Have a Healthier Gathering for the Big Game

Game day buffalo wings can be delicious AND healthyIt’s almost time for the big game and as the rest of the world starts placing bets on the Patriots or the Seahawks, those of us living with diabetes begin to worry about how we’ll stay healthy and still enjoy some of the incredible snacks we all love to munch while watching the game (and the commercials!)

Part of your big game day survival plan should, of course, be portion control in whatever snacks you choose. And plan to make swaps earlier in the day so your blood sugar balance won’t be totally thrown off, even if you overindulge at a party.

Of course , there’s another option too: make your favorite game day foods in a healthier way so you can enjoy a treat without putting your health at risk.

Try these Homemade Buffalo Wings from Diabetes Daily. So good you won’t notice that they’re healthier than the store-bought kind!

Ingredients

2 lbs chicken wings (about 24 pieces)

3 T butter melted

4 T hot sauce

1 T paprika

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

1/4 tsp black pepper

Carbs per serving: 1g

Instructions

  • Cut off wing tips and then cut the wings at the joint. Put chicken wing pieces in a plastic bag. Set aside.

  • Stir together the melted butter, hot pepper sauce, paprika, salt, cayenne pepper and black pepper. Pour all but 2 tablespoons of the marinade over the chicken pieces in the plastic bag. (Reserve marinade for coating after the pieces come out of the oven.) Seal bag and let marinate at room temperature for thirty minutes.

  • Place wing pieces on the rack of a broiler pan. Broil 4 to 5 inches from the heat for about 10 minutes on each side, until chicken is tender and no longer pink.

  • Remove from oven and baste with reserved marinade. Serve with a dip of your choice and lots of celery and carrots.

Keeping your diabetes under control is an important step toward preserving your foot health. Want to make sure your feet are protected? Schedule an appointment with Dr. Andrew Schneider today!

Dr. Andrew Schneider
Dr. Andrew Schneider is a podiatrist and foot surgeon at Tanglewood Foot Specialists in Houston, TX.