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Labor Day is just around the corner, marking the unofficial end of summer, and you know what that means.  No, it’s not the start of the new school year, or the hints of leaves changing colors, or the first touches of winter.  It’s football season!  And the best things about football season are football viewing parties and the snacks that come with them.  There’s nothing better than gathering with your friends to watch your favorite football team (or, in my case, my favorite fantasy football players).  Usually, this means beer, chips, pizza, and fried foods—unhealthy eating in general.  But it doesn’t have to be! Check out some of these simple and delicious recipes for some healthy football snacks for your next viewing party.

Two-Ingredient  Slow-Cooker Salsa Chicken

I love having a slow-cooker for recipes like this.  This is one of my favorite, and it’s super simple!  Two ingredients, and you basically set it and forget it.  I personally like to wrap the chicken in a low carb sandwich wrap, but it’s pulled chicken, so serve it any way you like.

Homemade Low-Fat Guacamole

Who doesn’t love guac?  And avocados are healthy, containing mono-unsaturated fat (the healthy kind), and naturally rich in over 20 vitamins and minerals.  Five minutes in food processor (or blender), and you’ve got delicious homemade guacamole.

Homemade Hummus

Hummus is a staple of Mediterranean diets (which have been shown to lead to better health, including weight loss and better heart health), and it’s also delicious.  This is another simple food processor/blender recipe.  Serve it as a dip, or spread with a vegetable tray.  You can even save some for Monday to use as a sandwich spread!

Zucchini Fries

These simple zucchini fries would go great with the above mentioned pulled chicken as a tasty, healthy lunch to start your football-viewing Sunday.

Polynesian Glazed Chicken Wings

What’s a football party without chicken wings?  Barely a football party, if you ask me.  Unfortunately, chicken wings are usually battered and deep fried, causing them to be high in calories and fat.  This recipe forgoes the batter and the deep frying for baking, resulting in a tangy, Polynesian-inspired glaze.

There you go.  Five delicious recipes that will keep your guests or fellow fans well fed but healthy.  Good luck this season, and I’ll see you in the playoffs!

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