It's football season again which means parking yourself in front of the TV for hours at a time, praying your fantasy football team pulls through. And what is a football game without SNACKS? ...thats right; nothing.
But just because football means cheesy, buffalo flavored everything with chips on the side doesn't mean you have to be totally unhealthy.
Check out these awesomely healthy recipes to try at your next game day party. I swear they will be a hit!
Buffalo Cauliflower Bites!
A healthy, light, and totally drool worthy version of buffalo wings! Trust me, give Gal On A Missions recipe a try; they taste amazing and are super cheap to make.
6 cups of fresh cauliflower florets
2 teaspoons garlic powder
a pinch of salt
a pinch of pepper
1 tablespoon butter, melted
¾ cup Frank's RedHot hot sauce
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Spray tray with non-stick spray and drizzle cauliflower with Olive Oil.
Mix melted butter, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and hot sauce together.
Combine sauce and cauliflower into a gallon size zip block bag and shake until fully coated.
Cook for 20 minutes.
Serve with blue cheese or ranch dressing!
Buffalo Chick Pea Dip
Yes, buffalo chicken dip is BOMB! But just because it is totally addicting doesn't mean that it has to be totally unhealthy. Plus, this is a cheaper version too!! Healthy clearly doesn't always mean more expensive. I use Live and Love To Eat's recipe and I swear it tastes exactly like chicken dip; I even tricked my boyfriend with it.
1 can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained
1/4 cup 1/3 less fat cream cheese
1/4 cup fat free blue cheese dressing
1/4 cup buffalo wing sauce OR 2 Tbsp Red Hot/Tobasco
1/4 cup strong cheese (like cheddar), shredded
Putting It Together
Preheat oven till 350 degrees.
Mash up chick peas until only a quarter of them are whole.
Then combine chick peas, cream cheese, blue cheese and hot sauce!
Place in sprayed casserole dish and top with all of the cheese.
Cook for 25 minutes and eat it all.
The healthiest and most crowd pleasing dip is the good ol' fashioned guac! There are soooo many ways to make this dip your own, however my favorite version the one I'm about to share with you. My friend asked for it at our favorite Mexican restaurant.
3 ripe avocados
1 white onion
Salt and pepper
Putting It Together
Smash up the avocado and leave a few chucks in it.
Cut up the tomato, onion, and a handful of cilantro.
Add to the avocado.
Squeeze half a lime and combine all ingredients in a bowl.