5 Healthy Big Game Snacks

The big game is approaching and while we make plans and preparations with friends, we might be searching for some fresh and healthy recipes versus the same old fare of fried foods, chip and dips and pizza. Well you are in luck! Check out these 5 healthy appetizer recipes that will sure to delight friends and the waist line!

Melding two classic sushi ingredients—cucumber and avocado—these rolls swap the salmon and seaweed for turkey and pesto. While slicing the cukes paper-thin can be pretty tricky (Tip: use a mandoline), there’s no baking, grilling, or sautéing involved in order to get this appetizer to the table.

This recipe puts on a twist on the traditional Bruchetta by using zucchini (a.k.a. courgette, the word this recipe uses), ricotta and Tzatziki. You’ll feel really fancy, but the recipe is just as easy chopping up tomatoes and onions for the typical version

Quesadillas are a total winner at any sports gathering, but they aren’t exactly guilt-free. We searched the Web for a fun combination of ‘dilla fillings and fell in love with this green and fruity combo. They’re easy to make, gooey, crispy and even have some greens and fruit tucked inside. We don’t have to tell you that an apple a day is a healthy choice!

Shrimp cocktails are tasty, but not exactly imaginative. To jazz up the old standby, try this spicy, seasoned version with a tangy tomato chutney for dipping. The appetizer gets its flavor from a mix of parsley, garlic, basil, ginger, lemon juice, and red pepper.


These grown-up treats have only six ingredients. Plus, they’re vegan (no marshmallows!) gluten-free and dairy-free. You can always sub out the peanut butter for your favorite nut butter, or a nut-free alternative, too. If you’re feeling extra spirited, try shaping the treats into footballs!

For even more recipes, check out this article from Greatist.com – 41 Healthy Super Bowl Foods.

Which recipes are you going to try and make to serve to your guests?

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