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Southern California Super Bowl

America's favorite annual sporting event is about to kick off once again and along with it, parties across the country. Super Bowl XXXVII—destination San Diego—the city known for its sunny weather, beaches and fish tacos. Even if you don't have tickets, you can bring the game to your party guests with this winning menu.

Score big and spice up your party playbook with some of these healthy FoodFit favorites featuring flavorful foods inspired by California cuisine. These recipes will steer you clear of high fat, high calorie foods, so that you can keep those extra pounds off.

Pre-Game Prep

While the players are still warming up on the field, start the evening off by serving Roasted Red Pepper Spread with fresh vegetables and Guacamole with whole-wheat crackers, baked tortilla chips or Steven Raichlen's Tortilla Chips without Hips. Super light and packed with flavor, Tomatillo Salsa and Salsa Fresca turn your party into a totally authentic experience. These delicious recipes will give your guests the spark they need to cheer on their favorite team.

First Quarter Fare

Kick off the game with Vegetarian Black Bean Soup. Made with onions, celery, and jalapeno pepper for kick. Topped with a tangy Cilantro-Lime Cream, this soup will heat up the action and keep you going strong until half time.

Half Time

You'll win fans when you lay out Grilled Fish Tacos with Mango and Avocado Salsa and Carne Asada Tacos on a half-time buffet. These classic Southern California dishes can be topped with all your favorites such as shredded lettuce, tomatoes, and low fat cheese. Serve with Red Rice and a simple green salad for a culinary touchdown. Transform your living room into a sunny destination by making your final play of the meal a refreshing Winter Fruit Salad made with pineapples, bananas, orange juice and mint. Or, if your team is getting stomped, smooth things out with our Mexican Fresh Fruit Smoothie.

Special Teams

If these dishes don't whet your appetite, there's plenty more Super Bowl-suited fare on the site. What about a delicious Sundried Tomato Dip followed by some savory Ancho Turkey Chili with Roasted Corn? Or check out the recipes in our Tailgate Party Recipe Revue.

Tuck into this tasty football fare:

Roasted Red Pepper Spread
Tomatillo Salsa
Bill Wavrin, Rancho la Puerta, Baja, Mexico
Salsa Fresca
Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, Border Grill, Santa Monica, CA
Tortilla Chips without Hips
Steven Raichlen
Sundried Tomato Dip

Main Dishes:
Grilled Fish Tacos with Mango and Avocado Salsa
Carne Asada Tacos

Vegetarian Black Bean Soup with Cilantro-Lime Cream
Red Rice
Ancho Turkey Chili with Roasted Corn

Winter Fruit Salad
Mexican Fresh Fruit Smoothie

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