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25 Healthy Game Day Recipes

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We've got the best healthy game day snacks for your party! Whether you're hosting a Super Bowl Sunday party or pregaming before a football game, we've got some fabulous finger foods, snacks, and delicious recipes you'll love.

Which one of these healthy super bowl recipes will you try?

Healthy 7-Layer Dip

The absolute classic dish for a football game and probably our favorite healthy game day appetizer, this tasty Tex-Mex dip is perfect for a crowd! It's got layers of flavor and is so easy to pull together.

A healthier 7-layer dip in a large white bowl on a wooden board with blue corn chips.

Baked Chicken Wings

These tasty baked chicken wings are easy to make and perfect for a Super Bowl party or any regular game day! Crispy chicken wings are a classic game day food that's hearty enough to serve as a main course as well.

Baked chicken wings with a bowl of dipping sauce.

Baked Feta with Olives and Tomatoes

This tasty baked feta cheese with olives and burst tomatoes is easy to pull together. The flavors meld together perfectly for a savory and creamy dish that's a perfect snack or appetizer!

A baking dish with a block of feta, olives, and tomatoes.

Black Bean Salad

You'll love this black bean salad with bell peppers, red onion, and a kick of fajita seasoning. It's a hearty side dish made with simple ingredients. It has a great crunch from the fresh peppers.

A black bean salad with bell peppers in a glass bowl.

Fruit and Cheese Kabobs

These delightful fruit and cheese kabobs are an easy appetizer or snack. Serve them with a small bowl of honey or whipped cream for an elevated small bite. The best part is these are ready in just minutes!

Fruit and cheese skewers on a white plate with a small bowl of honey.

Loaded Veggie Nachos

Say goodbye to boring old nachos and hello to these loaded veggie nachos! With layers upon layers of colorful veggies and ooey-gooey cheese, these vegetarian sheet pan nachos are guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser.

Loaded veggie nachos on a sheet pan.

Charcuterie Board

You'll love this simple charcuterie board! This appetizer board with cheese, salami, fruit, and crackers is perfect for a party!

An overhead shot of a fall charcuterie board on a wooden board.

Cream Cheese Fruit Dip

This tangy and sweet dip is so easy to pull together and one of our favorite recipes to serve with fresh fruit. It's a creamy dip that comes together in a few minutes and only takes 4-ingredients to make!

Cream cheese fruit dip in a white bowl on a platter with fruit.

Mustard Cottage Cheese Dip

This viral mustard cottage cheese dip recipe is so simple but it's an absolute must-make! This is one of our favorite healthy appetizers! You'll love this flavorful dip.

A baby carrot being dipped into a blend of cottage cheese and mustard.

Hummus Board

This beautiful hummus board will be a hit with everyone! It's a fun way to enjoy a healthy appetizer with plenty of veggies, pita chips, and tasty dips.

An overhead shot of a hummus board with hummus, grape leaves, cut vegetables, pita chips, and veggie straws.

Crockpot Buffalo Turkey Meatballs

These slow cooker Buffalo Turkey Meatballs are a delicious and healthy twist on the classic buffalo chicken and are a perfect appetizer for football Sundays or any big game.

Buffalo turkey meatballs stacked on a plate.

Caramelized Onion Dip with Greek Yogurt

This irresistible caramelized onion dip with tangy Greek yogurt is a lighter, lower-calorie version of a crowd favorite, but without sacrificing the taste! Creamy, tangy, and sweet, it's easy to make and delicious when served with chopped veggies, chips, or anything else you love.

Caramelized onion dip with yogurt.

Chicken Sausage Rolls

These healthier chicken sausage rolls feature a ground chicken and veggie filling wrapped in flaky, golden puff pastry. They're so good you can't eat just one!

Chicken sausage rolls on a rectangular plate.

Roasted Artichoke Hearts

These delicious roasted artichoke hearts are topped with parmesan cheese and baked till crispy. They're a fantastic little bite!

Roasted artichoke hearts with lemon slices on a plate.

Blistered Shishito Peppers

You're going to love this blistered shishito peppers recipe! Shishitos are sweet peppers that can occasionally be mildly spicy and are always deeply flavorful.

