Healthy Snacks for Your Next Game Night



If you were to take a peek at my bookshelf and desktop icons it would be very apparent that gaming is one of my favorite hobbies. Video games, table-top RPG's, board games, card games- I love them all!


I'm lucky enough to have a lot of foodie friends and family, so we don't typically fall into the trap of the stereotypical unhealthy snacks that usually accompany a gaming session. That being said, it's sometimes hard to resist the call of calorie-laden snacks. When you're in it for the long-haul (I'm looking at you Twilight Imperium) there are definitely healthier options to choose from.



Today I'm sharing a few options for some quick, healthy snack ideas that will give you and your friends energy for your next LAN party or epic D&D session.



Fruit Salad

Fruit salad is great snack if you are in the mood for something sweet. I recommend making your own, as some of the store bought, pre-made options can be a bit expensive. Another way to keep costs down is to buy what is on sale and/or in season.



Vegetable Chips

Switch up the stereotypical Doritos for some home made veggie chips. Use a mandolin (or a sharp knife and a skilled cutting hand ;) to cut thin slices from a sweet potato, radish, beet, or blue potato. This baked vegetable chip recipe from Hither and Thither would add an awesome dose of color and veggie power to any snack bowl.



Popcorn

I feel like popcorn is always a solid snack choice because you can go sweet or savory with the flavors. Leave off the butter and and create your own flavor combinations like cinnamon sugar, black pepper and sea salt, or toss the popcorn in a paper bag with some cocoa powder. 


Hummus Plate

Just looking at this picture makes me hungry! A hummus plate is a great savory option and the sky is the limit when it comes to vehicles for hummus delivery. Carrot sticks, red pepper slices, cucumber slices, and naan bread or pita are great options. 


These are very simple ideas and the ingredients can be easily found at most grocery stores. Of course, if you want to be adventurous, there are tons of plant based snack and appetizers to peruse on sites like Pinterest. (Check out my food board!)


What is your favorite game night snack?