It’s TAILGATING SEASON! While typical tailgate fare consists of hot dogs and chips, that doesn’t mean that you’re stuck with unhealthy snacks that are committing fouls against your waistline.
All it takes is a bit of prep before you enter the stadium parking lot, and I thought I’d help by sharing some of my favorite wholesome snack ideas for game day. After fueling up on these foods, you’ll feel LIGHT + FULL OF ENERGY to cheer on your team to victory!
Forego the gas station trail mix and blend up a bag at home. I love making a blend of golden berries, goji berries, cacao nibs, almonds, cashews, and walnuts (Nuts.com carries amazing nuts + also has great snack ideas).
If you’re making pumpkin pie or soup from scratch, save the seeds and roast them for a nutrient-dense snack! These brain-boosting seeds are excellent sources of manganese, phosphorus, copper, magnesium, fiber, antioxidants, and omega-3 fatty acids. Toss them with cinnamon, coconut sugar, and Berry Bliss for a sweet treat!
While popcorn gets a bad rap for usually being coated in artificial butter flavoring and excess salt, it’s actually quite healthful! Popcorn is a great source of whole grains, dietary fiber, and polyphenols, which aid the body in preventing degenerative diseases like diabetes and osteoporosis. Air pop up a batch of organic popcorn and toss with pink Himalayan salt and coconut oil or score bonus points for making one of these Superfood Popcorn Toppings.
Green Dream Protein Bites
If you have a sweet tooth, these detoxifying Green Dream Protein Bites make the perfect tailgating snack! The day before the game, mix up cashews, dates, Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend, cinnamon, coconut oil, nut butter, and sea salt in a food processor and then sculpt them into little balls. Sprinkle on unsweetened coconut flakes and then freeze (just be sure to take them out before leaving the house!).
Superfood Lemon Bars
I have so many lemons from my lemon tree, and it feels so awful wasting them! I wanted to create a fun fall recipe, something easy to snack on or have for breakfast when we’re on the run. The best bars are a combo of simple sugars for instant energy, complex carbs for more lasting energy, + a bit of healthy fat to combat any hunger pangs—especially at a game when you’re facing limited wholesome options.
These are so delicious and an unbeatable way to enjoy a collection of natural ingredients like chia seeds, dates, oats, and Philosophie superfood blends.
- 1 1/2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 cup oat flour (or any gluten-free flour)
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon Berry Bliss Superfood + Protein Powder
- 1 teaspoon Green Dream Superfood + Protein Powder
- pinch of pink sea salt
- 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons shredded dried coconut, divided
- 2 tablespoon fresh lemon zest
- 2 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
- 1 tablespoon Coconut Bliss Coconut Butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons applesauce or 2 eggs if not vegan (make sure it's room temp)
- 1/4 cup Berry Bee Honey or Green Bee Honey
- 1/2 cup soft Medjool dates (about 6)
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Lightly grease an 8x8 pan with coconut oil or use parchment.
In a small bowl, mix the chia seeds and lemon juice. Set aside for 20 minutes to allow the seeds to become saturated and bulk up. Stir once halfway through.
Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, mix together the oat flour, Berry Bliss, Green Dream, baking powder, salt, and 3/4 cup coconut flakes. Sprinkle in the lemon zest and mix again until distributed. In a separate bowl, combine the coconut oil, Coconut Bliss, applesauce, and maple syrup.
Mix in the soaked chia seeds. Chop the pitted dates very finely, and mix in with the other wet ingredients. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ones, and stir until blended. Spread the mixture into the prepared baking pan, using a spatula to flatten out the surface. Sprinkle the remaining 2 tablespoons of coconut flakes on top, patting it down lightly into the mixture.
Bake for 25 minutes, until the edges begin to turn golden brown. While warm, cut into 12-15 squares. Bag up for your next tailgating party!
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