Healthy Game Day Recipes: Things to eat while you’re screaming at your TV

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

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?! Good!

Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

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:

1. Vegetarian Chili Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

2. Cheesy Salsa Chicken SSP

3. Buffalo Chicken SSP

4. Mexican SSP

5. Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Pile them high with veggies, guacamole, cheese, chili, bruschetta, pulled chicken, chili, and so much more! Your savory stuffed sweet potato bar is sure to be a touchdown!

 BONUS :: If you don’t mind slicing a few, these Sweet Potato Nachos are beyond amazing!

Creamy Cilantro Cucumber Dip

Ready. . . Set. . . DIP!

Don’t forget to serve up a dip that won’t send your guests into a mayonnaise or velveeta coma!

Skip the calorie bomb cheese dip and swap it with a Greek-yogurt based Cilantro Cucumber Dip and replace store bought ranch dip with a Healthy Veggie Dip.

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 Chipotle Black Bean Dip with Pico de Gallo

2. Spicy Salsa Verde

3. Wicked Easy Restaurant-Style Salsa

4. Skillet Black Bean Queso

5. Creamy Cilantro Cucumber Dip

6. Healthy White Bean Dip with Avocado and Cilantro

7. Instant Pot Black Bean Dip

Instant Pot Black Bean Dip is a total breeze to throw together! No cans needed! Simply grab a bag of dried beans and get ready for a party-perfect vegetarian dip that's easy, make-ahead, and SO delicious!

Buffalo Chickpea Veggie Burgers

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!

  1. Buffalo Chickpea Veggie Burgers

  2. Sweet Potato and Chickpea Veggie Burgers

  3. Triple Bean Veggie Burgers

  4. Cajun Chickpea + Sweet Potato Burgers

  5. Mexican Veggie Burgers

  6. Black Bean Butternut Burgers

  7. Vegetarian Chili Burgers

  8. Chipotle Pumpkin Burgers

Healthy Chipotle Pumpkin Veggie Burgers :: grab life by the buns!

If you get a chance to try 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!

This healthy vegetarian Greek Quinoa Salad will make staying on track in 2016 a breeze!

Side Dishes that are Sure to Score:

Serving up burgers and hot dogs? Veg up your side dishes! Skip the vat of potato salad and try a refreshing chickpea or veggie pasta salad instead! Up the ante and go Greek with this gorgeous Quinoa Salad!

For even more healthy game day recipes and fruit and veggie-centric ideas, check out my Play With Your Produce board on Pinterest!  It features fun, delicious ideas from all over the internet like a veggie tray that’s arranged to look like a football and a healthy chili bar with a bevvy of toppings!  Brilliant!

What’s your favorite thing to snack on while going bonkers over your team?

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  • Samantha

    Love Cowboy Caviar!

  • Soul Soiree

    Love this round up with healthier options … I love how your brain works! I think I’ll be trying your zesty sweet potato salad! Ekk!

  • Aparna. B.

    I am totes magotes making the sweet potato nachos of yours! I’m so excited to yell at the TV and eat yummy food!

  • Marisa Bateman

    Gotta love your balls 🙂 Everything looks amazing!

  • Velveeta…shudder.
    I want to lick the screen. You are brilliant.

  • Janelle Johnson

    Everything is so colorful and delicious! I’m just realizing I might need to have some snacks available for the Big Game…

  • Kim Hoeltje

    These snacks all look amazing!! Especially the cookie cake 🙂

  • yum yum i want it all! …especially that giant cookie ! xo

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