Game Day Snacks Made Healthy

Healthy Game Day Snacks

It’s that time of year again…the time when Americans get together and cheer on men running in tights with a ball! 🏈 

It’s also a time when friends and family get together and eat wings, nachos, and other fun party foods that may throw off your personal health goals. Never fear! We have some healthier alternatives to typical game day snacks that are still tasty. 

Remember: don’t stress if you decide to eat the original versions of these foods or other so-called “unhealthy” options available at a party. This is just one day in your health journey, and you’re allowed to enjoy yourself! Some days all we can do is stay hydrated and make time for a quick stroll around the block…and that’s ok. Re-commit to your healthy eating plan at the next meal or the next day, check in to make sure every day isn’t an “exception” day, and most importantly, don’t be too hard on yourself.

  • Guacamole is full of healthy fats from avocados and salsa gives a extra veggie boost, so both are good to include on the table.
  • These lightened up jalapeno poppers use vegan cream cheese in place of the original. 
  • Check out this version of Spinach Artichoke Dip and serve with raw veggies or whole grain crackers. 
  • Looking to add an extra veggie, but still keep in the spirit of the big game? Try this buffalo cauliflower to have with (or instead of!) buffalo wings. 
  • Here’s a fun twist to 7-layer dip, make them in individual cups! You can use plain Greek yogurt in place of sour cream for extra protein and probiotics.
  • Spicy roasted chickpeas are a crunchy, salty snack high in protein and fiber. 
  • If you’re looking for something that is slightly unique, we think these rosemary-buttered nuts and this white bean dip with pomegranate are quite tasty, and would fit in nicely with the rest of your game day spread.y

If you have any questions, or want ideas how to adapt your favorite recipes, we’d love to hear from you! Feel free to reach out to one of our Health Coaches with any questions or comments, we’re always happy to talk about food.

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Reviewed by Kelsea Hoover, MS, RDN​

on January 26th, 2021. Kelsea is a Registered Dietitian with her Master's degree in Nutrition from Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA, and is one of our Health Coaches.