Last Updated on February 11, 2022
I’m excited to share my easy-to-make, healthy football food recipes and game day snack ideas with you!
The food and drinks served at football parties typically include cheese, fried foods, burgers, booze, wings, pizza, pasta, cookies, chips, fattening dairy-based dips, pretzels, etc.
All of that saturated fat, sodium, dairy, gluten, and sugar is very inflammatory, kills your immune & digestive systems, and is very fattening.
The combination of these nutrients literally programs the body to store fat and feel fatigued, bloated, and unconfident.
- Have you ever been to a football party get-together that didn’t include eating or drinking? Nope, probably not.
- Have you ever indulged on game-day goodies that left you feeling bloated, blah, hungover, or feeling guilty because you ‘knew better’ but ate unhealthy anyway?
- Have you ever felt left out at parties because there weren’t healthy options for you to eat or drink?
I know I have!
Once upon a time, I used to struggle at parties and get-togethers. It’s not fun to feel left out, chewing on a celery stick when everyone else indulges, either.
It was really hard for me to enjoy the game when everyone else was eating foods that I was trying to avoid. It’s very triggering.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. That’s why I’m sharing 30 Healthy Game Day Snacks & Recipes with you. They’re great for football parties and for fitness & health, too.
30 Healthy Football Food & Guilt Free Game Day Snacks to Enjoy Guilt Free
The following dishes, snacks, dips, and ideas are my go-to recipes for game day. They’ll help you indulge without deprivation.
Try these the next time you’re watching a game, invited to a football party, or hosting to have healthy options that don’t taste like rabbit food.
They’re packed with protein and fiber and will help you feel fuller faster and won’t cause huge spikes in blood sugar, which makes it easy to stay on track & avoid overeating. Plus, protein and fiber are the best foods for fat loss and boosting metabolism.
The best part? These game day snacks are easy to make, healthy, and everyone loves them. I think you will, too.
After taking a look at all the options, leave me a comment and let me know which idea you’re most excited about.
HEALTHY FOOTBALL PARTY SNACK IDEAS
- Healthy Deviled Eggs – use these recipes + green onion to turn them into mini footballs for extra fun
- Healthy Shrimp Ceviche Recipe
- Healthy Kabob Recipe
- Healthy Jalapeño Poppers
- Stuffed Peppers You can carve footballs in the pepper shells before stuffing and baking, to make them extra cute
- Cowboy Caviar Bean Salad Recipe
MORE HEALTHY GAME DAY SNACKS
Some super easy, plant-based snacks that are also fan favorites include:
- Roasted Chickpeas
- Gluten-free, whole grain crackers and pretzels
- Organic popcorn
- Veggie Chips
- Mixed Nuts
- A Fruit and/or Vegetable tray with a healthy dip
HEALTHY DIPS FOR FOOTBALL PARTIES
Swap your cheesy dips, ranch, and blue cheese dressings for these healthy, plant-based dips instead. They’re easy to make. But if you don’t like cooking, I recommend buying the organic versions of these dips pre-made from your grocery store, too.
- Healthy Vegan Cheese
- Babaganoush – This tasty dip is ‘low-carb hummus’ that’s made with eggplant instead of chickpeas
- Tahini – This is sesame seed butter used to make hummus and babaganoush
- Healthy Homemade Mayonnaise
- Organic, Dairy-free Salad Dressings Vinaigrettes are great, too
MORE HEALTHY GAME DAY APPETIZERS
You can also have traditional game day foods that you normally see at football parties. To make them healthier add in more plants and opt for organic options.
- Organic, Gluten-free pizza or Cauliflower Crust Pizza – You can buy these in the frozen section of your grocery store
- Chili or a Hearty Soup – I love this Healthy Chicken Soup
- Organic Rotisserie Chicken
- Turkey Meatballs – Make these the same way you would with beef but sub in turkey instead of beef
- Fish Tacos – Shrimp, turkey, and chicken work, too. Sub in cilantro, salsa, grilled veggies, and fresh lime juice instead of cheese and sour cream
- Lettuce Wraps – Tip: Wrap my healthy shrimp ceviche in lettuce leaves and drizzle with hot sauce. It’s so good!
- Baked Chicken Wings – Bake or grill organic wings instead of frying them to save yourself hundreds of calories and to avoid inflammatory fats.
- Cocktail Shrimp and Cocktail Sauce – Buy a bag or 2 of pre-cooked frozen, wild caught shrimp. Rinse, thaw, and serve chilled alongside homemade cocktail sauce made with organic ketchup and horseradish to taste. Easy breezy!
So there you have it.
Leave me a comment and let me know which snack idea is your favorite.
If there’s a healthy recipe you like to enjoy on game day that isn’t on my list, please share it in the comments.
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Christina is a certified Holistic Nutritionist, Personal Trainer, and Fitness & Health Coach. After healing multiple health issues, getting off 7 meds, & losing 40 pounds – and keeping it off for 10+ years, Christina teaches others how to get Happy, Healthy, & Fit quickly without any bullshit. She’ll show you how to slim down, tone up, and feel fantastic naturally with the most delicious food and least intense workouts possible.