Hi! I’m Chef Julie Hartigan of Cooking w/ Julie.com. Football season is one of my favorite times of year. Sunday Funday is a great time to share food and fun but that great food can be not so great on our waistline. To help remedy that, I have some easy, lightened-up Game Day snack recipes that I recently shared on CBS NY. These will keep us rooting for our teams without the guilt! If you like these recipes, be sure to follow me on Instagram @cookingwjulie for more great recipes and cooking tips!
Individual Mexican Layered Dips
Everyone loves seven-layer dip but no one likes the mess it makes after a few people have dipped into it. Skip the double dipping with these adorable, individual servings of everyone’s favorite party dip! Great to make the night before in disposable plastic cups to pack for a tailgate or party—with easy cleanup to boot!
Perfect Party Italian Sub Skewers
Subs are a classic Sunday Funday item. But they are often too big to eat and have poor bread-to-meat ratio. Why not just skip the bread and make these simple sub skewers that deliver the same great taste without all the carbs of a sub? They also have the added bonus of being easy to transport, so if you’re going to a tailgate or house party, they don’t get soggy.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Cupcakes
Cupcakes are always popular but they are almost always calorie bombs, too! My rich, moist, lowfat mini cupcakes are lightened up with the surprising additions of nonfat Greek yogurt and mashed bananas. They’re sure to make you MVP of any party. Be sure to make an extra batch because these go quickly.