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It’s that time of year! The air is turning crisp, the leaves are starting to change those beautiful fall colors (if you live up north!), and our favorite teams are battling it out on the gridiron. And what’s more fun than gathering at a game for a tailgate party, or inviting over friends for an afternoon of fun? We love to have game day parties, but it’s hard to keep it healthy when you are grazing. So here are ten healthy football snack ideas, and a few ways to decorate and make your football days fun for kids!
10 Healthy Football Snacks for Your Game Day Party!
Game Day Decor
It’s easy to pick up your favorite items at a local Dollar Store or Target for football-themed decor cups and plates. Don’t forget to use what you have to set a buffet. We love to recycle and repurpose our girl’s pompoms, and my husband’s collection of football helmets. You’d be surprised what you might have in your house that could make a beautiful display!
I’m also a big fan of white serving dishes. They are simple, classic, and can be used in casual situations like a football party or for more lavish holiday celebrations!
And if you don’t own an authentic helmet – no problem! Pick up these Fanheads Helmets! They are adjustable for kids or grown-ups any size, durable, wearable, kid-proof, and perfect for tailgating. They didn’t break ya’ll, and even the teens even loved them! As Joey from Friends would say, “Whoa!”
When you’re gathering a crowd it’s important to have a ton of variety. You can have the chips for dips, but also add fresh veggies to anything. Here are a few of my favorite healthy and tasty dips!
- Subs – And there’s nothing that feeds a crowd better than a Jersey Mike’s Catering! This really needed to be number one on the list because a Jersey Mike’s Catering Box is perfect for all of your pickiest eaters.
They come with three full subs and 24 pieces, and we recently chose the Roast Beef and Provolone, Italian, and Veggie Subs for the vegetarians in the crowd.
We loved the variety, taste, and freshness of the food. And we even tried the wraps and kids meals too. They were a touchdown! Jersey Mike’s Subs also has salads, chips, and cookies! We highly recommend ordering their game day catering next time you have a football soiree! We also made our own homemade fall M&M cookies.
2. Hummus – This is a delish tomato basil recipe or you can buy your favorite brand at the store.
3. Best Guacamole Recipe Ever!
5. Fruit – And don’t forget fruit to graze on and keep you away from the chips!
You also need a little protein at your football party, and what’s healthier or more filling than some of these ideas?!
6. Crispy Baked Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings
8. Grilled Garlic Shimp Skewers
10. Paleo Sweet Potato Sliders
Don’t forget that simple is best, so just pick a few good dishes to give your football fans a choice. And don’t forget to check out Jersey Mike’s Subs and Fanhead Helmets for your next game day party!
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And you will score big with your kids with this Football Painting activity!
Note to self, don’t read this post around lunchtime! Your ideas are creative and mouth-watering. I’m going to try those Crispy Baked Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings first.
Kristen Hewitt says
I know, I’m starving!!
Those sliders look amazing.
Alisha Ross says
This recipe was super easy and had great flavor. I do agree with some of the other commenters though – this was too sweet for my taste. I’d probably use a quarter of the white sugar. Otherwise a great dish, I will definitely be making again! I think I may even add some chick peas or kale next time. 🙂