Healthy Eating

9 Simple & Healthy Dips For Super Bowl Sunday

Protein-packed and made with 10 ingredients or less!

By: Lexy Parsons

Let’s face it — the best part of Super Bowl Sunday is the food lineup!  With endless appetizers, bottomless drinks, and unlimited dips and spreads, it’s easy to snack the day away. But, you don’t have to sacrifice your health and fitness goals to enjoy yourself! In fact, with a few simple recipe swaps, you can have an incredibly healthy game day. And because the *best* game-day snacks start and end with dip recipes, we’ve created nine healthy dips (think: guac, cheeseless queso, and a sweet protein-packed cookie dough dip) that everyone will love! Best of all, these recipes are packed with protein, free from excess sodium and sugar, and made with just ten ingredients or less! 

No matter if you’re watching the game or the kitchen timer, these healthy dip recipes are a guaranteed win.

9 Healthy Super Bowl Dip Recipes 

#1 6-Ingredient Greek Yogurt Ranch 

Did you know that you can transform plain Greek (or coconut) yogurt into a protein-packed ranch dip that is incredibly healthy? While many people assume ranch dips are healthy, most recipes are full of saturated fat and sodium. But not this recipe! Aside from your yogurt of choice, the only other ingredients required are spices. How simple is that?! 

Use this healthy ranch recipe like you would any other ranch — healthy dips don’t have to be complicated! Serve it up this Super Bowl Sunday with cauliflower buffalo wings, as a dip for your veggies or crackers, on top of cauliflower pizza, or as a dressing for your favorite protein of choice. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup full-fat Greek or Coconut yogurt, unsweetened (note: a full-fat, thick yogurt consistency is best)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried parsley 
  • ½ tsp dried dill
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Optional: ¼ cup unsweetened cashew milk, almond milk, or water 

Directions:

Step #1: Add all of the above ingredients into a large mixing bowl and whisk together until well combined. 

Step #2: Cover mixture and chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour. Note: chilling overnight is best to maximize the flavor profile.

Step #3: Serve with chopped veggies, crackers, salad, or your favorite protein. Enjoy!

#2 Classic Hummus 

Everyone needs a classic hummus recipe in their lives. Because why settle for store-bought when you could make your own? And with just four main ingredients (and a handful of spices), it doesn’t get any easier than this. Plus, homemade hummus is packed with protein and is a game-day classic, meaning it’s a must-have on Super Bowl Sunday!

If you’re feeling creative in the kitchen, you can customize this recipe with different flavor variations — add roasted red peppers or eggplant, blend in sun-dried tomato and basil, or add in roasted root veggies like sweet potatoes or beets! And if you’re not a fan of chickpeas (or don’t have them on hand) swap it out for a can of white beans!

Ingredients:

  • 1 14 oz. can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained 
  • 3 tbsp creamy tahini
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2-5 tbsp of water, as needed

Directions:

Step #1: Add all of the above ingredients, aside from water, to a high-speed blender or food processor.

Step #2: Blend until thick, smooth, and creamy. Note: If using a blender, you may need to stop and start the blending process periodically while scraping down the sides. Add 1 tbsp of water at a time as needed to blend.

Step #3: Once desired consistency is achieved, transfer to a serving dish. Option to garnish with fresh herbs, paprika, and a drizzle of olive oil.

#3 Healthy Spinach and Artichoke Dip 

This simple spinach and artichoke dip is so decadent and creamy that’d you’d never guess it was healthy. Made with Greek yogurt, nutritional yeast, and cashews in place of heavy cream and cream cheese, it is lower in calories but heavy in flavor! Packed with hidden veggies like spinach, artichokes, and spices (but free from sneaky hidden ingredients), this is one of the healthiest dips on any game-day menu. 

To make it fully plant-based, simply swap the Greek yogurt for a coconut or cashew-based alternative! 

Looking for more healthy swaps for your game-day meal prep? We’ve got healthy alternatives for all your favorite foods!

Ingredients:

  • 1 14 oz. can artichoke hearts (in water), drained
  • 16 oz. frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained OR 4 cups raw spinach, chopped
  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked and drained
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt or full-fat coconut or cashew milk yogurt, unsweetened
  • 2 tbsp scallions, thinly sliced
  • ¼ c nutritional yeast
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, minced (or 1 tsp garlic powder)
  • ½  tsp onion powder
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • Black pepper and sea salt, to taste

 Optional: 

  • 1-2 tbsp olive or avocado oil (as needed to thin)

Directions:

Step #1: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. 

Step #2: Add all of the above ingredients, aside from spinach and artichokes, to a high-speed blender or food processor. Blend until smooth and creamy.

