Monday, January 19, 2015

Healthy Snacks for the Big Game

Snacks are a huge part of watching the Big Game. The typical football party snacks are a lot of deep fried fat and carbs. Here's a few healthier snacks to have while you cheer on your team (or the team you dislike the least) and still help you keep those month-old, healthy eating resolutions intact.


Shelly's Deviled Footballs

4 Hard-cooked Eggs
2 Tablespoons Greek Yogurt, plain
1 Tablespoon Store-bought Hummus
Salt to taste
a few twists of Black Pepper
additional Green Onion for laces

Hard cook eggs. Cool. Remove yolks and mash with above ingredients. Spoon back into yolks. Add green onion football laces. Refrigerate up to one day ahead.


Shelly's Football Cheeseball

5 oz. Goat Cheese Log (Chèvre)
2 Tablespoons Real Bacon Bits (or crumbled cooked Bacon)
2 Green Onions, divided use
1/4 cup Blue Diamond Smokehouse Almonds, chopped

Finely chopped 1/2 of a green onion. Mix diced onion with bacon and crushed almonds on a large plate. Place the goat cheese log in the center of the plate. Roll the cheese around until it is coated with the nutty mixture.


Gently form cheese into a football shape. Slice the remaining green onion to add "football lace" detail.


Serve immediately with sliced cucumbers, celery, apple slices, carrots, or my Mum loves Blue Diamond Nut Thins or wrap and refrigerate the cheese ball until you are ready to serve it, up to several hours ahead.


Shelly's Roasted Cauliflower with Buffalo Yogurt Dip

1 head of Cauliflower, washed, drained and broken in florets
a Tablespoon of Olive Oil (or Olive Oil Non Stick Spray)
a sprinkle of Kosher Salt

Preheat oven to 425. Arrange florets on a baking sheet. Toss cauliflower florets in olive oil or spray with Pam, sprinkle with salt and bake for 20 minutes turning once during cooking. Serve hot with Buffalo Yogurt Dip.

Buffalo Yogurt Dip

4 oz. Greek Yogurt, plain
1 Tablespoon Blue Cheese, crumbled
1 Tablespoon (or more to taste) Hot Sauce (Frank's RedHot is traditional for wings but any you love)

Mix together till well combined.


My DIY Football Field Tray

Wooden Tray
AstroTurf/Artificial Grass (Lowes, Home Depot: Carpet Area)

Measure the inside of the tray. Cut the turf to size and place inside tray. You'll need good fabric cutting, heavy duty scissors. You could add white duct tape goal lines and numbers but I chose not to so I could reuse the tray for other uses (Easter, Summer BBQ's, etc.)


Referee Snack Bucket

Empty Metal Quart Can (Lowes, Home Depot: Paint Dept) or Recycled Coffee Can
Black and White Duct Tape

Alternate black tape and white tape stripes on the side of the can. The width of the stripes will depend on the size of the can but it's no biggie if it's slightly off (refs are usually slightly off) Shhh, just make that the back ;)

You could use your snack bucket for napkins, utensils, or I filled my snack bucket with Blue Diamond Almond 1.5 oz. packages in Smokehouse and Wasabi & Soy Sauce flavors. I have one of these almond packets in my carry-on every trip I take.

More Eggface Sports Food & Decoration Ideas
More Eggface Party Foods

This post is in partnership with Blue Diamond Almonds. For the purposes of this post and recipe development Blue Diamond Almonds provided me with products used. Thanks for the yummy nuts. Want to learn more about Blue Diamond Almonds great products and for more Game Changing Snacks LIKE their Facebook pageTwitter and Instagram and tell them The World According to Eggface told you to stop by. Hope you give one of these healthy Game Day recipes and DIY decoration projects a try.

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5 comments:

SeattleSeagirl said...

Thanks for the great Ideas Shelly!

Mocha Mom said...

Way too adorable! I might actually do all of these AND the tray this year!

-Denise H.

Tammi Goff said...

Definitely using your recipes for some WLS-friendly snacks for Super Sunday! Thanks, as always, for all of your great recipes - they make the journey fun & flavorful.

Mindy said...

Always such great ideas, Thank you!!! going to try all of these :)

Jen's T~N~T Gourmet said...

Thank you so much for these fabulous ideas! You have made my journey so much easier. Especially for this food laden day!!! Jenell