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.

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)