Nutrition: Gameday Tailgate Snacks

Gameday Tailgate Snacks

Fall is here and football is back! Whoever your home team is, we recognize you may be tired of the quarantine routine and it might be time to spice up your game day snacks with some news flavors.

While many favorite tailgate snacks may not seem the “most healthy,” we’re here to help you find ways to incorporate some of your favorites without compromising your nutrition.

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites: Love snacks with a little extra spice? This bite-sized twist on a tailgate classic is one of our favorites! Fun fact – cauliflower is low in calories but high in vitamin C, K, and choline, a micronutrient that helps keep our cells healthy and supports the neurotransmitter activity in the brain. These Buffalo Cauliflower Bites are also packed with fiber and water to help keep us full and satisfied for longer. Check out the recipe here!

Pumpkin Cornbread Muffins: Adding pumpkin to a fall favorite helps shake up that good old recipe! Pumpkin is rich in fat soluble vitamins including vitamin C and A, both of which attribute to a strong and healthy immune system heading into fall. Pumpkin is also relatively low in calories despite being packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Check out the recipe here!

White Bean Dip:  Only a few minutes until kickoff? Grab your blender or food processor and prepare this flavor-filled bean dip in under five minutes! This recipe combines avocados, white beans, spinach, and spices to excite your taste buds while filling you up with some heart healthy fats, fiber, and sources of protein. White beans are packed with protein and many micronutrients including, magnesium, folate, zinc, iron, potassium calcium, and vitamin B6. This White Bean Dip pairs great with carrots, celery, peppers, whole wheat pita, or some corn tortilla chips. Check out the recipe here!