Healthy Eating

The 10 Best Last-Minute Super Bowl Snacks

Plus, the healthiest store-bought snacks for snacking made simple!

By: Lexy Parsons

Whether you’re a football fanatic or simply joining the Super Bowl festivities for the company (and snacks), there’s one unspoken rule that applies to all guests: never arrive empty-handed! Contributing to the game day spread is a must. However, if you’re a “leave everything ‘till the last minute” kind of planner, there’s no need to panic — we’ve got the best last-minute Super Bowl snacks that will save the day. From easy-prep charcuterie boards to one-pan dishes like sheet pan nachos, these recipes are simple to prep, delicious to enjoy, and made with ingredients you likely have on hand! 

And if you’re up for a shopping spree (or planning ahead), we’re sharing the healthiest store-bought snacks that will bring flavor to your game day experience and take the stress of cooking off your plate!

10 Last-Minute Super Bowl Snacks You Can Make in a Pinch 

#1 Chips & Guac

Because this classic combo never goes out of style. Thanks to avocado, the creamy recipe base, this healthy Super Bowl snack is packed with heart-healthy fats that curb sugar cravings, increase satiety, and reduce inflammation. Plus, by making your own, you’re in control of the ingredients! That means no excess sodium or preservatives. 

Give this simple Refreshing Lime Guacamole a try, and serve it with your favorite chips! Option to add anything additional such as fresh chopped tomatoes. 


  • 2 avocados, halved and pit removed
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp red onions, chopped
  • paprika, to taste
  • 2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • Sea salt & black pepper, to taste


Step #1: Add the avocado flesh to a mixing bowl and mash. Then, add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Serve and enjoy!

#2 Easy-Prep Sheet Pan Nachos

While you could totally go the classic route with ground beef and refried beans, these lightened-up sheet pan nachos are a healthy alternative to consider! Plus, they require 10 simple ingredients, can easily be customized, and come together in minutes (we’re talking five minutes of prep, at the most!)


  • 1 cup pita or paleo chips of choice (such as Siete or Simple Mills)
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained 
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning 
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (or dairy-free alternative)
  • sea salt & black pepper, to taste 

Optional Toppings:

  • Salsa or pico de gallo
  • Guacamole or cubed avocado 
  • Plain Greek yogurt, unsweetened
  • Fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
  • Red onion, diced 


Step #1: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread the pita chips on the pan evenly. 

Step #2: Meanwhile, add the black beans to a bowl with the taco seasoning and mix well until combined. Once mixed, pour the black beans in an even layer over the chips, then top with the shredded cheese topping. 

Step #3: Bake for 10-12 minutes or until fully warmed and the cheese is melted. Remove from the oven and toppings of choice before serving!

#3 Portobello Mushroom Pizzas

Considering an estimated 12.5 million pizzas are sold on Super Bowl Sunday, it seems like pizza is a must-have player at any Super Bowl watch party! And while enjoying take-out can be delicious, making your own can be just as tasty (and way more healthy). Plus, there are so many ways to get creative with your base. However, if you want to keep it simple (and low-carb), these stuffed portobello mushroom pizzas are for you! Delicious, full of flavor, and made with just five ingredients!


  • 2 portobello mushrooms
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese (or dairy-free cheese alternative) 
  • ⅓ cup tomato sauce of choice
  • Fresh basil, to top
  • 1-2 tsp olive oil


Step #1: Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step #2: Meanwhile, clean the mushroom caps and remove the stems. Spray with cooking spray or lightly brush with olive oil and place on the baking sheet with the inside facing up. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until tender.

Step #3: Remove the mushroom from the oven and cool slightly to drain any water. Then, place back on the baking sheet and add the sauce, cheese, and any other additional toppings of choice.

Step #4: Bake for an additional 8-10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and slightly browned.

#4 Sweet & Salty Superfood Trail Mix

Good news, you likely have all the ingredients on hand for this sweet and salty superfood snack. When in doubt (or short on time), it’s a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Plus, it’s full of healthy fats, and antioxidants, and comes together in minutes. Customize as desired, with any combo of your choosing! 


  • ⅓ cup walnuts, raw or dry-roasted
  • ½ cup almonds, raw or dry-roasted
  • ¼ cup cashews, raw or dry-roasted
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ cup goji berries
  • 2-4 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes, optional
  • 2-4 tbsp freeze-dried berries, optional 
  • 2-4 tbsp dark chocolate chips or cacao nibs, optional


Step #1: Combine all the above ingredients in a large bowl, swapping any ingredients as desired. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container until ready to enjoy.

#5 Hummus & Avocado Cucumber Bites

It doesn’t get any easier than these fast and refreshing avocado and hummus cucumber bites! Made with a handful of simple ingredients and easy to customize to your liking. Whether you make your own hummus or opt for a store-bought selection, this healthy snack will score major points. 


  • 10-12 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 8-10 kalamata olives
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled and sliced 
  • ¼ cup hummus
  • Flesh from ½ ripe avocado, mashed 


Step #1: Peel the cucumber and chop into ½ inch slices. Top half of the slices with hummus, and half of the slices with mashed avocado.

Step #2: Top each cucumber slice with cherry tomatoes, olives, and any other toppings of choice.

#6 Oven-Baked Veggie Chips

Got veggies on hand? Bake them into healthy game-day snacks! Why settle for highly processed store-bought chips when you can make your own with ease? And whip them up in minutes. Plus, have your pick at veggie chips or veggie fries! They’re both simple and easy to prep. Choose from sweet potatoes, beets, zucchini, parsnips, carrots, winter squash — whatever you have on hand!

