Thanksgiving is coming! Thanksgiving is coming!
Turkey Day Pumpkin Pie Day isn’t my favorite holiday (Christmas has that in the bag!), I’m looking forward to starting a few fun family traditions this year. While I would be happy with a tradition of perusing the Black Friday newspaper ads and getting a head start on my online holiday shopping, I have to consider what the boys in my life would like to do as well.
Sports. ALL the sports, especially football on Thanksgiving Day. Even little Deany likes to watch the football players running around on the green turf. It must be genetic… and not from my side ;)
I like shopping. They like football. Thankfully we can agree on one thing, snacking during both activities is a must!
While the turkey is cooking and the potatoes are being mashed and the cranberry salad is being prepared, with the sound of football in the background and a few of my favorite stores pulled up on my laptop screen, snacks galore will be passed around the house. Since Thanksgiving dinner (and – ahem – the dessert) won’t be the healthiest of meals, I like to opt for a bit of tasty nutrition during the pre-Thanksgiving feast snack and game watching fest! We will have a cheeseball. There will be guacamole. Grapes are a must. And my favorite crunchy item?
Specifically, Blue Diamond Smokehouse and Wasabi & Soy Sauce almonds.
Super crunchy. Definitely savory. A little kick in the Wasabi & Soy Sauce flavor and my favorite smoky essence with the Smokehouse flavor. I love to pair them with a fruit and veggie platter – Their flavors add a little something to the sweet fruit and fresh veggies. The Blue Diamond canisters are also perfect for – as I like to call it – sofa snacking. Easy to pop open and close while being passed around during game time… and less risk for a mess makes me happy ;)
On Thursday, I’m going to throw a big ol’ bowl of guacamole (Kyle’s my expert guacamole chef – It is a football gameday favorite!), the aforementioned easy-to-make cheeseball (I’m actually going to use the Wasabi & Soy Sauce almonds on the outside – It’s going to be DELISH!), and homemade almond butter onto the platter as well. I’m almost as excited for the pre-feast snacks (and shopping, hehe…) as I am the meal.
Who says who have to sacrifice flavor when it comes to eating healthy on gameday? Just grab yourself some fresh produce and a can of Blue Diamond Almonds and you have yourself a healthy gameday (and holiday!) snack.
What is your favorite snack item to munch on while watching football? Favorite flavor of Blue Diamond almonds?
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