Saturday, December 31, 2016


I did a recent post for Honey Hot Wings that were baked - big hit with hubby so those will be included in the "healthier" snacks for football watching tomorrow. Not that they are the healthiest thing around but more healthy than deep fried wings.

Here is the menu:

Why two fries you say - they taste different and he likes both and they are both warm snacks and go well with the wings.

I will post the link below for the Honey Hot Wings.

Recipe Sweet Potato Fries:

Preheat oven to 400°

I really have no exact recipe so will just tell you how I make them.  Any kind of sweet potato will do, any variety. Peel the sweet potatoes - I try and find long, round ones, and cut in half and then into fry shapes.

Add the sweet potatoes to a plastic bag and add about a T of EVOO and shake and rub them together to get the EVOO distributed well - place on either a rack on a cookie sheet or if you have a mat for "frying" without oil, use that.  If you have neither you will have to take them out and turn them over half way. Sprinkle with seasoned salt (or if you prefer with salt and pepper and what ever seasoning  you like) and bake for about 20 minutes depending on the width of the fries, oven, etc. Check them at about 15 minutes.

Serve by them selves or with your healthier ranch dip.

Healthier Artichoke Dip recipe:


2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 cup reduced calorie mayonnaise
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
3/4 cup great northern beans
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon powdered mustard
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
1 4-ounce can chopped green chiles
1/4 cup Parmesan, grated
1 t evoo
1 garlic clove, peeled
1 shallot, peeled
2 13.5-ounce cans of artichoke hearts, drained


In a small pan add the t of evoo and cook the garlic and shallot until they are done - if you can tolerate these ingredients raw you may skip this part.

In a food processor add all the ingredients except the Parmesan cheese and the artichokes and process until smooth. Then add all but a couple of tablespoons of the cheese and the artichokes - whirl to mix - some of the chunks of artichokes is good.

Place in a heatproof container, top with the remaining Parmesan and bake for about 20-30 minutes in a 350° oven. Serve with veggies and rice chips such at Good Things Rice with Poppy & Sesame seed - 19 of these crackers and 130 calories and 2 grams of protein! Plus they are tasty and easy to find - made by Nabisco.

Parmesan-Carrot Fries Recipe

Preheat oven 450°

1 pound fresh carrots
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon flaky sea salt
Cracked black pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
2-3 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan


Clean carrots, cut into matchsticks and toss in a plastic bag with the EVOO, sea salt and pepper. Spread them on a rack or special mat for roasting and roast for about 12-15 minutes. Remove and place on a plate and top with the Parmesan cheese and the fresh basil.


Honey Hot Wings Link

Silicone mat for oven frying Link

Thank you for stopping by and have a safe and Happy New Year's Eve!!!


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