5 Healthy Tailgating Snacks + Lemon Superfood Bar Recipe

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!


Trail Mix

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).


Pumpkin Seeds

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!

Superfood Popcorn

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 pangsespecially 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.

Gather This:


Do This:

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!

 

What healthy snacks do you bring to your tailgating parties? Share them with us on Twitter with #myphilosophie!

Leave a comment:

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published

Other articles:

Creamy Green Chlorophyll Smoothie

Creamy Green Smoothie

California is back open and we’re preparing for a summer of celebration, reunion and adventure! The best thing you can do for your mental and physical health as you gently ease back into the world again is load up your body with nourishing nutrient-dense foods and superfoods


This creamy Green Dream smoothie tastes delightfully sweet and super refreshing. Adding a green smoothie to the start of your day or as a mid-afternoon snack is a simple and effective way to incorporate more vitamins and minerals into your day. 


We’ve added some of our liquid chlorophyll + mint Sunshine Drops which help support digestion, hydrates the skin, detoxes, and boosts your energy. If you’re someone who isn’t a big fan of the taste of chlorophyll, sneaking a few drops into your morning smoothie is an excellent way to get all the benefits of chlorophyll.

Gather This:

1 cup mylk

Handful of lettuce

Handful of frozen peaches

1 frozen banana

½ avocado

1 tbsp Green Dream

1 full dropper Sunshine Drops


Do This:

Combine all ingredients in a high-powered blend and blend! Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy!

Philosophie Smoothies

What’s your favorite green smoothie? Create yours and tag us on Instagram using #PhilosophieSuperfoods!

 

Philosophie Instagram

 

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks

Philosophie Roasted Cauliflower Steaks

Let’s call it a steak night! Well, kind of. This scrumptious, roasted cauliflower dressed in a zesty Green Dream tomato sauce will totally hit the spot. 


Cauliflower is an excellent blank canvas. You can steam or blanch it to keep its essential flavors intact, but by roasting or sautéing it, you can bring out its sweetness. Cauliflower will absorb the oil and seasoning, soaking up flavors much the way eggplant does. But it remains firmer. We’ve added Green Dream to a yummy marinara sauce for a little boost of plant-based protein, antioxidants, and of course, energizing superfood greens! 


This is a super simple dish to prepare, and the sauce is a pure knockout. Trust me! This is the perfect family dish for all your backyard cookouts and gatherings.

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks

Gather This:

1 head of cauliflower

1 jar of favorite marinara 

1 tbsp nutritional yeast

1 tbsp harissa

1 tsp Green Dream

EVOO

Salt + pepper to taste


Do This:

Slice the head of Cauliflower vertically, like you are slicing bread. Place on a baking sheet in a preheated oven, 400 degrees. Drizzle EVOO, salt and pepper and roast for 15 or so minutes, each side. While your cauli steaks cook, combine marinara, harissa, and Green Dream in a pot  on the stovetop and warm up. Place warmed sauce on a plate, add roasted cauli steaks, sprinkle Nutritional Yeast and more Green Dream or salt + pepper if you prefer!

Cauli Steaks

 

I'd love to see your savory dinners crafted with  Green Dream! Share them with us on Insta by tagging us @philosophielove!
Philosophie Instagram

Superfood Layered Yogurt Parfait

Breakfast just got even better with this colorful superfood layered yogurt parfait! So simple and so clean, it’s a perfect morning treat when you’re craving something a little more than avocado toast. Food isn’t just nourishment, but can also be art and this recipe is the best of both.


Creamy layers of yogurt, flavored with our nourishing Green Dream, energizing Cacao Magic and immune-boosting Berry Bliss plus layered with granola and a pitaya puree, this is the recipe of our superfood dreams! 


For each layer, all you need is a nourishing yogurt of your choice, plus Philosophie Superfoods for added nutrients and a healthy serving of plant-based protein. A few spoonfuls of raw granola provide extra fiber and will also keep you full in between the layers of yogurt–a tasty trio of Green Dream, Berry Bliss, and Cacao Magic.

Gather This:

3 cups of yogurt of your choice

1 tsp Green Bee Honey or sweetener of choice

1 tsp Berry Bee Honey or sweetener of choice

1 tsp Cacao Bee Honey or sweetener of choice

Granola

Pitaya Puree

Spinach

1 tsp Green Dream

1 tsp Berry Bliss

1 tsp Cacao Magic


Do This:

Add 1 cup of yogurt to 3 separate bowls. 

In the blender, combine 1 cup yogurt with 1 tsp Green Dream, a handful of spinach, and 1 tsp Green Bee Honey or sweetener of choice. Set aside. 

Combine a separate cup of yogurt with ½ serving of Pitaya Plus, 1 tsp Berry Bliss and 1 tsp Berry Bee Honey or sweetener of choice, blend until smooth, set aside. 

Lastly, 1 cup of yogurt with 1 tsp Cacao Magic and 1 tsp Cacao Bee Honey or sweetener of choice. Set aside.  

