Last Updated on February 3, 2020 by Ellen Christian
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Are there healthy football party snacks? Snacks are an unavoidable part of hosting a party. If you’re going to have a bunch of people over to watch the big game, you need to make sure to provide refreshments.
Healthy Football Party Snacks
While I’m all for veggie trays and fruit platters, I get really odd looks from the guys when I offer this as a snack option. I’m not about to haul out the cheez whiz just because it’s party time. I’d still like to offer healthy party snacks, especially since both my kids will be loading up their plates along with the guys.
What are healthy football party snacks?
Healthy means different things to different people so I try to offer a variety of different snacks that will appeal to everyone. Since I’d prefer not to spend the entire day in the kitchen, I go for easy to prepare healthy foods or already prepared foods that are healthy. Here are a few simple healthy recipes you can offer your guests.
What should I bring to a football party?
- Tortilla chips and homemade salsa
- Homemade pizzas
- Chili in the slow cooker
- Warm taco dip with refried beans
- Popcorn with homemade popcorn seasonings
- Fruit topped cheesecake
- Slow cooker meatballs
Healthy football party snacks that are easy to make
If you’re looking for healthy football party snacks that don’t take a lot of time, you can literally buy these prepared from the grocery store. No time at all required on your part. Just stop by the grocery store that morning and pick these up. Order them a few days ahead of time to make sure that they have them ready when you need them.
- Veggie platter with hummus
- Cheese plate with meats, cheese, and fruit
- Shrimp with cocktail sauce
- Devilled eggs
If you want more healthy game night food, check out these football party appetizer recipes.
Best beverages for game night
Of course, you’ll also want to provide beverages for your guests. We don’t drink or offer alcohol when we entertain so we stick to mocktails and other healthy drinks that can be enjoyed by everyone. Here are a few things that work for us.
- Apple cider (warmed or cold)
- Iced rhubarb tea
- Homemade cranberry juice
- Hot spiced cranberry cider
- Fruit-infused water
What are good snacks for game night?
Of course, you’ll probably not want to spend all day cooking any more than I do. Pick a few of your favorite recipes (and try a few of mine) and then add in some healthy snacks and drinks from the grocery store. We’re huge fans of Pirate’s Booty, and I always have a huge bowl available for our parties. I love that it’s gluten-free and has no artificial colors or preservatives! It’s the perfect choice for gluten-free game day food.
Natural drink mixes for an easy beverage
I received some samples from True Citrus of their naturally flavored drink mixes. They come in a variety of different flavors and contain no artificial flavors or preservatives. Some are sweetened with sugar and some with stevia so you’ll have something for everyone to enjoy whether they are watching their sugar intake or not. They get their flavor from real fruit and can easily be added to water.
You can also get True Citrus crystalized fruit. Each packet contains crystallized fruit that can be added to your water, beverages and more. They are unsweetened and have no calories and no sugar. They are also free of artificial sweeteners, colors, sodium, and preservatives. We’ll be enjoying these at our big game day party! They go great with these healthy football party snacks.
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Ellen is a busy mom of a 22-year-old son and 27-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes that it doesn’t have to be difficult to lead a healthy life. She shares simple healthy living tips to show busy women how to lead fulfilling lives. If you’d like to work together, email email@example.com to chat.