Don’t get us wrong; we love and appreciate a big eating day as much as the next guy. Maybe even more, given that we’re a food and drink site. But when you’re trying to stick to a New Year’s resolution of being healthier and a day like the Super Bowl comes around (with the Valentine’s Day candy-fest arriving shortly after), a day loaded with horrible-for-you foods isn’t ideal. If you’re hosting a Super Bowl party, you don’t have to cheat guests out of a tasty experience just so you can stay on track. There are plenty of healthy options to serve at a Super Bowl party that are just as flavorful and satisfying as some junkier foods we could name.
Looking for something crunchy and sweet, minus all of the guilt associated with dessert? This chip-and-dip recipe is absolutely for you and your fellow football fans. It is the perfect way to reminisce about the beginning of football season with its familiar and warm fall flavors.
Ditch the fattening cream and choose avocados for a healthier, creamier fruit dip. This recipe is full of protein, and with just a pinch of brown sugar, it’s sweet enough to make guests feel like they are enjoying a decadent treat. Use this dessert as a dip by serving sweet strawberries and blueberries.
Typically, avocados harken to a time of warmer weather, since they are often paired with citrusy ingredients. However, butternut squash and hummus have just the right amount of seasonal flavorings to make this a perfect game-day dip. With these easy ingredients, you can make a hearty appetizer for your biggest fans! Try serving this with toaste wheat pita bread for a hearty and completely snack.
— Bobby Skiber
If you want to make Super Bowl Sunday a little more exotic, try this recipe out. The Indian spice influence with the traditional Mexican ingredients make for a complex flavor profile that just so happens to be full of healthy fat and is low in sugar. Try serving this dip with crunchy vegetables like celery and broccoli.
Looking for a filling and healthy game-day spread? Try this hearty recipe. The best part of this dish is that it can be made ahead and stored in the fridge because the flavors just get better with time. Spread it on pita chips or use it as the filling for celery boats — the tasty and healthy possibilities are endless.
From the Muy Bueno Cookbook: “The creaminess of the avocados combined with the pop of spice from jalapeños and serranos make this salsa irresistible. Use this salsa to top tacos, gorditas, or sopes.” For a healthier game day, you could simply serve this salsa with a few crunchy carrot sticks or cool cucumber slices to even out the spice.
If you want to get really creative with this dip for game day, try arranging the fruit skewers to look like goal posts. Use a Styrofoam base to keep your structure upright, and let football fans pick fruit off of it at their leisure to dip into this fabulously sweet and healthy dip.
This yogurt-based dip is sweet and decadent while staying low-calorie and refreshing. Serve this with sweet fruits like apples or pears, or try it with crunchy vegetables for a unique and interesting appetizer experience.
Whether you want to dip vegetables in it or use it as a spread on crostini, this dip is worth making in a large batch and refrigerating. With this tasty dip, you can make everything from winning sandwiches to flavorful cold pasta salads!
Tart and tasty, this mango salsa high in fiber, low in sodium, and totally vegetarian-friendly. The cilantro and red onion give this Super Bowl dip a little kick, making it a great addition to shrimp cocktail.
It isn’t a game-day celebration without a taco dip, but you don’t have to overload yours with heavy cream cheese and sugary, premade salsa. Instead, make a zesty and creamy dip with yogurt as your base and add seasonings to your taste. Pair it with wheat tortilla chips for a healthier game-day snack.