10 Super Healthy Game Day Snacks and Recipes

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Fantastic Snack Recipes For Watching Your Weight While Enjoying The Game

Healthy Game day snacks can make any festivity a salsify treat.  Last year in 2016 115.5 million people tuned into watch the Supper Bowl Game making it the largest viewed game in tv history.  Traditionally spectators have gathered togeather in their homes and bars to watch the game while feasting on foods that are high in calories and fats.

If you are watching your weight or just want to eat healthy snacks there are great alternatives to those high calories foods.  Enjoy the game knowing you can make good food choices and lose the fat.

This menu includes mini turkey sliders with sugar-free maple glazed turkey bacon topped with jalapeno peppers and sauce, Healthy Game Day Nachos with fresh organic creamy guacamole and salsa, Healthy mixed toasted nuts with dried fruit and Spicy Soy Bar Nuts. Gourmet Devil Eggs, Spinach dip and Pita chips, homemade popcorn with low-calorie butter, tips and resources for making great healthy game day snacks.

Mini Turkey Sliders Toped With Turkey Bacon and Peppers

Enjoy the game with this delicious mini turkey sliders topped with maple glazed turkey bacon and peppers.  Packed with lean protein and very satisfying healthy game day snacks. Perfect for pan cooking or on the grill, crowd pleaser.

Ingredients

1 pound ground turkey

1 egg

1 tablespoon Worchestershire sauce

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon crushed black pepper

1/2 cup plain yogurt

1 tablespoon sugar-free ketchup

5 Jalapeno peppers sliced ( Seeds removed) Peppers are optional

1 large onion sliced

2 tablespoon sugar-free maple syrup

natural non-stick spray for cooking

Instructions

1.) Add 1 pound turkey meat to a bowl.  Add the Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, salt, pepper, 1 egg and mix well to combine.

2.) Shape the mini burgers in small portions that will fit on small whole wheat rolls.

3.) In one large skillet spray pan with nonstick spray and heat the pan on medium heat.

4.) Saute the peppers for 2-3 minutes.  Remove from the pan

5.) Saute the sliced onion for 2-3 minutes and remove from the pan

6.) Cook the turkey bacon in the pan brush each side of the bacon with a light coating of sugar-free maple syrup for flavor

7.) Remove the bacon from the pan and add the mini turkey sliders to cook through

8.) Make the sauce by adding 1/2 cup plain yogurt and sugar-free ketchup.  Mix well

9.) Assemble the mini turkey sliders by adding sliced onions to the bun, top with the turkey burger, add the maple glazed turkey bacon and peppers, spread the top of the bun with the yogurt sauce.  Enjoy!

  Nachos Low Fat Heart Healthy Snacks With Guacamole

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Skip the high calories and heavy cream cheese and use healthy ingredients to create healthy game day snacks.  Control the salt in your recipe by choosing no salt or low salt nacho chips.

Most tortilla chips are made with corn oil, and salt.  Check the ingredients on the back of the package to make sure you are buying chips low in saturated fats, low sodium 100 mg per serving, Serving size 6-15 chips.  Avoid cotton and palm oil as they are higher in saturated fats.

Most tortilla chips are made with corn oil, and salt.  Check the ingredients on the back of the package to make sure you are buying chips low in saturated fats, low sodium 100 mg per serving, Serving size 6-15 chips.  Avoid cotton and palm oil as they are higher in saturated fats. Use Plain yogurt instead of heavy cream cheese.  This will give you a good alternative while keeping all the flavors you enjoy the most. Get the recipe

 Creamy Guacamole Recipe

Make healthy guacamole in your food processor or mash all the ingredients with a fork for a rustic version of this recipe. This heart healthy dish is rich in monosaturated fats.  Perfect for dipping chips or adding to any chicken or fish entree for adding extra creamy condiment that won’t expand your waistline.  Get the recipe.

How to Choose Healthy Tortilla Corn Chips

Look for healthy Tortilla brands such as Green Mountain Gringo White Tortilla Strips, Tostitos Chips, Bearitos Blue Corn Tortilla Chips made with real organic blue corn.  Find the section in your local grocery store that offers healthy options. There you will be able to find the ingredients that benefit your health.    If you are unable to find healthy tortilla nacho chips try whole wheat crackers instead.  Top the whole wheat crackers with an of homemade guacamole, topped with fresh salsa and a dollop of greek yogurt. Delicious!  Get the Recipe

All Natural Mixed Toasted Mixed Nuts With Dried Fruit

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Nuts are considered a superfood packed with nutrients, fiber, high in protein and heart-healthy fats.  Nuts can be toasted on a baking sheet in a 325 degree preheated oven.  Different nuts need slightly different baking times due to their size.  Almonds may take 20 to 25 minutes to toast, peanuts may take 15 – 20 minutes, soybeans 15- 20 minutes, pistachios 15-20, sesame seeds 15 minutes, walnuts 20 minutes. When toasting nuts it is a good idea to turn the pan halfway through the cooking process to ensure even toasting.

Almonds may take 20 to 25 minutes to toast, peanuts may take 15 – 20 minutes, soybeans 15- 20 minutes, pistachios 15-20, sesame seeds 15 minutes, walnuts 20 minutes. When toasting nuts it is a good idea to turn the pan halfway through the cooking process and toss to ensure even toasting. After the nuts of choice have finished cooking remove the nuts from the oven to cool.

