This is an easy and healthy Superbowl snack that doesn't taste healthy.
Your whole gang will love these!
Fat Free Sweet Pepper Poppers
1 package fat free Cream Cheese
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1 tsp Onion Powder
1/2 tsp Cayenne
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground Black Pepper
30 baby bell peppers
1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
Preheat oven to 350. Chop the top off of the peppers and remove any lingering seeds. Set aside. In a small bowl, blend the cream cheese with the seasonings. In a separate bowl place panko and lightly season with salt and pepper. Use the scoop method here, it really makes it easy. Take one pepper, and scoop up the cream cheese like dip. Then press the top of the pepper that is filled with cream cheese into the panko so that it is lightly covered. Spread the peppers evenly in a baking dish. Spray lightly with olive oil. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until browned. Serve warm.
The exact calories in each popper will vary based on the amount of cream cheese it fits. But let's see here...a single tablespoon of fat free cream cheese is only 15 calories and a baby bell pepper will be around 15 plus the sprinkle of panko on top would add a max of 10 there...so 40ish. One big Sweet Pepper Popper that can fit an entire tablespoon of cream cheese would set you back 40 calories. Hmmmm I bet we can all use this option on the table for game day.
What other healthy treats are you bringing to the table this year?