Sunday, September 13, 2015

My Game Day Spread! Healthy Half Time!

Here are some of my favorite game day treats.  These are hearty and wholesome and don't leave you wanting more like some healthy fresh food spreads do. 

I love a salad as much as the next girl, but during football season, I need to have proper snacks and treats to keep me in the game. 

These easy recipes are sure to be a favorite even among your meat eaters.  

Round out the choices below with a hearty chili or lentil soup and some organic tortilla chips and salsa.  You could even serve pizzas loaded with veggies.  

I promise after the initial shock wears off, even your die hard burger eaters will be good with this spread. 
Buffalo Cauliflower Wings with Ranch

Toss chopped cauliflower in the following sauce. Franks Red Hot sauce, coconut oil, salt, pepper, cayenne.  Bake on 350 for ten minutes. 

Ranch Dressing made with Just Mayo and Good Seasons ranch dressing powder. (This dressing has lots of salt and is not vegan, but is totally worth it for game time. Ranch dressing on the side makes the "wings" seem more authentic.)

Oven Grilled Potato Chips

Heat olive oil in a cast iron skillet. Preheat oven to 450. Thinly slice redskin potatoes.  Salt and pepper the potatoes. Place potatoes in hot skillet and brown on one side only.  After bottom layer of potatoes is brown, place entire pan in hot oven for 35 minutes. Remove and serve hot.  You should have some crispy potatoes in the batch and some soft potatoes when you remove them from the oven.  All of them should be delish.  

Fresh Fruit Platter

Slice up at least three varieties of fresh fruit and serve on a divided platter if you have one. Here I have grapes, apples and peaches.  Make sure the cuts are easy to grab and go for finger food. You can also put toothpicks in the slices if you prefer. 

There you have it. You can hang during game time, eat fun foods and still stay on track with your health and fitness goals.  Don't believe it? Just watch. 

Nom nom!

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