Ready to fuel up for the big game? After Thanksgiving, the Super Bowl is the second largest day of food consumption in the United States. Most of these traditional football foods are unhealthy and packed with calories, so we’ve put together a list of our favorite skinny appetizers that won’t leave you feeling like you just got tackled! Go ahead and try these recipes for the big game. People won’t know if you’re cheering for that touchdown or for the food!


Copycat Chick-Fil-A Nuggets: I couldn’t wait and save the best for last on this list! I just had to share this recipe first! Am I the only person out there who could never manage to walk by the free chicken nugget samples at the mall without snatching at least one or two? There is just something about Chick-fil-A chicken that is too good to pass up! You’re going to want to double this recipe. These are going to fly off your plate faster than the free samples…yes, they are that good! (via Skinny Mom)

Baked Onion Rings: What game day party is complete without onion rings?! This baked version offers up all the lip-smacking goodness of the fried versions, without any of the greasy fingers afterwards! Serve this up with ketchup or your favorite skinny dip! (via Oh She Glows)

Skinny Mini Caprese Pizza: If you haven’t tried an English muffin pizza, then you haven’t tried one of the best recipes ever! These couldn’t be easier to make, and the results are pretty much perfect every time! It’s an easy, healthy way to serve up no-mess, mini-pizzas at your party! (via Skinny Mom)


Grilled Zucchini Nachos
: Swap chips for zucchini in this appetizer that scores high on flavor and low on carbs! Keep this one vegetarian by using black beans, or mix it up and add chicken or any of your fave slimmed down nacho toppings. (via Two Peas and Their Pod)


Sweet and Spicy Crab Cakes
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It’s time to elevate your party with these fancy crab cakes! This recipe gives crab cakes a much-needed healthy makeover that doesn’t skimp on flavor! Our version replaces starchy fillers like breadcrumbs, crushed saltines, and white flour crackers with whole wheat panko and whole wheat flour. (via Skinny Mom)


Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip
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Get your crowd cheering with this Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip! Reduced-fat cream cheese and fat-free sour cream keep this one skinny, but that can be your little secret! Adjust the heat of this dip by adding more or less hot sauce! (via Skinnytaste)


Skinny Fish Sticks: Who doesn’t love the taste of a good, deep fried fish stick?! Well, rather than deep frying these scrumptious sticks, I used a skillet with a touch of canola oil so you can enjoy the same crave-worthy taste without all the added fat and calories. Show them off in a totally fun way at your party with this french fry basket! (via Skinny Mom)


Stuffed Mushrooms: Here’s a fantastic recipe for classic stuffed mushrooms. They’re crunchy, juicy, and oh so mouthwatering! (via On Sugar Mountain)


Baked Hummus and Spinach Dip
: This is not your average spinach dip! This a totally unique, yet simple, vegetarian appetizer or party snack that your friends will be raving about! (via Naturally Ella)


Buffalo Ranch Panko Baked Chicken Tenders
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These Buffalo Ranch Chicken Tenders are wonderful! And by wonderful, I mean easy, fast, delicious, kid-friendly, and healthy! I recommend these served up with a little low-fat Ranch on the side! (via Slender Kitchen)


Skinny Mozzarella Bites:
 
Hello, delicious! These Skinny Mozzarella Bites are too good (and easy) not to try! Don’t be surprised if the results have you popping a second batch in the oven right away! (via Skinny Mom)


Skinny Taco Dip
: This dish basically screams, “It’s time to party!” I always hear rave reviews from everyone who tastes it. Your friends and family will be begging you for the recipe after they try this delectable dip! (via Skinnytaste)


Pulled Pork Sliders:
 Sliders are a must when it comes to watching football. Ever notice how it’s hard to eat a whole pulled pork sandwich, but when it comes to sliders you can devour 2 or 3?! This recipe is so easy because the meat is cooked using a slow cooker, so you barely have to do any work. (via What’s Gaby Cooking)


Skinny Taco Chicken Chili
: This game-day favorite couldn’t be easier! Just toss everything in your slow cooker, and let it fix up this chili while you wait for your guests to arrive! We love putting these in individual serving bowls for an adorable, festive treat! (via Skinny Mom)

 


Pizza Chicken Tenders
: Mix together two of your favorite things… Pizza and Chicken Tenders! Your guests will thank you and your kids will love them! (via Rachel Cooks)


Veggie & Dip Stuffed Mushrooms
: Keep things simple and delicious with this fresh Cucumber and Veggie Dill dip! Mix it up with as many crunchy veggies as you want, and stuff these mushrooms until they are overflowing! Sometimes a quick and easy victory is the best kind! (via Rachel Cooks)


