From pre-season in August to the big game in February, I spend each Sunday (and sometimes Thursday and Monday nights) glued to the TV eating great food with friends and/or family. Chips, buff chick dip, wings, mozz sticks, pigs in a blanket, pizza, chili, potato skins – football has always been an excuse for me to eat unhealthy foods in excess.
As I continue to get older, my metabolism proves to hate my existence more than it did the year before, meaning I can’t eat bad foods for six consecutive months every weekend. Over the past couple of years, I’ve dabbled in a few healthy football recipes, and to my surprise, they are just as good as the unhealthy foods – if not better. I’m serious. One time I invited people over to watch football and only served said healthy recipes – my friends didn’t even know the difference!
1. Zucchini Fries
I am a full-fledged french fry addict. I realize I can’t eat french fries all the time though, so baking veggies like they’re french fries and pretending they are potatoes is my alternative. Zucchini is one of my favorite vegetables, and when you bake them with salt and cheese and breadcrumbs, they are 100% emoji.