10 Healthy Snacks for Super Bowl Sunday
Super Bowl Sunday is a great day for everyone.
It's one of the most exciting days of the year for sports fans, and even if you don't love sports, it's one of the best days for snacking. And while there's nothing wrong with our favorite classic Super Bowl snacks, it's also good to introduce new foods and balance out the snack table with healthier treats.
Here are 10 new healthy and delicious snacks that you can try on game day. It doesn't matter which teams are playing; we all win when chips and dip are involved!
Here is a healthy plant-based twist on a classic game-day snack. This Ultimate Vegan Nachos recipe features sriracha cheddar cheeze, organic tortilla chips, black beans, avocado, cherry tomatoes and pico de gallo. Plant Perks made the recipe with their brand of cheeze spread, but you can buy any vegan cheese to melt or you make your own! It's delicious and you get an extra boost of protein from the black beans and healthy fat from the avocado.
(via Plant Perks)
What can't cauliflower do? First, it was rice, then it was pizza crust and now it's hot wings! Cauliflower Hot Wings are a great meat replacement for vegetarians and vegans. It's also a sneaky way to get more vegetables in your diet. Try this spicy recipe with a vegan aioli or try it with a ranch dip.
(via Vegan Heaven)
These Tex-Mex Potato Skins pack a lot of flavor into bite-sized snacks. All you have to do is top baked potato skins with fresh ingredients like black beans, corn, pico de gallo and a cheese sauce made from nutritional yeast. It's a different way to enjoy potatoes than the usual potato chips!
(via Forks Over Knives)
Super Bowl snacks are usually savory, but we have options for those with a sweet tooth! These delicious Healthy Peanut Butter Cups from Ambitious Kitchen are made with five ingredients; dark chocolate, natural peanut butter, maple syrup, coconut flour and sea salt. They're also vegan and gluten-free.
(via Ambitious Kitchen)
Hummus is as versatile as it is delicious. There are many different ways to spice up hummus, but this roasted garlic hummus by My Darling Vegan has to be the most delicious. You can use sliced vegetables, pita bread, crackers or crusty bread to dip into this delicious spread. You can store this in your fridge for up to five days, so it's a great leftover snack as well.
(via My Darling Vegan)
These Baked Sweet Potato and Black Bean Taquitos are the perfect satisfying and savory snack. This fiber-rich snack uses sweet potato to hold the filling together in place of cheese. Try it with the spicy avocado sauce to take this snack to the next level.
(via Simply Quinoa)
These Cranberry Energy Bites will give you enough steam to cheer the whole game or put up with the fanatic sports fans in your family. It's a break from savory snacks and it's full of healthy ingredients. The tartness from the cranberries is perfectly balanced by the sweet dates. All you need is almonds and cashews, dates, dried cranberries, vanilla extract, lemon or orange juice and sea salt.
(via Eating Bird Food)
It wouldn't be Super Bowl Sunday without pizza. Thankfully, this vegan pizza from Jessica in The Kitchen makes it possible for plant-based eaters to join in the fun. The best part of this recipe is that it's customizable. You can use different sauces and toppings. If you want to add some more vitamins to your pizza slice, top it with roasted or fresh vegetables.
(via Jessica in the Kitchen)
If you don't want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen, here's a healthy snack you can throw together in five minutes. This is a sweet and salty trail mix that everyone will love. It's an addicting mix of roasted nuts, gluten-free pretzels, dried fruit and chocolate chips. Filled with protein, this is a feel-good snack that's perfect for Super Bowl Sunday or any other day.
(via Veggie Balance)
A day of snacking isn't complete without guacamole. Guacamole is one of the healthiest dips because it uses minimal ingredients and has healthy fat from the avocados. You can pair this dip with corn or cassava tortilla chips to make the snack even more satisfying. Go team guacamole!
(via Keeping the Peas)
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