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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Food for Thought : Super Bowl Sunday

      This Sunday is the  snack-lovers holiday . Super Bowl Sunday . Even for non-football fans , this day is normally filled with hours of eating , drinking  and socializing with friends . While the game may  only last about 4 hours  , many of us consume more than a day's worth of calories  . The  average  person snacking on typical Super Bowl snacks such as pizza , soda , chips , dips , and beverages can easily consume up to 2,500 calories . Don't let the festivities  ruin your healthy goals . Here are a few tips to help you  enjoy your healthy plans  for the new year .
      Chips and dips can be full of calories  and saturated fat . Try some whole grain chips  with hummus . Substitute  plain Greek yogurt for sour cream or mayonnaise to reduce fat in homemade dips.
      Add nuts  and protein foods . A variety  of nuts  such as almonds  and pistachios are great  alternatives , as they are great sources of of protein and healthy fats which are filling  and can help  you control your eating . Lean proteins  such as  shrimp  are also excellent  choices .
      Be mindful  of your liquid  calories  . Sodas  and alcoholic beverages  can add considerable calories  to the festivities  . Make sure  you stay  by hydrated by alternating and sweetened or alcoholic beverages with water .
                                                                     Wings And Ribs
24 chicken wings
3 pounds pork back ribs
1 cup frozen pineapple-orange-apple juice concentrate, undiluted
3/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
1 garlic clove, pressed
2 teaspoons sugar

1 .  Cut off wingtips, and discard; cut wings in half at joint. Place wings and ribs in large shallow dishes or heavy-duty zip-top plastic bags.
2 .  Stir together juice concentrate and next 6 ingredients. Reserve 3/4 cup mixture for dipping. Pour remaining mixture evenly over wings and ribs; cover or seal, and chill 8 hours, turning occasionally.
3 .  Remove wings and ribs from marinade, discarding marinade. Place meat on racks in shallow roasting pans.
Bake at 375° for 30 to 35 minutes or until done.
4 .  Microwave reserved 3/4 cup sauce in a 1-cup glass liquid measuring cup at HIGH 1 to 1 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring once. Serve with wings and ribs.

A proud grand-poppa                   G .           


  1. Hi HB
    I have also noticed my men consuming tons of salty foods on sports Sundays. Chips, pretzels, nuts, crackers, jerky and so on. Not to mention Chinese take-out. I worry about that. But staying hydrated is very important to flush salt and other garbage out of their systems.
    The recipe looks good. I may tell my daughter-in-law to make up a big mess of wings. Better that they have a lot of home made snacks on hand.
    Love and hugs Butterfly

  2. My Lady,
    This is our favorite day of the week , we get away with eating and drinking to much without being fussed at .
    Yes , water is most important , I think that is the only time we drink a lot off beer to help flush the kidneys .
    Tell your daughter-in-law not to forget the ribs , they are included in the recipe .
    The recipe calls for 24 wings ans 3 pounds of ribs , we cook more because so many people drop in .
    Nee told me your son stopped by to see you . That's so great my lady . Great things are happening for your dear grandson , Nee said he was in film school in Toronto , it would be nice if he had videos and you could ask him to let you post some .
    As I always told you , to reach out and you did and I do so think you reaching out to your boys father is why this is falling in place .
    Stay tuned to your inter emotions and things will work , is it not so ?
    Hugs and love HB


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