Food

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 Superbowl 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

Spice-Roasted Carrot Hummus

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Baked Crispy Fries

Easy Game Night Chicken Wings

Chive and Sriracha Beer Waffles

Crispy Panko-crusted Zucchini Fries

Buffalo Cauliflower with Blue Cheese Dip

Carrot Cake Trail Mix

(Photo: David Bagosy, Styling: Melissa Direnzo)

Vegan Vibes Board with Cashew Ricotta Cheese

(Credit: Lisa Dawn Bolton)

Grilled Potato Salad

Shahir's Chicago-Style Sausage Rolls

'Oh She Glows' All-Purpose Cheese Sauce

(Photography by Ashley McLaughlin)

'Oh She Glows' Chili Cheese Nachos

(Photography by Ashley McLaughlin)

Keto-Friendly Zesty Nacho Cabbage Chips

Cauliflower Popcorn

Shahir's Gourmet Popcorn

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Liv B's Fully-Loaded Vegan Nachos

Liv B's Vegan BBQ 'Chicken' Pizza

Sweets and sippers that are less sinful

Granola Cluster Trail Mix

Spiked Sweet Tea and Beergaritas

(Credit: Jackson Roy)

'Oh She Glows' PB&J Thumbprint Breakfast Cookies

Red Velvet Beet Cakes

Joy's Key Lime Pops

Black Bean Brownies