Super Bowl eats: Healthy finger food

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver

PHOENIX -- With the Pro Bowl this weekend and the Super Bowl next weekend, it's time to talk finger food.

Lucia Schnitzer with Luci's Healthy Marketplace said it's still possible to eat healthy while watching a big game. She shared a couple recipes with 3TV.

Sweet Potato Turkey Burger Sliders
1.5 lb ground turkey or lean ground beef, thawed
1 tsp garlic salt
1.5 tsp steak seasoning
2 large sweet potatoes
1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
3-4 slices cooked turkey bacon
Lettuce torn into small pieces (slider size)
1. Mix ground turkey with garlic salt and steak seasoning. Shape into 8-10 mini patties (about 1/4 cup of meat). Set aside. Size of your patties depends on the size of sweet potato slices you have since they will be the bun.
2. Slice sweet potatoes into 1/4-1/2 inch thick slices. Drizzle with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Roast in oven at 400 degrees for 20-30 minutes (flipping half-way through). You want edges to be slightly crispy. Stove-top pan frying is an option or oven roasting.
3. While potatoes are roasting, grill the burgers. Place patties on a well-heated grill, flipping after 3-4 minutes, and cook until cooked through.
4. Assemble burgers, placing a mini burger in between two roasted sweet potato slices.
5. Garnish burgers with lettuce, bacon and mustard (or any other desired toppings).
"Smeaches" S'mores
1 peach, sliced into 6-8 slices and halved horizontally
6-8 marshmallows
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
4 graham crackers
1. Mix the cayenne and sugar, and toss the peaches in it.
2. Place half of a peach slice on a stick, add the marshmallow, then the other half of the peach.
3. Toast over a medium-low flame until caramelized and browned.
4. Slide heated peaches and marshmallow on a graham cracker then top with another cracker.