9 Diabetes-Friendly Appetizers Perfect for Football’s Big Game

Whether you’re a San Francisco 49ers fan or are rooting for the Kansas City Chiefs on February 2, most everyone can agree that fan food is essential for any unforgettable game day. If you plan on watching the Big Game and are searching for some diabetes-friendly dishes that don’t sacrifice flavor, check out these nine recipes. We’ve got Low-Carb Pizza Bites, Teriyaki Chicken Drummies, plenty of flavorful dips and more to keep you fueled for football. 

Spinach, Crab, and Artichoke Dip[1]

9. Spinach, Crab, and Artichoke Dip

If you’re having guests over for the Big Game, a hearty, warm dip is without a doubt necessary. This dip has the perfect amount of crab, so there’s plenty of flavor without being overpowering. Get dipping>>[2]


8. Santa Fe veggie quesadillas

These Santa Fe veggie quesadillas are filling, in the best possible way. Loaded with red bell peppers, black beans, green onions and cheese bit low on fat, this appetizer is sure to be a touchdown with guests — whether they’re football fans or not. Check them out>>[4]


Veggie Patch Pizza[5]

7. Veggie Patch Pizza

Looking for a delicious, homemade vegetarian pizza? Your guests will love this recipe! This is one pie that’s as fun to make as it is nutritious. Get cooking>>[6]


Teriyaki Chicken Drummies[7]

6. Teriyaki Chicken Drummies

Sweet and tangy teriyaki sauce makes these drumsticks absolutely irresistible. Crushed garlic and black pepper elevate this side from satisfactory to savory. Give them a taste >>[8]     

Chicken Nuggets with Barbecue Dipping Sauce[9]

5. Chicken Nuggets with Barbecue Dipping Sauce

This homemade alternative to a fast-food favorite has all of the flavor and only 167 calories per serving. The best part? Freeze the leftovers for a quick snack anytime. See here for recipe >>[10]

Avocado Smash[11]

4. Avocado Smash

This smooth and creamy dip comes together in no time. Perfect for a quick snack to satisfy guests until kickoff. This dip is great with raw veggies, such as cucumber slices, celery sticks, or red bell pepper strips! Get dipping >>[12]

Herbed Potato Chips[13]

3. Herbed Potato Chips

What’s a game-day party without munchies? These chips are totally customizable — just choose your favorite combination of the recommended seasonings. These tasty little treats will go fast, so be sure to bake enough for a second (or third!) helping. Whip up a batch >>[14]

Sweet & Spicy Whole Grain Snack Mix[15]

2. Sweet & Spicy Whole Grain Snack Mix

Your Big Game party guests will find this flavorful and crunchy mix a winner. Don’t forget: Put a serving aside for yourself because we promise the bowl will be empty soon after it’s set on the table.  Get snacking >>[16]

Party Pizza Bites[17]

1. Low-Carb Party Pizza Bites

In the mood for pizza but don’t want all the fat, carbohydrate and sodium of a heavily processed slice? You can’t go wrong with these tasty homemade morsels — with only 12 grams of carbohydrate per serving, they’re a healthful way to satisfy your craving. Try them out >>[18]

For more healthy and easy-to-prepare diabetes-friendly recipes, visit Diabetes Self-Management[19]’s Diabetic Cooking[20].

  1. [Image]: https://cdn.diabetesselfmanagement.com/2016/04/24248_resized.jpg
  2. Get dipping>>: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snacks-appetizers/spinach-crab-artichoke-dip/
  3. [Image]: https://cdn.diabetesselfmanagement.com/2007/09/shutterstock_395079862-1.jpg
  4. Check them out>>: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/santa-fe-veggie-quesadillas/
  5. [Image]: https://cdn.diabetesselfmanagement.com/2007/09/Veggie-Patch-Pizza.jpg
  6. Get cooking>>: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/veggie-patch-pizza/
  7. [Image]: https://cdn.diabetesselfmanagement.com/2014/06/shutterstock_486427414.jpg
  8. Give them a taste >>: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/teriyaki-chicken-drummies/
  9. [Image]: https://cdn.diabetesselfmanagement.com/2015/01/17712.jpg
  10. See here for recipe >>: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snacks-appetizers/chicken-nuggets-barbecue-dipping-sauce/
  11. [Image]: https://cdn.diabetesselfmanagement.com/2015/03/45588.jpg
  12. Get dipping >>: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snack/avocado-smash-2/
  13. [Image]: https://cdn.diabetesselfmanagement.com/2015/01/36478.jpg
  14. Whip up a batch >>: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snacks-appetizers/herbed-potato-chips
  15. [Image]: https://cdn.diabetesselfmanagement.com/2015/12/44364.jpg
  16. Get snacking >>: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snacks-appetizers/sweet-spicy-whole-grain-snack-mix/
  17. [Image]: https://cdn.diabetesselfmanagement.com/2007/09/iStock_000038894826_Small.jpg
  18. Try them out >>: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snacks-appetizers/party-pizza-bites
  19. Diabetes Self-Management: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/
  20. Diabetic Cooking: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/

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