Skinny BBQ Chicken Flatbread
: Flatbreads aren’t just out there to replace pizzas in my house! I love putting just about anything on a flatbread, but this BBQ Chicken is at the top of my list! It’s a fun way to mix up flatbreads at your party! (via Skinny Mom)


Spiced Sweet Potato Quesadilla
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Everyone expects a chicken quesadilla or two to appear at a football party. How about making things a little more interesting by turning to one of my fave ingredients… the sweet potato! The potato keeps things sweet, while poblano pepper brings the heat! (via Naturally Ella)


Ground Chicken Lettuce Wraps
: Lettuce wraps are a perfect, low-carb way to serve up some of your favorite game day snacks! (via Good Life Eats)


Skinny Jalapeno Poppers
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Make these hot little poppers skinny with a simple switch to reduced-fat cheese and cream cheese! Easy as that! Serve them as they are for your meat-lovers, or skip the bacon for your veggie friends! For another skinny swap, wrap or top them with turkey bacon slices/crumbles. (via Shrinking Kitchen)


Barbecue Chicken Kabobs
: Bring big flavor to your party with these Barbecue Chicken Kabobs! Smokey BBQ sauce and sweet pineapple come together perfectly to impress your guests! (via Skinny Mom)


Southwest Sweet Potato Skins:
These are just like regular baked potato skins, only much better. The flavor from the sweet potato adds so much extra flavor to each bite!  (via Naturally Ella)


Skinny Avocado Tuna Salad
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Avocados make the perfect holder for this delish skinny tuna salad. It is also really inexpensive, and it only takes 5 minutes to prep and serve. Did I mention that it tastes amazing too?! (via Skinny Mom)


Red Pepper and Artichoke Hummus
: Take your obsession with red pepper hummus to a whole new level by simply adding artichokes! It doesn’t get much easier than this… just throw everything into your food processor and the dip basically makes itself! You’re going to want to keep this recipe on hand for snacking even after the big game! (via What’s Gaby Cooking)


Skinny Mini Burgers
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These minis make fun, tasty, and healthy appetizers for the whole family. The kids at your party will especially love eating these perfectly sized mini burgers! Use lean ground beef, bison beef or ground turkey for your skinny swaps! (via Skinny Mom)


Shrimp Salad on Cucumber Slices
: Looking for an appetizer that looks as impressive as it tastes? Then you really have to try these cucumber slices with shrimp salad! This appetizer is fancy enough to have people thinking you spent a ton of time working on them, but still fun enough to enjoy while watching the big game! (via Skinnytaste)


Skinny Turkey Meatballs
: This recipe is simple yet satisfying. Your guests are going to love these! Serve them up with a little marinara sauce on the side and top with some Parmesan cheese. Delish! (via Skinny Mom)


Roasted Grape, Blue Cheese, & Honey Crostini:
 Roasted grapes pair perfectly with the blue cheese and honey on top of a baguette. Aren’t you dying to try this fantastic recipe? (via Two Peas and Their Pod)


Skinny Coconut Chicken
: This is a fun and tasty way to prepare chicken tenders that everyone at your party will love! The mixture of Panko breadcrumbs and coconut give the chicken a sweet and crunchy flavor. (via Skinny Mom)


Tomatillo Black Bean Tostadas
: Try this fresh take on salsa for a flavor-packed snack at your party! This salsa is made to be served on cooked black beans and tortillas, but it’s good enough to just throw in a bowl and serve on its own! You’re going to want to eat this all. day. long. (via Cookie + Kate)


Skinny Taco Stuffed Peppers
: These aren’t your grandma’s stuffed peppers packed with beef, rice, and ketchup! Instead, fill these up with ground turkey, salsa and cheddar cheese, and you’ll have a bold burst of flavor in every single bite! Serving them up in pepper cups makes them easy for everyone at the party to grab! (via Skinny Mom)


Buffalo Chicken Bites
:  If you aren’t ready to party yet, these little bites have to put you in the mood! Seriously, how cute are these?! Shredded chicken, reduced-fat cream cheese, cheese and green onions roll up into the most rockin’ little rolls… What’s not to love?! (via Eat Yourself Skinny)


Skinny Chicken Salad
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This Skinny Chicken Salad recipe is packed with seedless grapes, crunchy pecans and just the right amount of dressing. Serve this up with a little whole wheat bread, low carb crackers or lettuce wraps! (via Skinny Mom)


