We’ve lined up 20 of the best healthy game day appetizers to get you ready for Super Bowl 2019. These incredibly tasty (& dead easy) recipes will score you points and take your game day food skills to the next level! Check out these delicious recipes for party appetizers that will win them over at first bite!

Featured Image Credit to: Joyful Healthy Eats

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Healthy Game Day Appetizers

1. Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

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Image Credit: Real Housemoms

I just love Cauliflower! And I bet you’ll love it too when you try this recipe.

Sweet, spicy and healthy, this snack is the perfect football finger food to serve up at your next Super Bowl party.

Serve it with a cool dip and, voila! It’s Done! That’s how ridiculously easy this recipe is. Best of all you get tons of fiber and antioxidants by finishing off handfuls of this delicious goodness. Talk about guilt-free!

Packed full of flavor, it’s unbelievable that a cup of these buffalo cauliflower bites only contains 150g of calories and 6g of fat.

Never roasted cauliflower before? No problem, the recipe guides you step-by-step on how to do it.

Healthy game day appetizers have never been so easy!

Get the recipe at Real Housemoms.

2. Low Calorie Jalapeño Poppers with Cool Dip

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Image Credit: Meraki Lane

This sounds like the perfect snack partner for a cold bottle of beer!

Totally addicting, (I would know!) these poppers are a big crowd favorite, especially if served with the accompanying dip.

Super easy to make, healthy and they hardly any time to prepare at all.

Not a fan of super spicy appetizers? No problem! You can adjust the spicy-ness level just by removing the seeds and the membrane of the peppers to make them more palate friendly.

You can read all about the recipe at: Meraki Lane

3. Healthy Chicken Nachos

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Image Credit: A Healthy Life for Me

Did someone say nachos?

I’m a big sucker for anything Nachos, but am afraid of ruining my diet. That’s why I was so happy to come across this health appetizer recipe just in time for the big game! Yay!

Don’t let the ingredients intimidate you, it’s super easy to make (in less than 10 minutes and SO worth it!!). And, of course, your guests will LOVE every bite.

This recipe is completely customizable, by the way, so go crazy!

Learn how to make this healthy nacho recipe here: A Healthy Life for Me

4. Cajun Shrimp Guacamole Bites

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Image Credit: Joyful Healthy Eats

These little Shrimp Guacamole bites may look small, but they sure do pack a whole lot of flavor – it’s so hard to stop at just one! On a diet? These have only 70 calories per serving so you can eat a whole bunch without feeling guilty.

Quick tip: You need to make several batches of these, because they disappear as soon as you serve them. No joke!

And OMG, can you believe just how healthy these are? They are gluten free and paleo – but taste so sinfully delicious.

Grab the recipe here: Joyful Healthy Eats

5. Greek Salad Pinwheels

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Image Credit: Yellow Bliss Road

A salad stuffed in a tortilla – genius! 

Just look at that creamy, yummy goodness plated into a beautiful pinwheel. This will definitely wow your guests. It not only looks good, but tastes wonderful too.

Pro tip: this recipe may need a bit of refrigeration to keep the tortilla’s shape, so you may have to prepare this a few hours before.

Try the recipe here: Yellow Bliss Road

6. Eggplant Parm Bites

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Image Credit: Pure Wow

Golden brown and perfectly bite sized, these flavorful eggplant parm bites will be one of the star appetizers at your game day party without ruining anyone’s diet!

They’re great with a classic Marinara sauce on the side, but you can also opt for a creamy dip or straight sour cream, as well.

No matter what dip you go for, these eggplant bites will definitely be a favorite.

Grab the recipe at Pure Wow.

7. Healthy Chipotle Chicken Sweet Potato Skins

Looking for comfort food done in a really healthy way? These Sweet potato skins will definitely hit the spot.

Cheesy, sweet and spicy, it’s a unique (but GOOOOD!) combination of flavors that will blow your mind. 

Although this dish takes a bit more effort to put together, you end up with a healthy game day appetizer that looks and tastes as if it belongs in a restaurant!

Check the recipe out at: Half Baked Harvest

8. Broccomole: Broccoli Guacamole

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I know what you’re thinking. But you gotta try this before going for avocados though. Think of it as a new dip rather than a substitute to the usual guac we all know and love.

It has 1/3 of the calories and all the goodness of broccoli; this creamy, easy-to-make dip will definitely level up your game day party.

It’s also a great way of getting the kids eat their veggies (Shhh! they don’t have to know!) because it is that good.

Grab the recipe at Domestic Fits

9. Low Carb Taco Shells with Spinach

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Image Credit: Sweet as Honey

Looking for a healthier taco shell? Your search is over! This wrap is loaded with nutrients, healthy and super easy to make.

The recipe calls for almond meal or oat flour to help it all come together, which means you end up with a soft wrap that holds all the fillings really well.

Best of all, you can make this ahead of time! You can keep it in the refrigerator and cook it right before serving.

Score points with this recipe. Grab it at: Sweet as Honey

10. Zucchini Breadsticks

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Image Credit: Kirbie Cravings

Zucchini as a crust? One word. WOW.

These are surprisingly easy to make and super tasty without the extra carbs! Mmm. If you love your breadsticks, then this is definitely something you should try.

Easy to prepare and cook; you can serve this baby in under an hour.

Perfect not just an appetizer for a game day party, but also for dinner gatherings or if you just want to snack on something guilt-free after a day of work.

