The Life of Jennifer Dawn: 4 Fresh and Delicious Game Day Recipes

Monday, January 8, 2018

4 Fresh and Delicious Game Day Recipes

Touchdown! Just in time for the BIG Game coming up at the beginning of February, I'm sharing a winning play of four fresh and delicious recipes that you can serve at your Game Day gatherings. From a quick and easy dipping sauce to grilled skewers, there's sure to be something that all your guests at your next football viewing party can cheer for.
Whether you're a football fanatic or you just enjoy the halftime show and commercials, we all know that a great Game Day requires great food and even better company. A winning combination of enjoyable Game Day snacks and a gathering of family and friends is the ideal way to turn your Game Day festivities into an event worthy of being called SUPER! Whether you are watching the game from home, hosting a few friends, or hosting a large party – Tyson products from Walmart can help you score BIG!

A Little Secret
Shhhh! I'm about to share a little secret that only the people who have seen me in person during the last six months know. I've recently lost a whopping 35 pounds! That's something that has me cheering. Oh, I know! I know! It's hard to believe with all those desserts I share on Facebook and the blog that I've been losing weight behind the scenes. I'll tell you more about how I've lost the weight in another post. This post is all about Game Day though. And how I'm not going to let it derail my weight loss progress.

Everyone loves delicious comfort food at football viewing parties, but I'm giving you some lighter options that are packed with fresh ingredients. Even though these snacks are lighter options than the typical cheesy, ooey gooey foods, they're still recipes that'll have my meat-loving family shouting for more. The Hillshire Farm® lunchmeat, Wright® Brand Bacon, Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips, and Tyson® Any’tizers® Snacks will have me scoring BIG points with my family. All of the fresh, healthy ingredients mixed in make them a winning play for me!

Game Day Recipes
Are you ready to prepare your spread for Game Day? Here are some great options to get you started!

Skinny Ranch Dressing Dipping Sauce
This sauce is delicious served with chicken strips, wings, or even raw vegetables. It even makes a tasty salad dressing. That's a win for all your guests!
  • 1 cup plain, fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup skim milk
  • 1 pack Ranch dressing mix
  1. Whisk together all three ingredients.
  2. Refrigerate and stir again prior to serving.

BLT Wedge Salad
Remember how I said that the sauce above is a great salad dressing option? Well, here's your chance to use it for that purpose with these BLT salads. Wedge salads are the perfect way to serve salad at parties. Each guest can grab a wedge of lettuce and add their choice of toppings. For these salads, we're sprinkling on bacon, diced tomatoes, and the skinny ranch dressing, of course!
  • Iceberg lettuce heads
  • Wright® Brand Bacon
  • tomatoes, diced
  • salt and pepper to taste (optional)
  • skinny ranch dressing (recipe above)
  1. Cook bacon following the package instructions. Break it into crumbles once it has cooled
  2. Cut heads of Iceberg lettuce into wedges and set them out on a large plate.
  3. Sprinkle diced tomatoes and bacon over the lettuces wedges. Add a little salt and pepper, if desired.
  4. Drizzle with ranch dressing and serve.

Chicken Taco Dip
Need something filling and satisfying? Here's a delicious taco salad that kids and adults alike will love! Feel free to make substitutions to include your family's favorite taco toppings. This recipe is as versatile as it is fun!
  • 16 oz. plain, fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup of your favorite salsa
  • 1 tbsp. taco seasoning
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters
  • 1/2 fresh avocado, diced
  • 3 tbsp. green onion, chopped
  • 2-3 pieces Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips, sliced
  • chips for dipping (Baked chips are a great choice!)
  1. In a large bowl mix together yogurt, salsa, and taco seasoning.
  2. Pour this creamy mixture into the bottom of a large container or pan.
  3. Cook chicken according to the instructions on the package.
  4. Prior to serving, top the mixture with lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, avocado, onion, and chicken. (Ingredients can be left out to suit your own tastes and preferences.)
  5. Serve with chips. Refrigerate leftovers.

Grilled Hawaiian Skewers
Here's a quick and easy recipe that gives you that gives you an excuse to fire up the grill on Game Day!
  1. Thread pieces of pineapple and slices of ham onto wooden skewers in an alternating pattern.
  2. Place on the grill for a few minutes on each side just to give the ham and pineapple that smoky, grilled flavor.
  3. Set out on a plate and serve.

Your Turn!
What are you serving at your Game Day gatherings? Is there a recipe from this post that your family would love? Chat with us about it in the comments below or on social media. Oh, and remember to check out the Tyson website for more Game Day inspiration!
Happy Game Day!

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