Baked Sweet and Spicy Wings:
 The recipe for these wings creates the perfect combination of sweet and spicy using hot sauce and hot pepper jelly. The wings turn out crispy and rockin’!  (via Slender Kitchen)


Skinny Taco Flatbread
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Using a flatbread is such a fun way to serve up a delicious taco dip! This one has all your favorite Mexican ingredients piled high, so it’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser! (via Skinny Mom)


Hummus and Cucumber Bites with Sesame Seeds:
 
This recipe doesn’t require much work or ingredients, but still ends up looking beautiful. It’s such a healthy little finger food! (via Kalyn’s Kitchen)

Skinny Queso Dip: You might want to make two of these for your party. One for you, and one for everyone else. This dip is so addicting, but it’s so okay if you have a little too much… reduced-fat cheese and skim milk keep this heavenly indulgence in check! (via Skinnytaste)


Buffalo Chicken Meatballs:
  You can be pleasantly surprised with this recipe! Moist, cheesy, buffalo chicken? Count me in! (via Shrinking Kitchen)

Skinny Pie-Style Spanakopita: Using fat-free feta and part-skim ricotta are quick, easy swaps that no one will ever know you made unless you tell them! The light, fluffy phyllo with the spinach and cheese mixture makes for a remarkable starter for your party! (via Skinny Mom)


Mini Corny Dogs:
 Corn dogs are so delicious, but are so unhealthy for you! Thank goodness for this recipe revamp. These mini corn dog muffins are mm-mmm good! (via Shrinking Kitchen)


Greek 5 Layer Dip:
 5-layer Mexican dip was a staple at every gathering at my house growing up. But, 5-layer Mexican dip is notoriously heavy in both fat and calories. The solution…give it a Greek makeover. And instead of serving it with fried tortilla chips, make your own healthy whole wheat, baked pita chips! (via Skinny Mom)


Tomato and Baby Bell Pepper Tartlets:
 
This recipe calls for baby tomatoes and baby bell peppers… how cute! They’re pure deliciousness, and the puff pastry dough is exquisite. (via Eat Yourself Skinny)


BLT Lettuce Wraps
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These lettuce wraps are simply filled with bacon, tomato and cheese, but you can definitely change that up to your liking! The real highlight of this dish is in the skinny ranch dressing recipe! It’s too good not to try! (via The Skinny Fork)


Margherita Pizza
: What’s a game day party without a pizza?! Ditch the delivery and replace it with this slammin’ skinny version! Be sure to make extra though! The fight for the last piece could be as interesting as the big game! (via Eat Yourself Skinny)


Greek Salad Bites
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I know that bringing up the word “salad” in connection with the big game is kind of ridiculous, but I promise, this “salad” is really fun! These little bites of cucumber, tomato, feta and olive on a stick are so cute and so fresh tasting… and there isn’t even any lettuce to scare people way! (via YumSugar)


Southwest Turkey Meatballs
: Change up the meat in your meatballs with this Southwest Turkey starter! You can make these as hot as you want by adding in your favorite spicy peppers, and then cool them off with the creamy cilantro dipping sauce! (via Skinnytaste)


Butternut Squash Chipotle Chili with Avocado
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Change up your vegetarian chili by letting butternut squash take center stage! Don’t let the lack of meat fool you, the squash, beans and peppers keep this dish hearty! (via Cookie + Kate)


Crab Rangoon
: In one word, this Crab Rangoon is unbelievable! By changing up the traditional recipe, so many calories are saved in this absolutely divine app, and the taste is still incredible! This one is almost too good to be true. (via Gen Y Foodie)


Vegan Buffalo Tempeh
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We can’t leave our vegan friends out in the cold on such a fab party day! If you are making the BLT Lettuce Wraps, save a few of the leaves to fill with this totally delish Buffalo Tempeh! (via Girl Makes Food)


Pizza Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
: We love quinoa. We love pizza. We love stuffed peppers. So, naturally, we loved this recipe! This one has an incredibly healthy base of red pepper and quinoa, and from there you can kind of do whatever you want! Love olives? Add them in! Want to go vegetarian? Skip the pepperoni! It’s easy as that! (via Rachel Cooks)


Mini Potato Skins
: Skip the sour cream and go for the guac instead! These mini potato skins are one-bite wonders that your party-goers won’t be able to keep their hand off of! To go veggie with it, simply leave off the pancetta! (via What’s Gaby Cooking)

Skinny Gluten-Free Unfried Chicken: A crispy, crunchy, seasoned crust with soft, delicious, perfectly cooked chicken underneath… we just don’t think it gets much better than that! (via Skinny Mom)