No one has ever confused me with a person who enjoys sports, but I do enjoy parties, food, and TV commercials that make you go “awe!” So, I usually participate in some type of Super Bowl viewing activity. However, I noticed that every time I attended a get-together, all of the food options were seriously unhealthy. And I was no better – all of the dishes that I typically contributed were part of the problem.
No shame, I get it. This is America, and the most American thing to do for one of the most American events of the year is to eat all the delicious, greasy foods we can get our hands on.
But, for arguments sake, let’s say you wanted to bring something a little healthier to a gathering this weekend, or maybe you’re having your own little event and want to sprinkle in a few dishes that won’t leave you and your friends doubling over by the end of the night.
If that’s the case, then don’t worry! I’ve got you! These 7 recipes are healthy(ish) alternatives to some game day favorites. But don’t worry, they’re not so healthy that your guests will be low-key ordering Uber Eats from your bathroom. We’re just making a few swaps to clean it up a bit, without compromising on taste. Okay, play ball! Told you; not a sports person. Unless the Puppy Bowl counts.
Chili is always a crowd favorite, and the fact that you can pop it in the crockpot and go about your day doesn’t hurt, either. It’s really easy to swap out a few ingredients to clean this up! Get the recipe.
These are made in the air fryer, which means no oil! Get the recipe.
Pigs in a Blanket
These aren’t my best work, presentation style, but they are a creative way to serve a classic favorite without the processed ingredients that come with using crescent rolls. Plus, if you’re making this for a big group, you’ll save tons of money by making the dough at home with just 4 ingredients. Get the recipe.
Guess what? These mini pizzas are made from the same dough that was used for the pigs in a blanket. So, if you’re making multiple items, those 2 go together really well! Get the recipe.
Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
Another air fryer recipe for the win! And with just 2 necessary ingredients, this is sure to be easy, healthy, and affordable! Get the recipe.
I love these quesadillas for a party because they’re totally customizable and you can make a few different types to suit everybody. Get the recipe.
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Footballs
These are so festive, and super easy! They do require some time to set after making them, but it’s well worth it, because everyone loves the person who brings dessert to a party! Get the recipe.
Hopefully these ideas will help to make your Super Bowl weekend a bit easier, and healthier! Do you have any healthy(ish) game day recipes you love? If so, I need to hear them! I’m always looking for ways to expand my clean eating recipe book!