Are you ready for some football? The countdown to Super Bowl Sunday is on. The New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons will be playing in Super Bowl LI on Sunday, Feb. 5.
Whether you’re a die-hard sports fan or just tune in for the commercials and halftime show, eating is bound to be a big part of the fun. And, since the big game is a family affair for many with little ones, we’ve rounded up a list of game day foods that the kids will love too. These kid-friendly dips, appetizers and finger foods are sure to please the palates of everyone from tots to teens and are healthier than much of the standard fare.
Crispy Chicken Bites: These oven baked chicken bites are low in calories and fat. They are a healthy, fast way to serve this family favorite, not to mention they are packed with lots of protein and nutrients.
Kickoff Cheese Ball: Classic cheese balls are stuffed with fatty fillers like butter and mayo, but this one blends in nutritious chickpeas for a lightened-up, spreadable appetizer that is just as delicious.
Miniature Seven Layer Dips: These mini seven-layer dips are great crowd-pleasers on game day. They're super delicious and cute to look at, too.
Mini Corn Dog Muffins: A fun and unique poppable recipe that's perfect for game day. Easily made gluten-free, too!
Personal Whole Wheat Pizzas: This “clean” version of the classic Margarita cheese and tomato pizza is a great recipe that kids love to help make.
Homemade Soft Pretzel Bites: Homemade Soft Pretzel Bites-these little pretzel bites are fun to make at home and are great for parties and game day!
Baked Sweet Potato Chips: Baked chips have less fat and grease than regular chips, and these are made with kid-friendly and super nutritious sweet potatoes.
Homemade Mac and Cheese Bites: Kids and adults alike go crazy for mac and cheese, and these simple-to-make bites are a perfect finger food for serving as an appetizer. If you’d like a healthier version that sneaks in some veggies, try this amazing Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese.
Super Bowl Popcorn Bar: This is a great option that allows older kids and adults to choose topping for their popcorn. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, small foods, such as popcorn, should not be offered to a child until he is at least 5 years old.
Chocolate-covered Strawberry Footballs: Standard chocolate strawberries can be dressed up for game with just a few touches. This healthier dessert option is one that both kids and adults will love.
Sneakz Milkshakes: For a better-for-you kids’ beverage option, skip sugary soda and juice and offer little ones Sneakz organic skim milk in chocolate, vanilla or strawberry flavors. Kids love the taste, while parents can feel better knowing that Sneakz provides essential nutrients. Every shake of yummy goodness provides 1g of fiber, 5g of protein, and vitamins from whole food sources – including 40% DV of vitamin A, 20% DV of calcium and 6% DV of iron. Made with USDA Organic ingredients, Sneakz contains no GMOs, antibiotics or synthetic hormones, and no artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners.