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If you have a love-hate relationship with game day — love to have friends over to watch the game, hate spending the day in the kitchen making snacks — we’re right there with you. There’s nothing quite like kicking your feet up, eating hot wings, and watching a football game —, but sometimes, the effort that it takes to feed your fellow fans sucks the fun right out of the big day. That’s why we’ve rounded up a few recipes we think will help even the score — these are some of your favorite football snacks in three ingredients or fewer (many using ingredients you already have on hand).

Click here to see the Amazing Three-Ingredient Game-Day Snacks (Slideshow)

The easiest and most delicious game-day snacks are ones that you can easily customize to your pantry and taste. Dips, snack mixes, and dry rubs are all easy to adapt. Don’t have sour cream on hand for a particular dip recipe? Try plain Greek yogurt instead. No ground chipotle pepper for a dry rub? Smoked paprika can lend a similar flavor. And, if you don’t like chocolate chips in your snack mix, feel free to leave them out or throw in some dried fruit for sweetness instead. Don’t feel limited by a recipe; make substitutions that make sense for your budget, pantry, and taste. It will make food prep easier and you’ll be happier with the results.

Another trick for making game day snacks easier is to take advantage of high-quality pre-packaged or prepare items. There are lots of ways to add flavor to rotisserie chicken, frozen meatballs, or bagged coleslaw mix. And, salad dressing isn’t just for greens; try using it on game day as a way to quickly and easily add tons of flavor to meat, vegetables, dips, and spreads.

The bottom line is that making food for game day shouldn’t interfere with your ability to kick back and enjoy the show. Looking for a few reliable recipes to get you started? Try some of our favorites:

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This crunchy three-ingredient side dish is great on top of sandwiches, burgers, and hot dogs too. Don’t have carrots on hand? Try shredded cabbage instead.

Click here for the Three Ingredient Carrot Slaw Recipe.

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No one will believe you added so much flavor to your wings, ribs, or grilled chicken with just three ingredients. This dry rub is a game day game-changer.

Click here for the Original Three Ingredient Rub Recipe.

Click here to see more amazing three-ingredient game-day snacks

Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal’s Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.

It's Super Bowl Time! These Are the Best Snacks to Serve on Game Day

Whatever jersey you're wearing for the Super Bowl this year, you're going to need food to sustain you through the exhilarating triumph or the agonizing defeat. We're here for those of you who never miss any game, those of you who never miss a Super Bowl, and, of course, those of you who simply show up for the snacks.

This mega gallery of appetizer and snack recipes can be divided into a few basic categories. We start with Pigs in Blankets, and that's because everyone loves and expects them. If you're hosting, you want to be sure to serve fan favorites that will fuel the party, and the bite-sized hot dogs pictured here certainly fit the bill. The only thing that might make you forgo the classic version this year is our newest recipe for Pull-Apart Pigs in Blankets, which is as genius as it is delicious.

Equally important for game day entertaining are nachos. They're a crowd pleaser whether you go with a traditional recipes or something a little more unexpected. Kettle chips make a delicious replacement for the usual tortillas and blue cheese, but you could also opt for individual nacho stacks or serve them team-style. If you decide to take the latter route, we suggest our Spicy Sausage, Bean, and Cheese Nachos.

And then there are the dips, there must be dips! Will they be creamy or shall you serve a classic guacamole, hummus (or a fabulous hybrid of the two)? Maybe an Eight Layer Dip is what's needed or will you opt for something novel in the dip department? Which ever you choose, do serve a dip or two at your Super Bowl party.

And now Super Bowl party would be complete without buffalo wings&mdashyou didn't think we forgot about them, did you? Traditional iterations are sure to fly off the plate, but if you want a change from the classic, try our Tequila-Lime Chicken Drumsticks. They have the flavors of a margarita but the booze cooks off making them a suitable for your entire guest list.

No matter how you're watching the Super Bowl, we all know that this game is all about the appetizers, and you're guaranteed to score big with these recipes&mdashso much so that we think it's you who will be named MVP!

"What an easy appetizer to make. It doesn't taste like it only has five ingredients."

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3 Healthy Game Day Recipes

It’s game day! Who are you rooting for? No matter what jersey you’ll be wearing, you can try these touchdown recipes for your celebrations. They are my top picks for healthy recipes that won’t have you missing those traditional game day snacks.

Cauliflower and Cheese Pizza Bites

This is a great twist on pizza that you can make ahead of time. Get a hearty serving of veggies while still indulging in this low-carb recipe.


