Healthy Super Bowl Recipes


Healthy Super Bowl RecipesFootball and healthy eating do not go hand in hand. In December, we scored dream seats at a Redskins vs. Rams game from the Veteran Tickets Foundation. We sat right on the sideline and had access to the stadium club level. We walked around the entire stadium looking for some healthy food choices, and even with special access, we only found one small little kiosk that offered some wraps, salads, and fruit to go along with the wine that was their bigger seller.

If you’d like to provide some healthy options at your Super Bowl extravaganza, I’ve collected some great options from InDependent team members and contributors, as well as a couple standout recipes from military spouse bloggers.

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Game Time Super Bowl Party Menu 

by Meg Gotheridge

This is a nice collection of recipes that Meg put together last year. There’s a nice selection of dips and entrees for you to choose from. 

labor day bruschetta

tomato, corn, jalapeño bruschetta

by Addison Barker

This is an easy appetizer to have ready when guests arrive because it doesn’t need to be hot or cold. Just serve the bread on the side so it doesn’t get soggy. You could also serve the topping on top of cucumber slices for a fresh variation.

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Oven Fries with Homemade Ketchup 

by Leslie Brians

This makeover of a classic pairing, offers you traditional game day food without the deep-fat fryer or sneaky sugar in ketchup.

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Raw Kale Salad with Quinoa, Lentils, and Pecans

by Kimberly Bacso

This is my go-to salad when I need to take a dish to a party. It’s a healthy meal in a bowl. I load up on this first so that I’m not as tempted to gouge on all of the other party fare. People always ask for the recipe.

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Creamy White Bean Dip - Two Ways

by Bren Fey

Bren waved her magic wand at two classic salad dressing flavors — ranch and Italian — and turned them into delicious dips, perfect for guilt-free snacking during the big game.

Slow Cooker Cuban Pulled Pork

slow cooker cuban pulled pork

by Kristen Smith

This is an entree that basically makes itself in the slow cooker while you’re getting other things done. Kristen Smith shares her healthy eating and weight loss efforts while juggling the pulls of family obligations and career on If The Saddle Fits.

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Lettuce Boats

by Leslie Brians

If sloppy joes are a favorite in your house, try out Leslie’s lettuce boats. This was a recipe she turned to when she really started cleaning up her eating habits, and they have been a favorite in her house ever since. Start with a protein base and then add the toppings of your choice. I offer a lentil/walnut option if you’d like a plant-based option. 


by Addison Barker

If it’s too cold to fire up the grill, you can make these kabobs in the oven. Offer them as a plant-based option, or add the Roasted Garlic Bison Meatballs.

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No-Fuss Spring Rolls

by Michele Bradfield

To make these extra no-fuss, just set out all of the ingredients and let your family and guests roll their own. Offer several protein choices to please everyone.

Game Day Strawberries

Game Day Strawberries

by Brittney Barnett

These are so stinking cute! They’re sure to be a show stopper. Brittney is a Marine wife who loves Jesus, writing, and all forms of art. She considers herself an amateur photographer as well as an amateur wife, and her favorite pastime is cuddling with her husband and their sweet kitten. 

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homemade sunflower butter with flax, chia, and cacao nibs

by Kimberly Bacso

Finger foods are aways a favorite when watching TV, so pick your favorite fruit or crackers and slather with my dressed up sunflower seed butter.

What are some of your favorite go to healthy food options when watching the BIG game?