Five Festive Foods To Show You Give An F About Football

By: Isadora Baum; Founder and Creator of LiveForYouNow.com

Attention football fans: the big game is upon us! Whether you possess the utmost dedication to the sport or simply watch the Superbowl every year, it’s safe to say that this weekend all Americans will be giving a major F together. With all the Superbowl parties planned for Sunday, this gives us a great opportunity to start the celebration early with some Friday night football feasting!

Here are five tasty and delicious recipes to show you #giveanF this weekend.

Pastrami Football Finger Sandwiches

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Food Network

Bring some Katz Delicatessen into your home, football style. Everyone loves mini sandwiches—they’re cute, require no silverware and mask the idea of portion sizes way too well. Make a bunch, and have fun experimenting with different sides and toppings.

Recipe here.

Spiced Popcorn With Pecan and Raisins

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Bon Appétit

Popcorn is the ultimate party food: it is super addicting and complements a variety of flavor combinations. Make yours a bit healthier this year by combining protein-packed nuts, metabolism-boosting spices and coconut oil drizzle, shown to promote digestion and supply the body with healthy fats to lower cholesterol.

Recipe here.

Deviled Cheese Toasts

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Bon Appétit

For a new take on the standard quesadilla, try this hottie instead. With peppers, sharp cheese and hot sauce, you’ll need a beer handy to chug away the heat. Requiring roughly five minutes, these you can make while the party is going. You can also create a “cheese toast bar”, and allow guests to choose their toppings.

Recipe here.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Touchdown Footballs

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Today.com

Here’s your excuse to eat cookie dough, without worrying about salmonella! These tiny football cookie dough bites are super easy to pull together and will impress all your guests. Go for dark chocolate chips for some extra antioxidants and richness.

Recipe here.

Jewish Meatballs

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NY Daily News

As Jews, we love food and football. Bringing a bit of Jewish flavor to our Superbowl festivities should be a given. Cook up these simple, savory, garlicky meatballs, stab with a toothpick and serve over a bed of lettuce for all guests to enjoy. Include caramelized onions and roasted eggplant or peppers to boost the veggie profile. If beef isn’t your thing, feel free to substitute for ground turkey or chicken.

Recipe here.

About the author: Isadora Baum is an independent Holistic Health Coach, focusing on integrative nutrition, exercise and stress reduction. She is passionate about helping others feel healthier and happier in their own skin. With a B.A. in Psychology from Northwestern University and a certification from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, her knowledge and personal experiences enable her to see the individual as a whole and tailor sessions according to his or her needs. Learn more about her at  LiveForYouNow.com.

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