Motivation Monday: Football food that's good, and good for you

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - We've kicked-off the season for comfort food when we gather indoors to watch the football season play out.

But, you can still have that delicious comfort food without adding too much to your calorie count.

Fitness expert, Chris Freytag, is gearing us up for the Vikings' Monday Night Football game against the New York Giants, with some delicious, and healthy, game day snack options.

Buffalo Chicken Kebobs
This recipe is much healthier than traditional Buffalo wings. It's made with white meat that's baked, not fried. Plus, they are tossed in a lower-fat wing sauce. Get some healthy protein without the fattening skin and grease.

Turkey Bacon Cherry Stuffed Tomatoes
These one bite tomatoes are stuffed with a creamy bacon filling that is made from turkey bacon to dramatically cut down on calories and saturated fat. Each 80 calorie serving includes four generous pieces. Tomatoes are linked to heart and bone health and have lots of antioxidants.

Avocados are a healthy fat and are a super food. Avocados have protein, are heart healthy, anti-inflammatory and are thought to protect your immune system. Whip up some healthy guacamole with this simple and delicious recipe from my cookbook, Choose This.

Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Slice up sweet potatoes and bake to perfection! My recipe is easy to make and they taste sweet with my yummy adobe dipping sauce. Sweet potatoes have antioxidants, Vitamin A, anti-inflammatory nutrients and can help regulate blood sugar.

Southwestern Red Pepper Nachos
Red peppers also have antioxidant properties and vitamin C. They also help with the absorption of iron. Recent research has shown that sweet red peppers can activate thermogenesis and increase metabolic rate. (So you can fire up your calorie-burning metabolism while you watch the game! SCORE!) Serve up these red pepper nachos with salsa and nonfat sour cream. My family loves my red pepper nacho recipe-totally delish!


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