YES! It IS Possible to Eat Healthy During the Super Bowl!

Benjamin Christian

Image: switz1873 | CC 2.0
Image: switz1873 | CC 2.0

The Super Bowl is a great chance to get the gang together for camaraderie and good cheer. Depending on how well your team is playing, it’s a time when many families and friends either revel in cheers or grovel in self-pity. Naturally, a Wisconsin Super Bowl party isn’t complete without great food. Regardless if your team wins or loses, there is no better comfort food than a hot bowl of soup or chili. Soups are also great for beginner cooks or for those who are more comfortable in the kitchen. February is also Heart Health month. Throughout the month enjoy a soup lower in fat, sodium, and calories while still filling your stomach and pleasing your senses.

Apple Corn Chili

Ingredients

2 T. olive oil 
8 oz. boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into ½ in. cubes
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 (15.2 oz.) can yellow corn, no salt added, drained
1 15oz can black beans, no salt added, drained and rinsed
2 red apples (Braeburn or Fuji are good)
½ T. ground cumin
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 4 oz. can diced green chiles
2 tsp. chicken bullion (low/no sodium)
2 C. water

Directions

In a large food processor, place ½ of the chopped apples, onion, corn and seasoning and blend to a smooth puree, adding water if needed. Brown the chicken in a separate pan with ½ the oil, and coat the crock pot with the remaining oil. Layer the chicken and remaining apple, onion, garlic, corn, and beans on top of it, and add water and chicken bouillon. Cook on high for 2-3 hours or on low for 4-6. Cooking times will vary based on model.

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