It’s the superbowl! Again. It always sneaks up on me. Let’s be honest, as soon as Fantasy Football season ends… I kinda give up on watching football. BUT, I’m revived around the first weekend of February. Mostly by the cloy of superbowl snacks.
Of course, I’m always finding ways to make them just a little healthier. Just because something is made with real ingredients doesn’t make it any less TASTY. One of my favorite things to serve on Superbowl Sunday is a grazing board with lots of fresh cut veggies, gluten-free crackers, grain-free chips and all kinds of dips!
Here are three of my favorite HEALTHY Game Day Dips…
1 – Simple Guacamole
Guacamole is a staple in my house. It goes on salads, taco bowls, toast, and of course as a main snack with Siete Chips. For the Superbowl, I keep it simple and mild to appease the crowd. Here’s what’s in it: Avocado, Lime, Shallot, Cilantro, and Sea Salt.
Why Shallot? It’s a perfect middle ground between red onion and garlic. So, no complaints on my guacamole being “too garlicky” and no complaints on “onion breath”. Plus, it’s a lot easier to chop into teeny tiny pieces so you get a bit in every bite.
I don’t put tomato in my guacamole. It doesn’t belong. That’s what salsa is for.
2 – Dairy-Free Spinach Artichoke Dip
Mmmmm. This one is a good one. I make my Spinach Artichoke Dip with Willa’s Organic Oat Milk to keep it dairy-free but still super creamy like the traditional version. Your friends will have no idea how healthy it is!
3 – Classic Homemade Hummus
Hummus is a sneaky healthy food! Chickpeas are loaded with fiber, a small amount of protein, and micronutrients. My homemade hummus made with Tahini (Sesame Seed Butter), Olive Oil, and Garlic. I add Greek Yogurt based on a recipe from The Gaza Kitchen, but this is optional.
For presentation, leave a few whole chickpeas and a sprinkle of paprika and chili flakes on top. I serve hummus with fresh carrots, cucumber slices, and seed-based crackers like Mary’s Gone.
Pulling It Together: Game Day Dips + Snacks
To pull it all together make sure you have a variety of fresh cut vegetables. I like carrots, celery, snap peas, baby bell peppers, and jicama– they all stand up well to dipping!
I also purchase some crunchy snacks. Be sure to read ingredient labels carefully and avoid canola oil or other seed oils. Instead, look for Organic Tortilla Chips made using Olive, Coconut, or Avocado Oil. For crackers, I look for gluten-free crackers. My favorite brands are Simple Mills and Mary’s Gone.
These dips make a good spread, but finish it out with other sides like Air-Fried Chicken Wings (soooo much healthier than restaurant-style), Paleo Buffalo Chicken Dip, Festive Deviled Eggs, and Roasted Shishito Peppers!
Now I wanna know, What are your go-to Game Day Dips + Snacks?
Are any real veggies gonna make the table? Any ventures into the gluten-free dairy-free realm? Switching up a classic to make it healthier.. I wanna know!!
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