Healthier Snacks for Game Day

I have a confession. I really watch sports for the food. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m all about rooting for my favorite team and I love a tight match as much as the next person, but the food…that’s a big reason I sit to watch the game in the first place.

When it comes to game food, I go beyond salty snacks and simple dips to a delicious, balanced combination of appetizers that elevate my game day menu. Still simple to purchase and prepare, the game day foods I’m thinking of will satisfy every fan.

Pesto Zucchini Rolls

Pesto Zucchini Rolls

Two Guiding Stars iconTwo Guiding Stars indicate better nutritional value. Pesto wrapped in zucchini is a delightful half-time nibble.

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Foods You Love…Made With a Twist

Nachos: Baked chips topped with reduced fat cheddar cheese, low sodium beans, grilled chicken, and fresh diced peppers
Seven Layer Dip: Salsa, fresh guacamole, low sodium black beans, non-fat, plain Greek yogurt, reduced fat cheddar cheese, sliced olives, green onions

Spicy Crispy Chicken: Use a food processor to turn Guiding Stars rated Stacy’s Fire Roasted Jalapeno Pita Chips into the perfect spicy breading for “oven fried” chicken tenders.

Zucchini Sticks: Prepare a blend of flours, cornmeal and herbs to create a crispy breading on these better-for-you zucchini sticks that cook in just 15 minutes.

Veggie Chili: Vegetarian guests will rejoice (and meat loving sport fans won’t miss the meat!) when you serve this hearty chili.

Your Shopping List, Redefined

Pass on…

Sour cream

Full fat cheese

Fried and salty chips

Full sodium canned foods

Fried chicken wings/tenders


Go for…

Non-fat, plain Greek yogurt

Light cheese that melts

Baked and lightly salted chips

Reduced sodium beans and vegetables

Chicken you can prepare yourself

Hummus or avocado