Ditch the deep-fried chips and frozen apps and whip up these veggie-centric dips, finger foods, and snacks for the big game!
Things to eat while you’re screaming at your TV: 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!
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
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!
Ready. . . Set. . . DIP!
Don’t forget to serve up a dip that won’t send your guests into a mayonnaise or velveeta coma!
With veggies and whole food ingredients as the base, these delicious dips and spreads are a healthier option for your party line-up:
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!
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 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?