Fall is in full swing and in the US that means it’s American football season. College football, pro football, to me it doesn’t matter. I care about the snacks. Game watching snacks. The problem with these snacks is that most of them are processed, high in sodium, and junky. Now, I’m a girl who can’t walk away from a bowl of Doritos and I enjoy my junk food every now and then. But if you’ve experienced the American football phenomena, then you know that some guys and gals are parked in front of the TV for the entire weekend, for hours, watching “the game” and snacking on chips, dips, wings, and other game day munchies.
Although I’m headed back to Rabat in a week, where there will be no game watching, I did get a chance to whip up this homemade onion dip a couple weeks ago and it is a great snack for football watching. I got this recipe from Martha Stewart and it caught my attention because it uses reduced fat cream cheese, reduced fat sour cream and leaves out the mayonnaise, while still scoring a 4 star rating! The dip was delicious and super easy to make. The hardest part was waiting for the onions to brown because they smelled so good. The Vidalia onions are sweet and subtle, while the cream cheese and sour cream give this the creaminess of a traditional rich onion dip. This is hands down better than any onion dip that requires peeling back the tin or plastic wrap from the store. I served this with potato chips and crudité for those that wanted to keep it on the healthier side.
What is your favorite snack for football season?