Super Bowl Sunday is not all about the game—it’s about the tasty food too! Kick off Super Bowl XLVII with some fun, festive, and nutritious foods to keep you focused. They say that defense wins games, so why not plan a successful defense against the store-bought football fare and try preparing this healthy recipe for your friends and family?
Creamy White Bean Dip
One 15.5-ounce can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
2/3 cup reduced-fat 2-percent cottage cheese
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
Salt and pepper (1/4 teaspoon of each)
Chopped chives, for garnish
1. Combine all ingredients except for the garnish in a blender or food processor. Puree until smooth, scraping down the sides of the blender or bowl as needed. Chill 30 minutes to 1 hour.
2. Transfer to a serving bowl and drizzle with the olive oil, sprinkle with the paprika and garnish with chives.
SERVES: 7 (0.25 cup per serving); Calories: 83; Total Fat: 2 grams; Saturated Fat: 0 grams; Protein: 6 grams; Total carbohydrates: 11 grams; Sugar: 2 grams Fiber: 3 grams; Cholesterol: 2 milligrams; Sodium: 360 milligrams
Recipe adapted from foodnetwork.com
Serve your dip with a plate of cut-up vegetables and pita chips for a healthy option. What healthy foods do you plan to make for the Super Bowl? Let us know!
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