6 Healthy Football Snacks You Can Enjoy Every Game Dayon
Do healthy football snacks even exist?
As you’ll see in this guide, they absolutely do!
With a few easy swaps, you can upgrade your football season menu to include more satisfying, nutritious foods your friends and family will love.
And that means you can cheer on your favorite team and enjoy lots of game-time action together without sabotaging your health goals.
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6 Healthy Football Snacks for the Best Game Day Ever
Enjoy one (or more!) of these tasty football snacks at your next tailgate or watch party, and you’ll forget you’re even eating healthy:
1. Winning Veggie Platter
Veggie platters are a classic, easy snack to throw together during football season. Everyone can graze on their favorite raw veggies and dip and eat fewer greasy chips.
The only downside?
Veggie platters can be a bit boring.
So come up with a few twists to make your veggie spread more exciting and interesting this football season.
Start with the veggies. Think about using fresh-cut veggies that have the same crunch appeal as chips. Bell pepper slices, carrots, raw broccoli and cauliflower, and celery always work.
Then mix in a few veggies with higher water content to keep up your hydration levels. Tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes, and asparagus make fantastic additions.
Spice up your dip choices. While the traditional ranch, blue cheese, or French onion dips may be classics, don’t limit yourself to these higher-fat options.
Consider branching out to spiced hummus dips (like a roasted red pepper hummus), Greek yogurt-based dips (like a refreshing cucumber tzatziki), or even creamy avocado spreads.
A quick Pinterest search for dip ideas opens a world of possibilities, and they’ll all encourage more healthy veggie snacking. Plus, some of them will help you add even more fiber, vitamins, minerals, and flavors to your already healthy veggies.
Whip this up for your next tailgate, and don’t be surprised if it’s the first dish to be devoured.
2. Healthy Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs are another delicious snack perfect for football season.
Eggs are high in protein and super satisfying, which can help you avoid overeating other not-so-nutritious tailgating options.
This healthy deviled eggs recipe uses dijon mustard to boost the flavor in every bite. Plus, it swaps Greek yogurt for mayonnaise to cut the fat while upping the protein amount and sneaking in some healthy probiotics.
3. Fresh Guacamole
You can also whip up a batch of fresh guacamole, which gives you another satisfying snack full of healthy fats.
Depending on the size of your tailgate or party, all you need is three to four fresh avocados to start. Mash them together with diced tomatoes and fresh purple onions (or use white or sweet onions for less of a kick). Then sprinkle in some salt, pepper, and fresh lime juice to keep the guacamole from turning brown.
You can also add some cut jalapenos or fresh cilantro if you know your fellow football fans aren’t bothered by either.
4. Delicious 7-Layer Dip
7-Layer dips are always a hit for football games because you can dig in and enjoy multiple layers of flavor and fun in one bite.
Keeping with the theme, this fresh and healthy 7-layer dip recipe uses Greek yogurt to pack in the protein along with guacamole (see idea #3), beans, black olives, tomatoes, cilantro, jalapenos, onions, and cheese.
Bonus: This delicious guilt-free recipe only takes 15 minutes to throw together and is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
5. Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip
You also can’t go wrong by making a buffalo chicken dip, which is usually another fan-favorite.
For a healthier alternative, try this lighter buffalo chicken dip recipe next time. It swaps all-star Greek yogurt and cottage cheese for the cream cheese and shredded cheese found in traditional versions.
6. Beautifully Baked Chicken Wings
If your football games always include wings, you can bake up a batch of delicious chicken wings that are flourless and never touch unhealthy frying oil.
To get that extra crispy skin you love about fried options, simply leave the wings in your warm oven for an additional 30 to 60 minutes after baking, as the recipe says.
Your guests may not even notice these wings weren’t fried. But you’ll feel good about cutting calories and eliminating harmful veggie oils from the menu, which can both sabotage your clean-eating goals.
Final Thoughts on These Healthy Football Snacks
After reading this guide, you now have a winning game plan for healthy football snacks your whole crew will love.
Now you’ll never have to wreck the hard work you put in each week just to enjoy cheering on your favorite team. And you can feel better serving up more nutritious options for your family, kids, and friends.
So give these recipes a try at your next game day, and you’ll find it easier (and more fun!) to stick to your health goals.
Save this guide so you can refer back to it during your game day menu planning. And share it with your fellow fans to organize a healthy snacks potluck!
Now go enjoy football season guilt-free!
Author: Devan Ciccarelli