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The classic potato chip is getting a makeover to reveal a healthier side. This favorite snack now boasts veggies, whole grains, fiber, and protein. By: Holley Grainger, MS, RD
The CookingLight.com team never passes up a snack, so when charged to find the healthiest chips on the market, we rolled up our sleeves and began crunching. The variety of fried, baked, and "popped" options were endless as well as the ingredients used in these healthy chips. We saw (and tasted) chips made with everything from quinoa, chia seeds, and brown rice to chickpeas, black beans, lentils, and of course, the classic potato. After sampling dozens of options, we landed on our top ten. Do you have a favorite? We want to hear about it so we can add it to our snack repertoire.
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Popchips, Salt & Pepper
Popchips reigned supreme as the favorite among our tasters with positive comments ranging from "best tasting" and "great crunch" to "perfect portion size." Neither baked nor
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It's Super Bowl time! And that means something almost more important than the big game: it's Super Bowl food time.
If you're not tailgating, chances are good you are entertaining at home. You could go the traditional route: seven-layer dip, deviled eggs, and all that crap. Boring, boring, boooooring.
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Or you could opt to travel the route of really awesome food. Food that thrills the tastebuds but doesn't leave you sweating in your Steelers jersey. We're talking seriously easy and low-maintenance food that still kicks ass.
Ready for kickoff?
Taco Cups -- Buy a bag or two of those Tostitos Scoops -- the ones shaped like little cups. Add to each cup some refried beans, cheese, salsa, even a little seasoned beef if you want. Top them with a slice of green chile and some sour cream. Voila! Single-bite layered dip with no pan to clean.
Crudité -- Skip the prepackaged veggie tray and slice your ownRead More »from Super bowl recipes: 5 finger foods that score!
- Serious Eats | Big Game – Tue, Feb 1, 2011 9:59 PM EST
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Whether you're rooting for the Packers or Steelers, we can all root for Team Chicken Wing.
In preparation for the big game, Serious Eats ordered a mess of chicken wings from the biggest chains to track down the best. The players: KFC, Domino's, Popeyes, and Papa John's. Braving the threat of orange fingernails (we didn't have our trongs!) we found the spiciest, the slimiest, the meatiest, and best all-around wings, as well as the least nasty blue cheese dipping sauce. Before reading on, you may want to brush up on how to eat a wing.
Best All-Around Wings
KFC. They have everything you look for in a wing: good skin-to-meat proportions, good sauce (or a sauceless option), good bellyache of success after, and good leaning tower of bones to prove you ate too much. Case closed.
It's a little scary how much chicken they fit onto KFC's new Fiery Grilled Wings.These gerbil-sized monsters pack in 50-percent more meat than the normal wings. As far as fiery goes, they won't burn
Jenna Lee-host of Fox News Channel's "Happening Now," and the newest member of the team-has the skinny on all the football basics, so you'll convince anyone you're an expert at this year's Super Bowl party.
Why is Jenna such a fan of the sport?
My dad played in the NFL for 14 years and my brother is currently a QB for the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
Football is just good, old-fashioned fun...and it's a uniquely American too...which is very cool! I grew-up watching hours of Sunday football games with my dad and brothers...and their passion for the game is contagious!
5 things you should never say to a man during a game?
1. Let's see what's going on with the Housewives of Beverly Hills
2. Honey - I know there's only 1 minute left in the game...but those dishes aren't going to clean themselves.
3. That quarterback is hot!
4. Why don't you wear tight pants like them?
5. Stop trying to cuddle - I'm watching football!
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Hey, it's the Superbowl! Again… Yawn…
Despite its inevitable yearly intrusion into our or our friend's living rooms, Superbowl Sunday needn't be a day of taco dips, beer and a cacophony of jersey-clad grown men yelling and cursing.
In fact, it can actually be civilized.
Traditionally a "chick flick" opens the Friday before "the big day" and usually grosses big because-you guessed it-ladies would prefer to sit in a cold, dark theater with a box of tissues wondering why their man "doesn't do that" than be privy to the "dude fest" occurring on their couch.
Alas, this year is different, though (unless you're in New York or L.A. In which case, run, don't walk to see "Waiting for Forever," a romantic comedy starring Blythe Danner, Rachel Bilson, and English cutie, Tom Sturridge).
So, since there aren't any girly films opening that day this year we've decided to do half the work for you. Here's our list of the top 10 movies to watch while he's watching the game.
