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Tips for Special Occasions

1. Be in control- plan ahead for temptations.
2. Take your own tasty treats. Fill bowls full of fruits, veggies, pretzels, etc. Take something for your sweet tooth. Make a filling chili, soup, stew, bean dip or salad.
3. Make your own satisfying drink with sparkling water, lemon or lime juice, and Splenda.
4. Don't graze near the chips.
5. Enjoy the company.
6. Picture yourself in control and feeling good.

Spectacular Super Bowl Recipes

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Hot Bean and Cheese Dip with Baked Tortilla Chips

Buffalo Chicken Tenders

Garlicky Dill Dip

Vegetable Crudites

Chewy Chocolate Cookies

Buffalo Chicken Tenders

lb boneless, skinless chicken breast cut into -inch thick strips
1TB unsalted butter, melted
1 TB hot pepper sauce
cup reduced fat blue-cheese dressing
2 TB low-fat (1%) milk

Spray a broiler rack with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat the broiler.
Toss the chicken strips with the melted butter and hot pepper sauce. Arrange chicken on rack and place in a broiler pan. Drizzle any remaining mixture over chicken.
Broil 5 inches from heat, turning once, about 8 minutes.
Whisk the blue-cheese dressing and milk together in a bowl. Serve dressing with chicken.

Makes 6 appetizer servings: One tablespoon of blue-cheese dressing per serving.
Points per serving: 2

@2002 Weight Watchers International, Simply the Best, All American

Garlic Dill Dip

2 cloves fresh garlic, crushed, or 2 tsp minced garlic
6 TB fat-free sour cream
6 TB Miracle whip Light
1 tsp dried dill weed
3 TB fresh lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste

Mix, chill for one hour. Serve with sliced cucumbers and zucchini, celery, carrots, pepper strips or your favorite veggie dipper.

Makes 6 servings; 2 Tablespoons per serving
Points per serving: 1
Recipe copyright @2002 Wendy Nelson Kenney

Hot Bean and Cheese Dip

1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained and divided
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1 (16-ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1 (16-ounce) can fat-free refried beans
1 (4.5-ounce) can chopped green chilies, drained
Cooking spray
3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 350F. Combine 1 cup tomatoes and the next 7 ingredients (1 cup tomatoes through chilies). Spoon tomato mixture into a 1 1/2-quart casserole dish coated with cooking spray. Top with cheese. Bake at 350F for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted. Top with remaining tomatoes.


Makes 10 servings (1/2 cup)
Points: 3

Serve with baked tortilla chips and veggie dippers. Make sure you add the points for the tortilla chips!

Copyright @2002 http://www.cookinglight.com


Chewy Chocolate Cookies

1 (18.25-ounce) package light devil's food cake mix
2 tablespoons stick margarine or butter, softened
2 tablespoons water
2 large egg whites
1 large egg
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Cooking spray
Preheat oven to 350.
Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl; beat at medium speed of a mixer 2 minutes. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by rounded tablespoons 2 inches apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool on wire racks. Store in an airtight container.
Makes 5 dozen cookies.
Points: 1 per cookie.

@2002 http://www.cookinglight.com