Layer a jar with pink yogurt, Granola and fruit, green yogurt, granola, and cacao yogurt, creating your own parfait!

 

Share your superfood parfaits with me on Instagram by tagging us @philosophielove!
Philosophie Instagram

Summer Cacao Lemon Toast

Summer Berry Lemon Toast

What flavors remind you of summer? The refreshing flavor of lemon is one of our favorites and we’ve created the perfect little toast to celebrate summer!


For this toast creation we’ve taken our Cacao Magic Superfood Blend which has tons of vitamin and antioxidant powers, our Berry Bee Honey for extra vitamin C and healing properties, and Coconut Magic Coconut Butter, making this a perfect mid-day boost.


We love drizzling on our supercharged raw honey due to its antibiotic properties, energy-lifting powers, and plant-based protein from brown rice. This natural sweetener includes pomegranate, acai, goji, and camu-camu (ALL organic!), which are incredibly high in antioxidants. 


We topped these little beauties with bee pollen and dried lemon slices which you can buy or make on your own by slicing and baking in the oven at its lowest temperature for 4-5 hours.

Berry Lemon Toast Philosophie

Gather This:

1 slice of gluten-free toast (we love Canyon Bakehouse)

Cacao Magic Superfood Blend 

Coconut Magic Coconut Butter or cashew butter

Bee Pollen

Dried Lemon slices

Berry Bee Honey drizzle


Do This:

Toast bread. Spread on cashew butter, add dried lemon slices and sprinkle Cacao Magic, bee pollen and a drizzle of Berry Bee Honey! Enjoy!

Philosophie Berry Bliss & Honey with Toast

 

What superfoods do you use to top your toast? Share with us on Instagram by tagging us @philosophielove!
Philosophie Instagram

Cacao Chocolate Chip Cookies

We are OBSESSED with these cacao chocolate chip cookies by our girl, Kelly (@thekellycollopy) using our Cacao Magic Superfood Blend! Want to know the secret to these yummy recipes? Avocado!


It may sound crazy but the combination of chocolate and avocado create a rich, smooth and decadent texture without any hint of avocado. Avocado offers healthy fats, fiber and makes any smoothie or treat you’re making - in this case, batter - super thick and creamy! 


Using avocado in your baked good recipes is a perfect healthy substitute for butters or oils and the Cacao Magic gives these cookies a rich, chocolate flavor with extra nutrients!


This recipe was created by Kelly and originally adapted from a recipe by Blair of @balancewithb.

Gather This:

1 ripe avocado

½ cup coconut sugar

1 cage-free egg

1 tbsp water

Dash of vanilla extract

¼ tsp baking powder

¼ cup Cacao Magic

¼ cup cacao powder

Large handful of chocolate chips

Sprinkle of sea salt


Do This:

Mash avocado and mix well with coconut sugar, egg, water and vanilla until creamy and smooth. 

Add in baking powder, Cacao Magic and cacao powder, scraping sides of bowl until well incorporated. 

Fold in chocolate chips and scoop heaping tablespoons of dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. 

Top with a few more chocolate chips for good measure & a touch of sea salt, then bake in a 350 degree preheated oven for 12 minutes. These will be super fudgy, but firm up as they cool! Store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.

 

Do you have a Philosophie recipe that you'd love to share with our superfood family? Share it with us on Insta by tagging us @philosophielove!

Goji Berry Rose Refresher

Hydration doesn’t have to be boring! Besides our daily dose of sunshine water with liquid chlorophyll there are so many fun ways to get creative with your water. Making a mocktail with a herbal infusion and superfoods adds nutrients to amp up your system and makes it tastier and more vibrant.


A herbal infusion can look like flowers, herbs, spices and fruit to everyday beverages like water, sparkling water or kombucha. These herbal elements have a deliciously subtle taste, don't add extra sugar and add their own set of health benefits depending on the herbs you use. 


Goji berries protect the eyes, support your immune system, and promote healthy skin. Rose provides a bit of magic and a boost of antioxidants, tannins, flavonoids, and essential A, C, D, E, and B3 vitamins. We’ve also added our Berry Bliss which is high in antioxidants, protein, vitamin A, and contains camu camu—one of the world's most abundant forms of vitamin C.


Make sure to top it off with berries and ice for a beautiful spring refresher! 

Gather This:

1 cup hot water

4 tbsp goji berries

2 tbsp dried rose petals

UPON SERVING -

Mixed berries

Kombucha or sparkling water

Juice of half a lemon

1 tsp Berry Bliss

Optional: fresh mint, maple syrup or honey to sweeten


Do This:

Steep the goji berries and rose petals in hot water for at least 20 minutes (ideally overnight) or until the goji berries are soft and the water turns slightly pink and infused with the flavors of the goji berry and rose.

Strain the goji berries and rose from the water and then add kombucha or sparkling water, Berry Bliss, lemon juice and mixed berries. You can add ice for an extra cool beverage.

 

Have you tried herbal infusions? What are some of your favorite combinations? Share with us on Instagram by tagging us @philosophielove.