Healthy Meal Prep

"Let Game Day Begin" Snack Board


It's a given - you just have to have snacks when watching the big football game, so let the game and the snacking begin!


  • 4 small golden beets, trimmed and peeled
  • 11 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can great northern beans, liquid drained and reserved
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • cooking spray
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup minced jalapeno peppers
  • ½ cup minced onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 5 slices bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 6 ounces shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon dry vermouth
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon dried basil
  • ⅛ teaspoon dried tarragon
  • ⅛ teaspoon dried sage
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 12 slices salami
  • 12 toothpicks, or as needed
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons sriracha sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger root
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 (12 ounce) package all-beef franks, cut into 1-inch slices
  • ½ cup mixed olives, or to taste
  • 6 pickled eggs, halved
  • 6 pickled hot peppers, or to taste
  • 1 (8.8 ounce) package bite-sized naan bread (such as Stonefire® Dippers)


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Quarter beets and toss in a bowl with olive oil. Place on the prepared baking sheet.
  2. Roast in the preheated oven until a knife can be easily inserted into a beet, 35 to 40 minutes. Set beets aside to cool slightly.
  3. Place the beets in a food processor along with the beans, tahini, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, cumin, turmeric, sea salt, and garlic. Blend until smooth, adding small amounts of reserved bean liquid if the consistency is too thick. Transfer roasted golden beet hummus to a covered serving bowl and refrigerate until needed.
  4. Decrease oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray 48 mini muffin tin cups with nonstick cooking spray.
  5. Mix cornmeal, sugar, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl. Stir in jalapenos, onion, and garlic. Add melted butter and mix well.
  6. Stir corn, buttermilk, eggs, and bacon into the cornmeal mixture until incorporated. Add shredded Monterey Jack cheese and mix batter well. Use a 1-tablespoon cookie scoop to fill muffin cups about 3/4 full with batter.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until puffed and golden brown, 18 to 20 minutes. Transfer from muffin tins to a cooling rack.
  8. Mix cream cheese, garlic, vermouth, parsley, salt, basil, tarragon, sage, and white pepper in a food processor until smooth.
  9. Fill salami slices with herbed cheese spread, roll, and secure each with a toothpick. Return rolls to the refrigerator until needed.
  10. Mix ketchup, soy sauce, vinegar, sriracha, brown sugar, sesame oil, ginger, and garlic in a saucepan and bring to a simmer over low heat. Add franks and heat until warm, about 5 minutes.
  11. Assemble the snack board by running a row of warm corn muffins diagonally across a large serving platter or cutting board. Pour saucy sriracha franks into a serving bowl and place at the top left of the board. Place mixed olives in a bowl and in the lower left corner of the board. Place pickled eggs and hot peppers next to the olives at the bottom of the board. Place the golden beet hummus to the right of the corn muffins, and place naan bread around the bowl. Fill in empty spots on the board with the salami rolls.

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Nutritional Information

"Let Game Day Begin" Snack Board

Servings Per Recipe: 16
Calories: 602.2
% Daily Value *
protein: 47 %
carbohydrates: 12 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 21 %
fat: 63 %
saturated fat: 74 %
cholesterol: 64 %
vitamin a iu: 17 %
niacin equivalents: 50 %
vitamin b6: 20 %
vitamin c: 20 %
folate: 20 %
calcium: 16 %
iron: 21 %
magnesium: 17 %
potassium: 14 %
sodium: 77 %
thiamin: 35 %
calories from fat:
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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