I love football, but I’m having a bit of a problem. Game days have sort of become my excuse to eat badly. Something about
watching 250-pound men smashing into each other makes me want to eat nachos, cheese dip and my new favorite, Buffalo wings.
(In the same boat? Try these healthier game-day eats instead: JoJo’s Party Mix and More Low-Cal
Football is stressful! I need something to numb my nerves and with the Super Bowl coming up I’ve got to get a grip. So to
freak myself out just a little more, I looked up the nutritional profile of some of the best wing joints in the area.
OK, so I’m freaked out. (And these places consider this to be an appetizer. I wonder what my entree might look like?) Anyway,
I’m going to have to do something about this. I still want to stick with the “theme” of junk food, but not the calories. So
for the big game, I’m going to make EatingWell’s
Boneless Buffalo Wings
. They’re not exactly “wings” per se (they’re made from chicken tenders), but that’s what makes
them better for you.
They’re crispy because they’re fried in the oven, not a huge vat of oil. And the recipe includes vegetables—carrot and celery
sticks for dipping in the blue cheese sauce, which is made with reduced-fat sour cream.
I’ll save an average of 711 calories, 58 grams of fat and 2,967 mg sodium by making this version instead of ordering them
from a restaurant. Touchdown!
Even though boneless Buffalo wings are made with healthy white-meat chicken, they’re usually deep-fried and drenched in hot
sauce laced with butter. The solution: chicken tenders are dredged in seasoned whole-wheat flour and cornmeal, pan-fried in
only a small amount of oil and then drizzled with a tangy hot pepper sauce. With a fraction of the fat, calories and sodium,
these boneless wings are reason enough to throw a party.
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