No matter what team you’re rooting for, these healthy football recipes are sure to be a hit during your next game day celebration.
Ever notice how football season is enhanced by what you eat and drink while you watch the games? Sure, you want to root on your favorite team, and doing so is the perfect reason to get together with friends and family. But long after the last whistle has been blown and the score is entered into the books, what you’ll remember most about game day is the foods everyone enjoyed while celebrating.
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Many game day recipes are far from healthy. In fact, most food you’ll find at a football party or tailgate is typically loaded with fat, sodium and calories. But what if you could take your favorite football finger foods and turn them into healthier versions of themselves without sacrificing taste? It would be a game-changing play indeed!
Here are 5 healthy football recipes that will score big at your next tailgate or watch party:
Skip the wings the next time you watch football and instead try these tasty chicken drumsticks. A mix of sriracha, honey, garlic and vinegar give these wings a sweet but spicy kick. Since they’re baked rather than fried, this football food favorite is healthy, hearty and satisfying all at the same time.
What’s a football party without pizza? Instead of ordering greasy takeout, you can whip up this healthier thin crust pizza in minutes. As an added bonus, this recipe combines all the tastes you love from buffalo chicken wings with the crunch and ease of eating pizza, so it’s sure to be a crowd favorite!
Skip the chips and instead serve these delicious and decadent finger foods everyone will love. Each bite is topped with a mix of crunchy bacon, spicy jalapeno and gooey cheese, dotted with the fresh taste of tomatoes, cilantro and lime. This game day recipe is not only tasty but is also low-calorie and nutrient dense.
This cheesy dip is low-carb, high-protein and loaded with vitamins and minerals from the spinach and artichokes it contains. But all your guests will care about is that it tastes fantastic! You can assemble the ingredients ahead of time and then just pop in the oven for 20 minutes when your guests arrive. Serve with whole wheat crackers, pita slices, corn tortillas or veggie spears.
Kids and kids at heart alike will love these creamy mac and cheese bites. Made in mini muffin pans, this game day favorite is the ultimate finger food. The recipe can easily be made ahead and then served at room temperature or warmed slightly before serving.