This time of year is filled with exciting sporting events and parties. Unfortunately, the foods that come along with gathering around a TV are usually greasy, over-processed, or filled with sugar. That’s why I’m rounding up my top favorite healthy game day recipes. These game day favorites have been lightened-up without sacrificing flavor. Whether it’s a college basketball game or the biggest football event of the year, these healthier dishes will help keep you on track while still enjoying the games.
Blazing Buffalo Chicken Tenders
These spicy buffalo chicken tenders are the perfect game-day snack or appetizer. This crowd-pleasing dish is comes together in 30 minutes. Tender strips of chicken are coated in a breadcrumb seasoning, baked in the oven then coated in a simple buffalo sauce. I recommend serving with celery and your choice of ranch or bleu cheese.
Additional Chicken Tender Recipes:
Slow Cooker Pulled BBQ Chicken
With just a few simple steps, these unique sliders come together in no time. The fresh slaw combined with the sweet and smoky pulled meat and soft bun make these irresistible. This dish is perfect for any Kansas City fans at your party!
Also try my Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sliders with Pickle Slaw.
Air Fried Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls
Chicken isn’t the only meat that you can eat when you’re trying to stay healthy! Lean ground beef is the star in these indulgent-tasting dish you never knew you needed. My favorite way to dip these egg rolls is in sour cream with a drizzle of hot sauce. Perfect for any Philadelphia fans at your party!
Additional air fried game day dishes: Air Fried Pork Egg Rolls and Air Fried Skinny Buffalo Chicken Potato Skins.
Layered Taco Salad
This layered taco salad is a fun twist on a typical taco dip you’d see at a party. Simply combine all of the ingredients you would find on tacos into a fun, colorful salad.
Roasted Garlic and Caramelized Onion Dip
Dips can define a party but they can also be the most unhealthy dish in the spread! Without the use of oil and butter, this dip is lightened-up, but doesn’t taste like it. Your guests will be impressed that it didn’t come from a package! Serve with dipping chips, veggies, or crackers…the possibilities are endless.
Additional Healthy Dip Recipes:
Chicken Salads (dip or slider option)
Chicken salad is a quick, cheap and super versatile dish. I like to grab a rotisserie chicken and whip up a big bowl of my zesty Buffalo Ranch Chicken Salad or my sweet and smoky Barbeque Chicken Salad. These chicken salads can be served as a dip along side crackers and cut vegetables or on rolls as sliders.
Also try my Healthy Street Corn-Inspired Chicken Salad for a hearty dip.