Score Big with These Healthy Game Day Snacks

Stuffed sweet potato skins

And just like that, it’s a wrap on football season. If you’re hosting one final party for The Big Game, we’ve got tips on how to make healthy and delicious game day snacks that will please both the die-hard football fans and health-conscious guests.

Healthy Game Day Snacks and Tips

Skip the Fried Foods

Fried foods are often a must-have at football parties, but despite their appeal, they’re loaded with unhealthy fats and calories. Instead, go for baked snacks like baked chicken wings or our baked sweet potato skins recipe below!

Choose Homemade Salsa and Guacamole

Salsa and guacamole are great dips to serve at football parties, but the store-bought versions are often loaded with preservatives and sodium. Choose homemade versions for fresh, healthy ingredients. Homemade salsa and guacamole are also lower in calories and fat.

Offer High Protein Snacks

Protein is crucial for feeling full longer, which can aid in weight-loss. Serve up high protein snacks like edamame, roasted chickpeas or grilled shrimp. These snacks are nutritious, satisfying, and can be made ahead in advance.

Hydrate with Water

Drinks can be a big source of weight gain at football parties due to their high sugar content. Keep your guests hydrated with plenty of water, and if they want something more flavorful, consider a fruit-infused water pitcher.

Serve Fresh Fruit

Not all snacks need to be savory. Fresh fruit is a fantastic option for a healthy football party, and it’s another source of hydration. Offer a platter of sliced fruits like melon, berries and grapes. These snacks are light, refreshing and guilt-free.

Baked Sweet Potato Skins Recipe

Impress your guests with a nutritious and delicious snack: Baked Sweet Potato Skins. Packed with fiber and beta-carotene, this tasty treat is the perfect addition to your football party. Here’s how to make them:


  • 4 medium-sized sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • Plain Greek yogurt (optional)


  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Wash the sweet potatoes and poke them all over with a fork. Place them on a baking sheet and bake for about 45 minutes, or until tender.
  • Let the sweet potatoes cool, then cut them in half lengthwise. Scoop out most of the flesh, leaving a thin layer attached to the skin.
  • Brush the inside of the skins with the olive oil, then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place the skins skin-side up on the baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes.
  • Remove the skins from the oven, then turn them over. Sprinkle the inside with the shredded cheese and bake for another 2-3 minutes, or until the cheese has melted.
  • Remove the skins from the oven and let them cool. Sprinkle with the green onions and serve with a dollop of plain Greek yogurt, if desired.

Hosting The Big Game doesn’t have to be detrimental to your weight-loss goals. With some careful planning and preparation, you can serve delicious and healthy game day snacks that your guests will love. Enjoy the game and the company of your loved ones!

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