11 Favorite Healthy Game Day Recipes Made with JOI

vegan pesto flatbread


Thanks to COVID, lots of our favorite traditions look a little different this year--including Sunday football. But a little smaller party is no reason to skimp on the snacks. After all, you need to stay properly fueled up to cheer your team on to victory. 

So, as we all look ahead to this year’s big game, it’s time to start planning your game day menu. Our suggestion? Take advantage of this year’s more intimate gatherings to focus on quality rather than quantity. Ditch the economy size bags of chips and XL delivery pizzas for some homemade snacks that will help you end the season feeling as good as the guys going home with the Vince Lombardi trophy..

Ready to get cracking on that game day spread? Here are our 10 favorite highly snackable AND healthy recipes to serve your Sunday guests! 

Hype-Worthy Dips


Spicy Vegan Buffalo Hot Sauce Dip

Is there anything that says ‘game day’ quite like a good Buffalo hot sauce? Obviously not, but finding one that fits with your vegan lifestyle? Now that’s a unicorn. We created this dairy-free, vegan-friendly version to have all the creaminess and all the flavor, and all the kick you’re looking for thanks to rich JOI plant base, liquid aminos or soy sauce, and of course, hot sauce.

vegan spinach artichoke dip

Creamy, Dairy Free Spinach Artichoke Dip

A dairy free spinach artichoke dip may seem too good to be true, but it’s made possible by using the JOI Almond base. By making a thick and creamy “sauce” with just a couple of tablespoons of water plus a big heaping scoop of JOI, you’ve got the start to an amazing dairy free dip. Now where are the chips?

White Vegan Queso Made with JOI

 

Crave-Worthy Vegan Queso Made with JOI: 

This White Vegan Queso will win over the most stalwart dairy-lovers. Better buy a second bag of tortilla chips.

French Onion Dip Made with JOI

Healthy and Indulgent French Onion Dip Made with JOI

French Onion Dip Made with JOI is creamy, savory, decadent, a little addicting, and definitely about to become one of your regular cravings. We highly recommend a bright and healthy crudité platter to go along with this dip (because we’re fancy), but crackers or good ol’ potato chips are equally delicious pairings.

vegan ranch dressing

Creamy Vegan Ranch Dressing

Is there anything ranch doesn’t go with? Okay, there’s lots actually, but when you’ve had a half-time snack attack hit and need something savory, that goes up for debate. This Creamy Vegan Ranch is a great option for dipping raw veggies, pretzels, chips, or yes—boneless wings. Dunk away!   

Absolutely Amazing Appetizers

vegan white bean kale pesto flatbread

Vegan Cashew Pesto Flatbread with White Beans & Kale

We’re just going to come out and say it--flatbread is better than pizza. It’s healthier, easier to make at home, loaded with way more veggies, and won’t leave you in desperate need of a nap. Pull this fast, healthy, and hearty version together before your guests arrive and we guarantee you’ll strike that perfect balance between fancy and casual.

avocado fries

Healthy & Delicious Avocado Fries with Cashew Aioli

Say you don’t love French fries and we won’t believe you. Say you wish French fries were healthier and we’ll totally sympathize. We’ll also make your day, because these avocado fries with cashew aioli pack all of the crispy, savory, satisfying punch, without the guilt. Put that air fryer to good use--you won’t be disappointed.

creamy jackfruit enchiladas with salsa verde

Creamy Jackfruit Enchiladas with Salsa Verde

There is nothing quite like enchiladas if you’ve got a big, hungry crowd on your hands. They’re super filling, super satisfying, and just a touch decadent--and this version won’t break any of your healthy living rules. Make the enchiladas ahead and pop them in the oven as soon as your crew is getting snacky so you don’t miss a minute of the party. 

Perfectly Snackable Desserts

vegan somoa cookie bar

Vegan Samoa Bars

Sweet tooth kicking in? These Vegan Samoa Bars are the ultimate sweet tooth satisfaction and they couldn’t be easier to make. They taste just like samoa girl scout cookies, but with a healthier twist!

vegan chocolate coconut truffles

5-Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Coconut Truffles

These truffles bring that rich chocolate flavor, with a touch of natural sweetness from maple syrup and shredded coconut. The cream from the cashew milk and the smooth JOI Cashew Base make these truffles oh so dreamy and flavorful--they’re an irresistible one-bite game day treat.

vegan almond crinkle cookies

Almond Crinkle Cookies

It’s hard to resist a cookie, and these are no exception. An ultimate crowd pleaser, you should probably make two batches because they will go that quick. 

Looking for more healthy AND delicious plant-based recipes? Check out these Five Sweet and Savory Recipes Made with JOI to Satisfy Comfort Food Cravings!

And don't forget to check out the Friends of JOI Marketplace for amazing complementary products that go great with any flavor of JOI!

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