3 Delicious & Healthy GameDay Snacks
It’s fall in the USofA and you know what that means? Football is here! Every other day America’s favorite sport is on TV and weekends are set aside just for the marathon that is back-to-back games. All the energy you use cheering on your favorite team means that you’re sure to work up an appetite. What’s to eat? Here are a few healthy game day snacks that will help meet your hunger and health needs.
Dr. Lopez’s Pimento Cheese
Looking for a killer dip for your chips? Look no further than Dr. Lopez’s pimento cheese recipe. Quick, easy, and irresistible.
1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar
A dollup of Duke’s Mayo
4-5 drops of lemon juice
Tabasco to taste
Blend everything together until you reach desired consistency. Pair with your favorite veggies or chips. Enjoy.
Sausage Cheddar Balls
Per Serving (1 ball) 1.6 net carbs | Total Recipe (30 balls) 18 net carbs
(The almond meal used in this recipe has 3 net carbs per 1/4 cup serving. Use CarbQuick or Atkins Baking Mix to reduce the carbs even further!)
1 1/2 cups almond meal or CarbQuick
1/2 pound Jimmy Dean sausage
4 oz shredded sharp cheddar cheese
salt and pepper
Preheat the oven to 375.
Put all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl, and mix thoroughly.
Use a large baking sheet covered with foil for easy clean up. Roll out small shaped sausage balls between your hands and place them on the baking sheet.
Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until brown. Immediately remove from pan. Serve warm alone or with dipping sauces.
Crispy Cheese Crackers
Per Serving (9 crackers) | cal 106, net carbs .5, fat 9, pro 6
This low carb cheese cracker recipe from Linda’s Low Carb is so simple to make, you only need a slice of cheese, a microwave and parchment paper. Each slice of cheese makes 9 crackers with only .5 net carbs.
Flavor these crackers by sprinkling them with seasoning while warm. Try nacho cheese, ranch, garlic or mesquite seasonings. Check the seasoning labels carefully for extra carbs.
Deluxe American cheese slices (not cheese food or cheese product)
Cut one square of cheese into 9 tiny squares. Arrange on a sheet of parchment paper in a circular shape around the edges of the paper.
Don’t place the cheese squares too close together or they’ll stick to each other.
Don’t place any in the center of the paper or they will burn before the outer squares are done.
Carefully place the sheet of parchment on the tray of a microwave oven. Microwave on HIGH about 55 seconds, or until the crackers are well-browned, but not burnt. Watch closely and add more time if needed.
Remove the parchment paper from microwave and sprinkle with any seasonings. Let the crackers cool slightly before removing them from the paper. Peel them off the paper and store in an airtight container.
Repeat this process one cheese slice at a time. These store well in an air-tight container at room temperature for several days – and even longer if refrigerated or frozen.
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