11 Super Bowl Appetizers That Are Technically Vegetables

Super Bowl means killer snacks. These 11 (kind of healthy) game time snacks will make sure you get your five-a-day in.

Whether you're a die hard fan or a straight up football hater, everyone can agree on thing — Super Bowl snacks are pretty rad. So even if you're only tuning in to watch Lady Gaga kill it at half time (the Kitten Bowl is more your thing), a few delicious apps and a pint are definitely in order. And it wouldn't be the Super Bowl without the obligatory dips, chips and cheesy nachos, which is tough if you've made a pledge to eat a more wholesome diet and up your veggie intake in 2017. While you could totally ditch the classics in favor of healthier options, we're of the everything-in-moderation mindset. Translation: a little indulgence every once in a while is totally okay. Not sold on the idea? We've curated a list of 11 game day dishes that feature vegetables in a big way, so at least you can say you got in your five-a-day.


1. Baja Fish Tacos//Wicked Spatula: Anytime is a good time for tacos in our book and the Super Bowl is no different. This ultra fresh take on the south-of-the-border snack is gluten-free and swaps out traditional tortillas for collard greens. Toppings like pico de gallo, avocado and jalapeño are a must. (Photo via Wicked Spatula)


2. Oven-Baked Beet Chips//Gather & Dine: Team up decadent dips with a batch of homemade beet chips. The provide the crunch you want and, with a bit of seasoning, big flavor — all without the preservatives and sketchy additives. (Photo via Gather & Dine)


3. Buffalo Chicken Jalapeño Poppers//Half Baked Harvest: If you love buffalo chicken and jalapeños poppers this fusion app is a no brainer. Your taste buds will thank you — jalapeños count as a vegetable right? (Photo via Half Baked Harvest)


4. Blistered Edamame With Chili & Garlic//Vodka & Biscuits: Okay, this recipe is actually healthy. The perfect balance of spicy, garlicky and salty, these beautifully charred edamames are so easy to make and oh-so delicious. (Photo via Vodka & Biscuits)


5. Banh Mi Spring Rolls//Minimalist Baker: The Vietnamese sub gets a mini makeover in this fast, fresh and super delicious recipe. Consider them the perfect vehicle for Sriracha and spicy peanut sauce. (Photo via Minimalist Baker)


6. Curly Sweet Potato Fries With Coconut Kimchi Ketchup//Go Stuff Yourself: Feeling “Inspiralized?" Use a spiralizer to whip up a batch of sweet potato fries that put the classic junk food to shame. (Photo via Go Stuff Yourself)


7. Spinach, Feta and Artichoke Dip//Oui, Chef: Sure, artichoke dip isn't exactly the poster child for healthy eating, but there are spinach and artichokes in there and that must count for something right? A healthy dose of lemon amps up the flavor in this tried-and-true starter. (Photo via Food52)


8. Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks//Revi's Foodography: If you thought things couldn't get any better than hot-out-of-the-oven garlicky, cheesy breadsticks, you haven't tried these bad boys yet. A cauliflower base offers a sneaky way to get those veggies in. (Photo via Revi's Foodography)


9. Paleo Baked Bloomin' Onion//Wicked Spatula: Golden brown with just the right amount of crunch, this paleo take on a bloomin' onion will keep you coming back for more. Don't forget the horseradish dipping sauce — it's a game-changer. (Photo via Wicked Spatula)


10. Cauliflower Bites in Sriracha Honey Sauce//Julie's Eats & Treats: The versatile vegetable is at it again, offering up a mouthwatering alternative to breaded boneless chicken wings. (Photo via Julie's Eats & Treats)


11. Smoky Harissa Eggplant Dip//Minimalist Baker: Cheese dip doesn't have anything on this smoky, savory dip. Pair it with homemade pita or veggie chips for a winning game time snack. (Photo via Minimalist Baker)