Published September 22, 2016

4 Healthy Recipes for Your Next Football Party

17 weeks, 32 teams, and 256 games. We know football season means friends, food and your FHIX of beer. We’re all for a little indulgence, but to keep you feeling FHIT, follow these healthy and delicious tips and recipes for game day.

Eat your greens!

We never met a guacamole we didn’t like! Ditch the chips and cut up some fresh vegetables. You’ll get the same crunchy satisfaction, and you won’t end the game on your clean eating!

Curious as to what vegetables are perfect to dip? Try carrots, broccoli, radishes, snap peas and peppers.

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Bake your own chips!

Instead of picking up a bag of store bought chips, buy beets and make your own crunchy beet “chips”!

Ingredients

3 medium-large beets, rinsed and scrubbed
Olive or canola oil
Sea salt + black pepper

Slice the beets lengthwise into thin chip size pieces and drizzle lightly with olive oil. Season with sea salt and black pepper. Bake at 365° for 15-20 minutes or until crispy.

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Healthy Nachos

We’ve all heard of zucchini noodles, but what about zucchini nachos? Try this healthy twist on a football fan favorite.

Ingredients

4 small zucchini, sliced into "chips," about 1/4 inch thick rounds
Olive oil, for brushing zucchini chips
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
2 small tomatoes, chopped
1 large avocado, chopped, seed removed
2 green onions, chopped
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1 lime

Slice zucchini chips and put the sliced zucchini chips into a large bowl and toss with olive oil, salt and pepper. Place zucchini on a grill pan or directly on a hot grill, over medium heat. Grill for 4 to 5 minutes, or until zucchini is tender. Sprinkle cheese directly over zucchini chips and cook until cheese is melted, about 1 minute. Add your favorite nacho toppings and enjoy!

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Baked Chicken Wings

Call a timeout on the traditional grease-laden chicken wings and make juicy baked chicken wings a HIT!

Ingredients

10 whole chicken wings, cut into flats and drumettes
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
sauce or dry rub

Place your chicken wings into a big bowl. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1 tablespoon of baking powder. Get your hands dirty and mix the salt and baking powder in with the chicken wings. Bake the wings on a sheet pan in a 250°F oven for 30 minutes, then crank up the heat 425°F and cook 40-50 minutes more, until golden brown and crispy.

Toss them in any delicious sauce and enjoy!

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

A warm chocolate chip cookie…or four is always a fan favorite! We’ve FHIXed up the crowd pleaser so you can indulge without the post-treat sugar crash.

Ingredients

1 egg, slightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1 cup almond flour
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 oz 80% dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
Coarse sea salt, for sprinkling

Bake at 350 for 11-13 minutes.

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Share your healthy recipes and how you stay FHIT during football season with our hashtag #liveFHIT.

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