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Game Day Snacks That Are Big on Flavor (but Not on Calories)


If the typical game day menu doesn’t exactly align with your healthy eating resolutions, you’re in luck! Here, we’ve rounded up some wholesome and tasty dishes perfect for game day, so you can cheer on your favorite team, guilt free.


Chipotle-Black Bean DipChipotle-Black Bean Dip
Hearty black beans and chipotle chilies in adobo sauce form the base of this smoky Southwestern dip, which pairs perfectly with tortilla chips.
Creamy Herb Dip with CruditésCreamy Herb Dip with Crudités
This dip is made with low-fat yogurt, goat cheese and fresh herbs instead of mayo, so it’s nice and light — especially with an assortment of raw vegetables.
Roasted Red Bell Pepper HummusRoasted Red Bell Pepper Hummus
In this fresh take on classic hummus, we blend in roasted red bell peppers for bright color and smoky flavor. Serve with pita bread or pita chips.
Parmesan and Black Pepper PopcornParmesan and Black Pepper Popcorn
This simple snack reaches a new level with a sprinkling of salty Parmesan and earthy black pepper.
Kale Chips with Sea Salt and Smoked PaprikaKale Chips with Sea Salt and Smoked Paprika
These crispy baked chips made from sturdy fresh greens are every bit as addictive as other chips, but are guilt-free.
Grass-Fed Beef Sliders with Air-Fried French FriesGrass-Fed Beef Sliders with Air-Fried French Fries
Bring sports-bar favorites home with simple sliders and fries made easy with our air fryer, which requires only a tablespoon of oil.
Root-Vegetable Tacos with Lime-Cilantro CreamRoot-Vegetable Tacos with Lime-Cilantro Cream
Root vegetables make this vegetarian main dish hearty and original — and nutritious. A zesty tomatillo salsa tops it off, adding bright, lively flavor.
Whole-Wheat Pizza with Broccoli Rabe and Turkey SausageWhole-Wheat Pizza with Broccoli Rabe and Turkey Sausage
With lean turkey sausage, fresh vegetables and a whole-wheat crust, pizza can easily make a healthy meal. Experiment with other fresh seasonal vegetable and herb toppings, too.
Pulled Chicken Sliders with Apple-Jicama RelishPulled Chicken Sliders with Apple-Jicama Relish
Here, jicama is mixed with apples and red onions to form a slaw that adds a nice crunch to moist pulled chicken. The recipe calls for poaching the chicken, which results in tender, delicious meat without adding excess calories.
Chickpea and Roasted Red Pepper Burgers with Smoked Paprika MayonnaiseChickpea and Roasted Red Pepper Burgers with Smoked Paprika Mayonnaise
Even traditional burger lovers will be won over by these healthful vegetarian patties. Set out paper-thin red onion slices for those who might want them, and garnish each plate with pickle slices or wedges.
Quick Kabob Pita Sandwiches with TzatzikiQuick Kabob Pita Sandwiches with Tzatziki
Food on a stick is fun to serve to groups. The meat cooks in minutes on an indoor grill; then, everyone can assemble their own pita sandwiches, adding whatever garnishes they please.
Turkey, Two-Bean and Sweet Potato ChiliTurkey, Two-Bean and Sweet Potato Chili
Here, we’ve lightened up classic chili by using ground turkey instead of beef; a medley of spices adds flavor without the fat. Offer a selection of garnishes and let diners customize their chili as they please.
Sweet Potato and Green Chili Quesadillas with ArugulaSweet Potato and Green Chili Quesadillas with Arugula
A perfect balance of flavors, this fresh dish combines sweet and spicy vegetables with crisp, cool arugula leaves.
Dark Chocolate Oatmeal BarsDark Chocolate Oatmeal Bars
Both rolled oats and whole-wheat flour give a rustic texture to these chocolate-studded dessert bars, reminiscent of oatmeal-chocolate chip cookies.
Chewy Fruit and Nut BarsChewy Fruit and Nut Bars
These homemade bars make great snacks or lunch-box treats. You can assemble them in minutes and walk away while they set in the refrigerator—no baking required!
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