When it comes to the Game Day, fried and processed snacks typically come to mind. But why not mix things up with some fresh ingredients that still have all of the flavor but provide more nutritional value?
Instead of buying pre-packaged items from your local store, make homemade alternatives for a delicious spread that celebrates balance! You can enjoy tasty football nosh and bonus nutrients with each bite.
For a delicious and nutritious game night snack, take a look at the suggestions below!
Veggie Sticks with Hummus
Veggie Sticks with Hummus is a light and healthy snack that packs plenty of great nutrition into one delicious serving. One serving of this dish contains approximately 180 calories, making it a great option for those looking to watch their calorie intake.
Ingredients: - 1 cup of cooked chickpeas - 2 cloves of garlic, minced - 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice - 4 tablespoons of sesame tahini paste - 1/4 teaspoon of cumin - 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil - 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt - Freshly ground pepper, to taste - 2 large carrots, cut into sticks - 2 celery stalks, cut into sticks - 2 red bell peppers, cut into strips
Directions:1. Place chickpeas in a food processor and pulse until smooth.2. Add garlic, lemon juice, tahini paste, cumin, olive oil, sea salt, and pepper. Pulse until everything is combined and smooth.3. Transfer mixture to a bowl and set aside.4. Place the carrot sticks, celery stalks, and bell peppers in a bowl.5. Serve with hummus dip and enjoy!
Fresh fruit and nuts
The fruit platter is a healthy and refreshing way to enjoy a variety of sweet and juicy fruits for an appetizing snack or dessert. This dish contains a generous portion of fresh pineapple, watermelon, cherries, apricots, strawberries, and cantaloupe that have been cut into cubes and slices and alternating pattern - this delectable dish can also be enhanced by adding nuts for extra flavor.
Charcuterie board with cheese and smoked meats tapas
For another fun snack recipe, try this charcuterie board with cheese and smoked meats tapas. This platter is a great way to enjoy an array of cured meats, hard and soft cheeses, olives, crackers and more! Arrange them on a platter for the perfect finger food that's sure to please.
Spice up your game night with nutritious and delicious snacks!
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