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Over 50 Healthy Game Day Recipes

The BEST healthy game day recipes that will impress anyone! You’ll find over 50 easy, healthy football snacks,  fun finger foods, delicious main dishes and plenty of incredible desserts. Vegetarian game day recipes included!

The big game is already this weekend and I couldn’t be more excited to make all of the delicious game day recipes, watch the commercials, and that’s it.

Can we all agree that the best part of game day is the food? That’s why I put together 50 incredible, healthy game day recipes for you that are guaranteed crowd-pleasers – even if you’re crowd is small this year. Whether it’s you and a roommate or some family members, all of these recipes are adaptable for anyone and everyone.

I included a mix of easy slow cooker recipes, plenty of gluten free and vegetarian game day recipes, delicious finger foods and my absolute favorite desserts.

Take a scroll, make your game day menu, and even make some fun snacks with friends virtually! If you make any of these be sure to share a photo on Instagram with the hashtag #ambitiouskitchen and in our Facebook group. Enjoy, xoxo!

V = Vegan

GF = Gluten free

Veg. = Vegetarian


collage of the best healthy game day appetizers

Vegetarian Three Cheese White Bean Buffalo Dip Veg., GF

Gluten Free Cornbread Muffins Veg., GF

Greek Salad Pinwheels Veg., GF

Cauliflower Tots Veg., GF

Apple & Brie Crostini with Hot Honey Veg., GF

10-Minute Smoked Salmon Pinwheels GF

Spicy Green Cashew Dip V, GF

Vegetarian Plantain & Black Bean Taco Cups Veg., GF

Easy + Cheesy Southwest Bean Dip GF

Tortilla Chip-Crusted Baked Jalapeño Poppers Veg., GF

How to Make a Charcuterie Board (Two Different Ways!) V, GF

Bacon Wrapped Dark Chocolate & Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates GF

The Best Garlic Bread You’ll Ever Eat Veg.

Tofu Vegan Nachos With Cashew Cheese Sauce V, GF

Black Bean, Corn and Quinoa Enchilada Bake (or dip!) Veg., GF

Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Plantains GF

Fresh & Healthy 7-Layer Dip Veg., GF

Famous Crunchy Cashew Thai Quinoa Salad V, GF

Garlic White Bean Basil Hummus V, GF

Ultimate Chili-Stuffed Sweet Potato Skins GF

The Best Guacamole You’ll Ever Eat V, GF

Spicy Honey Crispy Baked Chicken Wings + 10 Healthy Football Snacks

Jalapeño-Goat Cheese Grilled Stuffed Mini Peppers Veg., GF


collage of game day main dishes

Buffalo Cauliflower Mac and Cheese Veg., GF

Baked or Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken (with the best honey mustard marinade!) GF

White Chicken Chili Pie with Pumpkin Cornbread Crust GF

Actually, the Best Vegetarian Chili Ever V, GF

Kickin’ Vegan Taco Pasta with Sweet Corn Veg., GF

Mom’s Slow Cooker Beef Stew GF

Spinach Bacon Pumpkin Mac and Cheese GF

Incredible Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken Sandwiches GF

The Best Crispy Baked Chicken Nuggets GF

The Best Healthy Turkey Chili GF

Healthy White Chicken Chili GF

15-Minute Healthy Moroccan Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad GF

Healthy Enchilada Chicken & Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers GF

The Best Healthy Turkey Lasagna You’ll Ever Eat

Jalapeño Curry Turkey Burgers GF

Better Than Chipotle DIY Chicken Burrito Bowls GF

30 Minute Healthier Turkey Sloppy Joes with Homemade Sauce! GF

Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchiladas with Avocado Lime Crema Veg., GF

Stovetop Southwest Tuna Mac and Cheese GF

Baked Paleo Chicken Tenders with Honey Mustard Dip GF

How to Make the Best Cauliflower Pizza Crust Veg., GF

Cheesy Chicken Quinoa Enchilada Meatloaf Muffins GF

Amazing Slow Cooker Turkey Tacos GF

Skinny Refried Bean & Chicken Enchiladas with Homemade Enchilada Sauce GF

Mom’s Authentic Puerto Rican Rice and Beans V, GF

Chipotle Black Bean Roasted Veggie Enchilada Casserole Veg., GF

Easy Vegan Mac and Cheese V, GF


collage of healthy game day desserts

Healthy Peanut Butter Twix Bars V, GF

Grain Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies GF

Fudgy Almond Butter Blondies GF

Salted Tahini Caramel Millionaire Bars V, GF

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cream Pies with Fluffy Peanut Butter Filling

Flourless Paleo Chocolate Almond Butter Cookies GF

Grain Free Tahini Brownies (The Best Brownies I’ve Ever Eaten!) GF

Chewy Chocolate Chunk Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

Healthy Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats V, GF

The Best Paleo Chocolate Chunk Cookies GF

Healthier Flourless Monster Cookies GF

Coffee Tahini Date Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies

Fudgy Flourless Almond Butter Brownies GF

Grain Free Peanut Butter Cup Cookies GF

The Best Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies You’ll Ever Eat

Healthy 4-Ingredient Reese’s Eggs V, GF

Paleo No Bake Cookie Dough Truffles V, GF

Flourless Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies V, GF

Paleo Chocolate Chip Tahini Blondies GF

If you make any of these healthy game day recipes be sure to head to the recipe to leave a rating & a comment. I really appreciate it — xoxo!

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