Not everyone prefers to eat healthy, especially on game day, but you should definitely have some different options available when it’s your turn to host. Well believe it or not, there are some healthier options to snack on that are actually tasty. Plus, these healthy options also look fancy and nothing impresses women like a guy that knows how to cook. Or at least a guy that looks like he can.
So here’s a few of our favorite options:
You shouldn’t forgo catching a buzz while watching the game just because you don’t want beer. A great alternative to beer is wine. When looking for great red wines, explore some Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, or Zinfandel. There’s no need to spend a lot of cash when choosing a wine. Many cheap wines have a decent enough flavor, although you just might need to be patient when exploring your options and pick your favorite. Remember, nothing is fancier than wine, so it might seem like you’re a pussy if you drink it while watching football. However, when paired with the additional food listed below, the wine just fits in. Can you imagine eating a shrimp cocktail with beer?
If you’re trying to avoid greasy chicken wings on game day, go for the shrimp! A lot of guys don’t like seafood, however oddly enough, they still enjoy shrimp. Bringing shrimp to a party is very classy. Not to mention, shrimp is incredibly easy to prepare. Accompany the shrimp with a dip, a mixture of cocktail sauce and horseradish. Cocktail sauce has that familiar tang associated with shrimp and the horseradish gives it a feisty kick.
With everything else included on this list, it must be stressed that moderation is key when maintaining a healthy lifestyle. With that in mind, it can be very easy to get carried away and overeat on the cheese platter. Be mindful of your portions. You can either pick up a premade platter from the grocery store or you can spend 15 minutes cutting and arranging a platter with your own style. Imagine rolling up to a football party carrying a cheese platter in the shape of your team’s logo! Wouldn’t that be badass?
Homemade salsa can be very healthy, and a great option! Throw in fresh tomatoes, cilantro, onions, garlic, and jalapenos for an easy dip. Choose carefully with what kind of chip you want with the salsa. Many tortilla chips have a high sodium content. Look for multigrain options when selecting tortilla chips.
You have to be careful with veggies, especially whatever you choose to dip them in. You’ll be tempted to dunk the carrot sticks in ranch, but that’s doing more harm than good. Peanut butter works well with celery, and many veggies are great on their own.
Eating healthy on game day seems impossible, and for some men, it actually is. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Bringing wine, shrimp, and cheese to the party can make all the difference to your waistline. Then, after the season’s over, you’ll be ready for spring break!