It’s officially football season. I have everything you need to put together a healthy and delicious tailgate or home gate at home starting with 7-layer dip.
For my 7 layer Mediterranean dip start with hummus and layer with chopped cucumber, tomato, red onion, feta, olives and pine nuts. I use Fresh Cravings Hummus because its creamy, delicious and is made with a short list of high-quality whole food ingredients that enhance flavor like chickpeas, savory tahini and Chilean extra virgin olive oil. It comes in a variety of flavors including classic. roasted garlic, and honey jalapeño – find it in the deli section at Walmart.
For my 7 layer Taco Dip start with refried beans and top with sour cream, salsa, cheese, green onion, diced tomato and olives. Fresh Cravings salsa is refrigerated instead of jarred, is never cooked or pasteurized and comes in range of heat levels and flavor varieties . Find it at Walmart chilled in the produce section.
Roasted sweet potato wedges
A game day appetizer that everyone can get on board with is roasted sweet potato wedges! These are made with goat cheese, a pomegranate glaze and crunchy pistachios. Pistachios are a good, naturally cholesterol-free source of complete protein with 6 grams per serving and 3 grams of fiber. Plus, about 90% of the fats found in pistachios are unsaturated so you get a trio of nutrients that may help keep you fuller, longer. Roast the sweet potato wedges with olive oil, pepper and salt, drizzle with a pomegranate honey glaze and Top with goat cheese and pistachios for nutrient-dense crunch.
2-ingredient slow cooker meatballs
For the main course we have 2-ingredient slow cooker meatballs with a veggie-forward twist. I started with the flame broiled Italian style meatballs by Farm Rich who makes americans most popular gameday snacks and appetizers that are great to keep in the freezer for impromptu tailgate gatherings. You can find them in the grocery store’s freezer aisle, including Albertsons, Vons, and Walmart. Just check the product locator on FarmRich.com. Then add the BBQ Sauce by True Made Foods, a veteran owned company that makes Americans favorite condiments that are sweetened with fruit s and vegetables instead of added sugar. Find it at Whole Foods and Sprouts. Cook on low for 6 hours and serve on their own or in rolls.
Finally cheer on your favorite team with Spiced POM cider
Simply simmer your warm spices with the zest and juice of a half an orange, 8 ounce of water and 32 ounces of POM Wonderful 100% pomegranate juice, then strain. POM Wonderful 100-percent pomegranate juice which is a healthy fridge staple and a simple, delicious way to fuel your body with antioxidants. Every bottle of POM Wonderful 100-percent pomegranate juice has the juice of whole-pressed pomegranates and nothing else – no fillers, and never any added sugar. Sometimes foods lose antioxidants when cooked, but not so with pomegranate juice’s polyphenol antioxidants. When cooking with pomegranate juice it retains its antioxidant goodness.