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25 Super Bowl Snacks that Will Be a Hit (Even If the Game Isn’t)


Super Bowl snacks - Dr. Axe

Ah, the Super Bowl. For many Americans, this day is bigger than Thanksgiving or other official holidays, and that means you need the Super Bowl snacks that go along with it.

What unites us on that special Sunday, no matter what team we’re rooting for? The Super Bowl snacks, of course! When everyone is eating deep-fried everything, it’s tough to chow down on carrot sticks and seeds — but luckily, you don’t have to.

Here are some of the best Super Bowl snacks for the big game. They’re all much healthier than what you’ll find at your neighborhood bar, and they taste even more delicious.

These easy, healthy snack recipes are guaranteed to be a hit at your game day party, and best of all, they won’t give you a food hangover the next day. Now that’s definitely a win!

Super Bowl Snacks

1. Buffalo Chicken Dip

The granddaddy of all dips, this buffalo chicken dip is always a crowd-pleaser because of its versatility. Eat it with veggies, spread it on crackers or just scoop it up with a spoon. Make this recipe even faster by using leftover chicken and making the ranch dressing the night before.


Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe

2. Chili Cheese Dip

This creamy dip is a delicious way to combine two game day classics: chili and cheese. Instead of orange processed cheese, this dip uses goat cheese, which sounds fancier for guests but is also much easier to digest. Make the chili in a crockpot so it cooks throughout the day, and then you can whip up this Super Bowl snack in minutes.

3. Cowboy Caviar

Your guests will never realize they’re basically eating a salad when you serve this veggie-packed appetizer. Don’t let the “caviar” fool you: It’s actually made of black-eyed peas.

Because the flavors of this Super Bowl snack taste best after they sit together for some time, this is another awesome recipe to prepare the night before to ease stress on Sunday.

4. Tzatziki Sauce

This simple yogurt-based dip is the perfect way to spice up chopped veggies or gluten-free pita chips. The lemon juice and cucumbers provide just the right tang, while fresh dill provides a nice kick. It’s easy on the palate but full of flavor, too.

5. Loaded Nachos

A classic among Super Bowl snacks, these nachos that are loaded with seasoned grass-fed beef and then topped with your favorite taco fixings, like raw goat milk cheese, protein-rich black beans, bell peppers and spicy jalapeños. They’re finished off in the oven, so the whole stack is covered with melted cheesy goodness.

These nachos are one of my favorite Super Bowl snacks, and I know they’ll be yours, too!

6. Avocado Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs are the perfect finger food, and they get a step up in nutrition by replacing the mayo typically used with avocado. These are so good they’ll be an instant hit … and won’t last long.

7. Garlic Breadsticks

Breadsticks might not come to mind when you think Super Bowl snacks, but I’ve never seen anyone turn down anything that involves bread and garlic before! These homemade breadsticks use gluten-free and coconut flours and are super simple to make. Serve with your favorite marinara sauce on the side.

Gluten-Free Garlic Breadsticks

8. Goat Cheese & Artichoke Dip

Who knew that you could get a dose of antioxidants while watching a football game? This dip matches artichokes, a top antioxidant food, with creamy goat cheese for a match made in Super Bowl snack heaven.

Once you have all the ingredients ready, this dip takes just a few seconds to blend in a food processor. Tip: If there’s any dip left (doubtful!), use it as a sandwich spread.

9. Spicy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Instead of processed potato chips, get your crunchy Super Bowl snacking on with these roasted pumpkin seeds. The spicy mix, made with chili powder, paprika, cayenne and cumin, gives these Super Bowls snacks a kick that’s perfect for kickoff.

10. Homemade Hummus

Hummus has become one of the most popular Super Bowl snacks, but too many people are buying it at the store. You can make your own delicious — and healthy — version right at home!

This hummus recipe is an awesome starter. It’s great as a classic, but you can jazz it up according to your tastes, too.

Are you into garlic? Add in an extra clove or two.

If you like it spicy, add some hot sauce or crushed red pepper flakes. You could even add avocado before mixing in the food processor.


Better yet, make a few versions — like beet hummus — and let guests try ’em all.


11. Olive Tapenade

If you’re looking to spice up that charcuterie board with something other than hummus, olive tapenade is the way to go. Best of all, this appetizer is ready in just 10 minutes while bursting with nutrition and flavor.

12. Sweet Potato Rosemary Fries

What’s Super Bowl snacking without some fries, and what’s better than fries that are actually on the healthy side? Luckily, these sweet potato fries — topped with rosemary — have you covered.

