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Jan 27

The Biggest Loser Resort Niagara has a Healthy Game Plan so You Score BIG!

Posted by Beaver Hollow on Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Are you excited for Super Bowl Sunday, but nervous about the Super-sized snacks?  Don't let Game time treats beat you at your healthy game.  These delicious and nutritious recipes will leave you satisfied and ready to score big on game day.

Paprika-Parmesan Popcorn

Pop 1/2 cup popcorn kernels in a large glass bowl covered with a ceramic dinner plate in the microwave until all kernels are popped. Mix 2 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan cheese, 1-2 teaspoons paprika, 1-2 teaspoons sugar, a sprinkle of sea salt and black pepper. Toss into bowl of popped kernels. Serve immediately.  Makes: two-3 cup servings.

Mini Black-Bean-and-Corn Soft Tacos

Cut out 24 3-1/2-inch rounds from six whole-wheat flour or gluten-free tortillas, a peanut butter lid works well. Simmer a 16-ounce jar of salsa with 1 cup drained and rinsed black beans and 1 cup frozen corn, until thick. Serve warm tortillas and salsa mixture with guacamole, Greek yogurt, sliced scallions and chopped cilantro.  Makes: 24 mini tacos.

 Turkey Sausages with Pots of Mustard

Steam 1 pound chicken Italian sausage in 1/2 cup water and 1 teaspoon olive oil in a large covered skillet over high heat until water evaporates, for 5 to 7 minutes. Remove lid, sauté until sausage is well-browned, about five minutes longer. Cut into bite-size chunks and serve with a variety of mustards.

Peel-and-Eat Old Bay Shrimp

Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a large skillet over high heat. Quickly add and mix in 2 large garlic cloves and 1 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning. Add 1 pound of peel-on uncooked shrimp and cook until spotty brown and pink. Serve with lemon wedges.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Horseradish Dip

Roast 1 pound of Brussels sprouts. First, cut off the ends, peel off outside leaves and cut in half lengthwise. Then toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt spread out on a baking tray. Roast in a 375 degree oven, for about 30 minutes. Mix 1/2 cup Greek yogurt, 1/4 cup light mayonnaise, 4 teaspoons prepared horseradish, 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar and a sprinkling of salt and pepper. Serve.