Published on January 30th, 2014

1. Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork: This is great for several types of diets! Throw your delish pulled pork creation on gluten-free buns or a sweet potato bun for our Paleo friends out there.

2. Warm Basil, Mozzarella, & Tomato Dip

Warm Basil, Mozzarella, & Tomato Dip: Attention all – this is such a great dip! Just combine basil, mozzarella, and tomatoes and heat in the oven until it reaches a light brown toasty look. Top with more basil and add gluten-free crackers in side dish for a amazing, hearty, and healthy dip.

3. GF Mozzarella Sticks

Mozzarella Sticks: Yes, that’s right! Roll small logs of mozzarella in a gluten-free “bread” crumbs and Italian seasoning mix. Bake at 350 degrees until mozzarella is melted and then dip in organic tomato sauce for a yummy gluten-free old favorite!

4. Carne Asada

Carne Asada: Don’t pay extra for heavy sugared meat when you can make it yourself with less calories and better tasting! Combine 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar, 1 T. Worcestershire Sauces and 2 Tsp. brown sugar. Throw in the crock pot with 2 T. of water and you will be amazed by the tenderness and taste for significantly less cash and fewer calories!

5. Avocado Chicken Salad

Avocado Chicken Salad: This is just like it sounds! Make a low-fat chicken salad but substitute avocado instead of mayo!

6. Skinny Deviled Eggs

Skinny Deviled Eggs: Here’s another avocado recipe! Follow the normal deviled egg recipe but substitute avocado for the yoke! Top with organic parsley and watch them disappear!

7. Zucchini Fries

Zucchini Fries: These are good, however, practice makes perfect with zucchini fries! Some recipes state to roll the long/skinny zucchini cuts in egg then roll in bread crumbs, others say roll in olive oil then bread crumbs; it is totally up to you but just practice ahead of time! Tip: Skip the ranch and dip in olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette!

8. Spinach & Artichoke Dip

Spinach & Artichoke Dip: This is a great dip to have! You can purchase this almost anywhere to save time. I like the Trader Joe’s fresh version!

9. Mini Football Subs

Mini Football Subs – Use small whole wheat sliders (or gluten-free buns cut in half) and add low-fat mayo, turkey, low-fat cheese, tomato and lettuce. Top with a toothpick and olive! Be even more creative by piping bean dip on the top of the bun like a football!


10. Bean Burger Sliders

Bean Burger Sliders: Bean Burger or Turkey Burger Sliders are great. You can satisfy your juicy burger craving with out calorie loading!

11. Buffalo Chicken Casserole

Buffalo Chicken Casserole: Wing sauce can pack a punch in the calorie arena. Doing a low-fat buffalo chicken casserole, focuses more on the protein then the sauce giving you a super tasty meal but half of the calories!

12. Loaded Veggie Pizza

Loaded Veggie Pizza: Pizzas are great for the big game however, most of the ones you order are LOADED with fattening cheese and even more fattening toppings all topped off with lots of grease. Make your own with gluten-free or whole wheat crust! (We like Udi’s gluten-free crust) Load your pizza with mushrooms, peperoncinis, tomatoes, onions, and low-fat cheese!

13. Tomato Basil Skewers

Tomato Basil Skewers: Grab some skewers and add chunks of tomatoes, basil, and avocado for a tasty appetizer!

14. Olive Oil & Herb Popcorn

Olive Oil & Herb Popcorn: Here’s a snack cheat! These are low calorie and are delish! Grab a bag for under $2 at Trader Joe’s!

15. Turkey Smokies

Turkey Smokies: These are my favorite! Grab some turkey smokies (try a speciality store like Sprouts or Trader Joe’s to avoid nitrates!) and low calorie BBQ sauce. Combine and start in a slow cooker earlier in the day. Add some toothpicks by the slow cooker and you have a score, even if your team doesn’t!

16. Avocado with Greek Yogurt Dip

Avocado with Greek Yogurt Dip: Combine plain greek yogurt, creamed avocado, lime juice, and tomatoes. It is a zesty and fresh tasting dip!


17. Wheat Tortilla Roll Ups

Wheat Tortilla Roll ups: Use Tortillas and spread fat free cream cheese on one side, then add turkey, tomatoes and lettuce. Roll up tight and cut in one inch slices! These are light options to a loaded game day sub!

18. Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

Turkey Chili: Use a low-fat turkey chili recipe and add sweet peppers, onions, and beans for a tasty chili! Add fat free sour cream and chives on top and serve hot! I am one of those people that has to have cornbread with any type of chili BUT I eat gluten-free. I found Fresh & Easy has a great gluten-free cornbread mix that is just like the real deal!

19. Watermelon Helmet: Fruit Salad

Watermelon Helmet: Show your creative side and serve a fruit salad in a watermelon carved in the shape of a football helmet!

20. Veggie Platter

Veggie Platter: An oldie but a goodie. Make your own or pick one up, just make sure it comes with a low-fat dip!

21. BBQ/Jam Turkey Meatballs

Slow cooked BBQ and Fruit Jam Turkey Meatballs: Sounds odd, but stick with me here! Combine BBQ sauce and strawberry jelly? Yes! The combination is yummy! Every time I make this people always ask what type of sauce it is and are shocked! The slow cooker never has one left!

22. Corn Tacos

Tacos: You call the play! Use turkey, carne asada, or keep it vegetarian. Either way you go corn tacos loaded with veggies and meat are always a winner!

23. Soy Ice Cream Sandwiches

Soy Ice Cream Football Sandwiches: Trader Joe’s has a great soy low-calorie sandwich! Pipe on white chocolate for a football touch!


24. Frozen Yogurt w/Chocolate Covered Fruit

Frozen Yogurt w/Chocolate Covered Fruit: These are super cute in mason jars. Use frozen Greek Yogurt and top with chocolate covered strawberries and blueberries!

25.Chocolate Dipped Bananas

Chocolate Dipped Bananas: Dip bananas in melted dark chocolate, roll in nuts and you have a tasty treat!

Photo Credit: Football Sandwiches, Party City.com
Avocado Greek Yogurt, The Emerging Foodie



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