They’re also ready in just 35 minutes and are sure to become a staple each year when you make your Super Bowl snacks.

13. Baked Brie

This one admittedly takes a little longer to make — just over an hour — but it’s well worth it. The brie is the star, of course, but it’s far from the only ingredient. The cheese is combined with dried apricots or apples (or both!) and has just a hint of brandy, whiskey or bourbon to make this a decadent but delicious snack.

14. Baked Vegetable Fries

If you want fries but are looking to cut back on your potato intake, this recipe has what you’re looking for. Instead of the classic potato fries, these veggie fries use rutabaga, carrots, peppers, onions and mushrooms. They’re seasoned with sea salt, black pepper, onion powder and garlic powder for a delicious take on this classic food.

15. 7-Layer Bean Dip

Seven layers of heaven is a better name for this dip. It’s insanely good for you and so tasty, too.

We start with a layer of black beans that have been blended with protein powder made from bone broth, lime, garlic and sea salt — and that’s just the first one! Pile on tomatoes, creamy goat yogurt, fresh herbs, guacamole and finish it all off with cheese for a bean dip that’ll replace all your other recipes.

7-Layer Bean Dip

16. Buffalo Chicken Tenders

Believe it or not, you can get the tastiness of wings without the bones or a deep frier in a matter of minutes. These tenders are made on the stovetop in a pan and utilize cassava flour for the coating for a healthier twist on a football favorite.

17. Spicy Bean Dip

This spicy bean dip is a bit deceiving. While white beans, or cannellini beans, are the main ingredient, you’d never know it. They’re working behind the scenes to make this dip smooth and creamy, while regulating blood sugar levels and protecting your heart, all without adding a “bean” taste.

Instead, the flavor is amped up by the hot sauce, coconut aminos (a gluten-free alternative to soy sauce), garlic, sesame oil and curry powder. If you serve it, I guarantee no one will guess what the magic ingredient is!

18. Spicy Kale Chips

Just say no to worrying about how many chips you’ve eaten. With these kale chips, the more, the better! You’ll get heaps of vitamins A and K and probably turn some kale haters into converts.

The best part of this Super Bowl snack recipe is that you get not one, but two kale chip dipping options. Serve it with an Indian spice or chipotle spice dressing — or both! — for optimal snacking.

19. Spinach & Artichoke Dip

This dip is always a first-choice dip, but it’s not always the best for you. In this version, we keep what makes spinach and artichoke dip so good, like the cheese, and beef up the nutrients of the other ingredients.

Subbing in goat milk yogurt and probiotic-rich kefir for standard dairy products means we add a ton of protein in a form that’s more easily digestible by the body. We’ve cut back on butter but definitely not on flavor!

Spinach & Artichoke Dip

20. Buffalo Cauliflower

If you want wings but not the meat, this vegetarian recipe is perfect. Instead of chicken, this snack uses cauliflower, covered in your favorite hot sauce and combined with apple cider vinegar, coconut aminos, garlic powder and grass-fed butter to amp up the health benefits.

21. Easy Guacamole

Cilantro lovers, this one is for you. The herb, which protects your body from oxidative stress and helps remove heavy metals, is in full force here. You’ll enjoy all its benefits, along with those of heart-healthy avocado, in this quick and easy guacamole recipe.

22. Easy Chicken Enchiladas

This Super Bowl snack can double as a meal in and of itself, but this recipe doesn’t take all day to make. In fact, it’s ready in just 35 minutes. These enchiladas mix protein-packed chicken with red onion, cayenne, avocado oil, yellow squash, goat cheese, salsa verde, cilantro and green onions in a delicious Mexican classic.

23. Zucchini Pizza Boats

Pizza is one of the most dominant but unhealthy (!) Super Bowl snacks. In this recipe, though, crisp zucchini stands in for a heavy pizza crust with these fun little pizza boats. They cook in minutes, and you can add on your favorite pizza toppings.

24. Healthy Fried Chickpeas

If you want to add a unique recipe to your Super Bowl snacks, make chickpeas the focal point. This snack is pan-fried, not deep-fried, and uses coconut oil in place of hydrogenated, processed vegetable oil. The chickpeas are flavored with cumin, chili powder, garlic, paprika, sea salt and pepper, and they’re ready in 20 minutes.

25. Easy Gluten-Free Meatballs

Get ready for a flavor explosion. These meatballs are seasoned and made on the stove after mixing all the ingredients together in a bowl: ground grass-fed beef, eggs, spinach, cheese, salt, black pepper and coconut oil.

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