Get the recipe at Kirbie Cravings

11. Cloud Bread

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True to their name, they do look like little puffs of edible clouds, don’t they?

So cloud bread is not exactly bread but another great low-carb substitute for normal bread. Made mainly from whipped egg whites, these puffy clouds of goodness make for a great sandwich.

Making perfect little healthy sliders from these would be an awesome addition to upgrade your normal game day menu.

Grab this and more recipes for healthy game day appetizers at Spend with Pennies

12. Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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Image Credit: As Easy as Apple Pie

Cashew and Chicken? Yum! Tasty and packed full of protein, this healthy game day appetizer is a winner!

And if you’re thinking this dish might be too complex to be easy, then it’s going to completely blow your mind when I tell you this beautiful snack can be prepared in less than 30 minutes. Not a typo. 

Sound good? Head on over to As Easy as Apple Pie to get the recipe!

13. Avocado Egg Rolls

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There’s a reason why Avocado is considered a super food. It’s rich in healthy fats, lutein, antioxidants and lots of other good stuff, but also it just tastes super good.

These eggrolls are great if you have very little time to prepare something healthy and you have avocados in your pantry.

You just put them in the food processor along with other veggies and spices you want, roll and then fry (or air fry) until golden brown!

The best thing about this is you can customize the dip. Pair it with a spicy salsa, sour cream or just plain old ketchup, you can’t go wrong.

Head on over to Pretty Extraordinary to get this and more recipes for healthy game day appetizers.

14. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Footballs

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Image Credit: Tablespoon

These are adorable! Fashioned into little footballs, these strawberry fruit treats will definitely score you points on the next game day party.

These healthy treats might take a wee bit of time to prepare (chocolate needs to set!) so you can choose to make these a night before and just serve them straight out of the fridge.

Choose a high-percentage dark chocolate (more cocoa and less sugar) for an extra healthy treat!

Get the step by step instructions on how to make these chocolate covered strawberry footballs at Tablespoon

15. Avocado Fries

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mage Credit: Onion Rings and Things

It can’t get simpler than this guys.

You won’t be able to get enough of these avocado fries. I mean, they are so creamy, buttery and crisp all at once, you just won’t believe just how easy and fast they are to make.

And you can make a big batch of these in no time at all! They are baked to perfection too so all you need is to preheat the oven, pop them in, then serve and enjoy!

Personally, these top my list of favorite healthy game day appetizers! (But shhhhh, don’t tell the others)

Grab the recipe at Onion Rings and Things. As a bonus, they’ve got the recipe for the perfect dip for these too!

16. Crispy Baked Lotus Root Chips

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Image Credit: The Blenderist

If you have not tried Lotus root yet, you’re totally missing out! These babies are packed full of fiber and nutrients and all things good for you.

Although they can be eaten raw, they can also be baked.

Baking them transforms the chips into this crunchy, tasty and super nutritious alternative to a potato chip. Score!

Plus, they are absolutely beautiful when served!

Get this and so many more recipes for healthy game day appetizers at The Blenderist.

17. Game Day Platter

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This is the ultimate healthy game day appetizers platter that will wow and keep your guests happy!

There so many ways your guests can customize their snack and they are all delicious and healthy!

Serve this in front of them and watch them disappear within just a few minutes, so make sure you have some spare crackers at hand.

Head on over to Cook with Kushi to see how you can prepare and customize your own healthy game day appetizers platter.

18. Salt and Vinegar Roasted Chickpeas

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Image Credit: The Nutritionist Reviews

Looking for an alternative to peanuts or popcorn? Then you’re going to love this salty and crunchy Chickpeas snack!

Even the kids can’t get enough of them!

You can even customize the flavor a bit and add some chili flakes for an extra kick or even add some slices of garlic towards the end for a yummy garlicky surprise. Either way, you can’t ever go wrong with this recipe.

Looks hard? Not at all! Pop open a can of chickpeas, drain, bake and season according to taste! Fast, easy and healthy!

Get ready for everyone to ask for this recipe. Grab it over at The Nutritionist Reviews.

19. Cranberry Walnut Chicken Salad Bites

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Image Credit: Delicious Little Bites

This yummy recipe is so versatile. you can prepare them with Triscuits as seen on the image above or stuff them into little sandwich bites!

The creamy chicken plus the cranberries will provide the right amount of flavor and just a bit of tartness to make your guests keep coming back for more.

Healthy and very satisfying, this chicken recipe is great for game day finger foods or as a snack for whenever you’re feeling peckish.

You can even make this with some extra leftover chicken and transform it into this whole other meal that you just won’t be able to get enough of.

Go grab the recipe at Delicious Little Bites.

20. Spanish Spinach Croquettes

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Image Credit: Cilantro and Citronella

OMG these Spanish croquettes are just so creamy and good, plus it’s a vegan recipe!

The filling for these awesome croquettes must be chilled overnight, however, so you may have a bit of prep work to do when you do decide to serve these.

But gosh, is all the effort WORTH it!

Creamy, delightful beschamel sauce with all the goodness of spinach inside. You can also put some chicken or mushroom inside to make it even more savory.

Serve these at your next game day party for a definite win!

Get the recipe at Cilantro and Citronella now!


And there you have it! 20 of the best healthy game day appetizers! Add one, three or five into your game day menu to make sure that you don’t run out of snacks in the middle of the watching the big game.

I hope you’ll enjoy making these game day recipes and that you pick up a favorite or two that you can make for dinner parties as well.

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