12 Keto-Friendly Super Bowl Snacks & Dips to Make at Home
Gearing up for the big game? Whether you are watching the Super Bowl alone or with friends, the last thing you want to do is derail your diet. Having said that, you also want to be able to enjoy tasty appetizers, desserts, and snacks.
Can you stick to your low-carb diet at a party? You bet you can!
Look carefully through this article, as some of the recipes are written out here while others are linked for your convenience. All have been tested in our keto kitchens with excellent results!
What are Some Easy Keto-Friendly Super Bowl Snacks You Can Make for Game Day?
Hosting a keto Super Bowl party is easier than one might think. Some food groups are automatically part of a keto diet. When contemplating what to serve, we have some basic things to consider.
Meat: Most meats are keto and can be used in your Super Bowl recipes. Remember that the more processed meat, such as sausage and meat sticks, is likely to be higher in carbohydrates. Avoid meat that has breading unless you have made your own with keto ingredients like almond flour or crushed pork rinds.
Egg: Another keto ingredient to include in your smorgasbord is eggs. Pickled or deviled eggs are low-carb snacks you can add to the table.
Cheese: Who doesn’t love cheese? While some cheeses are lower in carbohydrates than others, cheese is an excellent option. You can add it to dips, veggies, or other food items to make them cheesy and delicious.
Veggies: There are many keto veggies that can be enjoyed. Options include spinach, bell peppers, radishes, celery, zucchini, kale, green beans, tomato, lettuce, artichoke, avocado, jalapeño, cucumber, and others.
Sugar-Free Desserts: Besides keto snacks, many delicious low-carb dessert recipes exist.
4 Main Dish Game Day Food
When creating your party food menu, keep in mind the food categories listed above. Of course, your party needs some main dish.
Meatballs are always a crowd-pleaser appetizer. Mixing your ground beef with almond flour or low-carb breadcrumbs is an excellent way to cut carbs. Try our easy keto Swedish meatball recipe. If you prefer BBQ meatballs, mix 1 lb ground beef, 1/2 diced onion, 1 beaten egg and 1/2 cup almond flour.
Combine well and make your meatballs. Brown the meatballs in some oil then bake until completely cooked. Add your favorite sugar-free barbecue sauce and enjoy. (4 of our meatballs are 400 calories and 4 net carbs)
There are delicious low-carb tortillas out there! You can make great low-carb tacos using these shells and adding a bit of lettuce, tomato, cheese and hot sauce.
3. Chicken Wings
Bake, air fry or deep fry plain (not breaded) chicken wings for your party. Dry rubs tend to be lower in carbs than sauces, but you can find excellent low-carb sauces.
For a zesty, low-carb snack, try buffalo wings. Make sure to pair these keto appetizers with a low-carb dipping sauce like ranch or blue cheese.
Don’t assume that you can’t enjoy pizza when eating keto. One of our favorite Keto Recipes shows you how to make a low carb pizza crust. (One piece of our pizza is roughly 200 calories and 3 net carbs.)
3 Things to Dip
While eating keto means you must pass on the chips, you can still enjoy dips. Make your favorite dips and use crunchy veggies as a vessel to enjoy the dip.
Veggies: Celery, peppers, chunks of zucchini, tomatoes and radishes are all great foods to enjoy with your favorite dips.
Low-Carb Crackers: There are some low-carblow carb tortillas. Just be careful because the carbs add up quickly.
Bacon or Jerky: Try dipping crispy bacon or beef jerky into your favorite dips.
2 Delicious Dips
My favorite part of a party is the dips. Here are some of our favorite dip recipes. Low-carb dips you can purchase include guacamole, French onion dip, dill dip and ranch.
1. Buffalo Chicken Dip
This dip is super easy. Add all of the ingredients together, stir well, and fold into a greased, 9x9 baking pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
Nutritional Information: A four-ounce serving of this dip has 335 calories and 2 net carbs.
8 oz shredded cheddar divided
8 oz cream cheese
½ cup mayo
½ cup sour cream
2 tablespoon hot sauce
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon salt
12.5 oz canned chicken
2. Jalapeno Popper Dip
Here is another very easy recipe. Mix the softened cream cheese with the cheddar cheese, microwaving slightly to help combine them.
Add the other ingredients. Fold all of the items together then pour into a greased, 8x8 pan. Bake for 30 minutes at 375 degrees.
Nutritional information: Three tablespoons of this dip is about 250 calories and 2 net carbs.
1 cup sour cream
8 oz cream cheese softened
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
2/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
4 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
4 oz can diced jalapeño peppers, drained
3 Keto-Friendly Desserts
Sugar-free desserts do exist. Links to our favorite keto desserts are provided:
Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Cookies: This recipe combines two classic cookies, chocolate chip and peanut butter.
Flourless Chocolate Cake: Made with a delicious ganache frosting, you won’t miss the sugar or flour in this cake.
Monster Cookies: With a rich peanut butter taste, these cookies have a great almond crunch to them.
Jalapeno Poppers and Bacon-Brussels Sprouts
If you love bacon as much as we do at my house, there are two low-carb recipes you simply have to try. The first is bacon-covered Brussels sprouts. The seasonings add a little zip to this popular vegetable and they stay crispy and delicious in a slow cooker.
The second is easy keto jalapeno poppers. Made with just a few ingredients (jalapeños, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese, seasoning, and optional bacon), one popper is 85 calories and one small carb.
Our Keto Soup-er Bowl
One last thought is for you to host a keto SOUP-er Bowl. More amazing keto recipes we have crafted include: