Snacky foods are a Super Bowl tradition. Unfortunately, they’re usually quite rich. By the time the game’s over, you’ve consumed more than your share of fat and calories for the day.
This curried ham pa^te is a quick, sensible alternative. It’s made with low-fat ham, which is as lean as turkey ham, mixed with spices and low-fat ricotta.
I like to serve it in a hollowed-out head of red kale, which is not only colorful but easy to clean up. Surround it with red cabbage leaves and baked won ton chips. (The won tons are brushed with egg white before baking to make them extra crisp, even though they’re not fried.)
Every part of this recipe can be made as much as a day ahead, so you won’t have to miss kickoff.
Deane’s book “Low Fat Kitchen” includes more than 100 recipes created for this column.