Add the nuts to a large bowl and add seasoning if you wish or just leave it plain. Add in the dried fruit of choice.  Toss and serve.  You control the sodium and seasoning. Use combinations of nuts and dried fruits that you enjoy to create healthy game day snacks.

Use combinations of nuts and dried fruits that you enjoy to create healthy game day snacks.  Get more healthy nut recipes for Spicy Soy Bar Nuts.   Nuts are a great snack perfect for a game day treat or snacking any time of day.  Remember on serving of nut fits into the palm of your hand when counting calories.

Baked Peta Chips With Vegetable Spinach Dip

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Homemade baked pita chips can be made in twenty minutes by cutting whole wheat pita bread into wedges.  Spread the wedges out onto a cookie sheet and spray the chips on both sides with pure olive oil cooking spray to coat.

Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.  Place the pita chips in the oven for 20 minutes to toast.  Check the cooking time midway through to toss the chips for even cooking.

Use these freshly toasted pita chips for game day parties or a lite and healthy snack any time of day.

Spinach Vegetable Dip

Toss out the heavy cream cheese and use plain greek yogurt instead.  Loose the fat and indulge in this tasty and healthy game day snack.  This dip is easy to make and can also be used as a condiment for fish and chicken dishes for added flavor.  Keep this dip in the refrigerator up to one week in a tightly sealed container.

Ingredients

16 ounces of cooked chopped, well-drained spinach

2 cups of plain greek yogurt

1 Package of Lipton vegetable dry soup mix or Lipton onion dry soup mix

Instructions

1.) Spinach can be purchased frozen.  Take the frozen spinach out of the package and place it in a glass bowl.  Microwave the spinach for 3 to 4 minutes.  Allow the spinach to cool before proceeding. Lay a clean kitchen cloth on the counter.  Place the spinach on the towel and wrap the spinach to squeeze out the excess water.

2.) Add the yogurt to a medium bowl

3.) Add the Lipton soup mix to the yogurt and mix well to combine

4.) Add the cooled spinach and combine all the ingredients well.

Enjoy this dip right away or allow the flavors to meld together overnight for best results.  Use this dip for your pita slices or use as a garnish on other favorite dishes. Enjoy!

Eating Healthy Snack Tips

  • Substitute cream cheese recipes with greek yogurt when you can
  • Look for low carbohydrate products
  • Check the labels on the back of food packages.  Look for low saturated fats
  • Avoid cotton and palm oils
  • Avoid products with high sodium levels
  • Use fresh organic fruits and vegetables in recipes
  • Select lean organic chicken and beef products
  • Ditch the super size meals and stick to portion control

Popular Favourite Gourmet Devil Eggs Healthy Game Day Snacks

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Treat your friends and family to this delicious and nutritious devil egg recipe. Packed with protein and flavor. Perfect for any occasion.

Instructions

Cut each hard-boiled egg in half to separate the yolks from the whites.  Add the yolks to a mixing bowl. Add the yogurt, salt, pepper, Dijon mustard, and mix well with a blender to combine all ingredients well.

Add the mixture to a piping bag and pipe the mixture into the center of each egg half.  If you do not have a piping bag you can use a food safe plastic bag.  Simply add the filling into the plastic bag.  Seal the bag and cut the tip off one end of the bag.  Pipe the filling into the center of each egg and then sprinkle paprika into each egg half.  Enjoy this family

Ingredients

12 Hard boiled eggs

1 cup of greek yogurt

1/4 teaspoon of salt

Pinch ground black pepper

2 tablespoon of Dijon Mustard

Paprika

Low-Calorie Popcorn Snack

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Make your own popcorn snacks.  Totally control the ingredients by cooking this recipe in heart-healthy oils and only adding a pinch of salt and using low-calorie spray butter for flavoring.

Instructions

There are three ways to make homemade popcorn.  Add two tablespoons of popcorn to a small paper bag.  Add one tablespoon of olive oil to the bag on top of the popcorn.  Fold the top of the paper bag four times to seal.  Leave room for the popcorn to expand during the cooking process.  Place the paper bag in the microwave and select the popcorn button to cook or cook the popcorn in the microwave for 2-3 minutes until the corn has finished popping.  Carefully opens the bag to allow the steam to escape and pour the popcorn into a bowl.  Spray with low-calorie butter spray and lightly season.   Save calories by using a hot air popcorn maker available in stores near you.

Place the paper bag in the microwave and select the popcorn button to cook or cook the popcorn in the microwave for 2-3 minutes until the corn has finished popping.  Carefully opens the bag to allow the steam to escape and pour the popcorn into a bowl.  Spray with low-calorie butter spray and lightly season.   Save calories by using a hot air popcorn maker available in stores near you.

Using a pan with a lid can also be used to create healthy game day snacks.  Simply place a large pan on the top of the stove and heat on medium heat.  Add one tablespoon of olive oil.  Add two tablespoons popcorn to the pan.  Cover the pan with a lid.  Gently shake the pan back and forth over the heat.  The popcorn will begin to pop.  When the popping stopped the cooking process is complete.  Lift the lid and enjoy.

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