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Wow. What a weekend! The scene in Indianapolis for the Super Bowl was awesome. The city did an absolutely fantastic job hosting one of the most popular sporting events and received nothing but praise from everyone.

Way to go Indy! Even though many think of Indiana as a state filled with corn fields (and some parts of it are), the city really does come alive and definitely knows how to host big time events.

Oh, and I turned into a big Giants fan while I was there. It really would have been awful to have the Patriots win the Super Bowl in Indy. Whew!

So, there was a zipline…

In the middle of the street!

And a Super Bowl Village (picture Olympic Village from the Vancouver Olympics)…Oh, and the Olympics are only 6 months away! Can’t wait!

Anyway, in Super Bowl Village there were stages for bands, bars, food tents, heaters, hand warmers and tons of people. It was such an event!

So, downtown was hoppin’, but what would a trip to Indy be without a Butler game? A sell out crowd!

Unfortunately, Butler lost. But, the world’s largest game of knock-out took place after the game. How fun is it to break a world record?!? Well, let me tell you. It’s pretty fun.

Around 400 players! Unfortunately, we didn’t make it too far in the game, so I’m not sure who won. But it was fun nonetheless.

John and I got back to Chicago in time to watch the big game on Sunday, and what would the Super Bowl be without some appetizers? Well, it would still be the Super Bowl, but you know what I’m saying…

So, we made some nachos. Healthified.

While I was home my mom gave me the Eat This Now cookbook filled with recipes under 350 calories. We were inspired by the nachos…

Start by browning lean ground turkey. Once you’ve done that, line a baking sheet with tin foil and spread out tortilla chips. Add ground turkey, black beans (or black bean dip) and cheese.

Bake at 425 for about 5 minutes, or until cheese has melted.

Remove and add salsa and avocados (or guacamole).

Yum. And, John even said, “These are as good as a restaurant.” Woo! Success!

Nachos Healthified

Inspired by Eat This Now


Tortilla chips

Lean ground turkey

Shredded Mexican blend cheese

Black beans


Avocado or guacamole


Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Brown the ground turkey over medium heat.

Line baking sheet with tin foil and spread out tortilla chips. Top tortilla chips with ground turkey, cheese and black beans. Bake for about 5 minutes.

Remove from oven and top with salsa and guacamole or avocados.


Question: What’s your favorite Super Bowl snack? Leave a comment…

And I’m taking video of my physical therapy session tomorrow, so stay tuned so see what I’m up to as I recover from hip surgery!


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