Great for the Game – Recipe Round-Up!

It’s no secret, we love food. Sometimes the food is there to celebrate a big event like a birthday or a big game. And sometimes, food is the main reason we get together! But sometimes the food we choose to celebrate with isn’t always the best for us. Maybe it seems like there aren’t other options and so we fall back on what we’ve always done. But if you’re looking for ways to keep your goals of eating healthier this year while still indulging in a treat for the big game or are just looking for some better options for your go-to party snacks, check out the recipes below for some healthy and delicious replacements for your next party.


Kale Apple Cheddar Salad

If you’re looking for a colorful, crowd-pleasing salad that’s bursting with flavor, give this recipe a try. Including a refreshing salad as part of your game day meal can help balance heavier dishes.

Layered Mediterranean Hummus Dip

Layered Mediterranean Hummus Dip

Level up your basic store-bought hummus with colorful layers of delicious flavor and texture provided by the simple addition of fresh Mediterranean vegetables. This is a low-effort appetizer that everyone will love.

Beet Hummus

Beet Hummus

This hummus packs a healthy punch with a colorful twist. It’s the perfect game day appetizer, especially when paired with yellow bell peppers or yellow carrots, to root for our favorite team – Go Chiefs!

Rainbow Salsa

Rainbow Salsa

This fresh salsa highlights Chiefs colors with red strawberries and yellow pineapple, making it the perfect addition to your game day table. It can be served as an appetizer and can also add a pop of flavor and color to fish or chicken tacos, fajitas, burrito bowls and salads.


Southwest Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed peppers make a satisfying meal layered with flavor. Use a variety of red and yellow peppers to cheer on the Chiefs. This versatile recipe allows you to stuff the peppers with quinoa, brown rice, white rice and/or riced cauliflower.


White Bean Chicken Chili

This lightened up variation of chili is a hearty one-pot meal that’s easy to serve on game day. Use rotisserie chicken to make it easy!


Pomegranate Ginger Grove Mocktail

This mocktail is a fun and delicious alcohol-free option that will have you seeing red.

About the Author

Lisa Markley, MS, RDN, LD

Lisa Markley, MS, RDN, LD, is an integrative dietitian culinary nutrition expert with nearly two decades of experience working towards improving the health of others. She is passionate about educating others how to harness the healing power of food and healthful lifestyle changes.

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