Welcome friends and fans to the first annual…
I’m talking game day foods (and drinks, of course) all week so you can stay svelte while you watch your favorite team. All week I’ll be featuring low-fat, healthy snacks and meals you make while you tailgate. Plus, starting tomorrow, I’m going to have a link up so you can show off your favorite skinny football snacks too! Then, I’m concluding Friday with a round-up of all this week’s skinny snacks AND featuring a little football inspired giveaway for your faces! So let’s kick this week off right with a red cabbage slaw salad!
Salads are a MUST-HAVE for me on game days. For one, you need some green (or in this case, purple) to offset the wings and chips. Secondly, I just love salads. They are fresh, crunchy and I always feel so good when I eat them. But the same ol’ garden lettuce with tomatoes and cukes can get super boring. So, I decided to whip up a crunchy slaw with some fabulous toppings.
As much as I love traditional slaw salads loaded with mayo, they aren’t exactly healthy. Or low-fat. Or really good for you at all. So in place of mayo, I subbed a tangy and sweet lemon vinaigrette. Which, guys, is so good I wanted to drink it. I know, it’s a salad dressing Claire, get it together.
Besides the aforementioned dressing, my second favorite part of this salad has to be the fresh bites of mozzarella, the tart apple and slightly tangy pieces of artichoke hearts. The pairing sounds weird but mixed with the crisp crunch of the slaw, it’s absolutely heavenly.
This salad is PERFECT for your tailgate because it’s light (so you have more room for beer, duh) and even the menfolk will gobble it up (my husband was eating it with a fork directly from the serving bowl). That’s a win for the home team baby! (I had to).
Nutritional information per serving (salad serves about 5):
Fat: 9 grams
Carbohydrates: 9.2 grams
Fiber: 2 grams
Protein: 5.8 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 4