Are you hosting a watch party for the upcoming NCAA National Championship Football game? What should you serve as the main course at this event? These quick and easy ideas are much healthier alternatives to take-out or pizza that you may be tempted to serve your guests. Check out these nutritious dinner ideas that go perfectly with watching football!Whole Wheat English Muffin Pizzas — Use whole wheat English muffins and top with tomato sauce, low-fat mozzarella cheese, and your favorite veggies. Broil until the cheese is bubbly and serve hot.
Chicken Roll-ups — Stuffed chicken breasts are full of flavor! Pound a chicken breast so it’s very thin, then add your favorite ingredients inside. We like anything from spinach and feta (for a Greek inspired roll-up) to jalapeños, peppers, and low-fat pepper jack cheese for a super spicy meal! Once you’ve added your stuffing, roll up the breasts, secure with a toothpick, then bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Veggie Packed Whole Wheat Pasta — Prepare your favorite whole wheat spaghetti according to instructions, then add your favorite veggies like tomatoes, broccoli and garlic to a baking dish. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and top with a little salt. Roast all the veggies at 425 degrees for about 10 minutes, until they begin to brown. Combine spaghetti with the veggies, top with basil and serve with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.
Southwestern Pepper Cups — Add whole grain rice, black beans, corn and tomatoes to a hollowed out pepper. Cook in the slow cooker on low for 8 hours and serve with a sprinkle of low-fat pepper jack cheese.