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11 Healthy Game Day Food Ideas

Game day snacking can be both tasty and healthier than your stock standard options, no matter what game you’re a fan of. The Aussies and Kiwis (that’s New Zealanders) have made it into the Cricket World Cup finals with the big game taking place on Sunday but these finger foods work just as well for big football, rugby, cricket and hockey games. Most of these are quick to make and take only a few ingredients.

11 Healthy Game Day Food Recipes

5 Ingredient Edamame Samosas

These vegan samosas are always a hit at parties – fun to make (you can get the kids involved in wrapping them too).

5 Ingredients Coconut and Edamame Samosas

Jamaican Jerk Chicken Wings

Opt for organic chicken wings if you can – they are relatively cheap compared to the prime cuts of organic meat and marinating them yourself is a much better choice than buying those ready-marinated wings – I’m always doubtful about the freshness of marinated meats.

Authentic Jamaican Jerk Chicken Wings_

Mixed Mushroom Bruschetta

Mushrooms are a great source of vitamin-D so they are a perfect snack for game day – you can stay indoors and enjoy a recommended daily intake while watching the game. Read the post to see how you can increase vitamin D content of mushies even further.

Easy Mixed Mushroom Bruschetta

Quinoa Sushi Rolls with Three Filling Ideas

These  are always a hit. You can add a little mashed pumpkin to the quinoa for extra flavour, nutrients and stick-together factor. You can also serve them without the quinoa, diy-style with various fillings and wraps for your guests to choose from.

Quinoa Sushi Rolls best quinoa recipes

Pork Rib Pies

What’s a game day without a meat pie? Try to go with free-range pork ribs if you can and get them baking early so that you can pep the pie filling in advance and allow the flavours to mingle.

Pork rib pies


Chilli and Lime Hummus

Most store-bought dips contain preservatives, additives and “vegetable” oils but whipping up your own could not be easier using canned chickpeas and a few spices and herbs.

Chilli and Lime Hommus

Chipotle and Lime Prawn Salsa with Avocado Mash

A combination of smoky chipotle chillies, lime and creamy avocado – what could be better? Prawns, of course. Or, you can use corn or beans for a vegetarian version, it’s up to you.

Smoky Chipotle Lime Prawn Salsa on Avocado Mash

Torched Salmon Tacos with Mango Salsa

If you love aburi-style salmon found in many sushi shops, you will really enjoy these torched salmon tacos with the last of the season’s mangoes in a deliciously sweet and tangy salsa. Homemade torillas are a bonus, but if you prefer a store-bought wrap, Mountain Bread is a great additive-free option.

Torched Salmon and Mango Tacos with Soft Corn Tortillas

Flourless Chocolate and Raspberry Brownies

Chocolate lovers this indulgent (and gluten-free) dessert is for you. Omit coffee if you prefer and enjoy the richness of this cake interspersed with a little raspberry zing.

Flourless Coffee Chocolate Raspberry Brownie (7)

Quinoa, Coconut and Salted Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites

There’s also something for peanut butter lovers. Probably one of my favourite treats to keep on stand by in the fridge and a great game time desserty snack.

Quinoa, Coconut and Salted Peanut Butter Cookie Dough

Mini Churros with Chilli Chocolate Sauce

These gluten-free churros are super easy to make and gluten-free too! Opt for dairy-free chocolate for the sauce and use a choice of unrefined caster sugar (such as Billington’s) or granulated stevia to coat.

Mini Churros with Chilli Chocolate (gluten free)


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