We made it! (Duh). It’s time to hit the grocery store before the shelves are wiped out of all Frito-Lay products. In honor of TB12, I’m going to share some healthier game day snacks with you. It’s his day. Do not ask what TB12 can do for you, but what you can do for TB12. I’m not saying you have to have avocado ice cream with a side of steamed kale, but just be a little cautious of your ingredients. We’ve come so far.
Buffalo Bellichicken Meatballs
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
- ½ cup of hot sauce
- 1 pound ground chicken
- ¾ cup breadcrumbs
- 1/3 cup minced celery
- 1 egg
- ½ small onion, grated
Directions – Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Combine the chicken, breadcrumbs, celery, egg, onions and a teaspoon of salt into a mixing bowl. Add 2/3 cup of the hot sauce into the mix (save the rest aside). Mix everything up, and then form the mixture into 2 inch balls. Place them on the baking sheet and cook for about 20 minutes, or until cooked through. About 10 minutes in to the baking, take the sheet out and quickly brush the meatballs with the remanding hot sauce before putting back in the oven. Throw some toothpicks in and serve!
Dipping Sauce – This is where you need to be careful. You could easily just use ranch or bleu cheese dressing, or stay on the healthier side and throw some salt, pepper, and chopped chives into some Greek yogurt. Just as yum!
- 2 avocados
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons minced red onion
- 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
- 4 cup diced tomatoes
Directions – Cut the avocados in half, take out the center with a spoon. Cut each half into slices, then scoop out with a spoon. Add the avocados into the mixing bowl and mash with a fork (leave it chunky). Then add the tomatoes, onion, salt, garlic powder, and cilantro and mix. Serve with tortilla chips, and make sure you have carrots and celery as an option too!
Super (Healthy) Bowl Spinach Dip
- 7 oz Greek Yogurt
- 1 package of frozen spinach, thawed & drained
- ½ cup red bell pepper, diced.
- ½ cup chopped scallions
- 1 clove garlic, minced.
- 1 tsp dried dill
Directions – In a large bowl, combine Greek yogurt, spinach, bell pepper, scallions, garlic, and a dash or two of salt and pepper. Stir vigorously until smoothly mixed. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving. Use pita chips, tortilla chips and veggie sticks for dipping – try to avoid bread!
Brady Blondie Brownies
- ½ cup coconut flour
- ½ cup mashed banana
- ¼ cup peanut butter
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- Chocolate Chips
Directions – In a mixing bowl, mix coconut flour and banana until crumbly. Melt peanut butter and syrup in the microwave and pour over the crumbly mixture. Mix together until the batter becomes thick. Add the chocolate chips and move to a baking tray, evening the mixture out to lay flat. Refrigerate for 20 minutes or until firm, and cut it up into brownies!
Sideline Sangria – we cant forget a drink special for the big game!
- ½ cup brandy
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- 1/3 cup frozen lemonade concentrate
- 1/3 cup orange juice
- 1 bottle dry red wine (Wicked Tempranillo)
- ½ cup triple sec
- 1 lemon, sliced into rounds
- 1 orange, sliced into rounds
- 1 lime, sliced into rounds
- ¼ cup sugar
Directions – Mix together the brandy, lemon juice, lemonade concentrate, orange juice, red wine, triple sec and sugar into a pitcher. Add in the slices of lemons, oranges, limes and cherries. For the best taste, refrigerate over night. Drink up!
You’re all set for your game day menu. The best part is, you wont feel too guilty the next day (even though I’m sure your hangover will take over most of your day). Go Pats!
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