Thursday, September 2, 2010

Delicious. Healthy. Inexpensive. Perfection.

Soon after the school year gets in full swing, another major fall event approaches...
_College Football_

In our house, fall football equates to a holiday season.

Exhibit A:
The “guest book” at our wedding. No worries, there was a similarly awesome Univ of Alabama logo on the back for the boy.

Exhibit B:
A guest of honor at our wedding reception

Toss in an absurd amount of travel to games and you'll easily see where our interests lie. 

So what does this all mean in relation to health and fitness? It means I have to be more creative in my journey to be healthy and fit. Why? Because tailgate foods are perhaps the least healthy known to man (err…fan) – and often the most delicious. Who doesn’t love chips with 7-layer dip, brightly colored cookies, and (my personal favorite) buffalo wings.
I have a love affair with Buffalo Wings. I’ve even had the hubs take me to a sports bar for multiple Valentines Days and romantic occasions (when I was told to choose any restaurant I wanted) for some spicy NY lovin.
So of course I felt the need to offer you a healthy gameday solution for this tailgate delicacy, in preparation for opening weekend.

Perfect Healthy Boneless Buffalo Wings


½ cup Panko Breadcrumbs
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Strips
1 Tsp Garlic powder
1 Tsp onion powder
6 Tsp of your preferred wing sauce (I use Louisiana Wing Sauce)
¼ Tsp Black Pepper

Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Put Panko Breadcrumbs in dish
Add spices/seasonings to breadcrumbs and mix well

Cut chicken strips into nugget sized pieces

Put chicken pieces into separate bowl

Add wing sauce to bowl containing chicken pieces and toss

Cover cookie sheet with aluminum foil or spray with non-stick cooking spray
Shake off chicken piece and coat with dry ingredients
Lay nuggets on cookie sheet

Bake for 10 minutes
Flip nuggets
Bake another 10 minutes
Broil for 4 minutes (I do this to make the nuggets crispy and more “winglike”)


  1. I think there is only one thing to say.... GO GATORS!

  2. These look GOOD! Thanks for sharing!

    and GO GATORS!!!

  3. hmmm.. altho im a tarheel (and not a gator fan) i truly appreciate anyone with an affinity for college football. i am going to make these today!

  4. these are also delish...