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One of the best parts about football season is enjoying the pre-game parties and delicious foods. But if you’re worried about scoring too many calories, try some of these healthier updates to game day favorites. With a little planning, there's no reason a tailgate picnic has to sideline your weight loss efforts. Whether you’re taking your game day party on the road or hosting your own game day fest, these healthier recipes are certain to have you cheering!
Don’t forget these food safety tips when tailgating:
Zesty Guacomole Dip
Ingredients: (servings 4)
Instructions: In a medium bowl, mash together the avocados, lime juice, and salt. Mix in onion, cilantro, tomatoes, and garlic. Stir in cayenne pepper and cumin powder. Refrigerate 1 hour for best flavor
Black Bean Hummus
Ingredients: (serves 8)
Instructions: Add to the food processor; 2 tablespoons reserved liquid, minced garlic, black beans, lemon juice, tahini, cumin, salt, and cayenne pepper; process until smooth. Add additional seasoning and liquid to taste. Garnish with cilantro and paprika.
Mango, Corn and Black Bean Salsa
Ingredients: (servings 6)
Instructions: Mix lime juice, olive oil, garlic, salt and cayenne pepper in a small bowl. In a salad bowl, combine beans, corn, avocado, bell pepper, tomatoes, green onions, and cilantro. Whisk lime dressing, and pour it over the salad, toss well.