Healthier Football Food!

As I was thinking about football season last week I wanted to make something that was “football friendly” food but a little healthier. “Football friendly” food to me is something that you can eat with your hands, must have some sorta dip and must be spicy. I also wanted to come up with something that you could bake in your oven in case you didn’t have a grill.


Baked Chicken Legs:

16 chicken legs…or a large pack of chicken legs

½ cup olive oil

½ cup brown sugar

2 teaspoons onion salt

2 teaspoons garlic salt

2 teaspoons chili powder (add 1 extra teaspoon for more heat)

2 teaspoons paprika

1 teaspoon black pepper

If you only have garlic powder that is fine…just add a little salt. Same for onion powder.

In a large bowl, mix olive oil, brown sugar, onion salt, garlic salt, chili powder, paprika and pepper. Add chicken legs and cover the legs with the sauce. Let marinate for at least 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 400. Make 35-45 minutes depending on how large your chicken legs are.




1 cup goat cheese

¼ cup plain Greek yogurt

1 roasted red pepper (cut out the guts of the pepper after roasting)

Mix all ingredients in blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Refrigerate for 30 minutes and serve.



How to roast a red pepper: The grill is the best way turning the pepper so that it does not burn but you can also broil in your oven. When the pepper is soft…it is done.

I also made my sweet potato fries and dip to go with the chicken legs.


I feel like this “football friendly” food taste great and is not fried so a little on the healthy side compared to most!





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