Archive for May, 2015

Anthony’s Game Time Snack!

May 29th, 2015 (franklin)

With the NBA Finals approaching, it is officially my favorite time of the year.  Starting June 4th, the two best teams in the league will be facing off in a seven game series that will last for two weeks.  As a basketball fan, I love sitting back and enjoying the competition, but with this lengthy series comes the challenge of a new snack for each game.  Whether the snack is for a simple halftime energy boost or because your team is down late in the game and you’re stress eating your way through a 4th quarter comeback, you will need something more than your average snack.

Game 1 – June 4th @ 9pm (ET)

For the first game’s snack I always need to make something simple.  Why? because my excitement and impatience will cause me to mess up an intricate snack recipe.  So, for this year’s first game I have decided to go with a dip recipe that combines Franklin Foods Greek Cream Cheese, crushed pineapple, and vanilla instant pudding.

1. Mixing the dip is very easy and should only take a few minutes.  You will need 1 pack of Franklin Foods Greek Cream Cheese, 8 oz of crushed pineapple (in 100% pineapple juice), and 2.5 oz of vanilla instant pudding.

Big Game Snack Ingredients

Game Time Snack Ingredients

2.Then combine ingredients and stir until mixed properly.

In a mixing bowl combine Greek Cream Cheese, pineapple and instant pudding.

In a mixing bowl combine Greek Cream Cheese, pineapple and instant pudding.


3. The next step is choosing what to use to dip with.  My personal favorite is this:

Take some fajita size tortillas and spread a light layer of margarine on top.  Then sprinkle on a light layer ofcinnamon and turbinado sugar (sugar in the raw).  Then cut the tortillas into triangles of the size that best fits your dipping needs.  Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and bake until golden brown (about 6-8 minutes).

Take fajita size tortillas, brush with margarine or butter, sprinkle with cinnamon and bake 6-8 minutes at 375 degrees.

Take fajita size tortillas, brush with margarine or butter, sprinkle with cinnamon and bake at 375 degrees until golden brown (about 6-8 minutes)

4. Enjoy the snack!

Enjoy!

Enjoy!

About Anthony

My name is Anthony LaMacchia. I am currently working for Franklin Foods as a marketing intern. I will be entering my senior year this fall at Grinnell College where I am a history major and a member of the Men’s Basketball team.

As an athlete, it is very important to be in great physical condition. One of the ways I keep myself in shape over the offseason is by eating healthy. Whether I am in school or at home for the summer, this is not a task so easily completed, as it is difficult to find healthy foods that I also enjoy eating. However, with the help of foods including Franklin Foods Greek Cream Cheese, I am able to eat something that I thoroughly enjoy while taking in half the amount of fat and more protein. I hope to share and blog about how I eat healthier and stay in shape by using Franklin Foods Greek Cream Cheese in recipes and everyday snacks.

Anthony is Franklin Foods' marketing intern and guest blogger from Grinnell College.

Anthony is Franklin Foods' marketing intern and guest blogger from Grinnell College.