10 Healthy Superbowl Snack Ideas We Crowdsourced from You!

Layered Lentil NachosEarlier this week we asked you to pitch in with some ideas for healthy Superbowl Snacks. The response on the blog and facebook has been great! Here are some of your suggestions:

1. Katie Morford, RD, of Mom’s Kitchen Handbook, asks and answers:

Question: What do you get when you cross one of the world’s healthiest foods with one of the world’s junkiest?
Answer:  Layered Lentil Nachos. (see top picture)

2. Vanessa has a great recipe for gluten free Coconut Chicken Fingers with Sweet n’ Spicy Sriracha Sauce.

coconut chicken fingersHer dips get a healthy overhaul too:

You can disguise many healthy things in dips! My trick is to make it out of plain greek yogurt instead of sour cream or mayo and it is almost instantly healthy and you can hardly tell the difference!

3. Ellen has a great recipe for sweet and spicy Pecans. Warning, these are addictive:

Addictive Pecans

4. Here is a peanut butter dip idea from Christina Dee. Yum!

I’m using unsalted trader joes peanut butter, sticking it in a crockpot with cinnamon and capful of vanilla and a sprinkle of sugar and lots of raisins to serve with: celery, carrots, apples, and pretzel sticks.

5. Dirk suggests a new take on deviled eggs:

Deviled “eggs” made from boiled baby red potatoes stuffed with hummus, the mashed potato that’s scooped out and a little black salt.

6. If you want the chicken finger food, without the wings, Gigi has a recipe for almond meal encrusted chicken fingers:

Almond Meal Chicken Fingers

7. Lindsay recommends sweet potato fries

Slice and bake a sweet potato for sweet potato fries without the grease. Just a little organic olive oil and homemade ranch made with Greek yogurt and herbs.

8. For plant based recipes, Gina recommends this list of 16 Vegan Snacks and Finger Foods for Super Bowl Sunday from One Green Planet. The chickpea balls look great:

chickpea balls

9. Amy Keatings, RD, a food tester for Consumer Reports, recommends lightening up:

I try and lighten up the typical super bowl fare rather than serve some bean sprouts and have my kids roll their eyes at their nutritionist mom!

She also offers this edamame dip recipe developed by a colleague:

Edamame Dip10. If all else fails, Angela reminds us to go hunting on Pinterest!

What did we miss?


  • Anna

    Awesome ideas! I love fooducate, encouraging being healthy the right way, while still enjoying food.

    • http://www.fooducate.com/ Fooducate

      Thanks Anna!

  • fried

    Fail on option 1… tortilla chips have the oil usually heated to high heat for same value of nutrition as french fries

    • Healthy Man

      I agree!!

  • http://gigieatscelebrities.com/ GiGi Eats Celebrities

    THANK YOU for featuring my recipe!!! I really hope that when/if you make it, you enjoy it at much as I did! I seriously ate the whole plate, ha ha!

  • Healthy Man

    Even though these Recipes are less “unhealthy” than some of the other foods eaten, if too much quantity is eaten, they also become “unhealthy”