If you love football, you might be one of those people who find themselves glued to the sofa on weekends, routing for your favorite team. You may also find that by the end of the game, you’ve eaten copious amounts of saturated fat and sugar because, who doesn’t love munching on some snacks while watching the game, #AmIRight?
But by the end of football season, all of that unhealthy snacking has led to you putting on extra weight, which could lead to chronic diseases like high blood pressure and diabetes.
Stop fumbling about your health and start eating some healthier snacks on game day. The following healthy snacks ideas will score big with your friends and family.
Hummus and Veggies
Chips and dip are a staple on game day. The healthier version? Hummus and veggies. Hummus is loaded with quality protein and fiber while the veggies are low-cal sources of important vitamins and antioxidants.
Ham, Swiss, and Apple Wraps
The better sandwich, wraps are easy to eat when cheering for your team. Here the apple adds a nice bit of crispness and zing. A low-carb option could be to forego the bread and simply wrap ham and cheese around thin slices of apple.
Who doesn’t love a juicy meatball? Make them mini, stick a toothpick in them and you’re done!
Buffalo Cauliflower Wings
Chicken in and of itself can be very healthy. But when you bread it, fry it and then dunk it in blue cheese dressing, the calories add up. Buffalo Cauliflower wings may be plant-based, but they sure are incredibly tasty and good for you!
Sweet Potato or Kale Chips
If you need a big, bold crunch, opt for sweet potato or kale chips that have been baked, not fried.
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin seeds are packed with protein. You can lightly coat some raw seeds with cinnamon and a dash of sea salt spread on a baking sheet, and bake for an awesome sweet and savory snack.
Not snacking during the game is simply not an option. But there are plenty of healthy alternatives that will help you get your snack on without packing on the pounds.