Game Day Eats:
I must confess, I am not a fan of football! But what I am a fan of, are game day eats. And I know the majority of people are looking to enjoy the real good comfort foods! But I love putting my own spin to comfort foods but made with 100% real ingredients I can trust.
And here is a round up of my favorite healthy game day eats, I hope you enjoy!
Paleo, Whole30, Gluten-Free appetizers:
I prefer eating Paleo and grain free! Because my body just feels its best when I eat this way. And here are some of my favorite paleo, whole30, gluten-free appetizers that are sure to be crowd pleasers. But if these aren’t your jam, scroll down to see many more options.
And why not get extra festive with the actual food. And create some yummy and delicious footballs with the food you are serving. Here are of a few of my favorites: football paleo deviled eggs, cornbread football muffins to go with a build your own chili bowls, and turning my everything but the bagel pigs in a blanket into footballs by adding mustard football stitching on top.
Build your own bars:
And a great way to allow your guest to tailor their meals to their liking, build your own bars. Some of my favorites are: build your own burger bar, build your own taco bar, and build your own poke bowls. But the possibilities are endless, depending on what you want your theme to be.
And dips are always a crowd pleaser! Here are a couple of my favorite quick and easy dip ideas.
Air fryer taquitos or flautas:
I feel like everyone loves taquitos! And so why not make some crispy air fried taquitos or flautas from scratch? I promise these are way better than any fast food spot and picky eater approved.
Nacho Your Average Nachos:
And nobody will ever regret enjoying loaded sheet pan nachos. I like to prep family-style sheet pan nachos for a delicious appetizer option. And what is nice about sheet pan nachos, is that they can be easily customizable based off your guest preferences.
And who doesn’t love a loaded charcuterie board or grazing boards? I think these are my favorites to prep for any festivities because it allows for a variety of items to be adde to the board. And so everyone is happy picking and choosing their favorite items. And you can totally make your charcuterie extra festive for game day too.
And what is game day without some desserts? I’ve chosen my top 5 desserts that have been taste tested and approved even by the pickiest of eaters.
Festive options for desserts:
And if you don’t want to bake from scratch. Grab your favorite store bought cupcake or brownie mix, chocolate frosting, and vanilla frosting. And create the cutest football desserts. I personally love using Simple Mills products for mine. But feel free to use whatever your guests will enjoy most! And another delicious and easy option, chocolate covered strawberries made into footballs. Using your favorite chocolate and white chocolate.
Meal prep ahead of time:
And what I like about all of these meals, is that they can all be meal prepped ahead of time. Because let’s be honest, who wants to be stressed out, prepping everything the day of? But before getting started, I like to have a game plan a few days prior to the event and go to the grocery store ahead of time to beat the crowds. And the night before I typically will prepare everything and the day of I just reheat in my instant pot, convection oven, or place in food warmer trays. But you could also just pre chop eveyrhting needed so it’s ready to go the day of, if you didn’t want to prep the meals in advance.