Carolina Kitchen: Healthy options for the big game

Carolina Kitchen: Dr. Joe Picone and Melissa LeRoy show us some healthy options for the NFL's biggest game of the year.

Slow cooker garlic Parmesan wings


  • 2 lbs. chicken wings
  • 2 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp. brown rice syrup
  • 4 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • .5 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • 2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Whisk together all of the ingredients except for chicken.
  • Add the sauce to the bottom. Add the chicken wings and stir to coat.
  • Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for about 7 hours.
  • For a crispier wings broil in oven before serving.

Slow cooker Buffalo wings


  • 2 lbs. chicken wings
  • 1-cup organic buffalo wing sauce
  • 1 packet ranch seasoning packet
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Fresh chives, for serving
  • Ranch dressing, for serving


  • Place chicken wings in the slow cooker.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the buffalo sauce, ranch seasoning and season with salt and pepper. Pour mixture over wings and stir to coat.
  • Cover and cook on high until cooked through, 2 ½ to 3 hours or 5 to 6 hours on low.
  • For a crispier wings broil in oven before serving.
  • Garnish with chives and serve with ranch dressing.

Spinach and artichoke dip


  • 1 medium bag frozen chopped spinach
  • 1 can of artichoke hearts chopped
  • 2 TBSP Greek seasoning
  • 3 cup plain Greek Yogurt
  • Sea salt


  • Mix all ingredients together.
  • Serve with crackers and assorted cheese.

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