The Big Game is almost here, and with it the opportunity to try out fun, new recipes and eat lots of good food! Finding delicious and healthy game day snacks can be a challenge when it seems like your only two options are fries or carrot sticks. Game day food doesn’t need to be greasy and packaged to be totally drool-worthy. Everything we do at ENLIGHTENED is about making and eating good food, and game day snacks are no different!
Whether you’re sticking to a New Year’s resolution to eat more whole foods or just feel better when you skip out on the pizza and chips, we’ve collected the best healthy game day snack swaps to keep your game day fun and belly satisfied.
Beans are one of the best plant-based sources of protein out there, so start your game day with a filling snack of Broad Bean Crisps and hummus. Replacing chips with crisps doesn’t just sound like a good idea–it’s actually extremely nutritious. Broad bean crisps have 4x the protein, 5x the fiber, and ⅓ the fat of potato chips.
The messiest, tastiest, most notoriously “football” game day snack of them all? Buffalo wings! Now, what we’re going to say next may sound blasphemous but we stand by it: these Buffalo Cauliflower Bites are just as good. Baked, not fried, each bite is packed with flavor and is just as dippable as you’d hope.
Sweet potatoes have 1500X more vitamin A and 30% fewer calories than white potatoes. Plus, eating the rainbow is a fun and easy way to approach nutrition!
These little chicken meatballs are a great starter for getting creative with your appetizers. You can eat them as-is using toothpicks for a fun-finger food, or stack them on a skewer with veggies for a healthy kebab. Think you’ll miss crunching on chicken fingers dipped in honey mustard? Trust us, these chicken meatballs will satisfy your craving for something savory and snackable! Feeling spicy? Try this Sriracha recipe.
Of course it wouldn’t be Football Sunday without something sweet, but we’re so down for finding delicious options that make us feel as good as they taste. ENLIGHTENED Ice Cream Bars have around 90 calories each, and this decorative football design is the perfect five-minute DIY recipe.