How to plan a healthy Grey Cup party
Serve these 10 healthy snacks at your Grey Cup party and you won’t fumble your diet
Prepare a healthier Grey Cup party
If you’re watching your weight, you’ll have a choice to make on Grey Cup Sunday: Splurge on calorie-heavy foods or opt for a healthier spread. While it’s fine to indulge in moderation, it’s also possible stick to your healthy-eating plan while enjoying delicious game-day snacks. These healthier nibbles are sure to impress your party guests-and help you avoid Monday-morning regrets.
1. Vegetable Chips with Spicy Peanut Dip
Oven-baked vegetable chips are not only healthier than those that are fried, their flavour is fresher and more concentrated, too. Here, thin slices of beet and potato are baked in a hot oven to make dippers for an Asian-inspired spicy peanut dip.
Each serving has 288 calories, 18 g total fat (2 g saturated fat) and 7 g protein.
2. Amy’s Organic Chili – Medium with Vegetables
Even die-hard meat lovers will enjoy this medium-spice vegetarian chili. It’s low in fat, cholesterol-free and made with all-organic vegetable ingredients.
Each serving (240 mL) has 190 calories, 6 g fat (0.5 g saturated fat) and 7 g protein. ($5, 398 mL).
3. Crudites with Three Dips
Few foods are healthier than raw vegetables, so serve these crudites with tempting low-fat dips to munch on before kick-off. You can also offer fruit and whole-wheat pita bread for dipping.
Each serving has 110 calories, 4 g total fat (1 g saturated fat) and 8 g protein.
4. Silani All Natural Omega 3 Provolone Cheese Slices
Treat football fans to a healthier cheese platter. These provolone cheese slices are made with omega-3 pasteurized milk, s are other Silani cheeses, including Parmesan and ricotta. Eating a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce your risk for cancer, diabetes and heart disease.
Each slice of provolone (15 g) has 48 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat) and 4 g protein. ($3, 90 g).
6. McCain Superfries Low Salt Straight Cut Fries
If fries are an absolute must at your Super Bowl shindig, choose a brand with lower salt. A diet high in sodium can contribute health problems such as hypertension and weaker bones. A serving of these low-salt McCain fries have 130 mg less sodium than a serving of the regular Straight Cut option.
Each serving (14 pieces) has 110 calories, 2.5 g of fat (0.2 g saturated fat) and 40 mg sodium. ($4, 900 g).
7. Spiced Mayan Chocolate-coated Walnuts
This simple and flavourful recipe adds a fiery kick of cayenne pepper to make these walnuts a perfect healthy snack to spice up half-time. Adding spicy foods to your diet can help prevent diabetes and boost metabolism.
Each serving (60 mL) has 200 calories, 20 g total fat (3.5 g saturated fat) and 4 g protein.
8. Organic Mary’s Gone Crackers Sticks & Twigs – Chipotle Tomato
The smokey flavour and satisfying crunch of these wheat-free, gluten-free and whole grain sticks make them a great alternative to pretzels. Serve them with dip or leave them out in bowls for guests to munch on throughout the game.
Each serving (15 pieces) has 150 calories and 5 g total fat (0.5 g saturated fat) and 160 mg of sodium. ($6,1 package).
9. Sesame Cheese Twists
These crisp sesame cheese twists are delicious served fresh from the oven. Enriched with egg yolks and flavoured with Parmesan cheese, they are made with a combination of wholewheat and all-purpose flours, so they are substantial without being at all heavy.
Each serving (one stick) has 32 calories, 2 g total fat (1 g saturated fat) and 1 g protein.
10. Kashi TLC Crackers Original Seven Grain
These preservative- and sweetener-free crackers make a tasty addition to a healthy cheese plate.
Each serving (10 crackers) contains 90 calories, 2.5 g total fat (0.3 g saturated fat) and 130 mg of sodium. ($4, 255 g).