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Nutritious Game Day Eats

Nutritious Game Day Eats

Nutritious Game Day Eats

Lighter Fare for Your Football Party

Are you ready for some football? This coming Sunday marks the biggest game of the year, and one of the biggest eating days too. In a 2015 study from Cornell University, the average grocery shopping haul during the week prior to Super Bowl Sunday soared to 6,000 calories per serving—the highest during the seven-month study period. You can serve delicious, crowd-pleasing food without breaking the calorie bank. Score a touchdown with these lightened-up alternatives made with fresh fruits and vegetables and packed with nutrients and flavor.

Instead of buffalo chicken wings, make our Buffalo Bites with Chicken & Pineapple.  Served in romaine lettuce leaves, these tasty bites provide the buffalo flavor your guests will love with a sweet surprise from fresh pineapple. Each lettuce cup is just 70 calories and offers a good source of vitamins A, C and K.

Instead of beef chili, make our Tropical Turkey Chili. We can’t get enough of this warm and hearty meal. With familiar flavors of cumin and chili powder, your guests will never believe this soup is packed with spinach and cauliflower too.

Instead of spinach artichoke dip, make our Spinach-Avocado Hummus. This creamy dip has no cream at all! Serve this flavorful spread with sliced veggies or whole grain chips.

Instead of nachos, make our BBQ Ranch Taco Bites. These three-bite mini tacos are perfectly portioned controlled and come together in a flash, thanks to DOLE® Chopped BBQ Ranch Salad Kit. With the sweet flavor of peach and spicy kick of chili powder, these tasty tacos will please both kids and adults.

Instead of deep fried spring rolls, make our Chipotle Spring Rolls. Made with broccoli, cauliflower, and DOLE® Chopped Chipotle & Cheddar Salad Kit, these rice paper wraps are light and fresh and offer an excellent source of vitamins A, C and K. The rolls are accompanied by Banana-Almond Sauce, a sweet and spicy dip with serious complex flavor.

Published February 1, 2016

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