Easy and Healthy Football Party Appetizers

In our house, Super Bowl Sunday is all about football. The food comes in a close second place.

Darling Baby Jason

Darling Baby Jason

When my son was a toddler, who knew his life’s passion would be football?

We certainly didn’t, but here we are 30 years later still going to Friday night high school football games. Jason’s a head coach these days, and loving every minute of it.

My Son Head Coach

Head Coach Jason

It’s easy to conclude that football is a big deal in our house, and so is Super Bowl Sunday.

But let’s not forget the food!

Only die hard football fans like my son would watch a football game without food. The rest of us want something tasty to nosh on while we watch our favorite team walk all over the opponent.

To that end, for those of us looking for healthier alternatives, I present my list of appetizer recipes that might fit the bill.

Carol's Three Bean Dip

Carol’s Three Bean Dip

At a recent dinner party, Carol’s Spicy Three Bean Dip was scooped up and gone before I got more than a bite.

Skinny Corn Dogs

Who doesn’t love a good corn dog? Why not try these easy corn dog bites? I love any appetizer that offers automatic portion control.

Creamy Salmon Stuffed Tomato Appetizers

Creamy Salmon Stuffed Tomato Appetizers

Creamy salmon stuffed tomatoes anyone? Salmon and cream cheese. What’s not to like?

Creamy Baked Crab and Artichoke Dip

Creamy Baked Crab and Artichoke Dip

Maybe you’d rather have my coworker’s people-pleasing Artichoke Crab Dip. You’ll never go wrong with appetizer recipes passed down from friends and family.

Artichoke and Dip

Artichoke and Dip

Lastly, in honor of my football coach son who loves artichokes, this artichoke stuffed with blue cheese dip will make you stop watching the game just long enough to tear off a tender leaf and take a dip.

If you’re a football fan and have a healthy game day appetizer recipe to share, be sure and leave a comment. 

Enjoy the game!

Mother Rimmy Today

Mother Rimmy Today

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  1. says

    Your son was (and still IS!) so adorable! :) I didn’t know he was a football coach. I take it you have been paying attention to the sibling coach rivalry going on between the two NFL head coaches this year. I think it’s awesome.

    Thanks for the wonderful appetizer/football party ideas!! I’ll save this for customers who want some ideas.

    • says

      Thank you! We’re pretty proud of Jason. It’s something to watch someone live their dream. I can’t imagine rising to the level of the NFL, much less having both of your kids make it to the big time! Thank you for sharing my recipes. Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the game! :)

  2. says

    awwww….baby jason is adorable :)

    my family and i are not really into the superbowl but we all still get together to enjoy a fancy meal. everyone bakes something and just comes over and has a good time. all those recipes look mouth-watering…

    • says

      It’s amazing how quickly the years fly by, isn’t it? I just read somewhere that short of the holiday season, the Super Bowl is the next biggest food day. Crazy!

    • says

      Ha! You have a very good point! Frankly, I could never understand why Jay was so willing to get beat up game after game. It was a bit tough for a mom to watch. Have a terrific weekend! :)

  3. says

    The Super Bowl is such a great food event! I always enjoy reading about the dips and other appetizers people write about at this time of the year. You have some good stuff here – thanks for the links!

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