Football season is in full swing and I know you have all been snacking on some “not so good for you” treats. (You don’t have to lie, I have too ) This week, I’ve decided to show how you can still pig out without feeling like you’ve gained 100 pounds. It’s time to feed yourself and your guests some healthy snacks. Trust me, they’ll appreciate it and their waistlines will too.
This recipe is so easy and takes just minutes to prepare.
1) Slice avocados in half, remove pits, peel off the skin and place them in a bowl.
2) Sprinkle onion powder, garlic powder and salt in bowl (to taste).
3) Slice cherry tomatoes in half then add to bowl.
4) Start mashing all the contents in the bowl together using a fork or your hands. (It’s fun to get dirty sometimes.)
5) Take a taste after everything is mixed well and if needed, add more seasoning.
When making this, you can use as many or as little avocados as you’d like (it all depends on how many people you are serving). That goes for all of the above ingredients. Other suggestions to add to the mix are cilantro, lime juice or onions. Serve this with homemade whole wheat pita chips and you’ll have your guests drooling.
Baked Whole Wheat Pesto Parmesan Pita Chips
6 6inch whole wheat pita rounds
1/4 cup low sodium prepared pesto sauce
2 tbsp. freshly grated parmesan cheese
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2) Cover a baking sheet with non-stick aluminum foil and place to the side
3) Split pita then cut into quarters
4) Spread pesto sauce and cheese over the pita, place on to the baking sheet
5) Bake pita for approximately 10 minutes or until crispy
These chips serve roughly 16 people, 6 chips per serving. I made these at a dinner party recently and they were a huge hit. I offered hummus and guacamole, both were great additions. Serve to your guests and you’ll be receiving compliments all night!
Vegetables and Hummus
This one is self explanatory.
Mini Carrot Sticks (bagged and washed)
Hummus (flavored to your liking)
1) Wash and cut celery, cauliflower and broccoli
2) Place all vegetables on a serving tray
3) Put the hummus in a serving bowl
Now you can enjoy your football Sundays and snack all day long! What do you serve when people come to your house for football? Let me know any healthy snacks you make for your guests.
See you all Friday For Friday’s Fitness Fashion!