healthy recipes for the big game

10 Healthy Recipes For The Big Game

When it comes to the big game, what you choose to eat is as important as who you choose to root for. So, sit back, enjoy the game and dive into these amazingly delicious dishes. Here are 10 delicious healthy recipes for the big game! Go team!

healthy recipes for the big game

One of the reasons I became a sports fan is because of the food. I love to entertain, and there’s nothing better than having friends and family over for the big game. So, whether it’s the Super Bowl, or the World Series, or March Madness, or the Stanley Cup, I’m always up for hosting.

Big game food is fun. Come on, who doesn’t love comfort food, finger food, and terrific snacks?

Years ago, I developed a whole list of healthy recipes that mimicked everyone’s favorite traditional deliciously unhealthy game day foods. These recipes really do satisfy everyone. Even my biggest die hard sports fan guests love the healthy spread I serve… this may be in part due to the fact that they don’t know it’s healthy… but that’s neither here nor there…

When you make one of these recipes, if you message me, email me, comment below with questions, or sign up for a free phone consultation with me, I will answer your questions and make this healing journey of yours so much easier for you. I will even walk you through the recipes if you want me to do that. I want to answer your questions. I’m a chef who loves to teach. I’m an Eastern medicine practitioner who loves to heal. Please, ask away!

If you love to entertain, and you love the people you are entertaining, then do yourself a favor, and choose a few of these recipes to try — you won’t regret it.

And, if you’re really going all out this year, you can try some of these game day Party Games And Ideas.

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Here Are My 10 Healthy Recipes For The Big Game

If you make any of these recipes, please let me know in the comments below and be sure to tag me on Instagram because that makes me really happy!

1. Cheeseburger Soup

cheeseburger soup

I’m well aware that some of you are rolling your eyes. But, you’ve got to try this Cheeseburger Soup recipe. This one is Steve’s favorite recipe of all times. It’s the one thing that I serve during every single game. If I don’t make it, there’s a revolt. It’s that good.

I use grass-fed organic beef. The soup is dairy-free, but it tastes like a cheeseburger in a bowl. Really.

2. Sweet And Spicy Chicken Drumsticks

sweet and spicy chicken drumsticks

These Sweet And Spicy Chicken Drumsticks are my version of chicken wings. Drumsticks have more meat on them than wings. These beauties are crispy and saucy and they are baked, not fried. The sauce is really spicy and the drumsticks are really messy, so serve with lots of beer and napkins.

3. Vegan Spinach And Artichoke Dip

vegan spinach artichoke dip

Spinach artichoke dip is one of those weird things that almost everybody seems to love. I say weird, because even people who don’t love veggies or think they hate artichokes or spinach, seem to dive into a bowl of spinach artichoke dip whenever it’s around. This Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip is no exception. I have people diving into this dip the second it’s plopped down on my coffee table.

My kids used to order this dip (the cheesy original version) every time we went to a restaurant that had it. It always came out steaming hot and creamy and it smelled so good! It’s one of those things that I could never eat because of all the dairy. Well, this vegan version finally gives me my turn!

This dip is warm and creamy. It may be vegan, but it tastes so similar to the cheese-laden original, that nobody will know.

4. Pork Chili With Bok Choy

pork chili with bok choy

Chili is a staple for game watching. This Pork Chili With Bok Choy tastes just like your favorite traditional chili, but it’s got some hidden surprises that pack a big healthy punch.

If bok choy isn’t your thing, substitute any vegetable you like… this one’s easily customizable.

5. Homemade Simple Guacamole

homemade simple guacamole

What would a game be like without a big bowl of delicious Homemade Simple Guacamole? This is the best guacamole you’ll ever have. Enough said. If you are an avocado lover like I am, you can read about the 5 Little Known Health Benefits Of Avocados. Now you can feel good about eating the whole bowl of guac!

6. Crispy Buffalo Chicken Fingers

crispy buffalo chicken fingers

These Crispy Buffalo Chicken Fingers are slightly spicy, crispy, and way too easy to eat too many of!  The batter is grain-free and the health benefits are many.

And if there’s one kind of food that everyone always goes for first, it’s the kind that you eat with your fingers. These will be gone way too fast.

7. Vegetable Hummus Dip

vegetable hummus dip

This recipe is like a “food hack”. What I mean by that is that it easily takes a store-bought ingredient and turns it into something super awesome. I mean really, really awesome. So-good-that-everyone-will-be-asking-you-for-the-recipe awesome.

The base of this Vegetable Hummus Dip is store-bought hummus. Add then we add a bunch of stuff to it. And we make it pretty. And we spice it up.  And serve it with beautiful crunchy vegetables for dipping. And amazing sprouted grain crackers. And it’s truly incredible.

8. Paleo Buffalo Chicken Meatballs With Ranch

paleo buffalo chicken meatballs with ranch

I always have some kind of meatball at all of my big game events. These Paleo Buffalo Chicken Meatballs With Ranch are delicious and easy to make. And the dipping sauce is dairy-free…

Perhaps the best part about this recipe is that after you bake the meatballs in the oven, you transfer them to your slow cooker, add the sauce and then they cook slowly and stay warm up until you are ready to serve them. Easy peasy. Make ahead meatballs… just awesome.

9. Dumpling Meatballs

dumpling meatballs

Meatballs of one kind or another are mandatory fare when watching any game. Dumpling Meatballs may not be traditional game day fare, but they are awesome!

The reason they are called dumpling meatballs, is because they taste like the inside of the steamed dumplings you get at Chinese restaurants. Yum.

And, they are grain free and dairy free. And have so many healing ingredients. Win-win!

10. Vegan Macaroni And Cheese

vegan macaroni and cheese

Vegan Macaroni And Cheese can be a really good thing… and this version is! I use a grain-free pasta, and the sauce is made with potatoes, carrots, nutritional yeast, and coconut milk. I know it sounds a little odd, but the texture and look are just perfect. It’s so creamy and the nutritional yeast gives it a cheesy taste. My non-vegan husband eats big bowls of this.

For some ideas on more snacks, here are my choices for the 10 Best Paleo Snacks.

10 healthy recipes for the big game

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