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Lighter Game Day Snacks

We’re a football obsessed family, namely SEC football, and there’s nothing we love more than a good tailgate. We meet up with our fellow Gator fans whenever we can and everyone brings a tasty dish. And while the smorgasbord we dig into is always delicious, lighter game day snacks don’t always end up on the menu. So, this season I decided to try to lay out some snacks that are on the healthier side. I love nachos as much as the next girl, but being that the holidays are coming up, which means even more opportunities for heavy eating, I’m looking for every opportunity that I can to lighten things up.


Luckily I can always count on my local CVS. Whether you’re looking for something as simple as trail mix or a fresh take on tortilla chips, CVS has you covered. I snagged a slew of fun snacks from their Gold Emblem and Gold Emblem abound lines for our latest game day gathering. Goodies like Jalapeño Cheddar Quinoa Puffs, Spicy Sriracha Popcorn and Wasabi Soy Almonds ended up in my pantry. In fact, I mixed the popcorn and almonds together to make a seriously spicy snack mix. And the cheddar puffs were the perfect partner for my light spinach dip. On a side note...whenever I want to lighten up a recipe and still keep its creaminess, I turn to Greek yogurt. It’s my go-to secret ingredient!

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Light Spinach Dip

1 box (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach
2 cups Greek yogurt
3 chopped green onions
1 packet vegetable soup mix


So, the next time it’s your turn to bring something to a tailgate, family get together or holiday event, I urge you to consider these lighter game day snacks. CVS couldn’t have made it any easier for you to shop. With their ExtraCare Rewards Program you will receive personalized emails based on your shopping habits. So, if you love the spicy snack mix I made, for instance, and find yourself picking those types of ingredients up a lot, even more deals like that will land in your inbox. And if you download the easy to use CVS Pharmacy App you can send your favorite offers right to your phone!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I’m proud to be working with CVS Pharmacy to help
spread the word about how to #FindYourHealthy. All opinions expressed are my own, and all product claims or program details shared should be verified at or with the appropriate manufacturers.

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