We all know that our favorite game-day dishes are not always the healthiest choices. Here are a few simple swaps that can satisfy your taste buds while making your game-day platter deliciously more nutritious. Give it a try!
- Swap nacho ingredients for a healthier version
Nacho chips, greasy beef and artificial cheese? No way! Swap the beef with ground turkey or chicken, try a low-fat cheese and load up on the veggies and salsa instead sour cream. Add black beans for extra flavor and fiber!
- Swap those fried finger foods for air-fried or roasted snacks
Air frying your food is an easy way to cut some calories and make it healthier. You can create great air-fried snacks with kale chips, cauliflower bites, sweet potato fries, sliced avocados. You can also use your oven to bake some homemade popcorn shrimp which is a protein-rich snack.
- Swap regular pizza for a cauliflower crust
You may have noticed that more and more pizzas at the store come with a cauliflower crust. It’s a popular option because a crust made from cauliflower is low in carbs and high in fiber. Add your favorite veggies as toppings to make it even tastier!
- Swap battered, fried wings for baked chicken tenders
We get it, it’s hard to watch a Super Bowl without eating chicken wings. However, baked chicken tenders are a healthier option and are just as delicious. You can create a seasoning blend of paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, brown sugar, and more, which will give a crispy coating similar to a breaded chicken tender.
- Swap the filling in deviled eggs for something less devilish
Deviled eggs are high in protein and low in carbs and you can make them even healthier by swapping out the mayonnaise in the filling with Greek yogurt, low-fat sour cream, or even low-fat mayo. Don’t worry, they’ll still taste great!
Of course, you can always enjoy the big game with traditional snacks; but best to be careful to watch portion sizes. You’ll feel better the next day (no matter if your team wins or not) if you don’t overindulge!