Three perfect sports-watching snacks - and they're healthy too

Watching the big game calls for something tasty to nibble on. These recipes are easy to prepare, delicious – and healthy too (sshh, don’t tell the kids!)

Whether your family is football-crazy or cricket-mad, there are lots of great sporting events coming up this summer.

We’ve got some crowd-pleasing treats that you can rustle up in no time. And, unlike a lot of shop-bought snacks or takeaways, they’re nutritious too.

Chicken nuggets

Chicken nuggets are a perennial family favourite and so much healthier when you cook them yourself.

At a glance: cut skinned, boned chicken into nugget sizes, dip in egg and roll in well-seasoned breadcrumbs (put two or three slices of fresh bread in the blender). Place on a greased baking tray and put in the oven at gas mark 6 (200°C, 400°F) for about 15 minutes.

Crab cakes

These might sound exotic but they’re super-easy to prepare and seem to go down well with even the fussiest of kids (though it might be wise to call them fishcakes!).

At a glance: in a processor, blitz a couple of chillis, the zest and juice of a lime, a stalk of chopped lemongrass, 2 finely chopped spring onions and a tbsp of fish sauce. Add 220g of firm white fish and 2x 170g tins of white crab meat. Pulse to combine. Add a beaten egg, 50g of desiccated coconut and 50g of finely chopped green beans. Mix, before shaping into small fishcakes and shallow frying for a couple of minutes on each side.

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Potato wedges

Everyone loves a potato wedge and, with the skins left on, they’re packed full of nutrients too. Serve with ketchup, mayo or whatever else you fancy.

At a glance: wash and cut medium potatoes lengthways into wedges, coat with a little olive oil and bake for 35 minutes at gas mark 6 (200°C, 400°F).

Not a sports fan?

If you’re reading this and thinking that the recipes look great, but you’re more worried about how fed up you’re going to be while your family are glued to the telly, then don’t miss our summer of sport survival guide.

And if you’re more interested in playing sport than watching it, check out our five-step summer exercise plan.

What are your go-to sports-watching snacks? Let us know in the comments section below.