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Healthier Options for Game Day Appetizers

Traditional football and game day food recipes transformed into Healthier Game Day Recipes.

Lately we have been thinking about ways to improve our daily habits for healthier  lifestyles.  With the SuperBowl and ProBowl coming up, we wanted to be able to partake in game day the traditional way by eating but not having the guilt after. We have reviewed our current game day menus and realized that they would not do.  We have searched and located recipes that are fresh options for traditional game day appetizers.  Try these Healthier Game Day Recipes and let us know your favorite or share your favorite recipe with us!


Warm Spinach Dip from Ellie Krieger and the Food Network
Make this spinach dip recipe instead of store bought and serve pita crisps.

Warm up the game day viewers at your party with this slimmed down version of a traditional favorite.  Only 100 calories per serving and with all the flavor expected – this spinach dip recipe does not disappoint.


Easy Balsamic Chicken Skewers from Gimme Some Oven
Try this recipe instead of Buffalo Wings or Fried Chicken…

Ali from Gimme Some Oven creates a perfect alternative to fried chicken and buffalo wings with Balsamic Chicken Skewers.  Easy to make with only 4 ingredients plus the wooden skewers.  On the table within 40 minutes from start to finish.  Perfect grab food for game day watching.


Crispy Baked Onion Rings from Sally’s baking Addiction
Bake onions rings instead of reheating frozen already fried onion rings.

Your heart will thank you wit no oil in this recipe.  Soak ahead in buttermilk and then bake for crispy onion rings.  A great alternative to the traditional fried version.


Avocado Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip from Cooking Classy
Serve this dip instead of traditional dips to save on calories and fat.

Avocado, lime and greek yogurt mix with a dry mix packet from Hidden Valley Ranch.  The packet can be found at Target or other stores in your area.  Slice colorful veggies and serve until the bowl is scraped clean.


Dipped Strawberries from Dessert Darling
Use this recipe instead of having a bowl of candy with bottomless calories when eaten by the handful…

Dessert Darling has dipped strawberries and transformed them into footballs to add delight and a sweet option for appetizer tables on game day.


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