Healthy Game Day Drops and Roundups

Healthy Game Day Drops and Roundups


Whether you’re hosting a crowd or just the family watching the big game, Andrea Miller, RDN, Parkview Health promises these easy recipes will be a winner!

Buffalo Chickpea Pinwheels

3 cups cooked chickpeas (garbanzo beans) or about 2 cans, drained and rinsed
½ cup shredded or shredded cheese (such as blue cheese, feta, Monterey Jack, cheddar)
½ cup buffalo sauce (or less, to taste)
3 green onions, chopped
½ cup chopped celery or radish
3 10-inch tortillas

1. Place the chickpeas, 1/4 cup cheese, and buffalo sauce in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until desired consistency is achieved. The mixture may leave a little lumpy or process until smooth like hummus. Alternatively, mash the ingredients in a bowl with a potato masher.

2. Add the contents of the food processor to a large mixing bowl. Add remaining 1/4 cup cheese, scallions, and celery/radish. Stir to combine.

3. Place tortillas on a clean, flat work surface. Divide mixture evenly among 3 tortillas. Spread mixture to cover entire tortilla.

4. Gently roll the tortilla up as tightly as possible.

5. For best results, refrigerate the rolled tortillas for about 30 minutes to firm up.

6. Use a serrated knife to carefully cut the tortillas into desired thickness. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Serves 12

nutrient content
Serving Size (¼ roll); Calories: 141.6; Total Fat: 3.7g; Saturated Fat: 1.4g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0.5g; Cholesterol: 5.6 mg; Sodium: 450.8 mg; Potassium: 147.8 mg; Total carbohydrates: 20.7g; Dietary fiber: 3.8g; Carbohydrates: 2.4g; Protein: 5.9g

Pico de Gallo (Fresh Salsa)

2½ cups Roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 cup chopped red or white onion
1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped (add more or less to taste)
½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 limes, juiced
salt, to taste

1. In a large bowl, combine onions, jalapenos, and lime juice. Let sit for a few minutes.

2. Add chopped tomatoes and cilantro and stir.

3. Add salt to taste and serve. It will keep in the refrigerator for a few days, but this salsa is best when fresh.

nutrient content
Serving Size (⅛ recipe); Calories: 22; Total Fat: 0.2g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 78.5 mg; Potassium: 170.1 mg; Total carbohydrates: 4.6g; Dietary fiber: 1.1g; Carbohydrates: 1.1g; Protein: 0.8g

Turkey and Cheese Party Rolls

8 oz tube of crescent roll dough
12–16 deli turkey slices
12 slices extra-thin Colby Jack cheese
1 package fresh spinach
1 red bell pepper, chopped

1. Roll the crescent dough into 4 rectangles, then press the diagonal seams together.

2. Place 3-4 slices of turkey and cheese on each rectangle.

3. Spread a layer of spinach over the cheese and sprinkle with chopped red bell pepper.

4. Roll up each rectangle and gently press the seams together (you will have 4 rolls at this point).

5. Cut each roll into 3 slices, for a total of 12 rolls.

6. Spray a 9×13 baking pan with cooking spray and place the rolls in the pan.

7. Bake at 350° for 12–15 minutes, until starting to brown.

nutrient content
Serving Size (1 roll); Calories: 88.8; Total Fat: 5.5g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 15 mg; Sodium: 248.7 mg; Potassium: 149.6 mg ; Total carbohydrates: 5.7g; Dietary fiber: 0.7g; Carbohydrates: 0.3g; Protein: 5.1g


5 ripe avocados
2 limes, juiced
1 cup chopped white onion
3/4 cup cilantro leaves, chopped
1 large tomato, diced
Salt, appropriate amount
Chopped jalapeno, to taste (optional)
Garlic, grated whole cloves or powder (optional)
Cumin powder, appropriate amount (optional)

1. Cut the avocado in half, remove the seeds, scoop the avocado out of the shell and place into a large bowl.

2. Add the juice of one lime and mash the avocado with a fork or potato masher.

3. Add onions, cilantro, tomatoes and any other optional ingredients.

4. Add salt to taste and serve. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for a few days; however, some browning may occur.

nutrient content
Serving Size (1/16 Recipe); Calories: 97.9; Total Fat: 8.4g; Saturated Fat: 1.2g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 5.3g; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 42 mg; Potassium: 321.6 mg; Total carbohydrates: 6.2 g; Dietary fiber: 4.1 g; Carbohydrates: 0.7 g; Protein: 1.3 g

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