An overhead shot of a bowl of blistered shishito peppers.

Spice Roasted Chickpeas

These tagine spice roasted chickpeas are a delicious little snack and high in protein.

An overhead shot of chickpeas on a sheet pan with a large spoon.

Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower

Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower is a delicious, spicy, and savory appetizer or snack, ready in under 30 minutes. It's an easy recipe with a gluten-free almond flour coating that makes for crowd-pleasing, low-carb finger food.

Air fried buffalo cauliflower on a large platter.

Crispy Baked Chicken Tacos

These crispy baked chicken tacos are packed with a flavorful mixture of spices, black beans, shredded chicken, and melted cheese. They're a perfect meal for a crowd, and the leftovers are delicious when reheated the next day.

Oven baked chicken tacos on a platter.

Vegan Avocado Fries

These vegan avocado fries are crispy and delicious! Coated in seasonings and panko breadcrumbs for crunch. Serve this air-fried avocado with chipotle mayo for dipping. Oven method included.

Vegan avocado fries on a tray with dip.

Cream Cheese Stuffed Mini Peppers

These herb cream cheese stuffed mini peppers are a fun appetizer or snack for game day!

Cream cheese stuffed mini peppers.

Spicy Blistered Edamame

This edamame appetizer is a copycat of a dish from a local Asian gastropub. It’s quick and easy to make, and this spicy edamame with garlic, ginger, and spicy chili flakes is so tasty you’ll always want a bag of the soybean pods in your freezer.

Spicy edamame in a bowl.

Fully Loaded Guacamole

This Fully Loaded Guacamole takes guacamole to a new level! You'll combine avocado, black beans, jicama, corn, bell pepper, jalapeno, cilantro, and lime. There is tons of flavor and texture in every bite! Serve with your favorite tortilla chips.

Fully loaded guacamole in a black bowl.

Layered Taco Dip

This Layered Taco Dip is a lightened-up riff on the classic seven-layer dip recipe. Made with good-for-you ingredients like homemade refried beans, Greek yogurt, sour cream, quick guacamole, cheddar cheese, and loads of veggies, you can make this recipe your own by adding your favorite ingredients.

Layered taco dip in a glass container.

Easy Fruit Tray

Always one of the most brilliant and beautiful platters, this fruit tray is exploding with the freshest sweet produce that your guests will love. 

A fruit tray with a chocolate dip.

Mezze Board

Let’s build a healthy mezze board together! This Mediterranean mezze platter is perfect for entertaining a large crowd for a light meal, or an entire meal for the family. Not only are they beautiful, but this version is also nourishing and super simple to put together!

A large mezze board with dips and veggies.

Elote Dip

Bring authentic Mexican flavor to your table with this delicious Elote Dip! With mouth-watering and explosive flavors, Elote Dip, also known as Mexican Street Corn, will bring an exciting taste to your game-day feast!

Elote dip in a white bowl.

Yield: 8 to 10 servings

Healthy Game Day Recipes

A healthier 7-layer dip in a large white bowl on a wooden board with blue corn chips.

Try one of our favorite healthier game day recipes - this fantastic 7-layer dip is absolutely delish!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 can of refried beans
  • 1 (4-ounce) can diced green chiles
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ cup grated Monterey Jack or Colby Jack cheese
  • 2 avocados
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 ½ cups yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon Tajin seasoning
  • 1 cup of cherry tomatoes, diced
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro


  1. Place the can of refried beans, diced green chiles, garlic powder, cumin, ½ teaspoon sea salt, and black pepper in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir till combined and heat for 3 minutes till warmed.
  2. Spoon the refried beans into a large low bowl or 9x11 glass pan.
  3. Sprinkle the grated cheese on top of the refried beans in an even layer.
  4. Mash the avocados in a bowl, add the remaining sea salt and lime juice, and stir till combined.
  5. Spoon the mashed avocado over the cheese and spread it into a single layer.
  6. Combine the yogurt and Tajin seasoning and stir till thoroughly combined. Spoon the yogurt mixture over the avocado and smooth into a single layer.
  7. Top the dip with the diced tomatoes and cilantro. 

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 168Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 681mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 5gSugar: 4gProtein: 7g

What are your favorite game day appetizers?

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