15 Winning Game Day Snacks

by in Healthy Recipes, September 22, 2013

buffalo wings
According to a recent study, disappointed fans tend to gobble extra high-cal junk following a tough loss. Whether your team puts up a W or an L may be out of your control, but you can still serve up a healthier game day spread! Score some nutritional points with these smarter spins on football party foods.

Dips
Trade greasy chips for whole-grain baked varieties and fresh veggies, then dunk into these better-for-you dips.

Artichoke-Spinach Dip-Slimmed
Avocado-Feta Dip
Chili Cheese Dip

Wings
Every sports fan wants wings. Instead of frying, grill or broil.

Grilled Chicken Wings with Provencal Flavors
Buffalo Wings with Tangy Cheese Dip (above)
Grilled Spicy Wings

Pizza
Don’t call for delivery–make any of these simple from-scratch versions.

Tomato-Basil Pizza
Pizza Pockets
Healthy Spinach and Ricotta Pizza

Miscellaneous Munchies
Don’t forget about these party must-haves–potato skins, chili, nachos and more!

Slow Cooker Chicken Chili
Spicy Nachos with Fresh Pico de Gallo
Broccoli and Cheddar Stuffed Potato Skins
Kale Chips
5-Ingredient Quesadillas
Bacon-Apple Jalapeno Pop-ems

Tell Us: What’s your favorite game day snack?

Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition. See Dana’s full bio »

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Comments (4)

  1. Katie says:

    Here are some other Game Day winning recipes:
    Beef & Bean Chili http://katieinthekitchenherethere.blogspot.com/20

    Pork & Poblano Chili http://katieinthekitchenherethere.blogspot.com/20

    Chipotle Chili Dogs: http://katieinthekitchenherethere.blogspot.com/20

  2. Laura says:

    I like to bring snack so that I know I'll have a healthy option on game day. My guacamole hummus went over really well at the season opener! http://www.sprint2thetable.com/recipage/?recipe_i

  3. Mike Finney says:

    You advertise the chicken chili as healthy??? 2200mg of sodium per serving? Thats a heart attack waiting to happen!!!

  4. Those dips look pretty sweet IMHO!!!

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