  • 2 cups cauliflower rice (you want a chunky cauliflower rice texture)
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh garlic (garlic powder is good too)
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 15-ounce can fire-roasted tomatoes, drained
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3–4 ounces thinly sliced cooked protein like prosciutto, natural ham, turkey, or spicy sausage (cooked)
  1. Preheat oven to 400 °F.
  2. Spray a muffin tin tray with your favorite nonhydrogenated nonstick spray.
  3. Mix all of your ingredients together except your protein and half the mozzarella cheese.
  4. Take half of your protein and chop into ¼-inch sections. Keep the rest whole.
  5. Take your muffin tin and place a whole slice of your protein into the bottom of each individual muffin tin. Scoop in enough cauliflower mix until it is almost full.
  6. Place mozzarella cheese and a few of the chopped protein pieces on top of each as you would top a pizza. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Ranch Sweet Potato Skins

Game day isn’t the same without the classic potato skin during halftime. Try this sweet potato alternative that will boost your energy to get you through the game. Sweet potato packs in great fiber, vitamins A and C, and antioxidants, helping you make each bite count for your nutrition.


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes (washed and dried)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup milk (buttermilk is great too)
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 strips turkey bacon, cooked until crispy and crumbled
  • ⅛ teaspoon dill
  • Salt, to taste
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt, plain
  • Fresh chives
  1. Preheat oven to 375 °F.
  2. Slice your sweet potatoes in half (the long way) so that you have 4 sweet potato slices. Coat with a light coat of oil. Bake for 40 minutes or until fully soft in the center of the potato. Remove and let cool.
  3. Once cool, scoop out half of the sweet potato flesh in each section. Place the sweet potato flesh into a bowl and mash with milk, oil, cheese (leave a little off to the side for topping), bacon, dill, and salt. Spoon mix back into the sweet potato halves.
  4. Top with leftover cheese and return to the oven until the cheese is melted and golden brown.
  5. Combine the Greek yogurt, chives, and black pepper and serve on the side.

Greek Feta Dip

Chips and dip anyone? Here’s a fresh take on dip that’s tasty all year long. The Mediterranean eating pattern is one of the healthiest around, and this dip combines my favorite ingredients from the region into a melted cheese delight.


  • 8 ounces feta, crumbled
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ¼ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt, plain
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro (Did you know the stems have the most flavor? Make sure you use them too.)
  • 1 tomato, finely diced
  • Sliced cucumbers, bell peppers, and a healthy chip for dipping
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 °F. Coat the inside of an oven-safe dish with olive oil.
  2. Combine your cheeses (save a little mozzarella cheese to top), yogurt, lemon zest, garlic, dill, parsley, black pepper, and salt with a hand beater until smooth. Transfer mix to the baking dish and top with leftover mozzarella.
  3. Bake for about 25 minutes or until the cheese is golden. While that’s baking, chop cilantro and the tomato.
  4. Once removed from the oven and cooled slightly, top with cilantro and tomato. Serve with bell pepper, cucumber slices, and your favorite healthy chip.

After trying these recipes, I am sure you will keep them around for more than just football season. May your favorite team win, and may we all win by staying safe and healthy this game day.

Sarah is the Shaklee Pure Performance Team dietitian/nutritionist. She is also a two-time competitor for the USA in the Summer Games, participating in the 10-meter Air Rifle event in 2012 and 2016. Her experience as an elite athlete and her status as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and Licensed Nutritionist (LN), make her perfectly suited to consult with Shaklee athletes on their nutritional needs. Sarah graduated from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas with a BS in Nutrition in 2013, and then earned an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Healthcare Management. She specializes in weight loss, improved sport performance, diabetes prevention, heart health, healthy aging, smoking cessation, and performance goals. Her hobbies include church ministries, mountaineering, physical fitness, and gardening.

Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

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3-Ingredient Crescent Sausage Bites

Shoooooo! Cold weather has finally hit down here in the South. And I. Don't. Like it.

Okay, now I know I really don't have anything even remotely close to being okay to complain about. Because, truly, temperatures in the 20s and 30s are not actually cold. I grew up in Vermont. I do understand what true cold is.

But now .
I'm a woose. Thin-blooded, sun-lovin', warm-weather-spoiled woose.

70 degrees? Light sweater weather for me. 50 degrees? Turtleneck sweater. And a coat. Definitely a coat. Maybe even breaking out the mid-length winter wool coat and gloves. 30s? Most definitely full-length winter wool coat. Buttoned all the way up. And gloves.

Below 30? Can't even stand to think about it.

How on Earth did I survive growing up in Vermont?? It's a perplexing question. One that my husband poses all the time.

So, what to do, what to do to brave the cold temperatures? . aside from bundling up in 32 layers of clothing?

