These healthy game day recipes are easy and delicious! Ditch the deep-fried chips and frozen apps and whip up these veggie-centric dips, finger foods, and snacks for the big game.
Healthy Game Day Recipes
Yup. I’m going there!
Everyone and their brother from another mother blogs a token Game Day Round-Up as Super Bowl Sunday approaches.
Usually you’ll see a lot of football-shaped cookies and cakes, a bevvy of fried meats and cheeses, dips destined to clog your arteries the second you look at them, and balls.
Oh the balls! Cheese balls, meat balls, cake balls, and balls of chicken dripping in buffalo sauce… This is where I get to be different and try to convince you to veg up your game day spread.
I’ll even throw in some nachos for good measure!
Ready to get your game day grub on?! Let’s do this!
Stuffed Sweet Potato Bar
Instead of spending your day scooping out potatoes for deep-fried potato skins, why not set up a stuffed sweet potato bar and let everyone pile on their favorite toppings?
Simply bake up a tray of spuds and wrap them in foil to keep them warm while you wait for everyone to arrive. You can serve up whole potatoes and feature it as the main dish or slice them in half for an appetizer-sized portions. This tasty and customizable game day treat is sure to win over your friends and family, especially those who are a little bit picky about what they’ll stuff in their face!
Here are some of my favorited stuffed spud combos:
4. Mexican SSP
BONUS :: If you don’t mind slicing a few, these Sweet Potato Nachos are beyond amazing!
Healthy Game Day Dips
Don’t forget to serve up a dip that won’t send your guests into a mayonnaise or velveeta coma!
I’m personally a huge fan of making a giant veggie tray for everyone to graze on throughout the game.
Add a few dips from the list below and have fun with it!
With veggies and whole food ingredients as the base, these delicious dips and spreads are a healthier option for your party line-up:
1. Healthy Black Bean Salsa
5. Pico de Gallo (Salsa Fresca)
9. Taco Hummus
Three Cheers for Veggie Burgers!
Looking for an alternative to conventional beef burgers? These veggie-packed alternatives can be made in advance and taste amazing! They’re even freezer friendly!
Healthy Finger Foods
This healthy game day finger foods are a MUST for all your football shenanigans.
Side Dishes Sure to Score
Serving up burgers and hot dogs? You can still veg up your side dishes to round out the meal! Skip the vat of potato salad and try a refreshing chickpea salad or veggie pasta salad instead! Up the ante and go Greek with my gorgeous greek quinoa salad!
What’s your favorite thing to snack on while going bonkers over your team?
If you get a chance to try any of these healthy game day recipes, let me know!
You can leave me a comment here (LOVE checking those daily!) or tag @PEASandCRAYONS on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creations. I can’t wait to see what you whip up!