Healthier Game-Day Snacks!

Try these easy snack ideas for your next football or basketball party

Sweet potato chips

Sweet Potato Chips
Heat oven to 375°F. Slice 2 sweet potatoes thinly. Place slices in a thin layer on two baking sheets. Spray lightly with canola oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, flipping chips several times.

Parmesan Pretzels
Thaw 1 pound frozen whole wheat dough. Heat oven to 400°F, and line baking sheet with parchment paper. Divide dough into 10 portions, and roll each into a rope about 14 inches long. Shape each rope into a “U,” cross ends over each other and twist, then press ends into bottom of “U.” Place pretzels on baking sheet, cover with wax paper, and leave on counter 25 minutes. Brush pretzels with ¼ cup melted light butter, and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese. Bake 15 minutes. Cool pan on wire rack.

Black Bean Dip
Rinse and drain 1 can (15 oz) no-salt-added black beans. Place beans in blender. Add ½ cup salsa, 1 tablespoon lime juice, and a dash of chili powder. Blend until smooth. Serve with whole grain chips or raw veggies.