Score Extra Points with These Healthy Game-Day Snacks

September 17, 2019
It’s officially football season, and with the games come the dips, wings, pizzas, and other snacks—so delicious, but also hard on your health and well-being. But with a little creativity and our simple tips, you can offer delicious, healthy alternatives. Try these twists on some popular game-day classics. 

Cucumber Sliders 

Instead of making sandwiches or sliders packed with mayo and other special sauces, try opting for a lighter version of this finger-food staple. Sub in cream cheese for the mayo (get low-fat if you want to be extra cautious), and sack the processed meats in favor of fresh, crisp cucumbers. 

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You’re done already! And you’ve got a much healthier sammie to share with friends and family. 

Mini Pepper Nachos 

Everyone loves nachos. The melty cheese, cool sour cream, crunchy chips, and variety of spicy toppings are so yummy—but also pretty unhealthy. Chips hold a decent amount of sodium and useless carbs, so instead of smothering your toppings on regular tortilla chips, go with mini peppers. Rich in vitamin C, they make a healthy base, add a sweet flavor, and provide a scoopable way to eat salsa. See? Who needs real chips anyway?


Veggie Tart 

Pizza is one of those foods that most of us can eat anytime, anywhere, with anyone. And while it’s an easy option to bring to a party, it’s also a surefire way to add a lot of extra calories and fat. Try a lighter take on this cheesy classic with easy veggie tart. 


Also: Try our other smart ideas for making pizza a healthier meal.

Greek Layer Dip 

Taco dip is a go-to for game-day parties. It’s easy to make, it tastes great, and it’s got everyone’s favorite toppings mixed together into one creamy, savory, and (unfortunately) heavy dish. This season, switch out the sour cream, shredded cheese, and refried beans for a healthier, fresher take on the layer dip. 

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Buffalo Ranch Cups 

It’s not football season if food isn’t rolling in buffalo sauce. But a platter full of fried wings or deep-fried tenders aren’t going to leave you feeling good when the game is over. Skip the fryer and go for these bite-sized buffalo snacks. 

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