Hungry Girl Goes... To a Pigskin Party!

You can enjoy the big game on Sunday without fumbling in the food department. Check out my guilt-free swaps for the usual fatty party foods, plus a recipe that'll fool everyone...
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Lightlife Buffalo Smart Wings

What would a pigskin party be without Buffalo wings? Um, sad?! And while you might be thinking you have to sit this one out because all wings are ridiculously high in fat and calories, you're wrong (luckily)! Just stick with the kind by Lightlife... These rock! They're perfect with a little fat-free ranch dressing — make your own by stirring half a tablespoon of ranch seasoning mix into 1/3 cup fat-free sour cream. They come refrigerated and can be found in the produce or natural-foods section of the market. Looks like the party's getting off to a great start!

Each 4-wing serving has 110 calories, 3g fat, 6g carbs, 4g fiber, 13g protein, and a PointsPlus® value of 2.

Guiltless Gourmet Tortilla Chips

Although veggies are your best bet for guilt-free snack-tastic crunching, sometimes you've just gotta have a chip! And when that's the case, it's all about Guiltless Gourmet's baked chips. They come eight delicious all-natural varieties! Dip 'em in salsa — most salsas are virtually fat-free and have a PointsPlus value of 0. Hooray!

Each 1-oz. serving (about 18 chips) has 110 - 123 calories, 2 - 3g fat, 19 - 23g carbs, 2g fiber, 2 - 3g protein, and a PointsPlus value of 3.

Morningstar Farms Mini Corn Dogs

If you haven't heard the news already, these meatless corn dogs are back. And if you haven't tried them before, it's about time! They have way less fat than regular corn dogs, but the taste is almost identical. MF also makes full-sized pups on sticks, but these bite-sized minis are perfect for parties. Look for 'em in the freezer aisle...

Each 4-piece serving has 170 calories, 3.5g fat, 25g carbs, 2g fiber, 10g protein, and a PointsPlus value of 4

Health Valley Organic No Salt Added and 40% Less Sodium Chili

This line of canned vegetarian chili is awesome. There's something for everyone at your party — from the mild No Salt Added Tame Tomato to the more adventurous 40% Less Sodium Black Bean Mango. Just heat 'n eat! This stuff has lots of fiber and protein to keep you feeling full, which means you'll be less likely to mindlessly munch on other food.

Each 1-cup serving has 190 - 210 calories, 2.5 - 3g fat, 36 - 41g carbs, 7 - 9g fiber, 9 - 11g protein, and a PointsPlus value of 5.

Amy's Spinach Pizza Snacks

Pizza bites aren't just for kids... these frozen finds are all grown up and ready for your party. They're stuffed with spinach, feta and mozzarella cheeses, and tomato sauce... Fancy! Want more options? Amy's also makes Cheese Pizza Snacks (for those who like to keep things simple) and Nacho Cheese & Bean Snacks (with olives and jalapeno peppers). Fun!

Each serving (5 - 6 pieces) has 190 calories, 7g fat, 24g carbs, 2g fiber, 8g protein, and a PointsPlus value of 5.

HG Recipe! Saucy Chick BBQ Nachos


4 oz. (about 70) baked tortilla chips

One 9.75-oz. (or 10-oz.) can 98% fat-free chunk white chicken breast in water, drained and flaked

1/2 cup BBQ sauce (with about 45 calories per 2-tbsp. serving), divided

1 cup shredded fat-free cheddar cheese

2 tbsp. chopped scallions

Optional topping: fat-free sour cream


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Spread out tortilla chips on a large ovenproof platter or baking sheet sprayed with nonstick spray.

In a small bowl, combine chicken and 1/4 cup BBQ sauce. Mix well, and then spoon mixture evenly over the chips.

Top evenly with cheese. Drizzle remaining 1/4 cup BBQ sauce over the chips.

Bake in the oven until cheese and BBQ sauce are hot, 8 - 10 minutes.

Sprinkle scallions over nachos. If you like, top or serve with sour cream. Enjoy!!!


Each serving (about 14 loaded nachos) has 229 calories, 3g fat, 26g carbs, 1.25g fiber, 21g protein, and a PointsPlus value of 5.

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