February 1st, 2018

Tanya’s Top: Game Day Recipes

Game Day Recipe Round Up

13 tailgate-worthy recipes for your game day watching pleasure

Whether it’s a tailgate, a playoffs party, March Madness at the bar or the holy grail of gluttony, the Super Bowl, one thing’s for certain, the usual fare is anything but light. There’s nothing more American than snacking for a sporting event. You’re going to do it, so might as well do it the right way—with lightened-up, F-Factor approved, and out-of-the-field delicious recipes. Here, 10 recipes that are perfect for tailgating, parties, or a simple case of the munchies. Go team, go! 

Crispy Baked Chicken Tenders – Yes, you can even have chicken tenders on F-Factor! OR The breaded, delicious childhood favorite—without the carbs.

Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce – Sweet, spicy, and creamy—with even sweeter nutrition stats. Pair with the F-Factor Chicken Tenders above.

Creamy Baked Spinach and Artichoke Dip – Your (artichoke) heart will sing for this creamy dip. Grab the crudites, you’re going to want to get dipping. 

Butternut Squash Hummus -Rich in beta-carotene, this chickpea-less recipe surprises and delights.

Bean-Free Zucchini Hummus – Is there anything that zucchini isn’t good in?

Roasted Corn Salsa – This Step 2 recipe is a flavor fiesta. 

Hearty Homestyle Chili – Hit a HOME run with this filling, delicious rendition of the classic

Magic (Stuffed) Mushrooms – So flavorful and guilt-free, you’ll think it’s practically magic. 

Tangy Tequila Lime Popcorn – Fun fact: this Step 2 recipe pairs well with actual tequila too ;).

Fiery Chicken Poppers – Napkins needed, but oh, so worth it…. And it’s Step 1 approved!

Beef and Feta Burgers – Instead of forming 4 patties with the mixture, divide recipe into 8 patties to make 2-inch sliders. Serve with tzatziki sauce, which guests can use as a crudite dip as well.

BBQ Chicken Cauliflower Crust Pizza – Instead of baking the crust in a traditional round shape, shape crust in a rectangle by laying out on a baking sheet. This way you can cut into smaller bite-sized squares for guests to enjoy. 

Turkey and Black Bean Nachos {{Recipe on page 277 of the Miracle Carb Diet book}} – Game day wouldn’t be complete without nachos on the table. However, tortilla chips alone can be over 200 calories for just 15 chips! Fortunately, you can find a health-ified version of this recipe on page 227 of the Miracle Carb Diet book.  

Remember, it doesn’t matter if you win or lose, so as long as you didn’t blow your diet watching the game.