Lost your boyfriend to Football? How to get him back… with HOT WINGS


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Dear Diary,

I LOVE FOOTBALL!!!!! Honestly, I do!  Okay, I lied… I don’t.  I just said that I liked it so you wouldn’t think I was crazy for not liking the number one watched sport in America.  It’s not that I hate the game… but now that the season is well on its way  I’ve come to the conclusion that I have once again lost my boyfriend to football for the next five months.  Yesterday, I awoke at 930 in the morning to my boyfriends frantic shrieking… his eyes were glued to the television, his computer and our ipad (each screen displaying a different game of course…)


I’ll admit… sometimes on football sunday I just want to strangle him with my oven mittens!  :)

You know the saying… all good things must come to an end.  So while I loved the attentive, fit  and active boyfriend I had this summer, I will learn to once again appreciate this version… you know, the excessive beer-drinking, couch potato version… so this football season I decided to embrace the sport– I bought my first jersey– go titans!!! (my bf’s team) and I started preparing fun football food that wont add on the pounds… something him and I will both be grateful for come this Spring.

I went to a nearby farmers market where the food is local, organic and less expensive than major super markets like Whole Foods– I picked up some organic chicken wings– just knowing that the meat I’m eating is hormone free, grass-fed and humanely treated makes a difference in how I feel mentally and physically– plus it tastes better!

Why chicken wings?  Well because it’s the perfect bar food of course! :)  But mine are baked, not fried and contain the simplest ingredients… my motto: the less processed foods you can eat the better!

Rinse the chicken and pat down with a paper towel– they will have some skin and fat on them– feel free to trim that down!

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then sprinkle salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, and olive oil– rub them down and let sit for at least 10 minutes (sorry that I don’t have exact measurements… let’s just say add each ingredient for a about 3 mississippi seconds– or about a teaspoon)

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place on a baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 50 minutes

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they will come out deliciously baked!  not fried like most chicken wings

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I then drizzled on organic hot sauce— with only 8 ingredients (all of which I can pronounce)

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for a dipping sauce instead of blue cheese (most blue cheese dips are high in calories) — I used my favorite yogurt dip– just greek yogurt, combined with feta (for that extra kick of creamy tang), lemon, salt, pepper, shallots, and chives and you’ve got a great football snack!

These wings were SO DELICIOUS!  a huge hit with my boyfriend and his friends– so extra points (or touchdowns) for me!!

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Enjoy!  And good luck to all ladies everywhere this football season!

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