I love football season, whether I’m outside playing catch or watching a game, or inside cheering on my team from the sofa. Usually watching games means snacking on fun, tasty foods and drinks. The occasional nachos and hot dogs are fine, but if you find yourself in this ritual once or twice a week, consider some more nutritious options.
For beverages, have a variety of options available, including beer, light beer, alcohol with light mixers, and sparkling water. A good rule is to drink a cup of water between servings of alcohol.
For hearty snacks, make pulled chicken barbecue on mini buns, turkey chili, or French dip sandwiches.
For somewhat lighter fare, try chicken nachos, hummus and pita bread, or bean dip with corn tortillas. I love these sweet potato skins.
Have a variety of fruits and vegetables on platters for easy munching, along with big bowls of light popcorn.
Check out these links for colorful, nutritious recipes from Cooking Light and Eating Well.
Just One Thing to do: Enjoy football snacking with a variety of healthful foods and drinks.