Because it’s really about the game day snacks.
1. Hummus Stuffed Peppers
These no bake mini hummus stuffed peppers check every box: creamy, crunchy, healthy, tasty and very easy to make. Pro top: leave the stems on the peppers – they are the perfect way to pick up these one bite snacks.
2. Greek Nachos
Just when you thought nachos couldn’t get any better… here comes a greek version! Made with crispy homemade pita chips, layers of protein packed hummus, crumbled feta cheese and all of your favorite greek salad toppings (some might say that this snack even counts as a daily serving of veggies).
3. Potato Skins
Looking for a healthier version of potato skins? These baked potato rounds are just that. Swap out the traditional sour cream for green chile hummus and pile them high with toppings. These bites are an upgrade on the classic bar snack with more flavor and less guilt.
4. Grilled Taco Pizza
Can’t decide between serving tacos or pizza as your main course on game day? This non-traditional pizza is the solution for you. There’s no red sauce on this pie (unless you count the salsa!), instead hummus is used as the base for chicken, avocado and more.
5. Baked Green Chile Spinach Artichoke Dip
Hot dips are a game day must have, but they’re usually packed with a lot of bad ingredients. This version of spinach and artichoke dip has just five (yes really!) ingredients and no mayonnaise or sour cream. You will not believe the flavor and also don’t have to feel bad when you go back for seconds.
6. Savory Snack Tray
After a summer of serving the same old snack trays, it’s time to break out a new version for fall football games. Instead serving raw vegetables, trying grilling them before you dunk ’em into a selection of dips. Also scrap your typical pita chips and serve different types of crackers (cheesy twists, rustic multigrain, etc.) as well as edamame and roasted chickpeas for variety. Going for a touchdown? Try setting out a sweet tray too!
7. Soft Pretzels With Cheese
Pretzels and beer cheese is an appetizer on every bar menu this time of year, but at home we rely on a simpler version to fill the same craving. No time to whip up soft pretzels from scratch? Use a store bought pizza dough to make chewy pretzels that you can dip into our Red Pepper Artichoke Cheddar Spread.