There are a lot of reasons to eat healthily. A balanced diet can help you lower your blood pressure, keep your blood sugar down, increase your energy, and even reduce the number of flares you have, just to name a few. There are times, however, when managing a healthy diet is hard.
One of the most difficult times to stay healthy? Parties. Most common party foods are loaded with carbs and unnecessary fats. With The Super Bowl coming up this Sunday, and the possibility of hosting a party of your own, we thought it would be a good idea to share a couple alternatives that are as good for your body as they are for game-day fun. We searched the internet far and wide to bring you this list of Pack Health-approved game-day grub.
01 Roasted Garlic Guacamole Bar
This fresh guacamole is sure to be a crowd pleaser, and it’s good for you too! Substitute salted tortilla chips for carrots and celery to enjoy this traditional dip guilt free. For an interesting twist, place some toppings on the side for a guacamole bar, giving your guests a chance to personalize their guacamole. Find our favorite recipe here.
02 Chicken n’ Veggies Kabobs
Kabobs are a fantastic way to combine your meat and veggies. A small ingredient list and simple preparation make this dish an easy choice. This recipe combines rosemary and Italian dressing to create a fresh flavor to balance the grilled taste of the kabobs. Grilling is a staple for watching football. Even if it’s a little cold outside, these kabobs will surely have you feeling like it is September again. For a larger crowd, double the recipe to yield 16 kabobs. Check out this easy recipe from Taste of Home.
03 Coconut Shrimp
These coconut shrimp are a delicious, easy-to-make treat to serve at a party. They are not heavily breaded and the dipping sauce is a perfect blend of spicy and sweet. Shrimp offer a great source of protein, and the fresh ingredients it’s paired with help keep it a lively, different choice for a party. We recommend Joyful Eats’ recipe for this delicious dish.
04 Buffalo Cauliflower
This spicy treat is a great alternative to the carb-heavy option of breaded chicken wings. The cauliflower has a meaty texture, and the buffalo sauce brings the spicy wing taste is a familiar flavor for football tailgates. We’re wild about this recipe from galonamission.com.
05 Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
For a sweeter treat, try this easy to make frozen yogurt. This recipe contains so few ingredients you may want to make it all the time. Strawberries, honey, lemon, and yogurt provide a tangy, sweet dessert to satisfy even the biggest sweet tooth. Check out this easy recipe from justataste.com we recommend substituting plain Greek yogurt for regular for a protein-packed twist.
06 Roasted Edamame (edd-uh-mah-may)
This salty snack will make you feel like you are eating french fries, but don’t be fooled by the taste, they are a great source of protein! This roasted soy will satisfy your desire to snack on something salty while offering a great mix of fiber, protein, and carbs that will help you keep your healthy eating goals on track. You can make them yourself with this recipe from health.com, or buy a pouch online or in your local grocery store.