Hosting a gathering to watch the big game? Here are a few healthy game day recipes that are sure to be crowd-pleasers!
The Super Bowl is riiiight around the corner! Whether you’re in it for the football, the commercials, the halftime show or it’s just a regular ol’ Sunday for you, I wanted to round up some healthy game day recipes for you! I’ve got everything from appetizers and snacks to sides and main dishes. And they are all crowd-pleasers, promise.
The Super Bowl is one of those days that can lead to overeating if you are mindlessly snacking all day. No matter whether you’re enjoying your Sunday at home or heading to a friends house, my best tip is to make sure there are plenty of veggies on the table to snack on.
This doesn’t necessarily mean veggies and dip (it can!) but it can be something more “exciting” like buffalo cauliflower wings, jicama fries, etc. Besides getting veggies in, make sure you are drinking plenty of water and trying to be mindful of how many times you’re visiting the food table. Most importantly? Don’t stress! This is often a time to gather with friends and family and indulge a little. 😉
Let me know if you try any of these healthy game day recipes! Tag me on Instagram (@eatingbirdfood) so I can see your creations.
The best vegetarian chili recipe made with three different beans, veggies and sweet corn. It's thick and hearty, comes together quickly on the stovetop and has such a rich, robust flavor thanks to a few secret ingredients.
This hearty Mexican sweet potato chicken soup is loaded with veggies, lean protein and has a smoky, sweet flavor from dried guajillo Mexican peppers. Grain/gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo and whole30 friendly.
Looking for a healthy game day snack or appetizer? Try these buffalo cauliflower wings with a creamy homemade ranch dressing. They're baked instead of fried and perfectly crunchy and crisp on the outside.
These sweet potato nachos are loaded with black beans, tomatoes, cheese, jalapeño peppers and plenty of spices. They're absolutely delicious, customizable and make for an awesome weeknight dinner or game day snack.
This bright and creamy beet hummus is made with roasted beet, chickpeas, tahini, garlic and lemon. It's subtly sweet, full of flavor and super easy to whip up. Serve it as a healthy appetizer or snack with veggies, crackers or pita or use it as a sandwich spread.
Make healthier peanut butter balls with only 5 simple ingredients: peanut butter, oats, dates, chocolate and coconut oil! No powdered sugar or butter needed. These peanut butter balls are dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan!
1cuppico de gallo or salsa, store-bought or homemade
⅓cupshredded Mexican cheese or crumbled queso fresco
1cupshredded romaine lettuce
½jalapeño, deseeded and chopped
¼cupdiced cherry tomatoes
¼cupchopped fresh cilantro
¼cupsliced black olives, optional
tortilla chips, for serving
Mix yogurt with 2 teaspoons of taco seasoning in a small bowl.
Spread refried beans evenly into the bottle of a square (8 x 8) dish to create the first layer. Add seasoned yogurt on top and gently spread to create the second layer. Then add the guacamole and spread.
Scoop salsa with a slotted spoon. This step is optional, but it helps to remove extra liquid from the salsa.
Add pico de gallo on top of the guacamole and then add remaining ingredients in the order listed: shredded cheese, romaine lettuce, jalapeño pepper, cherry tomatoes, cilantro and black olives, if using.
Serve immediately or store in the fridge until ready. Serve with tortilla chips, crackers or fresh veggies for dipping. Best served the day you make it, but will keep in the fridge for 1-2 days.
Vegan option: Buy vegan refried beans and skip the cheese or use a vegan cheese.