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Heart-healthy recipes for the big game

WATERLOO (KWWL) Just because it is the big game doesn't mean you need to sacrifice your healthy eating.  Nor does healthy eating mean you need to sacrifice flavor.  Get both with these simple tips and recipes.

Tackle a Football Party with a Winning Game Plan

  • Keep the game in motion by serving big platters of fresh veggies and a tasty dip. Fill bowls with popcorn and top with peanuts; serve pretzels on the sidelines with assorted mustard dips.
  • If the game goes into overtime, avoid a nutrition fumble by preparing a party tray filled with apple and pear slices, fresh strawberries and pineapple chunks. For more super party recipe ideas, go to www.hy-veerecipes.com.

Hero Havarti Ciabatta

All you need

1 pkg or loaf of "Take & Bake" ciabatta bread rolls or loaf

1/2 cup Hy-Vee Dijon-style mustard

2 tbsp light mayonnaise

1/8 tsp ground red pepper
1-1/4 lbs Dilusso turkey, thinly sliced

2 cups fresh spinach leaves

2 oz Havarti cheese, thinly sliced

2 small tomatoes, thinly sliced 

All you do

Bake Take & Bake ciabatta bread loaf according to package directions. Cool; split loaf or rolls horizontally. In small bowl, combine mustard, mayonnaise and red pepper. Spread mustard mixture over bottom half of ciabatta. Layer with turkey, spinach, cheese and tomatoes. Cover with ciabatta top and cut.

Nutrition facts: 268 calories, 22 g protein, 8g fat, 28 g carb, 2 g fiber and 710 mg sodium


Seven Layer Dip

All You Need:

2 7oz containers of Original hummus

Guacamole as desired

1 ½ -2 cups Low fat plain yogurt                                    

    2 Tbsp fresh cilantro

    1 tsp taco seasoning or chili powder

Shredded lettuce and spinach

Shredded Colby jack cheese

Diced tomatoes

Sliced olives

All You Do:

 Add the cilantro and seasoning to the yogurt and mix well.  Spread the hummus on the bottom of your dish. Layer the guacamole on the hummus, then the yogurt mixture on the guacamole. Top with lettuce mixture, shredded cheese, tomatoes and olives as desired.


Chilled Avocado Salad

Serves 6    Prep Time: 10 minutes*

All you need:

¼ cup Grand Selections olive oil

2 tbsp. rice wine vinegar

¼ tsp. salt

¼ tsp. oregano

¼ tsp cumin

1 avocado, pitted, peeled and cut into bit-size pieces

1 cup cooked Hy-Vee brown rice, cooled

½ cup canned Hy-Vee black beans, rinsed and drained

1 large Roma tomato, seeded and diced

1 green onion, sliced

All you do:

  1. Whisk oil, vinegar, salt, oregano and cumin in a large bowl.  Add avocado; toss gently to coat.
  2. Add rice, black beans, tomato and green onion; toss gently to mix.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.  Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.

Per serving: 180 calories, 13g carbohydrate, 2g protein, 14g fat, 2g saturated fat, 4g fiber, 0mg cholesterol, 140 mg sodium

*1 hour chill time extra

Creamy Peanut Fruit Dip

All you need:
2 c. Hy-Vee skim milk
1 box (1.34 oz) Hy-Vee sugar-free, fat-free vanilla instant pudding mix
1/2 c. fat-free plain yogurt
1/2 c. Peter Pan (trademark) creamy peanut butter
Sliced apples, bananas, peaches, optional

All you do:

  • 1. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk pudding mix into milk until smooth.
  • 2. Stir in yogurt, then peanut butter.
  • 3. Cover and refrigerate until serving time.
  • 4. Serve with sliced fruit if desired.
  • 5. Serves 12.
  • 6. Daily Values: 0% vitamin A, 0% vitamin C, 8% calcium, 2% iron.

Nutrition information per serving: Calories: 90, Carbohydrate: 7 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Dietary Fiber: 0 g, Fat: 6 g, Protein: 5 g, Sodium: 220 mg, Sugar: 4 g


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