When it comes to Game Day parties, more often than not, you’ve probably found yourself mindlessly noshing away on high calorie potato chips, artificially-flavored dips, and greasy fried food. But, Game Day parties don’t have to be filled with unhealthy snacks, nor do they require you to spend a lot of time in the kitchen whipping up tasty recipes.
Healthy Snacks for Game Day Parties
To make your Game Day parties even better this year, in collaboration with GOODFOODS, today’s easy entertaining tutorial shows how to make healthy snacks that not only taste great, but are full of nutrient-rich ingredients that are actually good for you.
Since most people like to snack on chips and dip during Game Day parties, why not serve up GOODFOODS Tableside Chunky Guacamole, along with whole grain chips and a platter of fresh vegetables (like broccoli and cauliflower)?
This flavorful guacamole contains only natural ingredients, like hand-scooped Haas avocados, tomatoes, onion, garlic, and fresh lime juice. Plus, it honestly tastes amazing (unlike other health foods you might have tried before).
Did you know that Avocados are considered a ‘healthy fat’, and contain essential oils that boost the health and vitality of your hair and skin? So, you’ll feel good knowing you’re doing your body good (and making yourself look prettier) when you take a bite of this tasty guac!
Instead of serving tortilla chips made from white flour (which doesn’t help to whittle your waistline or boost your health), opt for whole grain chips instead. “Whole grains are packed with nutrients, including protein, fiber, B vitamins, antioxidants, and trace minerals (iron, zinc, copper, and magnesium).” [Source: WebMD.com]
By serving this guacamole alongside a platter of freshly-washed raw veggies, you’ll not only be snacking on low-calorie, high-fiber foods, you’ll also be giving yourself a hearty dose of nutrient-rich vitamins. Broccoli is a great source of vitamin K, vitamin C, chromium and folate; while cauliflower contains potassium, vitamin C (which supports a healthy immune system), and other essential nutrients.
To keep you and your guests satisfied and filled during a long Game Day party, an easy-to-make healthy snack idea that doesn’t require any cooking or a lot of prep time is a Turkey & Veggie Roll.
These bite-sized, protein-packed healthy snacks are extra tasty when you smear a dollop of GOODFOODS Artichoke Jalapeño Dip inside. Here’s how to whip up this healthy snack in just a few minutes.
Turkey & Veggie Roll with Artichoke Jalapeño Dip Recipe
This easy recipe requires just 4 simple ingredients: Roasted Turkey Slices (which you can pick-up at the Deli), a Red Bell Pepper, Spinach, and GOODFOODS Artichoke Jalapeño Dip (which can be found in the Produce Aisle at Target, or other major retailers). To find a store near you that carries GOODFOODS products, check out their store locator page.
TIP: To make these healthy snacks easy for guests to grab, get a package of toothpicks while you’re at the store.
Step 1: After washing a fresh red bell pepper, dice it up into small pieces.
Step 2: On a slice of turkey, smear a layer of the Artichoke Jalapeño Dip using a knife.
Step 3: Place a few spinach leaves on top of the turkey slice.
Step 4: Add a small sprinkling of chopped bell peppers on top.
Step 5: Gently fold the turkey slice into a roll shape, using a toothpick to secure it on top.
Not only is turkey a rich source of protein (which is essential for building a lean, fit figure), it’s also low in fat, and contains Vitamin B6 and niacin, which help to naturally boost your energy. This makes turkey a great meat choice for long Game Day parties, since football games often last for several hours.
Plus, by adding spinach (which is a vitamin-packed super food) and bell peppers (which have anti-inflammatory properties) to these healthy snacks, you’re boosting the healthful ingredients in these turkey & veggie rolls, while incorporating vibrant color and crunchy texture.