Healthy Halftime Snacks

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Healthy Halftime Snacks
The big game is right around the corner! Everyone knows that parties for the big game are great for 4 things. Football, beer, the puppy bowl, and LOTS of yummy snacks. However, greasy delivery pizza and extra crispy buffalo wings may not be the healthiest or financially best option for you. Especially for those trying to stick to new year resolutions or don’t want to spend extra money on pizza, wings, and beer. Instead, we have three recipes that taste just as good, if not better than the originals, with a​​ healthy twist to them. Although these delicious snacks are not included in our Snack Box (which you should totally check out anyways), we would love to share these healthy options with you all since you can control what goes in the food and customize it to your liking.
Cauliflower Buffalo Wings (to replace Fried Chicken Wings)
  • 1 head of cauliflower, cut into bite size florets
  • ¾ cup of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of Paprika, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, and Salt
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons of butter, melted
  • ⅓ cup Frank’s Buffalo Sauce

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 Degrees F and prepare two baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
  2. Combine the spices, salt, and flour for the batter. Add buttermilk and mix until completely combined and thick.
  3. Add cut florets to batter, coating each piece. Place them onto the pan and leave room between individual pieces.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes and then flip and repeat.
  5. While it bakes, prepare buffalo sauce by mixing the buffalo sauce and melted butter together.
  6. When the cauliflower is done, add florets to sauce and toss to combine. Serve with blue cheese or greek yogurt and ranch seasoning dip!

Loaded Zucchini logs (To replace Potato skins)
  • ½ lb bacon (or substitute)
  • 4 large pieces of zucchini
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream (or plain greek yogurt), for garnish
  • 2 green onions thinly sliced, for garnish

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees, and precook bacon until crispy (approximately 8 to 10 minutes), then transfer to a towel lined plate to drain and chop into smaller pieces for later.
  2. Cut zucchini into halves or thirds lengthwise. Then hollow out centers and cut in half crosswise. 
  3. Transfer zucchini boats to a large baking sheet and coat with olive oil, seasonings, salt and pepper.
  4. Bake these in the oven for approximately 5 minutes or until tender. Cover each piece with cheese and Bacon, and return to oven until cheese is melted and zucchini is more tender (approximately 10 more minutes)
  5. Garnish with sour cream and green onions before serving.

Veggie Pizza (A great appetizer to throw in for those who don’t want pizza)
This is a family recipe I am sharing with you all as it is a crowd favorite!
  • One Package of Refrigerated Crescent Rolls (or whole wheat pizza dough)
  • 1 8oz cream cheese
  • ½ cup of mayo
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • Touch of dill (if desired)
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Black olives
  • Red Pepper
  • Green Pepper
  • Load up with other veggies too if you'd like!

  1. Spread crescent rolls on a cookie sheet and flatten out to cover most of the tray. Bake according to package directions.
  2. Soften Cream Cheese in the microwave and add garlic powder and dill weed. Then spread a thin layer on the crescent sheet AFTER it is cooled. (It will look like puff pastry more than dough)
  3. Chop the veggies desired on your pizza with a food chopper (or by hand into an almost minced texture). Then sprinkle over cream cheese and serve in cut squares.

Either way you decide to party, we hope you have an amazing game day experience! 

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