The best Super Bowl food, but lightened up. Enjoy 40 healthy Super Bowl recipes for the big game, or any football watching! From appetizers to dips, chili, wings, and vegetarian and vegan options.
Here for the food, not the game
We all know the best thing about the super bowl is the food!
Of course, there are the commercials, the halftime show, and the actual game (I do enjoy watching football), but football food is just the best! Buffalo everything, chips and dip, wings, chili, nachos, snacks… what is there not to like?!
Whether you are throwing a super bowl party or just watching the game with a couple of people, we are rounding up some of the best healthy super bowl recipes to help you feel your best, but not miss out on flavor!
Why we love these healthy super bowl recipes
- a lot of them are protein-packed – this helps keep you full longer, helps balance your blood sugar, helps build and repair muscles, and more.
- easy to make – we love simple recipes around here
- absolutely delicious and packed with flavor! – no boring diet food here!
What is healthy to eat at the Super Bowl?
Like most meals, try to opt for some protein, veggies, carbs, and fiber when building a plate. Learn how to build a balanced plate.
Here are some foods to focus on when building a plate at a party or gathering:
- protein – chicken, beef, turkey, and shrimp are all great options to get in protein, which is going to help fill you up and keep you satisfied
- plant-based dips – things like guacamole, salsa, hummus, and bean-based dip are great options for healthy dips.
- soups and chilis – soups can be a nutrient-dense meal and a great addition to a healthy diet. They can be full of protein, fiber, healthy fat, veggies, and micronutrients depending on how they are made. And since soup is a liquid, it is hydrating and filling.
- veggies – opt for some veggies with dips instead of just chips. Carrots, celery, peppers, and cucumbers are all great options. Also, veggie-focused sides like brussel sprouts, salads, and veggie-based dips are great options.
Healthy super bowl appetizer recipes
Bacon-wrapped chorizo-stuffed dates are the perfect combo of sweet, salty, and spicy. Complete with a spicy red pepper sauce, they make a deliciously easy appetizer, party dish, or game-day snack. Gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, and Whole30.
Perfect guacamole has fresh ingredients like avocado, cilantro, garlic, jalapeno, tomato, and red onion. With the addition of ground cumin to add warmth to it and the lime juice or some tang. Perfection!
Crispy brussel sprouts with bacon and cheese make the perfect bite. With only 3 simple ingredients, they are easy to whip up and everyone will love them!
Sweet potato pizza uses only 3 ingredients and swaps out pizza crust for sweet potatoes. They make a fun appetizer or snack, party food, or dinner option that the whole family will love.
The best hummus is lusciously creamy, yet somehow light and fluffy. And easy to make – no peeling chickpeas or overnight soaking required. Perfect to be scooped up onto a wedge of pita bread or veggies.
Super bowl dip recipes
Hot crab dip with lots of lump crab, cream cheese, greek yogurt, scallions, and spices, and baked until golden brown and creamy. The perfect party appetizer!
Healthy spinach artichoke dip is a healthy appetizer you’ll love and super easy to make! This dip is made with no mayo, sour cream, or cream cheese, only greek yogurt!
Tomatillo avocado salsa tastes just like your favorite green salsa from restaurants. Packed with flavor, super easy to make, and ready to go in less than 30 minutes! The perfect dip for tortilla chips!
Baked chicken enchilada dip with tons of chicken, veggies, and a spicy homemade enchilada sauce. It makes a healthy, lightened-up, flavor-packed dip, appetizer, or game-day dish!
Avocado tzatziki with avocado, lemon juice, garlic, cucumber, and dill for a healthy and dairy-free alternative to the popular Greek yogurt sauce. Paleo and Whole30.
Healthy 7-layer dip with beans, protein-packed yogurt, taco seasoning, guacamole, cheese, tomatoes, black olives, onion, cilantro, and jalapeños. It’s fresh, flavorful, and absolutely delicious! Always a crowd-pleaser for potlucks, game days, and holidays.
Healthy greek yogurt blue cheese dip made with just 5 ingredients and ready in 5 minutes. It’s packed with protein and blue cheese flavor – perfect for veggies, chips, crackers, and wings.
Super bowl wing recipes
Air fryer buffalo wings are the BEST wings! Tossed in spices, baked until the most perfect crispy skin while keeping the meat juicy and tender, and then tossed in a delicious buffalo sauce. Super easy to make and a perfect appetizer, game day or Super Bowl snack, party food, or fun weeknight dinner. And so much better for you than your typical deep-fried chicken wings! Paleo, gluten-free, and Whole30 approved.
Dill pickle wings are incredibly easy to prepare, insanely delicious, and a nice change from the ubiquitous buffalo sauce! Especially when served with a side of Dill Pickle Mayo!
Baked spicy java wings combine the perfect balance of sweet and spicy with a little kick from cold brew coffee. Made with good-for-you ingredients and perfect for any party.
Air fryer boneless buffalo wings are a gluten-free, easy, and absolutely delicious way to enjoy chicken strips at home without actually frying and all the fat. Perfect for snacking and dipping.
