Easy Ways to Make Game Day Snacks Healthier
September 27, 2016  |  Oral Health Care

Easy Ways to Make Game Day Snacks Healthier

Eating Healthier Snacks During Our Packer Games

Many of us tried our best to eat healthier this summer. Then something comes up – like a big football viewing party – and all those habits go out the window. Make this year different by swapping out the worst snacks for alternatives that are delicious and also healthy.

Bake it, don’t fry it.

Baking is always a healthier alternative to frying, and there are many snacks you can find baked alternatives for. Try baking your own chicken wings, mozzarella sticks, onion rings or even French fries.

Go Homemade instead of store – bought.

Cooking at home is usually much better than buying processed foods at the grocery store. Try a healthy chili with lean turkey ( limit your sour cream and cheese) or personal pizzas made on whole wheat tortillas instead of pizza dough, topped with veggies like mushrooms and broccoli.

Avoid dipping into extra calories.

Store – bought dips are loaded with calories and sodium. If you don’t have time to make your own dip, buy hummus or salsa instead of dips like queso or French Onion. If you can make your own, use Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. As an added bonus, put our veggies as dippers. Carrots, Celery, Peppers, Broccoli and Cauliflower make great dippers. This is a great time of the year to make your own salsa with all the fresh garden produce available. Freeze some to have during the winter months.

Make Mini Sizes.

A good way to manage portions is to serve smaller items. Sliders instead of Hamburgers, Pigs in a Blanket instead of Hot Dogs and Mini Taco Bowls instead of Nachos.

Think about your Drink.

Water is a great healthy option for a game day party. Make a large pitcher of water and slice some fruit and place it down in the water and ice. Not only does this look festive, but adds great flavor to the water too.

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