Enjoy the game; enjoy the food with these Weight Watchers tips

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Lisa Crozier with Weight Watchers offers tips on how to keep your healthy eating habits in check and still have fun at football parties this season.

Baked Cheesy Nachos Recipe

Ingredients:

36 baked low-fat tortilla chips

1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained

2 tomatoes, chopped

½ small red onion, chopped

1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced

1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

½ cup fat free sour cream1 cup shredded fat-free Monterey Jack or Cheddar Cheese

3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray 9x13 inch baking dish with nonstick spray.
  2.  Arrange 24 tortilla chips in single layer in baking dish. Top evenly with beans, tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, pepper, lime juice, and sour cream.
  3. Crush remaining 12 tortilla chips and sprinkle over sour cream. Tope evenly with Monterey Jack.  Bake until heated through and cheese is evenly melted and bubbling, about 20 minutes.  Sprinkle with cilantro.

 

Beef & Black Bean Burger

Ingredients:

1 (14.5 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

¾ pound lean ground beef (5% fat or less)

¼ cup fat-free mild salsa

¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

¼ teaspoon salt

6 reduced-calorie whole wheat hamburger buns

Instructions:

  1. Preheat broiler. Spray broiler pan with nonstick spray.
  2. Place beans in a large bowl and mash coarsely with potato masher or large fork (some beans should remain whole for texture). Add beef, salsa, parsley, and salt and mix with spoon or your hands until blended.
  3. Shape into 6 patties and place patties on broiler pan. Broil, turning once, until cooked through and browned, about 10 minutes.  Serve in buns.

 

 

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