Baked lemon pepper chicken wings are crispy and delicious, and use a fraction of the amount of oil as traditional fried wings. Made with real food ingredients like fresh lemon juice and flavorful fresh parsley, these wings are so full of flavor that you won’t even care that they aren’t deep-fried.
Healthy super bowl chili recipes
Buffalo chicken chili is super quick and easy, has minimal ingredients, and contains all the flavors of buffalo chicken dip while being healthier! It freezes beautifully and makes great leftovers. Such a perfect weeknight meal or lighter game-day recipe!
Bison chili is hearty and comforting and made with ground buffalo or ground beef, butternut squash, veggies, and warming spices making an easy and delicious healthy chili recipe that’s ready in 45 minutes.
Lean chili mac uses ground turkey, veggies, spices, and of course pasta and cheese ultimate comfort food lightened up. And it will definitely please a crowd!
Crockpot white chicken chili with chicken breasts, green chiles, and white beans. Easy, creamy and healthy, this recipe is a winner! The slow cooker keeps it breezy and hands-free!
Instant pot turkey chili is a quick, hearty meal that’s so easy to make. Packed with protein and veggies, tons of flavor, and the perfect amount of spice. Perfect for game day, an easy healthy dinner for busy nights, or meal prep.
Chicken recipes for game-day
Healthy buffalo chicken tenders breaded in coconut flour, egg wash, and then a mixture of ground cashews, shredded coconut, and spices and baked in the oven until crispy. Made with just 10 ingredients and take only 35 minutes to make – perfect for an easy weeknight dinner or football watching.
Jalapeño popper chicken casserole combines your favorite aspects of jalapeños poppers and packs them into a warm and comforting healthy casserole recipe. Loaded with shredded chicken, jalapeños, and veggies, and lightened up with a mix of cream cheese and greek yogurt, and then topped with shredded cheese and crushed pretzels. It makes a delicious and hearty one-pan recipe perfect for dinner, as a dip, or for a party!
Creamy buffalo chicken soup will be your new favorite healthy chicken soup recipe. It’s hearty and comforting, full of protein, and thickened without any dairy or flour. Made in one pot on the stove and ready in 45 minutes. Gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, and Whole30.
Baked pistachio crusted chicken tenders have only 6 ingredients, come together in 30 minutes, and make a healthy and delicious alternative to your standard chicken tenders. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.
Instant pot BBQ chicken made from only 2 ingredients! The chicken is tender and juicy, packed with BBQ flavor, and great for salads, tacos, sandwiches, and more.
Buffalo chicken fries have crispy french fries, shredded buffalo chicken, and topped with a healthy blue cheese dressing. Easy to make, absolutely delicious, and perfect for a fun healthy dinner or game day.
Vegetarian super bowl recipes
Air fryer buffalo cauliflower wings have a crispy breading on the outside, with perfectly tender cauliflower on the inside, and tossed in a delicious homemade buffalo sauce. The outcome is the best appetizer, party food, snack, or side dish that everyone will love. Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, paleo, and Whole30.
Crispy black bean tacos are when tacos meet quesadillas! Tuck a hearty & flavorful black bean taco filling in warm corn tortillas with a handful of pepper jack, then pop them on a sheet pan to bake until they’re crispy, golden brown, and oozing with gooey melted cheese.
Vegetarian chili that’s “meaty” and satisfying – without all the meat! A hearty mixture of walnuts, mushrooms, and carrots as your base, with big flavors of onion, garlic, green chiles, and spices.
Vegetarian Mexican potato skins are the perfect healthy game-day appetizer for your next get-together. They have the crispiest skin and the most flavorful toppings!
Vegan super bowl recipes
Buffalo cauliflower potato soup is perfect for a comforting and healthy meal. Made from cauliflower, potatoes, veggies, buffalo sauce, coconut milk, and spices and thickened without any dairy or flour. Ready in 35 minutes.
Tofu nuggets are crispy, savory, and snackable! Requiring 10 ingredients, protein-packed, and are perfect with your favorite dipping sauce.
Crispy spicy vegan cauliflower tacos are so flavorful that no one will miss the meat! Made with crispy baked cauliflower coated in a buttery hot sauce, a cooling jicama carrot slaw, and a delicious cilantro crema.
Corn salad combines avocados, tomatoes, red onion, and jalapeños with a cilantro lime dressing to make a perfect light, refreshing, and easy side dish or dip!
Snackable dessert recipes
Homemade caramel popcorn made from freshly popped popcorn and a homemade caramel sauce without corn syrup. Super easy to make and absolutely delicious! You won’t have to buy store-bought again!
Peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip bars made with rolled oats, bananas, peanut butter, chocolate chips, and lightly sweetened with maple syrup. These peanut butter oatmeal bars make the perfect make-ahead healthy recipe for breakfast, snack, or dessert that everyone will love.
No bake protein cookies made with oats, peanut butter, chocolate protein powder, and bananas. Perfect for a quick and healthy dessert
No-bake magic bars feature a shortbread crust, peanut butter caramel center, and chocolate-coconut topping. Enjoy these gluten-free and vegan magic bars as a nutritious snack or dessert.
If you love quick and easy meals and want to learn how to build a balanced plate, check out our FREE How to Build a Balanced Plate Guide!