Game Day Party Foods

Ten Healthy (and Super) Game Day Party Foods

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When it comes to party foods served on game day, many of us turn to options that are greasy, salty, or super-sweet. Here are ten party foods for the big game that will keep the football fans at your party happy and healthy.

1. Toss together a veggie salad that features the colors of each football team

Orange, White and Blue Veggies for Broncos Fans
• Carrots
• Orange bell peppers
• Orange tomatoes
• Baked sweet potatoes
• Roasted butternut squash
• Cauliflower
• Mushrooms
• Jicama
• Blue potatoes
• Purple asparagus
• Purple cabbage
• Purple carrots

Black, Blue, and White Veggies for Panthers Fans
• Black olives
• Eggplant
• Blue potatoes
• Purple asparagus
• Purple cabbage
• Purple carrots
• Cauliflower
• Mushrooms
• Jicama

2. Assemble a fruit tray that highlights football team colors

Black, Blue, and White Fruits for Panthers Fans
• Blackberries
• Dark Purple Grapes
• Raisins
• Figs
• Plumbs
• Blueberries
• Bananas
• Brown pears

Orange, White and Blue Fruits for Broncos Fans
• Apricots
• Oranges
• Mangoes
• Peaches or Nectarines
• Cantaloupe
• Bananas
• Brown pears
• Blueberries

3. Serve a variety of colorful healthy dips, like:
Black bean dip
Hummus
Guacamole
Artichoke spinach dip
Onion dip

4. Use healthful substitutions. For example:
• Try nonfat (or low fat) Greek yogurt in the place of of sour cream
• Cook up low-fat turkey bacon
• Use lean ground meat

5. Choose a crunchy, whole grain snack like homemade popcorn. Simply pour popcorn kernels in the bottom of a pot, and add canola oil until the oil slightly covers the kernels. Put a top on the pot. Turn the stove on, and let it pop!

6. Bake whole grain pitas or corn tortillas instead of fried chips

7. Get creative with nachos. Here’s one recipe that uses sweet potatoes instead of chips.

8. Satisfy that pizza craving with these cauliflower pizza bites.

9. Need something substantial? Serve a slow-cooker turkey chili or seafood gumbo, and let people top with Greek yogurt, green onions, cilantro, or low-fat cheese

10. Serve a fun dessert like Chocolate Banana Grahams

What party foods will you be serving football fans on game day this year?

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