein. It’s easy for big crowds and can be made the day before, which is one less thing you have to worry about before Super Bowl Sunday. They’ll never guess it’s roasted chickpeas because they come out so crispy!

Healthy Roasted Seasoned Chickpeas

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January 28, 2015

Quick Tip: Stave off hunger

If you’re hungry between meals, eat a healthy snack such as a piece of fruit, a few cups of air popped popcorn, or a small handful of nuts and drink a glass of water, diet soda or a hot cup of tea. Each snack contains about 100 calories, but the important part is the fiber and water combo. It will fill you up and keep you full until your next meal.

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January 27, 2015

4 Reasons to Stay Motivated to Lose That Extra Weight

If you have been making an effort to shed excess weight and you’re struggling with those next few pounds (or the last few pounds), resist the temptation to give up and go back to your old habits. When you first start to lose weight, it may seem like the pounds are melting away. However, as you approach your goal, it may take longer to see results. Don’t get discouraged if this sounds familiar, and keep these motivating factors in mind when you are faced with tough dietary decisions.

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