Favorite Football Game Day Eats from Diets In Review Staff

With football season in full swing, odds are you are either watching the games to cheer on your favorite teams…or because you enjoy sipping a cold beer and eating nachos with chorizo.

While some of the writers and staff here at Diets In Review are avid fans of their hometown football teams, others (like myself) are in it purely for the halftime noshes.

Brandi Koskie, Managing Editor
Favorite College Team: Oklahoma Sooners
Favorite Game Day Eats: “I can’t watch a game without tacos and homemade guacamole. To keep it healthy, I use ground turkey with sauteed onions, green chilies, black beans and corn tortillas.”

Also try: Easy Grilled Fish Tacos, Baja Chicken Salad, Sunset Guacamole

Kelly Turner, Blog Editor
Favorite Professional Team: Seattle Seahawks
Favorite Game Day Eats: “We are known for our salmon in Seattle, so I love to switch up the usual tailgate BBQ with salmon burgers.”

Also try: Salmon & CucumbersSmoked Salmon & Fresh Garden Relish

Brooke Randolph, Mental Health Expert
Favorite Professional Team: Indianapolis Colts
Favorite Game Day Eats: “When tailgating, I love to eat grilled hamburgers with grilled vegetables on the side. When watching football at home, we typically eat pizza or healthy chili.”

Also try: Turkey & Black Bean Chili, Crock Pot Chili Mac, Mexican Pizza

Kelsey Murray, Staff Writer
Favorite College Team: Oklahoma Sooners
Favorite Game Day Eats: “My fave tailgating food is veggie burgers on the grill.”

Also try: Black Bean & Sweet Potato Burgers, Cheeseburger with Grilled Onions

Jessie Gorges, Staff Writer
Favorite Professional & Teams: Kansas City Chiefs, Friends University Falcons
Favorite Game Day Eats: “Especially in the fall, I love to make homemade chicken chili to eat during an afternoon football game.”

Also try: Barack Obama Chili, Vegetarian Chili, Country Style Chili

Maris Callahan, Healthy Culinary Expert
Favorite Professional Team: New York Giants
Favorite Game Day Eats: “When the weather is cool, I like my vegetarian chili recipe. I also love to make finger foods for people to graze on, like buffalo chicken strips or white bean dip with pita bread.”

Also try: Chipotle Chicken Cups, Buffalo Chicken WingsVegetable Spinach Dip

Jason Knapfel, Senior Producer
Favorite Pro Team: Pittsburgh Steelers

I love the poisonous food as much as the next person when I watch football: beer, pizza, chicken wings, etc. But when I want to dial down the calories a little, salsa and hummus replace the creamy dips.

What are your favorite foods to eat during a football game?

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