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Game day is almost here! On February 3, the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams will take the field in Atlanta for the most anticipated football game of the year. We want to know: What will you be snacking on at your party? This year, skip the deep fried snacks and give your guests healthy, delicious options to fuel their cheers. Here are some of our favorite snacks you and your guests are sure to love.
These snack ideas are naturally high in protein to help you feel full (and graze a bit less), are lower in fat than traditional snacks, and can accommodate guests with special dietary needs.
This chickpea or bean-based dip is traditionally seasoned with garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil, making it a savory favorite. Try dipping fresh carrot sticks, bell pepper slices, or cucumber disks in the dip instead of calorie-heavy crackers or pita bread. Most store-bought hummus is naturally vegan and gluten-free. Read the label to be sure if you’re hosting a guest with a gluten sensitivity or Celiac disease.
Pick up a package of your favorite frozen lean turkey meatballs and toss them in the slow cooker with a tasty sauce. Sure, barbecue is delicious, but you can also experiment with tomato-basil pasta sauce, creamy coconut curry sauce, or whip up your favorite warm cheese dip recipe. If you think creatively, this snack can also be made vegetarian. Use lentil-based “meat”balls, and you’re set!
No football party is complete without bowls of salty, crispy chips. This year, in addition to putting out the favorites, try making crispy kale chips to add a little something green to the menu. Kale chips can be seasoned with sea salt, garlic, cumin, chili powder, or spicy dried pepper flakes to add new flavors to your buffet table. Minimalist Baker shares a simple gluten-free recipe.
Use bite-size red potatoes to make this classic party favorite in smaller portions. Then, swap the usual greasy cheese and bacon toppings for dollops of fresh salsa and a sprinkle of minced green onions. Or, garnish with chopped broccoli in a light cheese sauce. This snack is naturally gluten-free and low fat.
Grab and go snacks are must-haves, even when it comes to sweets. We love the idea of making gluten-free cinnamon roll bites (packed with pistachios for protein and vitamins) or homemade chocolate pudding cups featuring protein-rich eggs and milk served up in small portions. Be sure to top the pudding with colorful candy pieces that reflect your team’s colors!
Are you ready to score a touchdown with your party food? Browse the a2 Milk® online recipe collection for delicious smoothies, homemade ice cream, and soups made with a2 Milk®, which may be easier on digestion and help some people avoid discomfort at your football party.