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 hosting the Super Bowl party or heading to your friends or family’s house to enjoy the game, making Super Bowl snacks is always a good idea. And let’s be honest, we all know better than to show up empty-handed! That said, if you’re a “leave everything ‘till the last minute” kind of planner, we’ve got the best last-minute Super Bowl snacks that will save the day. Not only are these recipes easy to prep and delicious to enjoy, but you’ll likely have all the ingredients on hand! And if you’re brave enough to hit the store (or get there a few days in advance), we’re sharing the healthiest store-bought snacks to grab. 

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. 

Ingredients: 

  • 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

Directions:

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

#2 Sheet Pan Nachos

While you could totally go the classic route with black beans, salsa, and (dairy or dairy-free) cheese, these lightened-up Greek Pita Nachos are a healthy alternative to consider! Plus, they require 10 simple ingredients, can easily be customized, and don’t even need to go to the oven! We’re talking 5-minute prep time (or less!)

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp red onion, diced
  • 2 tbsp feta cheese (or dairy-free alternative)
  • 2 tbsp black olives
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • ½ cup cucumber
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • ½ cup tomato, diced
  • sea salt & black pepper
  • 2 tbsp Greek yogurt (or dairy-free alternative) 
  • 1 cup pita or paleo chips of choice (such as Siete or Simple Mills)

Directions:

Step #1: Place the pita chips on a plate. Scatter tomatoes, cucumbers, black olives, feta cheese, and red onion on top.

Step #2: Mix together the yogurt, olive oil, and lemon juice. Drizzle on top. Season everything with salt and pepper

#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 Supe 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. Make a cauliflower pizza crust, serve up your slices on roasted eggplant or sweet potato crusts, or keep it simple (and low-carb) with stuffed portobello mushroom pizza. They’re full of mouth-watering flavor and require just 3 ingredients!

3-Ingredient Portobello Mushroom Pizzas

Serves: 1

Ingredients:

  • 2 portobello mushroom
  • ½ cup part skim shredded mozzarella cheese (or dairy-free alternative) 
  • 4 tbsp pasta sauce of choice

Directions:

Step #1: Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

Step #2: Clean the mushroom and spray with cooking spray and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place on a piece of tin foil or small baking sheet and bake for about 6 minutes.

Step #3: Take the mushroom out of the oven and add the sauce, cheese, and whatever toppings you choose.

Step #4: Return the pizza mushroom to the oven and bake for an additional 10 minutes. Then switch the pan to the top rack and turn the oven to broil. Broil until the cheese begins to bubble on the top. Watch carefully!

#4 Sweet & Salty Trail Mix

Good news, you likely have all ingredients on hand for this sweet and salty snack. When in doubt (or short on time), it’s a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Plus, it comes together in minutes and can be made with any combo of your choosing! 

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup raw or dry-roasted walnuts
  • ¼ cup raw or dry-roasted almonds, sliced
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened goji berries
  • 2 tbsp raw or dry-roasted pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ cup cashews
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened dried raisins or freeze-dried berries
  • 2 tbsp dark chocolate chips, dairy-free

Directions:

Step #1: Mix together all the ingredients, substituting your favorite nuts, seeds, or dried fruit if desired. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container. 

#5 Hummus Cucumber Bites

It doesn’t get any easier than these hummus cucumber bites! Made with four simple ingredients, yet full of fresh flavor. Whether you make your own hummus or opt for a store-bought selection, this healthy snack will score major points. 

Ingredients:

  • 8 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 8 kalamata olives
  • ½ cucumber, sliced
  • ¼ cup hummus

Directions:

Step #1: Cut the cucumber into slices. Top with hummus, cherry tomatoes, and olives.

#6 Oven-Baked Veggies 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

Ingredients:

  • 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)

Directions:

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 Dijon Marinated 2-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 2-Bean Dijon Marinated Salad! Swap the white beans for kidney beans or black beans, or simply stick to chickpeas in this easy-prep recipe. It’s full of plant-based protein and comes together in minutes.

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 15 oz white beans, rinsed and drained
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
  • sea salt & black pepper
  • 1 garlic, minced
  • ¼ tsp crushed red pepper (optional)
  • 15 oz chickpeas, rinsed and drained

Directions:

Step #1: Combine the shallots, garlic, and vinegar in a small bowl. Let sit for 5 minutes to soften the shallot and garlic.

Step #2: Meanwhile, combine the beans, olive oil, mustard, parsley, basil, and red pepper flakes in a bowl. Add shallots and garlic. Season well with kosher salt and pepper.

Step #3: If there is time, let marinate for one hour in the fridge 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 those sweet tooth snackers, whip up these 5-ingredient energy balls that 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!

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup almond
  • ¼ cup shredded coconut
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup dates

Directions:

Step #1: Place dried dates in a bowl of warm water and soak to soften for up to thirty minutes. Drain and add to a food processor. Pulse until mashed into a smooth paste, adding 1 tbsp of warm water as needed. 

Step #2: Add the almond flour, shredded coconut, and salt. Stir well to combine. The result should be a sticky paste.

Step #3: Chop the raw almonds and place in a small bowl.

Step #4: Roll the date mixture into 10 balls and then coat them with chopped almonds. Keep leftovers 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.