To make homemade veggie chips: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Then, slice your veggies of choice into thin (¼ – ½ inch) slices (option to use a mandoline or handheld slicer). Next, lightly coat with avocado oil and any spices of choice (such as sea salt, pepper, or garlic). Bake for 15-25 minutes, or until crispy. 

To make homemade veggie fries: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut veggies of choice into wedges or fries. Coat with avocado oil, salt, and pepper, and bake for 30 minutes (or until golden and crispy).

#7 Avocado Deviled Eggs 

Have eggs and avocado on hand? You’re in luck. Jam-packed with protein, this easy-prep dish makes for an egg-sellent last-minute Super Bowl snack. P.S. We swapped heart-healthy avocado in place of processed mayo for a healthier twist — your guests will never know!

Serves: 6


  • 6 large hard-boiled eggs, peeled and halved
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled and seeded
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lime (or lemon) juice
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard 
  • ¼ tsp black pepper 
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder (optional)
  • 2 tbsp of finely chopped green onions or cilantro 
  • Sprinkle of smoked paprika and sea salt (optional)


Step #1: Peel your pre-cooked hard-boiled eggs, then cut them in half lengthwise. 

Step #2: Scoop the egg yolks into a large bowl and set egg whites aside on a separate platter.

Step #3: Add the avocado, lime juice, dijon mustard, black pepper, garlic powder, and herbs into the bowl with the egg yolks. Mash together until incorporated.

Step #4: Scoop a spoonful of filling into the center of each egg white. Option to garnish with smoked paprika and a sprinkle of fresh herbs.

#8 Mediterranean Bean Salad

If you have a few jars of beans and some basic herbs and spices on hand, that’s all you need for this filling, fiber-rich Mediterranean bean salad! Full of plant-based protein and made in minutes for a hearty option that will bring taste and comfort in a healthy way! Customize with beans of your choosing, or add in any additional ingredients as desired. 

Serves: 4


  • 1 15 oz can white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 15 oz chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup Kalamata olives, pitted and chopped 
  • ½ English cucumber, chopped 
  • ½ small red onion, chopped 
  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, chopped 
  • ¼ cup feta cheese, optional 
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1-2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1-2 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • Sea salt & black pepper, to taste 


Step #1: Combine the shallots, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.

Step #2: Meanwhile, combine the white beans, chickpeas, parsley, red onion, tomatoes, cucumber, and feta together in a large bowl. Add the dressing and toss well to combine.

Step #3: Cover and marinate in the fridge for one hour before serving.

#9 Game-Day Charcuterie Board

The ultimate game-day spread: a charcuterie board! This simple snack looks just as delicious as it tastes. Plus, there’s no wrong way to make one! Load up a platter with all your favorite fixings (or, whatever you have on hand).

Here are some ideas to help you build your board:

  • Chopped seasonal veggies
  • Fresh mixed berries
  • Sliced citrus
  • Dry-roasted nuts and seeds
  • Medjool dates
  • Nut or need butter in serving bowls (such as almond butter or tahini)
  • Small bowls of dips or spreads such as guac, hummus, or salsa  cheese
  • Nut-based paleo crackers

#10 Salted Caramel Almond Bliss Balls

For all you sweet tooth snackers, these 5-ingredient almond coconut energy balls taste like dessert (but are totally guilt-free). They’re sweetened only with dates, free from grains, and made with healthy fats like almonds and coconut!


  • 1 cup Medjool dates, pitted 
  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1-2 tbsp cocoa powder, optional 
  • ¼ tsp sea salt


Step #1: Soak pitted dates in a bowl of warm water for 10-20 minutes until soft. Drain, then add to a food processor along with the remaining ingredients.

Step #2: Pulse until a smooth paste forms, adding 1 tbsp of warm water as needed to blend. If too watery, add additional almonds as needed. 

Step #3: Using your hands, roll the date mixture into tablespoon-sized balls. Chill in the fridge to firm, then serve and enjoy or store in an airtight in the fridge for up to one week.

The Healthiest Last-Minute Store-Bought Snacks For Game Day

Brave enough to hit the store (or strategic enough to shop in advance)?! We’ve got a list of healthy game-day options for you to pick up. 

Healthy Store-Bought Dips & Spreads

With paleo, vegan, and gluten-free selections, there’s something for everyone! These healthy store-bought dips are made with real wholesome ingredients, and are perfect for game day. 

Healthiest Chips, Crackers & Savory Snacks

Choose from grain-free options, low-carb alternatives, and even chips and crackers made purely from veggies! 

Healthiest Frozen Game-Day Snack Options

No time to prep? With these healthy frozen snack options, simply preheat the oven, and your job is done!

Sweet Store-Bought Super Bowl Snacks

For a healthy sweet treat, try these yummy grab-and-go snacks. Add them to a bowl or platter, pass them around to guests, and prepare for them to disappear!

Last-Minute Super Bowl Snacks For The Last-Minute Planner 

Forgot about the Super Bowl? Or too busy to prep ahead? Take a deep breath, and don’t stress — we’ve got your back! Even if you’re short on time, these super-simple Super Bowl snacks will have everyone thinking you’ve been cooking in the kitchen all day long. From homemade snacks that come together in minutes to healthy store-bought options if you hit the store (or order online), these recipe ideas will save the day in a delicious way.