Everyone loves tasty snacks while enjoying the game, especially if you’re having friends over. The problem is, this can easily become a major calorie-consuming scenario if you’re not careful. The good news is that you can have yummy ‘football foods’ without a guilty conscience. Here are 10 great foods that you can eat while watching the game without worrying about gaining weight.
1. Baked Buffalo Chicken Bites
Forget those deep-fried Buffalo wings! You can have a delicious snack of less fattening, bite-sized cooked chicken. Just mix cooked chicken breast with hot sauce, chopped green onions and non-fat cream cheese. Take a spoon and shape the mixture into small, bite-sized balls, then cover them with whole-grain breadcrumbs.
2. Blue Cheese-Apricot Balls
These are delicious treats for your game-day party – and they take only 25 minutes to prepare. You’ll need the following ingredients:
¼ cup of crumbled reduced-fat blue cheese
5 tablespoons of finely chopped toasted walnuts
12 finely chopped dried apricots
6 ounces of reduced-fat cream cheese
¼ teaspoon of salt and ½ teaspoon finely snipped fresh rosemary
Mix them all together and enjoy the healthy (yet tasty) goodness.
3. Sloppy Joe Sliders
For many people, Sloppy Joes bring back good memories from their childhood, but this tasty sandwich can be made in a healthier way. To make this tasty treat, use 95% lean ground meat, and for even more fiber and protein, add smashed kidney beans. Cook it up with some tomatoes and your favorite spices, then serve it on a mini whole-wheat bun. Just make sure you have napkins ready!