‘Eating Clean on the Cheap’ – Game Day Philly Cheese Steak and “Chips” and Salsa

Game Day Philly Cheese Steak

and “Chips” and Salsa

Watching the NFL playoffs this weekend? Allow me the opportunity to kick-off the weekend with a replay of some tailgating favorites. The classic Philly cheese steak is a man’s man sandwich that often is loaded with fat and calories.  I’ve “tackled” this dilemma and scored with my lean version. Top round roast beef is lean in fat and high in protein. Shredded 2% cheese allows you to spread the cheese evenly without overloading the sandwich. Simply switching out butter for olive oil adds healthy fat to the sauteing process. And whenever I make sub-like sandwiches, I always pull out the inside of the loaf. You don’t need all those extra carbs, and the filling stays in better to boot!

Philly Cheese Steak

*On sale this week (1/19-1/25/2012) at Publix

  • 1 lb Boar’s Head top round roast beef*
  • Publix 2% shredded Mozzarella cheese*
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 wheat hoagie rolls*
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil*

Preheat oven to 450 and pull out roast beef to allow to come to room temperature. Heat olive oil in pan over medium heat. Add onion and peppers and saute until soft, about12-15 minutes. Meanwhile, cut open hoagie rolls and hollow out the inside of the loaf. (You can save this pulled off bread to make meatballs, meatloaf, etc.) Place roast beef slices onto the hoagie roll. Top with some shredded mozzarella cheese and place into oven for about 5 minutes.  Place pepper and onion mixture on top of melting cheese and return to oven for an additional 2-3 minutes. Pull sandwiches out of the oven and cut in half. Serve warm. Serves 4

“Chips” and Salsa

I LOVE salsa and chips, and so does my little guy, Joel! While I don’t mind him snacking on some baked tortilla chips, I like to add some “veggie” chips to our “Chips and Salsa” basket, and he loves to scoop up America’s favorite condiment with cucumber slices, pepper strips, and other vegetables. As we approach the NFL playoff weekend, add this new tray of goodness to your game-day spread!

A Sweet Ending

Two weekends ago, my husband had a few of his friends over for one of the playoff games. Our favorite breakfast cookies were the hit of the night!

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