These low-guilt snacks are the real winners of the Game Day!
These recipes will make game day a win – regardless of how well your team plays.
Down, set, hike! Football season is here, and that means facepaint, cheerleaders, questionable calls from referees, and lots of Sunday afternoons spent screaming at the TV (hopefully because your team scored a touchdown).
We love to host game days at our house, and here’s why:
1. The best view is from your own TV. Instant replay, anyone?
2. Your sofa is at least 10 zillion times more comfortable than a stadium bench.
3. No fighting the crowds (depending on how many friends you invite).
4. Homemade game-day food is WAY better than an overpriced hot dog.
With all the wings, nachos, salty chips and delicious dips . . . the only downside to game day food is the potential calorie overload. It’s a struggle for everyone, but luckily we can help you avoid the penalties of overeating!
Here are 6 ideas for game day snacks that you can enjoy without all the guilt. They’ll make your party spread delicious AND healthy – one that nobody on the block can rival. Let us know which recipe is the biggest hit at your party. Share with us at @GoodNesUSA and #ThankGoodNes #GameDaySnacks. May the best snack win!
Baked Beet Chips
What tastes like potato chips, feels like a potato chips, and even sort of looks like potato chips? Beet chips! We love this healthier alternative to chips because they’re salty, crispy, and frankly much more
fun to eat. Don’t forget to wear gloves when you’re slicing the beets, otherwise your hands might turn beet red! Unless of course your team color is red. #TeamPride
Za’atar Chicken Skewers with Mint Harissa
Why have basic grilled chicken when you can impress your friends with this exotic recipe? Harissa is a chile paste common in Moroccan cuisine. Our recipe includes spinach, mint, jalapeño, garlic, lemon juice and chicken bouillon. It’s super tasty, and much healthier than your average ranch dressing or BBQ sauce. Make the harissa ahead of grilling time, and then enjoy on the back patio at home, or even at a parking lot tailgate.
Pesto Salmon Skewers
Want to fire up the grill before the game? Like the Za’atar chicken, these skewers are a super healthy option! Grilling the lemon wedges really brings out the citrus flavor when you add it to your salmon. Pro tip: If you’re using wooden skewers, soak them in water beforehand. That way they won’t burn when you throw them on the grill.
Sweet Potato Wedges with Creamy Sriracha Ketchup
Besides tasting much better (in our humble opinion), there are a few reasons why these sweet potato wedges are healthier than regular french fries. First of all, baking vegetables instead of frying them will result in less saturated fat. Also, sweet potatoes have less calories than white potatoes. Take those health benefits and add a side of delicious sweet n spicy sriracha ketchup, and you can’t go wrong!
Baked "Fried" Chicken
When your guests show up to watch the big game, chances are they’ll be HUNGRY. And it’s a good idea to have something warm and hearty on hand. Try this healthier alternative to fried chicken! We love that you can just toss the seasoned chicken in the oven and not have to deal with the mess of frying. It’s just as delicious, with less work and zero hot oil burns!
Sure, you could crack open a generic jar of salsa for your guests. You know, the kind they’ve had at every other party on the panet. Or you could put in an ounce more effort and win BIG points with a delicious homemade salsa. If we were your friends, we’d choose the papaya salsa.
– The goodNes Crew