Buffalo Chicken Dip

buffalochickendipIts SUPERBOWL SUNDAY and while my beloved Steelers are not playing today, I will enjoy the day as I always do! Who doesn’t love all awesome chips, dips, pizza, wings, and desserts that come with today? There is no reason you can not enjoy all of these wonderful things and still try and lose weight. I am a huge fan of allowing yourself to be human and not a diet machine. Enjoy what you love, but in a healthier way. Eat out, but be responsible about it. Understand that everything you put into your body will do something. I absolutely love hot wings. Duh its spicy and it is chicken. Then one day at a party I stumbled across buffalo chicken dip. This became the thing I would almost demand people make. Then I thought to myself that it could not be that hard! I decided to make a healthier version of this delicious dip.

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Spinach and Artichoke Dip

spinachandartichokedipOne of my favorite appetizers to get is spinach artichoke dip. Anywhere we end up at, it is sure to be and it is always delicious. So with the Super Bowl coming up this weekend I was thinking of different recipes to serve for the family this definitely came to mind! This was super easy to mix together and I will forever be making it at home instead of getting it while eating out. If you are looking into keeping with fresh vegetables you can purchase fresh spinach and wash it and toss it into a salad spinner. Afterwards cut it down into small pieces.

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Mushrooms in Oyster Sauce

mushroomsinoystersauceMost of the recipes I make come from different things I have had in restaurants or see online. While my parents were home last, we ended up at a Chinese buffet (shockingly I was good!). I had a few pieces of sushi because I always use this time to try different kinds. Then as I made my way back into what seemed of endless aisles of food, I found a tray piled high with mushrooms. The sign read “mushrooms in oyster sauce” so at first I passed by (ew oyster) but then I decided to try it, what the hell! I probably had two servings before we left! So I immediately thought to myself, this is something I have to make at home! So I went out the next day and bought oyster sauce. Well it has sat on my shelf until now.

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Quesadillas and Spanish Rice

quesadillasQuesadillas are one of my favorite Mexican dishes. I even love to get them at places like Friendly’s or Fridays. However on ww they are a huge no! Even the appetizer ones carry a large point load. There really isn’t much that goes into these yummy cheesy tortilla filled dinners, but still I was worried I would lose what I loved the most while trying to kick the points down. However I surprised myself again! This recipe is one of my favorite kinds and you can add veggies and take out to get exactly what you want. I threw together a nice little homemade Spanish rice to add as my side to this yummy Mexican inspired dish. There is nothing like homemade rice to add a healthy kick to any meal.

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Homemade French Fries

homemadefrenchfriesAlmost everyone I know loves french fries. I really love french fries. They are so tasty and amazing. Oh wonderful french fries. However when I joined weight watchers last year, french fries disappeared from my menu, until now. These are easy, you don’t have to fry them. And they taste even better then my diner favorite steak fries!

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