It’s that Time of Year Again!
Back to school, back to sports! Whether you’re cheering for prime time superstars, or sitting on the sidelines cheering on your own star, one thing is for sure— fall sports are coming back in full force! That also means snack season is back in full force!
Fans and athletes alike need some nourishment during this busy time of year, but too often we are bombarded with cheap, processed convenience foods. Sure, they’re an easy “go-to” but are they the healthiest option? Probably not!
Entertaining football fanatics three nights a week or feeding an army of hungry miniature future NBA stars doesn’t mean you have to reach for that wholesale store bag of chips and preservative laden jar of salsa.
Team parties, Sunday night dinners and stadium snacks shouldn’t be the fall to your well-being. Here are some of our favorite family-friendly foods!
Cashews, Almonds & Peanuts… Go Nuts!
Everyone’s favorite nuts! Creamy, flavorful and super versatile, cashews are perfect for on-the-go snacks, in trail mixes, or as a cheese. One of our favorite cashew-packed savory trail mixes also features cilantro-lime pistachios, almonds, olives and power wraps!
Almonds can be used in a variety of mixes, try toasting or dehydrating them with a sprinkle of Pink Himalayan Salt, cinnamon and paprika for a subtle kick!
Let’s get back to this cheese business though. Did you know you can turn cashews into cheese? Loaded with enzymes, minerals and sans-cholesterol, this is one of the best cheeses you’ll have all season. Here’s the recipe:
Take me out to the ball game!
Truly an American favorite at sporting events, Peanuts are an all-around must have for the season. Enjoy them straight out of the bag, turn them into peanut butter, form a nutty trail mix, or create an Asian-inspired noodle recipe loaded with peanut flavors!
We did the hard part for you… Berry Adventure Trail Mix is the perfect snack food for home or out-and-about. This pre-formulated trail mixes have been approved by athletes, kids, coaches and parents—what’s not to love?
However… If you’re feeling creative, making your own trail mix is easy! Check out our comprehensive guide to DIY Trail Mix!
Brad’s Raw Chips & Crunchy Kale
Brad’s Raw, organic, non-GMO chips & kale are a great snack by themselves or with your favorite dip! Crunch up the Kale and put it over salad, soup or even pizza (yes, pizza. It’s actually delicious…) Sweet Potato and Red Pepper chips with our Guaca-Maca-Mole or Cashew Hummus!
The Squeeze: FunOnions
Remember those addictive puffy fried onion snacks? Well, our friends over at The Squeeze have taken all of that deliciousness crunchiness to create something even better… a fun-onion snack for the health conscious! No recipe needed… this little box of flavor should be enjoyed just as it is. Perfect.