Score Big with These Healthy Game Day Snacks

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5 Recipes That Are Guaranteed Winners

Hey #TIUTeam! Are you ready to tackle game day like a pro? Whether you're cheering for your favorite team or just here for the snacks (no judgment!), we've got you covered with some seriously delicious game day grub.

Get ready to score big with our lineup of healthy and delicious recipes, think wings, dips, and nachos. It's time to bring your A-game to the snack table! 🏈🎉

 

#1 High Protein Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Delicious and protein-packed! 

Recipe by @saracammo.nutrition

INGREDIENTS 

  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup roasted red peppers (from a jar, drained)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onions or fresh herbs (examples: parsley or dill)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

    1. In a blender or food processor, combine cottage cheese, roasted red peppers, minced garlic, and lemon juice.
    2. Blend until smooth and creamy.
    3. Transfer mixture to a bowl and stir in chopped green onions or fresh herbs.
    4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

     

    #2 Baked Sweet Potato Bites w/Guacamole

    Bite-sized goodness!

    BITES INGREDIENTS 

    • 1 sweet potato
    • 1 tbsp olive oil
    • 1 tsp chili powder
    • 1 tsp garlic powder
    • Salt & Pepper

    GUACAMOLE INGREDIENTS

    • 1 avocado
    • ½ tsp lime juice
    • ¼ cup red onion, diced
    • ½ medium sized tomato, chopped
    • 1 tbsp cilantro
    • Salt & Pepper to taste

    INSTRUCTIONS

      1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. 
      2. Wash and peel the sweet potato. Cut into thin circle slices. Add your sweet potato slices to a bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle the slices with garlic powder, chili powder, and salt & pepper to taste. Toss until well coated. 
      3. Place the slices in a single layer and bake for 10-13 minutes on each side (timing may vary, so check a few times) 
      4. In a small bowl combine all guacamole ingredients and mash lightly with a fork. 
      5. Once cooked, transfer the sweet potato slices to a serving plate, top with a spoonful of the guacamole and serve!

       

      #3 Mini Bell Pepper Nachos

      Vibrant, Crisp, and Savory!

      INGREDIENTS 

      • 1 lb bag of mini bell peppers, halved and de-seeded
      • ½ lb ground turkey
      • 2 tbsp taco seasoning
      • ¼  cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained 
      • ¼  cup yellow corn
      • ½ cup of mexican cheese or dairy free alternative

      INSTRUCTIONS

        1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Cook ground turkey, breaking it up into small pieces. After fully cooked, add taco seasoning. 
        2. In a bowl combine cooked turkey, black beans, and corn. 
        3. Place bell pepper slices in a single layer, cut side up, and fill the peppers with the mixture. Sprinkle each pepper with cheese.
        4. Bake until cheese is melted and peppers are soft, about 6-10 minutes.
        5. Serve immediately and enjoy!

         

        #4 Air Fryer Avocado Bites

        Packed with flavor!

        INGREDIENTS 

        • 4 large almost ripe avocados, sliced into ½ inch slices
        • 2 eggs, whisked
        • ⅔ cup coconut or almond flower
        • 4 tbsp lime or lemon juice
        • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
        • ½  tsp garlic powder
        • ½  tsp onion powder
        • ½ tsp paprika
        • ½  tsp salt

        INSTRUCTIONS

          1. Preheat the air fryer to 350°F. 
          2. Place sliced avocados on a plate, sprinkle with lime juice.
          3. In a small bowl, add coconut flour. In a separate bowl, add whisked eggs. In a third bowl, combine panko, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, 
          4. Dip avocado into flour, then egg, and then panko mixture. 
          5. Add avocado slices into the basket, spray with olive oil, and air fry for 3-4 minutes. Flip and air fry for an additional 3-4 minutes. Remove once golden brown and place on a serving platter. Serve with your choice of dipping sauce & enjoy.

           

          #5 Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

          Our take on the classic!

          INGREDIENTS 

          • 1 head cauliflower, broken into pieces
          • 1 egg
          • 2 Tbsp. whole wheat or gluten-free flour
          • 1 tsp. chili powder
          • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
          • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
          • 1 pinch pepper

          INSTRUCTIONS

            1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Toss the cauliflower florets with egg.
            2. In a large bowl, combine flour, chili powder, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper and toss. Add florets into the bowl and toss so each cauliflower piece is covered.
            3. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake until crispy, about 20 minutes. 
            4. Serve with 1/4 cup guacamole, 1/4 cup salsa, or hot sauce.

             

            Your game-day spread just got a major upgrade! As you dig into your favorite dish, don't forget to snap a pic and share it with your #TIUTeam. 

             

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