5 Healthy Appetizer Recipes You Need for the Big Game

Healthy Super Bowl Appetizer

Here we go again…another chance for Tom Brady to add another ring to his hand. Pretty soon, he’s going to run out of fingers.

Whether you will be watching the big game with your furry friends or with a few of your close friends and family members, you will need some snacks to keep your hunger at bay.

Yet, if you are like me and many others, you are still working on some of those Quarantine-15 pounds you gained over the last year and want to keep things on the lighter side. These recipes are low-carb, bite-sized, healthy and delicious, and a little more creative than the traditional ball game spread.

Healthy Super Bowl Appetizer Recipes

1. Cucumber Shrimp Toast

Shrimp Toast

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine cleaned shrimp, garlic, paprika, cayenne pepper, and 1 Tbsp EVOO.
  2. Coat evenly, and cook shrimp over medium heat; set aside.
  3. Mash together avocado and lime juice until creamy.
  4. Begin to layer—start with a cucumber slice, then add a smear of smashed avocado, and top with one shrimp.
  5. Squeeze lime atop each one.
  6. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Yields 5 servings

  • Calories: 155
  • Fat: 9 g
  • Carbs: 6.4 g
  • Fiber: 2.5 g
  • Protein: 13.5 g

2. Bacon, Egg and Cheese Sliders

Healthy Super Bowl Appetizer

Ingredients:

  • 1 avocado
  • 1/4 tsp lime juice
  • 8 hard-boiled eggs, peeled
  • 8 thin slices of cheese (your preference)
  • 4 slices of cooked bacon
  • Everything but the Bagel Seasoning
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Mash avocado with lime juice; set aside.
  2. Slice hard-boiled eggs in half, lengthwise.
  3. Begin to layer—start with half of the egg, avocado, bacon, and cheese, then top with other half of egg.
  4. Place a toothpick in center to hold everything together.
  5. Sprinkle with Everything but the Bagel Seasoning.
  6. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Yields 8 servings

  • Calories: 188.5
  • Fat: 15 g
  • Carbs: 3 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 11 g

3. Cranberry Brie Bites

Healthy Big Game Appetizers

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 ¼ cup almond flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 4 ounces brie
  • 2 Tbsp cranberry jam, sugar free
  • 1/4 cup cranberries
  • Honey *optional

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Microwave shredded mozzarella for 2 minutes, stopping in 30-second increments to stir.
  3. Add cream cheese, almond flour, egg, and baking powder to the melted cheese.
  4. Knead cheesy dough until all the ingredients are incorporated.
  5. Divide dough equally into 36 mini muffin cups, and make a small indentation in the center of each.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes.
  7. Once the cups are done, add the cranberry jam and cranberries to the top.
  8. Add a small piece of brie to each.
  9. Drizzle with hot honey (optional).
  10. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Yields 18 servings (2 mini-muffins per serving)

  • Calories: 125
  • Fat: 9.5 g
  • Carbs: 4 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 7 g

4. Parmesan Asparagus Fries

Healthy Super Bowl Snacks

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 bunch asparagus

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Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Combine Parmesan with cayenne and garlic powder and set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs; set aside.
  4. Begin the process of dipping each stalk of asparagus into the egg mixture, then in the cheese.
  5. Place in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for 15 – 20 minutes.
  6. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Yields 6 servings

  • Calories: 136
  • Fat: 8 g
  • Carbs: 4 g
  • Fiber: 1.6 g
  • Protein: 12 g

5. Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Ingredients:

  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • Hot sauce (of your choice)
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Break cauliflower into florets, about 1½-inches wide.
  3. Add cauliflower to a bowl and toss with hot sauce until evenly coated.
  4. Add cauliflower to a baking pan and sprinkle with garlic powder and paprika.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes.
  6. Enjoy!

Chef Note: If you prefer to dilute some of the heat, you can either add coconut oil or honey. Both of these would be great, and would add a slight variation to the flavor profile.

Nutrition Information:
Yields 4 servings

  • Calories: 59
  • Fat: 0.3 g
  • Carbs: 12.5 g
  • Fiber: 5.6 g
  • Protein: 4.5 g

Bonus: For more recipes to adorn your table during the big game, check this out.

Bonus: And if you are looking for a different kind of snack to work off some calories during the “time-outs,” check out these exercise snacks.