Healthy (Game Day) Appetizers

I love football, especially college football. I love food, especially snack-y appetizer food. Football and food just go together! I follow a healthier lifestyle, so finding healthy game day food can be difficult.

There is no such thing as a healthy dip. If you are consuming any form of a chip with the dip, it is not healthy. I don’t care if that chip is baked or whole wheat/grain.

Just say no to dips & chips!

Mini Pizzas: Preheat oven to 400F. Take 2 Flatout’s Protein Flatbreads and use circle cookie cutter to cut out rounds. Place rounds on foiled & greased cookie sheet. Place in oven for 5 minutes. Then top rounds with whatever topping you like! I used pizza sauce, turkey pepperoni, mozzarella, FlavorGod’s Pizza Seasonings, bell pepper, and parmesan cheese. Place back in over for 10 minutes or until cheese has melted.

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs: Preheat oven to 350F. Foil & grease cookie sheet. Mix with hands 1 pound of ground chicken, 1 egg, 1/2 C panko (or whole wheat) bread crumbs, 2 chopped green onions, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, and salt & pepper to taste. Form tablespoon sized meatballs, you should have about 26-28. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Then place meatballs in a large bowl and coat with Frank’s Buffalo Sauce. Drizzle with ranch or blue cheese. Serve with celery and carrot sticks.

Dark Chocolate dipped Cheesecake stuffed Strawberries: Hull 1 pound (or how many you want) strawberries. Finely grind with a food processor 1 pack of graham crackers, sit aside. Melt half bar of Baker’s Chocolate dark chocolate bar in microwave for 1 minute, then 30 second intervals, stirring between each interval until fully melted. (You can use whatever type of chocolate you like, really…just keeping with the healthy theme.) Dip strawberries in chocolate, then graham cracker, sit on parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Refrigerate strawberries for 1 hour. Mix 8oz cream cheese, 1 tsp of vanilla, and 1/4 cup confectioners sugar (or leave out sugar for a tangier taste!) until smooth. Use a star tip on a decorator’s bag or a Ziploc bag with tip cut off to fill in strawberry.

I did not realize I would be blogging about these recipes when I photographed the food, so it isn’t fancy. My bad!

Mini Pepperoni Pizzas

Mini Pepperoni Pizzas

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Dark Chocolate dipped Cheesecake Strawberries

Dark Chocolate dipped Cheesecake Strawberries

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