Kick off football season with these healthy tailgating snacks! They’re sure to win over your taste buds while you cheer on your favorite team, without packing on the pounds. Check out our favorite crowd-pleasing game time snacks:
The name says it all! Get in the competitive spirit with this crunchy mix of hickory smoked almonds, edamame, macadamia nuts, chili bits, buffalo peanuts, and cheddar sesame sticks. This snack mix not only packs flavor, but also protein and fiber to boot! It satisfies any football fan’s craving for crunch without going overboard.
Popcorn is a must-have for any party, but this half popped popcorn takes things to a whole new level! Made from non-GMO whole grain corn, each serving provides 4 grams of dietary fiber. Easy-to-pack for your tailgate party, simply bring a few bags along and share them with your family and friends when it’s time to break out the munchies.
Peanuts are a baseball snack, so we’re making these ultra-nutritious Sacha Inchi peanuts a football snack! They have a rich nutty taste that is comparable to roasted peanuts, and they provide the ideal balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. A complete protein with all 9 essential amino acids, these Sacha Inchi peanuts pack 9 grams of protein per serving.
Football players need a lot of protein, and football fans do, too! So grab some chewy, fresh and delicious beef jerky. With 11 grams of protein per serving, it will give you the stamina to cheer on your favorite team for hours. Plus, it’s super delicious with the flavors of savory teriyaki.
Of course, game time eats don’t have to be all about meat. Another tasty and crunchy high-protein snack is edamame, which boasts 18 grams of protein per serving. This is the perfect snack for any vegans or vegetarians in your tailgating crowd. Edamame also makes a great addition to trail mix, so consider mixing it with nuts and dried fruit.
We haven’t forgotten about your chocolate craving! Munch on these crunchy sunflower seeds, covered in milk chocolate and a candy shell. They’ll add color to any tailgating occasion. Sunflower seeds are a good source of healthy fats, protein, fiber and minerals. If you’re going to indulge, you might as well get a few health benefits with it!
7) Veggie Chips
Who need potato chips when you can enjoy these flavorful and vibrant vegetable chips! Made from an assortment of sweet potatoes, squash, carrots, green beans, and taro, these chips are loaded with fiber. Sure to be a hit among everyone, these veggie chips taste like a touchdown.
What are your favorite healthy tailgating snacks?