Step #3: Taste and adjust any flavoring as needed.

Step #4: Once desired consistency is achieved, add spinach and artichokes. Slightly pulse until ingredients are well mixed but not blended.

Step #5: Pour mixture into dish lined with parchment paper and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the top is golden brown and bubbling.

Step #6: Remove from oven and let cool before serving.

#4 Simple Homemade Salsa 

Since salsa is lower in calories and made with minimal ingredients, it’s typically presumed to be healthy. But, store-bought brands like to sneak in not-so-healthy ingredients like sugar, oil, and sodium. So keep it clean this Super Bowl Sunday and serve up your own! Best of all, making a healthy homemade salsa is easier than you think — it requires little prep, little clean-up, and is made with just ten ingredients or less.

Ingredients:

  • 1 15 oz. can San Marzano tomatoes, crushed
  • 1 4 oz. can green chiles, diced and undrained
  • 3 medium ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 small red onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 fresh lime, juiced (about 3 tbsp)
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • ½ – 1 tsp ground cumin
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

Directions:

Step #1: Add all of the above ingredients, aside from the crushed tomatoes and green chiles, to a food processor or high-speed blender. Pulse until the mixture is well blended.

Step #2: Pour mixture into a large serving bowl and add the remaining ingredients. Stir until well combined.

Step #3: Taste the mixture, adding or adjusting any ingredients as needed.

Step #4: Serve immediately or store covered in the fridge.

#5 Cheese-Less Cashew Queso Dip

One of our favorite healthy dip recipes is none other than this Cheese-less Cashew Queso recipe. This game-day necessity has got everything you love about a standard cheesy queso dip, minus the excess oil, sodium, and dairy. Instead, this recipe calls for protein-packed cashews, which (when combined with lemon and nutritional yeast) make for a creamy, cheese-like flavor. Another reason you’ll want cashews on your plate? They’re full of healthy fats and antioxidants. All you need is ten ingredients and less than 10 minutes! 

Serve it with your game-day nachos or tacos, use it as a dip for roasted veggies or crackers, or combine it with salsa, guac, and beans for a DIY take on a layered dip.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked and drained 
  • ¼ cup warm water (for a creamier dip sub coconut or almond milk, unsweetened and slightly heated)
  • ¼  – ½ cup medium or hot salsa (depending on how spicy you want it)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (or 1/2 tsp garlic powder)
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • Dash black pepper 

Directions:

Step #1: Add all of the above ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until creamy. Increase liquid or salsa by ¼ cup as needed to achieve a creamy and smooth consistency (using salsa to increase heat and thin, or liquid to thin without increasing heat). If the mixture is too thin, thicken with soaked cashews. 

Step #2: Once desired consistency is achieved, taste and adjust flavor as needed. Increasing nutritional yeast will enhance the cheese flavor, while extra salsa will increase the heat.

Step #3: Pour into a serving dish and enjoy! Note: Option to heat mixture before serving, or serve at room temperature. 

#6 Must-Have Basic Guac Recipe

With just five ingredients, this recipe is as basic as it gets — when it comes to simplicity, that is! Taste, on the other hand, is a whole other story. In fact, we’re willing to argue it’s the best guac you’ve ever had. This easy guacamole recipe is plant-based, creamy, the perfect balance of citrus and spice, and pairs well with just about any savory dish. 

And, because avocados are full of healthy fats and fiber, this recipe will keep you feeling fuller for longer (hint: feeling satiated can reduce the urge to overeat)! So if you want to elevate your Super Bowl Sunday, make sure this is one of the healthy dips on your recipe lineup. 

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium avocados, ripe
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • ¼ cup red onion, diced 
  • 1 clove garlic, mashed
  • 1 lime, juiced (or sub lemon)
  • Sprinkle of salt and black pepper, to taste

Optional add-ins:

  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped 
  • ¼ – ½ cup fresh mango, chopped 
  • jalapeño pepper, diced, to taste 

Directions:

Step #1: Slice the avocados lengthwise and remove the pits. Scoop out the flesh and add to a bowl.

Step #2: Next, mash the avocado with a fork, leaving several large chunks.

Step #3: Fold in the remaining ingredients, including any additional add-ins.

Step #4: Serve and enjoy!

#7 No-Avocado Edamame Guac 

No ripe avocados on hand? No worries — you can still satisfy all your creamy Super Bowl Sunday dip cravings with this No-Avocado Guac recipe. The star ingredient is protein-packed edamame! In addition to being a great source of complete plant protein, edamame is full of nutrients like fiber, vitamin K, and manganese. Plus, they make the perfect savory swap for avocados. We mixed in Greek yogurt to up the protein and intensify the creamy texture (which can easily be swapped for a dairy-free alternative) and added a handful of fresh herbs and spices for a vibrant, flavorful taste. 

