While Sunday or Monday is game day for many football fans, Friday is game day at the Rimkus house. We dress up in our Saints gear and head to the local high school field to watch our son coach. It’s always an exciting day, and has been since Jay started playing football at the age of 10 (or was it 8? – time flies).
Needless to say, we are die hard football fans.
Of course it doesn’t matter which team you cheer for on which day, game day food is part of the whole football experience.
You won’t see me pass up a plate of nachos, or those little smoked sausages swimming in barbecue sauce. I don’t mind taking the opportunity to blow my healthy eating plan for a good reason. Still, there are consequences for eating all that food – drinking Alka-Seltzer the next morning so I can get out of bed.
The need for antacids and dieting on Saturday has prompted the decision to add a few healthier appetizers to my game day fare, and salmon seems like a good place to start.
This easy salmon stuffed tomato recipe left me feeling satisfied, and with enough energy to cheer my heart out. Surprisingly, the whole plate was gone before the chips and dip! It seems we’re all feeling the need to lighten up.
Now if we could just get Coach Rimkus to relax and enjoy some tailgating with us, I’m sure his lovely fiancé would be very appreciative. However, I’m guessing that won’t happen until after the Saints make the playoffs and win the title.
Happy cooking and go get ‘em Saints!
Creamy Salmon Stuffed Tomato Appetizers
6 Campari tomatoes, halved with the seeds scooped out (or large cherry tomatoes)
7.5 ounces canned wild Alaskan salmon, drained and shredded
4 ounces light cream cheese, softened
¼ cup chives, finely chopped
¼ cup celery, finely chopped
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Combine ingredients and salt and pepper to taste. Spoon into tomatoes. Chill for 20 minutes then serve.
Nutrition Per Serving
Calories: 62, Weight Watchers PointsPlus 1
Total Fat: 2.38g
Total Carbs: 3.86g
Dietary Fiber: 0.96g
The statements made here are strictly my opinion and are not meant to replace medical advice from your physician. Please see disclaimer for further details. Nutrition information is compiled with MacGourmet. If you find discrepancies, please let me know. It’s important to me that I provide you with accurate information.
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