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Change The Game With These Profile-Friendly Football Party Recipes

Football Recipes
October 14, 2017 - Nutrition

Fall has arrived and that means that football is back! For many of us, watching football has become a tradition that we look forward to all year long. Football food is as much a tradition as the actual games. Consuming greasy, unhealthy snacks and high-calorie alcoholic beverages are commonplace at sports bars, tailgate parties and at home as we load up with carbs and cheer on our favorite teams.

Profile Nation: you don’t have to sabotage your plan to enjoy delicious snacks this football season. Here’s 5 Profile-approved recipes that you can use to stay on plan at your next football feast:


Profile Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

Recipe Created by Cole Fricke: Profile Coach – Olathe, KS | Click here for downloadable version

Profile Exchange values: 2oz Profile Fettuccine + 2oz very lean protein + ¾ cup veggies + 2 Free Foods + 1 Fat (blue cheese optional)

Description: Spicy, yet flavorful: your family won’t even know it’s healthy. Perfect for family reunions, block parties, picnics and all other summer gatherings.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes / Cook Time: 20 minutes = roasting chicken

Number of Servings: 4 | Serving Size: 1 cup

Ingredients:
• 1 box Profile Fettuccine
• 1 chicken breast (8oz) cooked and shredded (about 1 cup)
• Paprika (to taste)
• 4 stalks of celery, chopped (about 1 cup)
• 1/4 cup shredded carrot
• 1/2 cup bottled Walden Farms Ranch Dressing
• 2 Tbsp or more Buffalo sauce, like Frank's Red Hot
• Cherry tomato garnish
• *Blue Cheese crumbles if desired (2 Tbsp = 1 fat serving)

Directions:
1. Rub chicken breast with paprika, roast at 350 for 20 minutes (or grill to safe cooking temp), let rest before adding to pasta.
2. Mix together the Walden Farms ranch and the Buffalo sauce (add blue cheese if you’d like) in a small bowl and set aside. Test the spiciness of the dressing and add more hot sauce to taste.
3. Chop celery to ¼” thickness and roughly shred carrot shavings.
4. Toss the cooked and cooled pasta, shredded chicken, celery and carrot together in a large bowl.
Profile Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad
5. Pour dressing over the pasta and toss until evenly coated.
6. Divide into bowl and serve.

Tips:
Walden Farms Plain Ranch works great for the sauce. The celery gives it good crunch and balances the heat of the buffalo. Let the chicken rest a bit after cooking to let the juices redistribute so the chicken stays moist.


Stuffed Peppers

Recipe Submitted by Profile Member Alvina Morrison | Downloadable version coming soon!

Profile Exchange values: 4oz Lean Protein, 1 cup vegetables

Description: Nothing says "let's watch some football" like some tasty appetizers and these delectable stuffed peppers are sure to please! They take a bit of time to prepare, but once it's time to enjoy you'll be glad you did!

Ingredients:
• 2 large peppers
• 8 oz lean ground beef
• 1/2 onion chopped
• 1 small can chopped tomatoes
• 1/2 cup water
• 1/4 tsp ground pepper

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 375. Halve peppers lengthwise; remove stem, ends, seeds and membranes
2. Immerse peppers in into boiling water for 3 minutes and invert onto paper towel to drain well
3. In a large skillet brown meat and onion until tender. Drain fat. Stir in tomato, water and ground pepper. Cover and simmer. 4. Spoon meat mixture into peppers.
5. Place peppers in 8x8x2 baking dish. Bake uncovered for approximately 15 minutes or until heated through.
6. Let stand for 1-2 minutes before serving.


Meatloaf Cupcakes

Downloadable version coming soon.

Profile Exchange values: 3oz. lean protein + 1/3 cup veggies + 1 fat

Description: Remember that time you went to your friend's house to watch the game and he whipped out a pan of meatloaf just before kickoff? Yeah, me either. Meatloaf would make for a pretty strange football party snack...but meatloaf cupcakes; now that's an entirely different story altogether! If you're looking for a fun, original and finger-licking good gameday snack - check these out. You'll be glad you did!

