Football pre-season has officially started and we are in for a long run of games ahead of us. When having the gang over though, there seems to be something hypocritical about stuffing our faces with loads of junk and calories, while watching these super fit guys on television. There’s got to be a way to eat incredibly flavorful dishes without packing on the pounds every week, right? Yep, there is. We’ve rounded up some amazing dishes that are healthier options to what we normally associate with game day.
Food Network’s Honey-Glazed Chicken Wings
These wings are baked, not fried, but definitely pack a punch of flavor.
Cookie + Kate’s Maple Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
The name sounds amazing and they happen to be gluten-free too! What, the what?
The New York Times’ Healthy Turkey Chili
Eat it as is, top with some cheese and sour cream, or dip some tortilla chips into it. Make extras to heat up as leftovers throughout the week to eat.
Heart Haven Home’s Chocolate Strawberries
Our guess is that even if you don’t take the extra time to decorate these, they would taste just as delicious.
Rainbow Fruit Skewers
This might sound surprising, but easy-to-eat fruit goes really fast at group events. If you don’t feel like making skewers, put out a bowl of peaches or clementines.
Pinch and Swirl’s Baked Coconut Shrimp
Coconut shrimp is a great, grab-and-go item to have at parties. Make sure to include a tasty dip!
Men’s Health Buffalo Wing Dip
These editors have cut some fat and calories out with some light mayonnaise and non-fat Greek yogurt.
Yummy Healthy Easy’s Skinny Avocado Dip
Use this recipe on everything from veggies and chips to sandwiches and anything else that can use a quick pick me up.