Game Day


From the Kitchen of Bryan Snyder,

Team Nutrition Director for the Denver Broncos
The Denver Broncos Team Nutrition Director, Bryan Snyder, and Executive Chef, Justin Domsch, whip up easy, tasty and nutritious dishes for getting in shape and staying healthy and fit.

Pistachio and Date Energy Bites provide a quick boost of energy.

Pistachio Crusted Cobia is a mean and lean healthful dish.

Quinoa Pilaf with Pistachios are colorful, filling and good for digestive health.

Peach and Arugula Salad with Pistachios offers crunch, delicious taste and nutrition.

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Pistachio Kale Pesto combines amazing taste with healthful eating.

Think Game-Time Party—Think Pistachios

Game day parties require loads of refreshments, good seating and get-in-the-game decorations. Now, arranging furniture and displaying decorations takes some creativity and muscle. So, with all that planning and work, don’t muck it up with bags of chips casually tossed on the table, prepackaged salsa, a ho-hum cheese dip, and maybe some microwave popcorn.

Think football players. Think healthy. Take a tip from a professional football nutritionist, like Bryan Snyder, Director of Nutrition for the Denver Broncos.

Bryan says, “Replace some or all of your not-so-wise snacks—like chips, cheese-flavored crackers, sugary quasi fruit snacks, snack cakes, cookies, soda or candy [sound like your menu?] with something that tastes good but is full of healthy nutrients. Not only are they great for snacks, pistachios are a good addition to many other delicious recipes you already have on hand. They can be incorporated into smoothies or used to top off oatmeal or a salad."

Face it. Your guests may not be football players, but hey—all that cheering and jumping, and sideline coaching takes energy. If you’re going to send positive vibes to your team, you’ve got to have stamina. Well, guess what? Pistachios have a bounty of nutrients that have positive impacts on weight loss, lowering blood pressure and heart disease, and providing energy.

Tailgating with Pistachios

APG Ambassador Bryan Snyder, the Team Nutrition Manager for the Denver Broncos, shares his tips on how tailgaters can keep their party fare delicious and healthy with American pistachios.

Game time – party plan. It doesn't matter where – your place, someone else's, a parking lot – get your party face on!

Try one or all of these pistachio party-pleasers: