Well, it’s our favorite time of year again.  Time for some college football!  I am a die-hard USC Gamecock fan, but I have to admit I am a huge fan of football party food!!

You may think it’s difficult to eat healthy during the football season, but it’s really pretty simple.  As you may know, I am a Trim Healthy Mama.  I’ve lost 40  pounds on the plan.  I’ve worked hard, and I am not about to let football season spoil all of my hard work!

This Saturday, we had a delicious football party spread with boneless chicken wings, stuffed sweet peppers, veggies and dip, cashews, and ice cream sandwiches.  All of these recipes were sugar free, low carb, and made with clean, whole foods.

Spicy Parmesan Boneless Chicken Wings

Spicy Parmesan Boneless Chicken WIngs Football Party Food THM S #trimhealthymama #glutenfree www.ruckusandrubies.com

1.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken

1 tbsp cumin

1 tbsp chili powder

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese

1 tbsp olive oil

Cut chicken into bite-sized wing-like pieces.  In a large gallon storage bag, mix seasonings, parmesan cheese and oil.  Add the chicken pieces to the bag and seal tightly.  Shake and rub chicken and seasoning picture together from the outside of the bag.  Lay chicken on parchment lined baking sheet.  Bake on 375 for 20 minutes.

Veggie Dip

Football Party Food Veggie Dip THM S #trimhealthymama #glutenfree www.ruckusandrubies.com

16 oz sour cream

2 tbsp onion powder

1/2 tsp garlic powder

2 tbsp dried chives

salt and pepper to taste

Stir all of the seasonings into sour cream until mixed well.  Serve with low carb veggies (stay away from carrots and limit tomatoes to keep this a THM S), or Trim Healthy Mama Just Like Wheat Thins crackers page 396 in the cookbook.  These crackers are delicious, low carb, and gluten free!

Stuffed Sweet Peppers

Stuffed Sweet Peppers Football Party Food THM S #trimhealthymama #glutenfree www.ruckusandrubies.com

4 oz cream cheese

garlic powder

salt and pepper to taste

1/8 cup Parmesan cheese

Simply cut peppers from top or lengthwise (My sweet youngest daughter made this dish for me.  I would have cut the peppers in half lengthwise and stuffed them but her method actually worked better because the cheese stayed in the peppers instead of sliding out of the sides.)  Mix ingredients and stuff peppers.  You can eat them raw or you can roast them in the oven on 375 for 8-10 minutes.

Ice Cream Sandwiches

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream THM variation Delicious football party food

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream (Make this recipe or buy a carton of Breyer’s Carb Smart if you are not a purist because it contains Splenda.  I stay away from Splenda so we had homemade.)

football party food www.ruckusandrubies.com Mrs. Criddles Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies www.mrscriddleskitchen.com

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies from Mrs. Criddle’s Kitchen

Both of these recipes take no time to make, especially the ice cream.  Simply sandwich that yummy ice cream between two cookies.  You can wrap in wax paper and freeze ahead of time or just make them on the spot during half time like we did!  Sorry I didn’t get a picture of them together.  They were too yummy!

You can add a bowl of nuts to this spread yummy spread like we did.  What’s a party without nuts, right?!  Well, you’ll go nuts over these football party recipes that’s for sure!

GO Gamecocks!!!

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Categories: Clean Eating Fall Food Gluten free homemaking recipes Trim Healthy Mama Uncategorized weight loss Whole Foods

10 thoughts on “Football Party Food

  1. Umm, Yum. 🙂 My mind was in teen-mom mode when I originally clicked on this link in the thought-provoking linkup–for some reason I had my son’s football team in mind and thought it’d be stuff I could fix for them, but love seeing these real-food versions of football fare. I like to cut up chicken like that for a lot of recipes…it gets seasoned better, and you don’t need to use a lot of fat for flavor. 🙂 Yours looks really good. I have one that with lime and garlic that I love to make. Also, why have I never thought to cut up squash on a veggie tray like that? Thanks for the tips. 🙂 Happy football season to ya. 🙂 ((blessings))

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