So you’re feeling pretty health conscious with the holidays behind you. No more meals out with friends and family for a while. No more fattening appetizers and excessive cheese platters. But just when you think you’re in the clear: BAM! It’s football playoff season, and you’re right back to where you were in December. Don’t let the playoffs pull you off of your diet this year. Try these tasty substitutes for your favorite football foods:
Instead of salty Buffalo Chicken dip and chips…
Buffalo Chicken Celery Sticks
Replace those salty chips with celery for an instant upgrade.
Instead of unhealthy Banana Bread…
Baked Oatmeal cups
With these easy-to-freeze bite-sized 202 calorie cups, they are an easy, healthy substitution for sugary banana bread.
Instead of antibiotic-pumped buffalo chicken wings…
Cauliflower Buffalo Bites
It’s the flavor you crave. Put it on something healthier and you’ll never miss the meat.
Instead of sugary ice cream…
Berry Frozen Yogurt
It’s cold. It’s creamy. And this stuff is actually good for you. Nothing lost here.
Instead of greasy Mozzarella sticks…
Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks
You’ll still get that crunchy, cheesy flavor you crave, but without the fried food after effects.
Instead of crazy calorie Nachos…
Skinny Bell Pepper Nacho Boats
No one needs all those nachos! Make it more manageable and healthier with this nacho-inspired appetizer.
Instead of fattening FRENCH fries…
Crunchy and perfect for dipping. So long fatty French fries!
Instead of unhealthy potato chips…
Oven Baked Zucchini Chips
Everywhere they go, potato chips leave grease and shame. Avoid both with this healthy alternative.
Instead of soggy Tater Tots…
Just like when you were a kid, only now you can wash them down with your favorite (light) beer.
Instead of overstuffed Sandwiches…
Cucumber, turkey and hummus roll-ups
More fun to eat and much healthier too. Top it with all kinds of meat and condiments and you’ll still be better off. There are often hundreds of calories hiding in sandwich bread along.
Instead of more cookies…
Post-holiday, no one needs more cookies. Kids will even go crazy for them.