Use it as a dip for your fresh veggies, spread it on your sandwich or nachos, or use it as a side for virtually any appetizer on the menu.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups edamame, cooked and shelled
  • ⅓ cup Greek or dairy-free yogurt, plain and unsweetened (coconut, cashew, or greek-style)
  • ½ fresh lime,  juiced (about 2 tbsp)
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 3 tbsp green onion, minced
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • ¼ cup red onion, chopped
  • 1-2 tbsp olive or avocado oil 
  • 1-2 tsp ground cumin
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

Directions:

Step #1: Add all of the above ingredients to a food processor or high-speed blender, aside from oil. 

Step #2: Add one tbsp of oil at a time as needed to blend the mixture until a creamy base is achieved.

Step #3: Taste test and adjust ingredients as needed. 

Step #4: Serve and enjoy.

#8 Easy Black Bean Dip

This simple and healthy black bean dip is always a crowd-pleaser. Best of all, it can be whipped up in minutes, and you likely have most of the ingredients on hand! It’s full of plant-based protein thanks to hearty black beans and packs in a punch of flavor from spicy salsa and fresh herbs. Unlike most dips, it’s free from excess salt and oil yet doesn’t skimp on flavor. Serve it up with veggies or dairy-free cheese and crackers, spoon it into tacos or sweet potato skins, or stir it into your hearty bowl of chili! Yum.

Ingredients:

  • 2 14 oz. canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • ¾ cup mild to medium salsa
  • ½ fresh lime, juiced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • Dash salt and pepper, to taste
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped (optional)
  • 1-2 tbsp olive or avocado oil to thin (may sub water)

Directions:

Step #1: Add all of the above ingredients, aside from oil, to a high-speed blender or food processor. Puree until smooth.

Step #2: Add 1 tbsp oil (or water) at a time, as needed to thin.

Step #3: Blend until smooth and creamy.

Step #4: Serve and enjoy!

#9 Dairy-Free Cookie Dough Dessert Hummus Dip 

Did you really think we’d neglect our sweet tooth lovers? We’ve got the perfect recipe to satisfy your game-day sweet tooth in a totally healthy way. The secret ingredient in this dairy-free cookie dough dessert hummus? Chickpeas! They’re protein-packed and make for a deliciously creamy base. And trust us, you (and your guests) won’t even taste them. Blend them up with just a handful of other wholesome ingredients like creamy cashew butter, oat flour, and a drizzle of honey. The best part? No baking required. Yep, your very own healthy twist on raw cookie dough. Smear it on fruit or rice cakes, or enjoy it by the spoonful!

Ingredients:

  • 1 16 oz. can chickpeas or white beans, rinsed and drained
  • ¼ cup creamy cashew butter, unsweetened (sub creamy almond or sunflower seed butter)
  • ½ tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1-3 tbsp oat flour, as needed
  • 2-4 tbsp non-dairy milk, unsweetened and full-fat (we recommend cashew, oat, or almond)
  • 1-3 tbsp raw honey or pure maple syrup, optional
  • ½ cup non-dairy chocolate chips (we love Lily’s Stevia-sweetened, Endangered Species Oat Milk, or Enjoy Life Foods Chocolate Chips)

Directions:

Step #1: Add the beans, cashew butter, vanilla extract, and optional sweetener to a food processor. Pulse until a thick batter forms. Note: a high-speed blender will over-churn the mixture —  a food processor works best.

Step #2: If the mixture is too dry, add 1 tbsp of non-dairy milk at a time, pulsing until desired consistency is achieved. If the mixture is too thin, add 1 tbsp of oat flour at a time, pulsing until a creamy dough-like consistency is achieved.

Step #3: Once the dough-like dip is formed, taste test and adjust flavors accordingly. To enhance sweetness, add honey or pure maple syrup; to enhance moist consistency, add cashew butter. Next, add in the chocolate chips and pulse until well combined.

Step #5: Pour into a serving dish. Option to chill in the fridge or serve immediately. Enjoy! 

Score Big This Super Bowl With These Healthy Recipes

Everyone loves game-day dips, and now you’ve got some nutritious ways to enjoy your Super Bowl Sunday! With these healthy game-day dip recipes, indulge guilt-free and continue crushing your goals. As you can see, healthy eating doesn’t have to be complicated or confusing. With little prep time, little clean-up, and just 10 ingredients, these recipes are so simple! And, we’re willing to bet your guests (and you!) won’t even taste the healthy swaps. 

While these easy recipes are a game-day must-have, they make a great addition to any plate or meal all year long! Happy dipping.