Quick Healthy Game Day Snacks

Super Bowl LII is coming up fast, and that’s no time to ruin the work you’ve already done. However, you can still enjoy delicious game day snacks with these healthy recipes. i

3-Minute Hummus


(Nutrition is based on 6 equal servings)



  • 2 15 oz cans chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • Juice from two lemons
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic (unless you want a more pronounced garlic flavor, add more)
  • 1/4 c olive oil
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Strain the canned chickpeas, but reserve all of the liquid so you can work with it later.
  2. Add the chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, cumin, salt, and about 1/3 cup of the reserved liquid to your Vitamix or food processor.
  3. Blend until smooth. If you would like a thinner consistency, add more of your reserved liquid and blend. Serve with fresh, raw veggies.

This is an easy, simple recipe you can keep on hand all year, because you can add more flavors to it such as fresh olives, roasted red pepper, or rosemary.

Guilt-less Chicken Wings


(Nutrition is based on 4 equal servings)



  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • Dash of cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • 16 chicken wings, halved at the joint with tips removed
  • 1 c freshly grated parmesan
  • 6 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped


  1. Combine the olive oil, mustard, cayenne, garlic, salt, pepper, lemon juice, and zest in a bowl until well-combined.
  2. Pour the marinade over the wings in a Ziplock bag and let them sit in the fridge for at least 30 minutes (up to 4 hours).
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the parmesan and parsley.
  4. When the wings are done marinating, coat them in the parmesan mixture and place on a pan (use non-stick or non-stick spray).
  5. Bake at 425 degrees for about 30 minutes, rotating halfway through.

These wings are delicious – even on non-game days! They are just as tasty as fried wings, but with much less guilt.

Loaded Veggie Pizza With Cauliflower Crust


(Nutrition is based on 4 equal servings)



  • 1/2 c gluten-free pizza sauce
  • 1 c shredded mozzarella cheese + 1/2 c for the crust
  • 1/2 c shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 c fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 head cauliflower, chopped
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp freshly grated parmesan
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat; set aside.
  2. To make the cauliflower crust, add cauliflower to the bowl of a food processor and pulse until finely ground, yielding about 2-3 cups.
  3. Transfer to a microwave-safe bowl. Cover loosely and place into microwave for 4-5 minutes, or until softened; let cool.
  4. Using a clean dish towel or cheese cloth, drain cauliflower completely, removing as much water as possible.
  5. Transfer cauliflower to a large bowl. Stir in eggs, mozzarella, Parmesan and Italian seasoning; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  6. Spread cauliflower mixture into a 15- by 10-inch rectangle onto the prepared baking sheet. Spray lightly with nonstick spray and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden.
  7. Top with pizza sauce, cheeses and vegetable toppings. Place into oven and bake until the cheese has melted, about 3-5 minutes.

If you’ve never had cauliflower crust pizza, you’re in for a treat! Even if veggie-pizza isn’t your style, use your favorite toppings for a healthy pizza night. Note: If you don’t want to make your own crust, many brands have come out with their own, including Trader Joe’s, O, That’s Good, and Green Giant. They are in the frozen foods section.

Pineapple Fried Rice with Salmon Teriyaki Recipe

Pineapple Fried Rice

  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrots
  • ½  cup frozen corn
  • ½ cup fresh pineapple, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced, or more to taste
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 cups cooked rice
  • 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce, or more to taste
  • ½  teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
  1. Heat sesame oil and olive oil in a large nonstick skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add chopped onions to the skillet and cook stirring intermittently, until clear.
  2. Add peas and carrots and corn to the skillet and cook, stirring intermittently, until vegetables begin to soften, about 2 minutes. Add garlic; cook and stir for 1 minute. Add pineapples and cook for 2 additional minutes. Push vegetables and pineapples to the side of the skillet, pour eggs into the other side, and cook to scramble, stirring as necessary, 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Drizzle evenly with soy sauce, season with salt and pepper, and stir to combine.

Teriyaki Sauce

  • 1 cup water
  • ¼  cup soy sauce
  • 5 teaspoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey, or more to taste
  • ½  teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼  teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¼  cup cold water
  1. Combine 1 cup water, soy sauce, brown sugar, honey, ginger, and garlic powder in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook until nearly heated through, about 1 minute.
  2. Mix cornstarch and 1/4 cold water together in a cup; stir until dissolved. Add to the saucepan. Cook and stir sauce until thickened, 5 to 7 minutes.

Salmon Teriyaki

  • 4 – 6 oz salmon filets 
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½  teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½  teaspoon onion powder
  • ½  teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon red chili flakes 
  1. Cover the filets in olive oil and season thoroughly. Cover and let marinate for no less than 30 minutes. 
  2. Heat grill to medium high heat and spray with non-stick spray. 
  3. Place filets on grill, being sure not to over crowd and cook for 5-7 minutes, or until cooked all the way through. 
  4. Drizzle  or cover cooked filets in teriyaki sauce and serve over fried rice.

Black-eyed Pea Soup

Black-eyed peas are said to bring good luck in the New Year, but they are also a great source of protein and do wonders for blood pressure.
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