Hooker in the Kitchen: Waist-friendly football foods

Hooker in the Kitchen: Waist-friendly football foods

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Cody Finney / The Arbiter

As college students, we are all busy. Managing our hectic class, work and social schedules can be stressful enough. Add in thoughts of the dreaded freshman 15, and things go haywire. 

Aside from worries of weight gain, food is our number one source of health-boosting goodness, food for the brain and the body.  

“Hooker in the Kitchen” is designed to help you make healthy choices, leading you away from the many tempting fast food options and instead offering up fast, easy and budget-friendly weekly recipes. 

Try them, love them and more importantly, thank Lauren Hooker for your non-expanding waistline and taste bud stimulation.

 

It’s official: Saturday, Sept. 22 marks the first day of fall. Football season is already in full swing, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your figure for the array of delicious football dips, wings and chips or visa versa.

Here are some (somewhat) healthy finger foods which are sure to please the crowd.

The Greek yogurt provides more protein than sour cream (and less fat!), and black beans contain more fiber and less fat than their refried counterpart.

 

Six-layer dip

 

What you’ll need:

 

1 can of black beans (or refried)

1 cup plain Greek yogurt (or sour cream)

1 1/2 cup guacamole

1 cup shredded Mexican cheese mix

1 can sliced black olives

1 packet taco seasoning

1 cup salsa

1 tablespoon lime juice

 

What to do:

 

1. Mix beans and taco seasoning well. Set aside.

2. Mix lime juice and yogurt together. Set aside.

3. In a large baking dish or pie tin, layer the beans, guacamole, sour cream, salsa, cheese and olives. Refrigerate or serve immediately
with chips.

 

Optional: top with sliced green onions.

 

 

Mini taco cups

 

What you’ll need:

 

1 bag of Tostitos “Scoops”

1 can black (or refried beans)

1 packet of taco seasoning

1 cup shredded Mexican cheese

1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (or sour cream)

1/2 can sliced black olives

1 cup salsa

 

What to do:

 

1. Set chips on a large platter or baking sheet, and layer with beans, cheese, salsa, yogurt and black olives.