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Healthy Holiday Recipes: Game Day Sliders, Melts and Guacamole

November 17, 2011

‘Tis the season for… football? Why yes, yes it is.

My name is Jennifer Gerlock and I blog at Hip As I Wanna Be. While most are looking forward to the traditional Thanksgiving and holiday celebrations, my family gets excited about a different kind of season… football season.

What are the most important components of game day? Why, finger foods, of course! And that is precisely where Flatout HungryGirl Foldit Sliders come in. Couple them with a few healthy tweaks to traditional tailgating recipes and your hungry team won’t know the difference. (They’ll just thank you later with an empty plate!)

These recipes call for: Flatout HungryGirl Foldit Sliders and Flatout EdgeOn Crisps

Here are a couple of easy recipes to make your tailgating party taste scrumptious!

Healthy Game Day Sliders



Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, mix the turkey with the onion soup mix, pepper, garlic powder, soy sauce, and egg. Refrigerate the mixture about 10 minutes, then form into small meatball sized patties. Bake for 15 minutes, turning once, or until well done. Cover with cheese and let melt. Remove and assemble into sliders.

Flavor options: add sliced apples and brie cheese for a fun, festive flavor.

Ham & Cheese Mini-Melts



Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly brown individual slices of ham in a skillet. Remove and fold each slice into a small pile. Add cheese and melt in the oven. Remove and assemble into sliders. Add honey mustard. Serve warm.

Easy Guacamole Dip


  • 3 avocados, halved, seeded and peeled
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne (optional)
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 1 clove garlic, minced


In a large bowl place the scooped avocado pulp and lime juice. Toss to coat. Drain and reserve the lime juice once all of the avocados have been coated. Using a potato masher add the salt, cumin and cayenne, and mash. Then, fold in the onions, tomatoes, cilantro, and garlic. Add 1 tablespoon of the reserved lime juice. Let sit at room temperature for 1 hour and then serve with Flatout EdgeOn Crisps.


We’d love to hear your fresh perspective!

  • Does your family love football season? What’s your favorite tailgating recipe?
3 Comments leave one →
  1. November 17, 2011 10:58 am

    Oh girl, I already loved you but the fact that you make a mean guacamole makes me love you even more!

  2. November 20, 2011 7:59 pm

    Yum! I love the idea of the ham and cheese melts – sounds like a perfect mid-day snack on a cold day… 😉


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