40+ Healthy Super Bowl Recipes

It’s time for healthy Super Bowl recipes that put a refreshing spin on classic game day foods! There’s dips, salsas, tasty chicken wings, bite-sized nibbles, and meals for a crowd – all things to satisfy your hungry team.

Soy garlic ginger chicken wings on a plate.

Plan Your Super Bowl Food Ideas

While game day is all about football, we can’t deny that food is just as important. And this selection of healthy finger-lickin’ snacks, appetizers, and meals will help you bring your “A” game to the party. But first, here’s a quick guideline to plan out your game day menu and party essentials. 

  • Gather your best appetizers. Super Bowl is all about finger foods! So make sure you have a solid selection of appetizers laid out across your table for everyone to nibble on throughout the game. Have fun with different flavors, textures, and colors.
  • For a bigger party, plan communal meals. Aside from appetizers, a bigger crowd will most likely need a bit more oopmh to fill their stomachs. Think build-your-own tacos (or wraps with tortillas or lettuce leaves), and plates of colorful chicken kabobs or grilled shrimp skewers. 
  • Organize all your servingware a day before. This will help you plan the layout of your food on the table. Also, don’t forget to make what you can ahead of time, such as slow cooker meat or easy dips like hummus. This will make your game day morning much less stressful.  

Pico de gallo and spinach artichoke dip for super bowl food ideas.

Classic Super Bowl Dips (With A Twist)

Get the party started with flavorful dips! Choose from ultra creamy classics like guacamole, or fun twists like avocado salsa. Just don’t forget to bake a batch of herbed cassava flour tortilla chips or flaxseed crackers for dipping.

  • The Best Ever Guacamole: It’s not a Super Bowl party without this staple guacamole recipe!
  • BLT Guacamole: With the addition of crispy bacon, grape tomatoes, and lettuce bits, it’s the classic BLT flavors in a dip.
  • Pico De Gallo: This classic chunky salsa is perfect for something a bit more refreshing. 
  • Healthy Spinach Artichoke Dip: Oh boy, this one’s so cream and garlicky – you won’t even know it’s dairy free.
  • Best Salsa Recipe: Not a fan of chunky pico de gallo? This smoother salsa is just like your favorite restaurant salsa (but better).
  • Avocado Salsa: Think of this as guacamole and pico de gallo combo! Can’t beat a two in one. 
  • French Onion Dip: Creamy and flavorful, this french onion dip is a definite crowd pleaser.

Tzatziki and hummus for Super Bowl food ideas.

Dip Recipes With Mediterranean Flair

Bring some variations to your dips by adding a bowl of Mediterranean classics! These taste great with freshly chopped vegetables such as celery, cucumber, or sliced bell peppers.

  • Classic Hummus: For the OG Mediterranean dip, this one is a must have. 
  • Green Goddess Hummus: This refreshing twist is for all the herb and veggie lovers! 
  • Tzatziki or Vegan Tzatziki: Tangy and cooling, this cucumber yogurt sauce is SO good. Plus, I’ve got a dairy-free version that tastes just like the classic.
  • Baba Ganoush: The ultimate smoky, savory dip that will have your Mediterranean lovers swooning. 
  • Roasted Beet Hummus: This vibrant red hummus always gets noticed, and devoured. 
  • Roasted Red Pepper Hummus: A creamy hummus that’s deliciously smoky thanks to roasted red peppers.

Zucchini fries and chicken wings for Super Bowl food ideas.

The Best Super Bowl Appetizers

Alright, now that you’ve got your dips sorted, make sure you’ve got your finger foods! Whip up a few different appetizers to keep the table options interesting throughout the game.

Carnitas tacos and cauliflower pizza for Super Bowl food ideas.

Think Communal Meals For A Large Super Bowl Party

If you’ve got a large crowd, think communal meals where they can build, grab, and go! This can mean building your own tacos (with some of the above dips as condiments), or a homemade pizza where it’s easy to grab a slice.

Pizza zucchini boats and chicken kabobs for Super Bowl food ideas.

