Healthier game day food that's still party-worthy

Snack all Sunday, don't hate yourself Monday!

Snack all Sunday, don't hate yourself Monday!

(Photography by Ashley McLaughlin)

Do not worry, we're not here to sell you on salads for Super Bowl Sunday. We'd still come to your party if you were serving them at yours, but we'd be missing those nachos something awful. How.ever. From not wanting to undo the healthier eating habits you introduced on Jan 1, to just not wanting to wake up to a belly full of regret on Monday morning, there is a case to be made for making all the fun things to eat, but sprinkling them with a dash of restraint. JUST A DASH.

Here, for your consideration as you menu plan for the fun nights in front of the televised games from college something-ball to Olympic body-hurling, are some better than bad-for-you really fun foods.

For dip diving and speed snacking

Guacamole with Grilled Jalapenos

(Photo: David Bagosy, Styling: Melissa Direnzo)

Spice-Roasted Carrot Hummus

Baked Broccoli Stem Dip

Mast O Khiar

Vegan Vibes Board with Cashew Ricotta Cheese

(Credit: Lisa Dawn Bolton)

White Bean, Garlic and Artichoke Dip

Borani-yeh Kadoo (Summer Squash Yogurt Dip)

(Photography by Eric Wolfinger)

Sweet Potato and Labneh Dip

'Oh She Glows' All-Purpose Cheese Sauce

(Photography by Ashley McLaughlin)

'Oh She Glows' Chili Cheese Nachos

(Photography by Ashley McLaughlin)

Sweet Pea and Ricotta Dip


(Credit: Overbudget Inc)

Keto-Friendly Zesty Nacho Cabbage Chips

(Photography by Leanne Vogel)

Grilled Potato Salad

Keto-friendly Bendy Tortillas

Finger foods that won't leave you feelin' blah

Better than Before: Pigs in a Blanket

Baked Crispy Fries

Buffalo Cauliflower with Blue Cheese Dip

Shelly's Corn Pakoras with Sabz Chutney

Easy Game Night Chicken Wings

Delhi Papri Chaat

(Photo credit: Martin Poole)

Crispy Panko-crusted Zucchini Fries

Delicata Squash and Mushroom Tart

Cauliflower Popcorn

Sweets and sippers that are less sinful

Carrot Cake Trail Mix

(Photo: David Bagosy, Styling: Melissa Direnzo)

Spiked Sweet Tea and Beergaritas

(Credit: Jackson Roy)

Granola Cluster Trail Mix

Vegan Caesar

(Photography by Betty Binon)

Ice Box Lemon Squares

Chocolate Blueberry Loaf Cake

Sherbet Punch

(Photo credit: Jack Hawkins)

'Oh She Glows' PB&J Thumbprint Breakfast Cookies

Red Velvet Beet Cakes

Joy's Key Lime Pops

Garden Party Sangria

(Photography by Doan Ly)

Black Bean Brownies