Number of Servings: 4 | Serving Size: 2 muffins

Ingredients:
• 1 lb. lean ground beef
• 1 egg
• 1 cup cauliflower, par cooked and finely chopped
• 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
• ¼ cup green bell pepper, finely diced
• ¼ cup white onion, finely diced
• ¼ cup shredded carrot
• 2 cloves garlic
• ½ tsp. paprika
• ½ tsp. dried parsley
• ½ tsp. pepper
• 12 small cubes of mozzarella cheese
• ¾ cup reduced-sugar/sugar-free ketchup

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 450. Line a 12-muffin tin with muffin liners
2. Cook 1 cup cauliflower in microwave safe bowl with a small amount of water. Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes. Drain off water and chop fine, using a food processor. Set aside.
3. Add onion, pepper, carrot, and garlic in food processor until finely diced.
4. Mix ground beef, egg, cauliflower, Worcestershire, and seasonings along with vegetables in a large bowl.
5. Portion less than ¼ cup of mixture and add a mozzarella piece to the center and roll into a ball and place in muffin liner. Repeat to fill pan. Top each with 1 tbsp. ketchup.
6. Bake for 20 minutes, let rest for 5 minutes. Serve immediately.


Profile Cheeseburger Pizza

Downloadable version coming soon!

Profile Exchange values: 2 oz. Very Lean Protein; 2 cups veggies: 1 fat

Description: Is there a more classic American combination than pizza and football? This Cheeseburger Pizza is a Profile-approved crowd-pleaser like no other.

Ingredients:
• 1 package Profile Sloppy Joe Mix
• 1 Protabella Mushroom Cap
• 1-Green; Red; or Yellow Bell Pepper
• ¾ oz = 1 ¾ T reduced fat Cheddar Cheese
• Trace Ketchup (can use sugar free Ketchup or Walden Farms)
• Prepared Yellow Mustard to taste
• Chopped Dill pickle to taste
• 5 Grape Tomatoes—Chopped
• 1 cup shredded Romaine Lettuce1 slice of Red Onion

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Line a baking sheet with Pam spray or parchment paper.
3. Quickly wash and pat dry the Portabella Mushroom cap; remove the gills and the stem.
4. If using the Pepper, wash, dry and cut in half removing the seeds and membrane.
5. Roast the veggie for 20 minutes and remove from oven.
6. Prepare the Profile Sloppy Joe mix as directed and add on top of the veggie.
7. Fill the Portabella cap with the mixture or both halves of the Pepper
8. Top with Cheddar Cheese and broil till cheese bubbles, watch closely.
9. Top with ketchup, mustard, chopped dill pickle, onion and chopped cherry tomatoes.
10. Top with ½ cup of shredded Romaine.
11. Serve over the remaining Romaine lettuce that has been dressed with 1 serving of a fat i.e. a low fat serving of dressing.


Virgin Bloody Mary with Profile Tomato Soup

Downloadable version coming soon!

Profile Exchange values: 1 meal replacement, 1 cup vegetables

Description: For adults on the Profile Plan, the pressure to drink alcohol is real. Curb your cravings and have a drink during the game with this spicy virgin bloody mary recipe that incorporates Profile tomato soup!

Ingredients:
• 1 envelope Profile tomato soup
• 1 cup celery
• 1/3 cup red bell pepper
• 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
• ½ teaspoon onion powder
• ½ teaspoon garlic powder
• ½ teaspoon lemon juice (optional)
• Hot sauce to taste
• (variations: add ¼ cup salsa, carrots instead of red bell pepper, a few greek olives)

Directions:
1. Make the soup with 4 oz of boiling water, let it sit for 3-5 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, chop celery and red bell pepper (added for color and sweetness).
3. Put this in blender with 6 oz of ice water (just add some ice cubes to the measuring cup), blend for at least a minute, till liquid.
4. Add Worcestershire sauce, onion and garlic powder, lemon juice and hot sauce to a large measuring cup (I used a 4 cup measuring cup) along with the soup.
5. Stir and refrigerate for 30 minutes, this also helps it settle because the blending may cause some foaming.
6. Serve in a tall glass over ice with a celery garnish.

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