Healthy Super Bowl Snacks & Desserts

January 26, 2021

Now that we know who’s facing off in the biggest gridiron event of the season (it’s the battle of the ages — literally!), it’s time to start planning the perfect menu for the annual football-watching frenzy. Super Bowl parties are notorious for heavy appetizers and desserts that will load you down for weeks! If you’d like to explore snacks and desserts that are a tad healthier, without sacrificing taste, check out these recipes!

Paleo, Veggie and Gluten-Free Options!

If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to eat better and feel lighter, you’ll appreciate  these party-ready appetizers from Country Living! Everyone loves dips—especially this flavorful Pepita Guacamole and Pineapple-Serrano Pico de Gallo. 

Paleo Mag suggests a number of delish bites for your Super Bowl Sunday like Sausage and Goat-Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms, Meatball Cups and Baby Pizza Bites! The following recipes are not only out-of-this-world delicious, they’re good for you, too!

These tasty Sweet Potato Fries are restaurant quality! Don’t forget to soak the raw potato wedges in ice water before cooking so you’ll get that crispy french-fry texture! Or try the Salmon Stuffed Sweet Peppers or Zucchini Pesto Roll-ups. There’s something for everyone in this collection.

Chicken Wings and Cheesesteaks

Not only are these Chicken Wings the most flavorful you’ll ever make, they’re good for you, too! These wings are just chicken meat, honey, wine, and spices, so you’ll get a great taste in every bite!

This vegetarian recipe is one in a series of “healthy-ish” Super Bowl snack recipes from Bon Appetit! These sandwiches are packed with roasted broccolini in a thick, tangy romesco sauce, and of course, lots of cheese. You’ve heard it before, and you may not believe it until you’ve tried them, but you won’t miss the meat.

Guilt-Free Meatballs and Sliders

This hearty fare is naturally gluten-free—no substitutions needed! It’s also an incredibly delicious and easy recipe you can make in your crock pot! Redbook has curated a bunch of guilt-free, gluten-free recipes for the big day, like Jalapeño Cheese Crisps and Sweet Potato Sliders from The Fit Foodie Mama!

No one will miss the Swedish Meatballs when you substitute this flavorful and healthy appetizer from Recipe Runner! Fresh apple cider is the base of the delicious sweet and savory glaze on these Bourbon Apple Cider Glazed Turkey Meatballs! But be warned—they’re highly addictive!

Sweet Snack Delights!

Here’s a cross between a dessert and a snack, completely in keeping with the Super Bowl vibe: Caramel Chocolate Covered Potato Chips! No oven or stove-top cooking required, just your microwave. Be sure to coat only one side of the chip with the caramel and chocolate or the chips will get soggy.

These little bites of gluten-free dessert are pure bliss! Crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside, and chocolatey all the way through, Country Living delivers on these Volcano Cookies!

This recipe from Simply Gluten Free is an homage to the Oreo cookie but substitutes gluten-free Kinnitoos if you’d rather avoid gluten. Anyone who prefers Oreos can naturally switch back! Either way, they’re incredibly quick and easy to make—and sure to impress your Super Bowl crowd! 

For a fun dessert that eats like a snack and keeps the theme of the day in mind, nothing can beat these Chocolate Covered Strawberries disguised as footballs! The Spruce Eats offers a variety of other football-themed desserts—not all as healthy as this one! 

Enjoy the Super Bowl at Southshore!

Enjoy time spent with family watching all the big games In your new home in the master-planned community of Southshore! Take a tour of the brand new homes from Toll Brothers, Taylor Morrison, and Richmond American Homes for a taste of Life at the Lake. These ranch and two-story designs are priced between the $400s and the $700s.