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Skinny Jalapeno Poppers

Brrr, it’s cold. I mean like February in New York/New Jersey cold. MetLife Stadium outdoors with no roof cold. You know what that means... time to warm up! This Super Bowl Sunday, why not serve some tasty finger food to your friends and family that will warm them up from the inside?

These spicy chili peppers are known for their high amounts of vitamin C to help boost immunity and for increasing blood flow to help keep you warm.

Traditionally, these appetizers are deep fried and loaded with fat, so I opted to create a lighter version to maximize the nutritional punch. These tasty treats can be enjoyed as a game day fangating™ snack at your Super Bowl party (or can double as an hors d’oeuvre for any parties you may throw at home).



  • 7-8 jalapeño peppers
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt (the less-healthy version calls for cream cheese here)
  • 1/2- 1 cup Cheddar cheese (or try partially-skim Cheddar for fewer calories)
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, finely minced (you can also use Italian parsley)
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs (or gluten free crumbs if you’re GF)

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Slice the jalapeños vertically and remove the seeds and membrane.

Mix Greek yogurt, cheddar cheese, salt, cilantro, cumin seeds and cumin powder in a bowl.

Fill the jalapeños with this mixture. Then coat the jalapeños with breadcrumbs. Add some cheese additional on top if desired.

Bake for 25 – 30 minutes. If using cheese on top, broil for a only few short (additional) minutes on low to brown the cheese.

Serve warm and enjoy!

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