Soups, Chili & Chips
Soups and chili are popular and convenient game day foods. A crock-pot of hearty Black Bean Soup with a selection of toppings on the side -- such as tortilla chips, chopped onions, jalapeno peppers, grated sharp cheddar cheese, sour cream, sliced black olives, along with a bottle of hot sauce, and diced cilantro -- is not only healthy, tasty and filling, but it can be prepared a day or two in advance so that you, too, can enjoy all the game day festivities. Here's a tasty vegetarian chili recipe if you don't have a favorite of your own:
Or pick out something else that looks good from our list of Soup & Chili recipes.
Of course, you'll want to get baked tortilla chips into play. Serve alongside a bowl of homemade salsa using this easy-to-prepare recipe:
1 package Simply Organic Guacamole Dip Mix
3 large, ripe diced tomatoes (enough for 2 cups)
Combine the dip mix with the diced tomatoes and refrigerate for at least two hours before serving.
Check out our online collection of dip recipes for more fun snack enhancers.
As the clock winds down on the game -- and the party -- you might want to offer something sweet. For a healthy dessert that provides something cool to counteract the heat of all the hot dishes, offer a big bowl of fresh fruit salad. A mix of melons, strawberries, blueberries, pineapple, and other favorite fruits makes a colorful selection that guests will come to time and time again. A simple bowl of fresh orange wedges is another perfectly healthy option.
If you need something closer to traditional dessert, try some natural dessert recipes for this year's party, such as this one for Spiced Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. They're a delicious change from store-bought cookies, and they provide natural nutrition and fiber.
Even though beer may be the beverage of choice on game day, plan to have other beverages on hand for those who prefer not to drink. A pot of hot spiced cider made with Mulling Spice Mix makes a delicious seasonal drink. Other beverages you may want to offer include coffee, Frontier tea (hot or iced), hot cocoa (Frontier’s Cocoa Mix Powder makes it easy!), or a pitcher of plain ice water.
Your party is all about getting friends and family together for an afternoon or evening of fun, fanaticism, and food. And remember -- when you offer healthy foods, everybody wins! (You can find plenty of healthy fare on our recipe pages.)
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