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Packer Backer Game Time Recipes!

Count them… Not one, but two healthy game time recipes to take to football parties!

Spinach and Cheese Squares Recipe

Makes 18 servings

Nutritious nibblers that can be made ahead of time and refrigerated or frozen. Simply reheat at party time. From the American Diabetes Association.


2 large eggs (or egg substitute)
6 tablespoons whole-wheat flour
10 oz frozen, chopped spinach, thawed
2 cups 1% milkfat cottage cheese
2 cups reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1 pinch nutmeg
3 tablespoons wheat germ


•               In a large bowl, beat the eggs with the flour until the mixture is smooth.

•               Add the spinach, cheeses, black pepper, cayenne and nutmeg, and mix the ingredients well. Pour mixture into a nonstick coated 13x9x2-inch baking pan.

•               Sprinkle the top with wheat germ and bake at 350 degrees F. for about 45 minutes.

•               Let stand for about 10 minutes and then cut into 1-1/2-inch squares for serving. Serving is 2 squares.

•               Substitution: 1/2 cup egg substitute for the eggs

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 62.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 66

Calories from Fat 18

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.0g


Saturated Fat 0.9g


Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 27mg


Sodium 202mg


Total Carbohydrates 4.1g


Dietary Fiber 1.0g


Sugars 0.9g
Protein 8.1g
Vitamin A 39% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 10% Iron 4%

* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.

Spicy Hummus Recipe

Spicy Hummus; This recipe makes a great appetizer, or anytime snack.


14 1/2 oz chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained
2 tbs sesame seed paste,
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon (1/3 palm full) ground cumin
1 teaspoon (1/3 palm full) ground coriander
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 salt to taste
1/4 cp lemon juice


•               Combine beans, tahini, oil, pepper flakes, cumin, coriander, garlic, salt, and lemon juice in food processor bowl and grind into a smooth paste.

•               Transfer to a small dip dish and surround spread with warm pita wedges or FRESH VEGGIES. (Bootcampers!)

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 82.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 272

Calories from Fat 51

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.7g


Saturated Fat 0.6g


Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg


Sodium 43mg


Total Carbohydrates 43.5g


Dietary Fiber 12.4g


Sugars 7.6g
Protein 13.9g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 13%
Calcium 11% Iron 27%

* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.

Contributors: http://www.caloriecount.about.com

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