Easy Yet Fancy(ish) Recipes

Nothing beats a dish that’s easy to make yet fancy enough to serve at a party. Just place these on a large platter and you’ll wow the crowd.

Almond butter cups and chocolate chip cookies for Super Bowl food ideas.

Easy, Bite Sized Sweets

To hit the final touchdown with your guests, wrap up the night with these easy, bite sized sweets.

  • The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies: Moist and chocolatey, you can never go wrong with a batch of chocolate chip cookies (which just so happen to be gluten-free and vegan). 
  • Almond Butter Cups: Skip the Reese’s and whip up these homemade almond butter cups with just 3 ingredients. 
  • Chocolate Avocado Pudding: Make a batch of this healthy pudding and serve in little bowls with crushed hazelnuts and sea salt. It’s always a winner!
  • Paleo Brownies: Slice these fudgy brownies into bite-sized squares. And if you want to get extra fancy, add a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.

If you make any of these delicious Super Bowl recipes, let me know how it turned out! I’d love to hear what you think in the comments below.

Cauliflower pizza and chicken wings for Super Bowl food ideas.

40+ Healthy Super Bowl Recipes

5 from 10 votes
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 55 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Yield: 6 wings
Author: Lisa Bryan
Healthy Super Bowl recipes that put a refreshing spin on classic game day foods! Today I'm sharing my soy garlic chicken wings I know you'll love!


  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 pounds chicken wings, tips removed and drumettes separated (24-26 wings)
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Then use a paper towel to remove any moisture from the chicken wings.
  • In a large bowl, toss the wings with the oil, salt, and pepper.
  • Place a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet then place a wire rack on top. Spread out the wings on a single layer on the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes until they're crispy.
  • As the wings are baking, make the sauce. Add the honey, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and water to a small pot. Bring it to a boil and reduce the heat to low letting it simmer for 10 minutes until it thickens.
  • Remove the sauce from the heat and let it cool.
  • Remove wings from the oven, toss them in the sauce and place them back in the oven on the baking sheet. Cook for an additional 10 minutes.


Calories: 449kcal, Carbohydrates: 37g, Protein: 25g, Fat: 23g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 94mg, Sodium: 1173mg, Potassium: 266mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 35g, Vitamin A: 180IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 27mg, Iron: 2mg
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy super bowl food, healthy super bowl recipes, super bowl food ideas
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23 comments on “40+ Healthy Super Bowl Recipes”

  1. This is the first time I visited your website. Just wondering if everything you make, not just the Healthy Super Bowl recipes are all on the healthy side? As I need that badly.

    • Generally yes, most recipes on Downshiftology are healthy :) Everything is also gluten-free as I have celiac, which you can read more about in the “About Me” section.

  2. All of your recipes look absolutely YUMMY and exactly what I am looking for in healthy alternatives. Thank you and can’t wait to try.5 stars

  3. My Dr said I have to make drastic changes to my diet before damage is irreparable. I think I can actually do this Mediterranean meals and enjoy it plus get healthier5 stars

  4. Thanks sharing this article about the healthy super bowl recipes

  5. Its really yummy ,,,,,, am so happy to read it and tried it last night ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    Its really supper cool ,,,,,,,, thank you so much for this5 stars

  6. The sauce didn’t thicken for the soy honey wings… 🤷‍♀️ Does they type of honey have an effect?

    • It sounds like you may have needed to just reduce the sauce a bit more to get it to thicken up. The type of honey shouldn’t matter. Hope your next try comes out even better!

  7. Yummy recipes, will be trying them out one after another. Thanks Lisa.5 stars

  8. The baked zucchini fries were a big hit. Thanks for sharing. #SuperBowlLIV5 stars

  9. Watching the Super Bowl is a great place to fall off of your diet! :) Thanks for these recipes that can help us eat healthy while watching the game and enjoying the food!5 stars

  10. These are really great choices! I love all of them!5 stars

  11. Wow so many delicious recipes. I dont watch the games that much but I think that this is such a good collection I could use all the time.5 stars

  12. What a thorough round up of amazing recipes to make for game day! The carne asada fries are calling my name!5 stars

  13. I love this list and those meatballs sound amazing!5 stars