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Recipe: Healthy Game Day Meatballs

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One of the best parts of watching the Big Game is hosting a game day party. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or just enjoying the atmosphere, it’s a great time to gather with friends and family over fun, football, and most importantly … food.

Just because it’s the Big Game, it doesn’t mean you have to abandon healthy eating. You can absolutely enjoy game day without loading up on fatty, greasy, heavy foods. A healthy dish like these lean meatballs are sure to score a touchdown with your guests without getting a penalty flag for delay of diet.

Ingredients:

1 lb. extra lean ground pork (95% fat-free)

1 lb. ground turkey

1 egg, beaten

4 garlic cloves, minced

1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

1 tablespoon dried oregano

1 tablespoon salt

1 teaspoon pepper

½ teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)

1 ½ cups prepared marinara sauce

PREPARATION

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray lightly with nonstick pan spray.

2. Put meats, egg, garlic, parsley, oregano, salt and pepper into a large bowl. Combine with hands to mix well.

3. Form mixture into about 24 meatballs (about the size of a pingpong ball) and place on prepared baking sheet. Bake 20-22 minutes until cooked through.

4. Serve with ¼ cup marinara sauce for some extra spice.

Makes about 24 meatballs/6 servings (1 serving = 4 meatballs)

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ROASTED RED PEPPER HUMMUS

INGREDIENTS

2 15-oz cans of chickpeas

1/2 cup fire-roasted red bell peppers

3 cloves minced garlic 1 tsp sea salt

2 Tbs olive oil

METHOD: Blend ingredients until smooth. ENJOY!

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STRAWBERRY-MINT LEMONADE

INGREDIENTS

1 small lime4 mint leaves

3 large strawberries

METHOD:

1. Thoroughly wash & slice ingredients

2. Add to a pitcher & enjoy within 24 hours

3. Add ice cubes if desired

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Sweet Potato Chili

INGREDIENTS

1 lb ground turkey

28-oz can tomatoes

2 15-oz cans pinto beans

15-oz can kidney beans

1 large onion, diced

4 medium sweet potatoes, cubed & peeled

2 jalapenos

4 cups veggie broth

2 Tbs chili powder

1 Tbs cumin

2 tsp salt

3 cloves garlic, minced

METHOD

  1. Brown ground turkey
  2. 2. Add everything to a large crockpot and cook on high for 4 hours, or low for 8 hours.