McDonald's McNuggetsThe average TV watching consumer has most likely heard of McDonald's latest promotion of 50 McNuggets for the stupendous $9.99 price. What a cheap price to add a popular item to the Super Bowl feast or a quickie easy pickup for Monday night dinner. After ordering my 50 McNuggets, I requested ten each of their trademark BBQ and Sweet n' Sour sauces. The McCashier curtly replied, "No. I can only give you ten sauces max." But, I just ordered 50 McNuggets not just 10 pieces. Again the response was short, "No. Only ten."
Is this store policy or corporate policy? The golden arches can sell 50 McNuggets for a one digit price but limit the number of sauce to one per five nuggets. Must my guests have to share the one inch by one inch sized sauce containers? Should I hope everyone has enough manners not to double dip?
"Ok then", I shrugged. "Give me ten and I'll contact the corporate office about this."
McCashier retorted, "You don't have to do that. How about I just give youRead More »from User post: McSauce Nazis
Photo by Chris Gentile.By Gourmet Live recipe developer Gina Marie Miraglia EriquezRead More »from Asian-Inspired Super Bowl Snack Mix
Get a taste of the Super Bowl action with a recipe from Gourmet Live's brand new A Gourmet Game Day menu. You can then download Gourmet Live to visit the Store and purchase the complete menu, which includes play-by-play tips for entertaining any size crowd as well as recipes for Stuffed Sliders Your Way, Queso Fundido, Red Velvet Whoopie Pies and more.
The Asian standbys of soy sauce, hoisin, and toasted sesame oil, along with those crisp and shiny Japanese rice snacks, have become so much a part of American cuisine that's there's nothing "ethnic" about this truly addictive party mix. We guarantee that you won't be able to keep from nibbling on it all evening long! In fact, we predict that you will find yourself making it often because you won't want to run out of it.
Makes 14 cups
Active time: 15 min // Total time: 1 1/2 hr
1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, cut into 8 pieces
2 tablespoons sugar
A new study suggests that the emotional stress fans feel after a loss may trigger fatal heart attacks, especially in people who already have heart disease. Stress generates the so-called fight-or-flight response, which causes sharp upticks in heart rate and blood pressure that can strain the heart.
For people with heart disease -- or for those who are at risk due to factors such as obesity, smoking, and diabetes -- such strain can prove harmful, if not fatal.
In the study, which was published Monday in the journal Clinical Cardiology, researchers analyzed death records in Los Angeles County for the two weeks after the 1980 and 1984 Super Bowls, both of which featured teams from Los Angeles. (The game days were included.) Then, as a control, the researchers looked at the same data from the corresponding days in the intervening years.Read More »from Super Bowl may trigger heart attacks
By Camilla Saulsbury, GalTime.com
Make Super Bowl Sunday extra super with these fabulous recipes I developed to celebrate the big day. They're all rich in superfoods, as well as game day tradition!
Superfoods are foods that contain an exceptionally high nutrient content when compared to the amount of calories per serving. Think berries, citrus, cruciferous vegetables, eggs, green foods, green leafy vegetables, legumes, nuts, oats, olives and olive oil, fish rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, orange vegetables, sea vegetables, seeds, soy, tea, tomatoes, turkey, whole grains and yogurt.
So load up your super-bowls-these dishes give you multiple reasons to cheer!
Guacamole with Pomegranate Seeds
Buttery avocados are so delicious-especially in my luscious guacamole-and their nutritional profile is phenomenal: they offer 20 vitamins, minerals, and beneficial plant compounds that contribute to a healthy diet. Adding fruit to guacamole may sound unusual, but it is an inspiredRead More »from 'SuperFood' Super Bowl Recipes
3 Decadent Super Bowl Recipes: Caramelized Onion Dip, Sweet-and-Sour Drumettes, Cheeseburger SlidersBy Cosmopolitan.com | Big Game – Mon, Jan 31, 2011 5:51 PM EST
Invite the group over for great finger food and some very heated competition.
By Katie Lee
For this year's Super Bowl Sunday, keep the atmosphere casual, and serve simple comfort foods that are easy to eat. You might want to offer up a little wager to make things interesting.
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Caramelized Onion Dip With Potato Chips
Try to refrain from licking the bowl clean in front of your guests.1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large onion, very thinly sliced
½ cup mayonnaise
¼ cup sour cream
1 8-ounce package cream cheese, at room temperature
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
½ teaspoon garlic salt
½ teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 scallion, green part only, thinly sliced
Kettle-style potato chips or veggies
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Sauté onion slices in oil on medium heat for 5 to 7 minutes, until they begin to brown. Stir in ¼ cup water, and scrape up brown bits from the bottom of theRead More »from 3 Decadent Super Bowl Recipes: Caramelized Onion Dip, Sweet-and-Sour Drumettes, Cheeseburger Sliders
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