For many Americans, football is more than just a game — it’s a tradition where friends and family gather to watch the most viewed telecast of the year and consume some of the most calorie-dense foods imaginable. The average football fan munches on an entire day’s worth of calories in just a few hours on game day. Instead of packing on the pounds, try packing in the nutrients of delicious dried fruits and nuts with a few of our better-for-you snacking items.

Mt. St. Helens Trail Mix
Aunt Patty’s Mt. St. Helens Trail Mix is made with raw, local ingredients — Pacific Northwest cinnamon-infused apples, Pacific Northwest cranberries, raw walnuts, raw almonds and raisins — blended for the perfect balance between sweet fruit and crunchy nuts.

It’s not uncommon to find a bag of pistachios on the table this time of year. A self-serve snack during the holiday season, these small nuts contain protein, fiber and a wealth of vitamins and minerals.

Eat a handful of pistachios for a snack, or sprinkle the nuts into a bowl of oatmeal or yogurt for breakfast. Add pistachios to your favorite muffin and bread recipes, or top a serving of frozen yogurt with chopped pistachios, or add them to a tossed green salad.