Matt bean is the editor of Men's Health, he has got some ways to create your favorite Super Bowl foods at home with healthy
recipes from the new book: Cook This, Not That! Kitchen Survival Guide.
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Audra Lowe: Super Bowl Sunday means a day full of good times, good drinks, and also good food, that’s probably the main thing. But depending on what you eat, it can be also a day followed by the Monday morning guilt. Matt Bean is here and he is the editor of Men’s health and he has ways to create your favorite Super Bowl food at home with healthy recipes, it's all from the new book “Cook this, Not that, Kitchen Survival Guide.” Welcome back Matt, good to see you. Matt Bean: Great to be here. Audra Lowe: You bring food every time you come here, so it's always a good thing. Matt Bean: I know it's hard for me not to eat this stuff. Audra Lowe: I know Super Bowl is in a couple of days. Everybody is trying to figure out, I'm trying to figure out what I'm going to make too. So we’re going to start off with one of the things that everybody pretty much has at the table, it's the wings. But you're going to tell us how many calories we can save, right? Matt Bean: Right, buffalo wings are one of the most popular foods. 5% of all buffalo wing consumption happens on Super Bowl Sunday. Audra Lowe: Really? Poor chicken. Matt Bean: They're scared right now. We’re going to tell you how to make them without ending up looking a whine bag. So right here we got a 10 piece of wings from Hooters. Now, this is more than 10,000 calories you're looking at right here. Now, the wing itself is not exactly a lean cut of a meal; it's a fatty cut of meat. The great thing about what we’re doing here, is instead of dunking them in a deep fryer for a little swim. We’re going to roast them in the oven at 450 degrees, after we tossed some of salt and pepper, a little bit of chili powder and all that’s going, you’ve got to sauté your pan a little bit f butter, little bit of Franks’s red hot sauce, and a little bit of lemon. That’s your sauce, I've done it before. So once these guys are little brown, a little crispy, pull them out, toss them out in a sauté pan and then instead of blue cheese, you got plain yogurt mix with a little blue cheese crumble and a little bit of lemon. Audra Lowe: That what’s that is? Matt Bean: That’s what that is. Audra Lowe: So wait, the big deal is because you're frying, as suppose to grilling them or cooking them in a different way, that’s where the calories coming in? Matt Bean: That adds a lot of calories. Like I said, there's not a link kind of meat to begin with but we’re making a less sinful. Audra Lowe: What about less expensive, any difference in terms of price for making them? Matt Bean: You know, thinking you're going to save about $7.00 when you do it this way, plus it's always difficult to get food from a restaurant on Super Bowl Sunday, because guess what? Everybody else had that idea too. Audra Lowe: Right, everybody else is right behind you. And these are the slithers, and they look the same. But which one is worst and which one is better? Matt Bean: Okay, so right here you got the Ruby Tuesday’s sliders. Now, the thing about mini, when you see it on a restaurant menu, is that is means maximize the calories. Right here, you're looking at about 1300 calories. So we’re going to do it a lot easier, we’re going to get some sirloin, and you can go with 93%, 95%, if you want to get a really lean cut. I like to go with 80% which of course has a few more calories, but it's also juicer and tastier. If can go out and grill then do that, otherwise, you can grill pan and still get that going. Meanwhile, we’re going to take some mayo and some chipotle pepper mix together for a nice little sauce. And we’re going caramelize some onions, throw some bacon on top with a little bit of sharp cheddar, boom! Audra Lowe: And how many calories, about how many calories are you taking? Matt Bean: It's about 330 calories versus 1260 and it's at $2.65 per serving to make this stuff, so you can't go wrong. Audra Lowe: Okay, last but not the least, we got the nachos. Now already, I can see the guacamole on these. So I figured that these are probably the worst. Matt Bean: No, no, that’s the guacamole right there. Audra Lowe: I'm sorry the sour cream. Matt Bean: Those are actually better for you. So the baha fresh looking out over there, I think there's a 110 grams of fat and more than 2000 calories, because let's face it, a lot of times the chips are just a fat delivery system. Audra Lowe: The chips themselves are, really? Matt Bean: The chips, they’ll just scoop all that guacamole, that sour cream all that bad stuff, but what we’re doing here is basically we’re taking a baking tray. Put in the oven up to 425, maybe do it after you make the wings. Spread the chips up in a nice layer. Sprinkle the cheese on top. You can go to a shredded Monterey jack, whatever you're into, pepper jack, and then we’re going to throw the black beans on there, as well. Now, once that cheese starts bubbling, you're going to pull them out and then you're going to have some sour cream with the juice of the couple limes, mix it together with cilantro, some halopinos, some red onions, and some salsa, boom! Audra Lowe: That you're making me hungry. I swear. And now you say the sour cream is okay. So I love it. Thank you so much, good job. And there are plenty of game changing recipes in “Cook this and Not that, Kitchen Survival Guide,” you can also see the recipes that we showed you today by going our website, bettertv.com just click on the recipe button.