But, those things can happen inside the healthy food sphere. Just because you are eating clean and healthy doesn't mean sports classics are a thing of the past.
For that reason, I've rounded up some of my favorite game day foods. The only catch is these use real food and they're all homemade, gluten free, dairy free and full of real nutritious foods. You'd be hard pressed to tell they were healthier because they will satisfy all your sports day cravings. They'dd still pair well with a GF beer and keep your other sports friends impressed at your basketball party.
Whip up a healthy broccoli slaw with homemade dressing, puree parsnips and turnips with Ghee, or roast some romanesco with spices and olive oil to to serve with the beef. If you're so lucky as to have leftovers, the beef makes great scrambles and pumpkin curries. Get the recipe here on the blog and see the play-by-play recipe on @EatYourWayClean Insta Stories: How to Make Pulled Beef.
WingsDid you know you can dry rub wings and bake them? Those baked wings are really tasty and healthier than commercially fried wings? Try roasting wings in the oven instead of ordering the deep fried delivery wings next time you host a March Madness viewing party.
Serve wings with a homemade cashew cream sauce with ranch inspired spices and the classic celery and carrot sticks.
You will still use oil, but you have control over which kind of oil, and you'll use less of it.
I use sweet potatoes and serve it with whipped tahini or aioli sauce, but you can also stick with an organic no sugar added ketchup and mustard. These are a great pairing to both
In other words, this recipe is a gamed day must!
I like to serve this dip with carrots and celery, but it's also excellent with jicama, cucumber spears, or the classic corn tortilla chip.
Find the recipe on the blog here: Creamy Chip Dip (that's dairy free!)
My favorite brand is Hope Hummus and I also love making it myself!
Again, this can be paired with the classic corn chip, cucumbers, carrots, celery, or any other vegetable.
Find the recipe for homemade hummus using sprouted chickpeas on the blog here: Sprouted Harissa Hummus