Enjoy body-warming comfort food, of course. Like these super easy 3-ingredient Crescent Sausage Bites . made with hot sausage.

Though technically party fare, we don't relegate these tasty little bites solely to parties. I also whip these up to serve alongside a nice bowl of veggie soup for dinner. Mmmmm . soup and hot sausage, that'll sure warm the belly. They're also great for breakfast or brunch, too.

I just vary the size I cut the squares to fit the occasion

small bites for parties, and larger squares for breakfast/brunch or dinner.

These have actually become one of our 7-year-old daughter's favorite dinner meals. Whenever I buy the ingredients to make them, she gets so excited and then asks over and over what night we're going to have them. I mix up a little fruit salad to go alongside for a quick and easy dinner.

The leftovers then become our daughter's breakfast the next morning. I swear, she could eat these for every meal every day and be quite content.

As yummy as these are, it's nice that they're super easy to make, too. With just 3 simple ingredients, you can bake up a batch of these tasty Crescent Sausage Bites in a jiff.

Just fry up some sausage, mix it with cream cheese, and sandwich it between two layers of crescent roll dough. Bake it and use a pizza cutter to easily cut it into small squares. Done!

These are always a huge party hit. Huge.

Especially with the guys, it seems. I think because they've got meat in them, and we all know guys go for the meat. Not to mention, the combination of sausage and cream cheese slathered between crescent roll layers just plain tastes good.

They've become my go-to party fare. If you come over to my house or ask me to bring a dish to your party, you can be pretty sure I'll be serving up a platter of Crescent Sausage Bites. In fact, at this point I think it's just become an expectation that I bring these to parties and get-togethers with our friends! I do believe I'd be in trouble if I showed up without them.

60 So-Good Super Bowl Snacks for Football's Biggest Day of the Year

These tasty game day snacks will make you the real MVP.

Attention all football (and food) fans: the Super Bowl is almost here! Even if you're not a sports enthusiast, everyone can come together on Super Bowl Sunday for the nosh. So we rounded up the best and most delicious Super Bowl snacks for any game day craving. This February 7, cheer on your team while munching on this hearty mix of nachos, sliders, party dips and more easy appetizers (don't forget to save room for all the game day desserts afterwards, of course).

Whether you're hosting a small but festive Super Bowl party or just in need of a tasty dish to treat your family to at home, these delicious recipes will be the big winners of the night &mdash whether or not your team takes home the Lombardi. And afterwards, if you're still looking for more winning food to make, don't forget to check out our full collection of Super Bowl recipes (including vegan and vegetarian options!).

Top Game Day Recipes

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Top Game Day Recipe Favorites from dips to meatballs and from appetizers to main dishes! You are guaranteed to find some of the BEST football party recipes right here! And even if you aren’t into football, you are guaranteed to find some of the best parTAY food to love forever and ever.

Game Day foods like my Slow Cooker Barbecue Ribs, French Dip Sandwiches, Honey Buffalo Meatballs, Jalapeno Popper Dip and Jalapeno Popper Taquitos are some of my favorite recipes to ever come out of my kitchen and they will be some of your favorite recipes to ever enter your belly! But just in case you needed some more inspiration, I’ve rounded up over 40 of my top recipe picks for your Game Day AKA eat the BEST food Day so you can stomach whoever wins Day. I have categorized the Game Day recipes into Main Dishes, Dips and Appetizers below, or you can see all of them at a glance HERE.

50+ Healthy Snacks That Will Keep You Energized All Day Long

Reach for one of these good-for-you snacks the next time you're hit with a craving.

Contrary to popular belief, your habit of snacking throughout the day can actually be an excellent way to stay energized and alert during even your busiest moments. Choosing healthy snacks that are packed with nutrients, vitamins, and minerals will fuel your body and keep your blood sugar levels steady. Some studies have even found that grazing on healthy snacks has even been proven to prevent you from overeating at meals.

Although fulfilling the occasional doughnut craving isn't a bad thing, reaching for healthy snacks full of protein and other good-for-you ingredients more often will keep that sluggish, mid-afternoon blah feeling at bay. And with a little experimentation, you can find healthy snacks that satisfy all your cravings, whether you want something sweet, salty, crunchy, or all of the above. The best snacks are the ones that are easy to make, taste great, and fill you up without weighing you down. And you don't have to be an expert in the kitchen to prepare snacks that are simple to make, taste great, and good for you. These easy healthy snack ideas are perfect even for novices in the kitchen and often they don't require more than a handful of ingredients to make. Whether you're in the mood for something warm and salty like these edamame beans or something sweet like these roasted apples, there's something on this list of healthy snacks to help satisfy whatever you're craving. So go ahead and get snackin'.


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