Diabetic Super Bowl Snacks and Game Day Recipes

12 Diabetic Super Bowl Snacks

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With a few well-chosen diabetic Super Bowl snacks and game day recipes, anyone with diabetes can enjoy the big game! You don’t have to have greasy pizza and fried potato chips that will throw your blood sugars out of range. These options below are all tasty treats that are a good choice for game day.

Are you in it for the football game itself? Or do you watch for the highly-anticipated Super Bowl commercials? Good news — either way, you can enjoy it all with balanced blood sugar levels with these healthy and delicious foods.

12 Diabetic Friendly Super Bowl Snacks

What Makes For Great Diabetic Super Bowl Snacks?

The same rules apply whether you’re eating a meal or a snack, whether you’re watching the Super Bowl or not. There are three main things that will help balance and stabilize blood sugars: healthy fats, whole grains with dietary fiber, and lean protein. These three work together to give us foods with lower glycemic index to help balance blood sugar. (Eating simple carbs will cause high blood sugars much quicker than complex carbohydrates with fiber when eaten along with fat and protein.) So it’s a good idea to look for this combination in whatever you eat.

Each of the recipes below offers nutrition facts in the link just below the photo, so you can see the g fat, fiber, and protein for each one. Not all recipes will have all three, so you can mix and match and add in your own favorite game day foods to balance it out.

So here are a dozen ideas for diabetic Super Bowl snacks.

1. Broccoli Salad

Broccoli Salad by Downshiftology
Broccoli Salad by Downshiftology

This kind of a salad is one of my favorite side dishes to, well, nearly anything. But it can definitely make for a delicious game day recipe as well.

I like this recipe because of the combination of crunch and creamy texture, and the combination of sweet and salty all in one. Also there’s plain greek yogurt, a good vitamin d source, and no added sugar in the dressing. Plus, you’ve got fat, fiber, and protein all in one dish. (Want to make it a bit more heart healthy? Using turkey bacon may be a great option.)

2. Big Mac Bites

Big Mac Bites by Homemade Interest - a Perfect Diabetic Super Bowl Snack
Big Mac Bites by Homemade Interest

Do you remember the song? I know I’m dating myself by asking that question, but McDonald’s had a song in the 1970’s that stuck around for quite a while about what all went into their “Big Mac.” It was fun to learn to say as a kid, anyway.

All this recipe is missing is the bun and the special sauce. I suppose you could add them if you wanted to. But these are super cute by themselves. A bun-less slider if you will. These are super low carb, and a very diabetic-friendly snack as a game day appetizer. You could even make them inside on my favorite griddle in case it’s cold in February where you live, like it is here where I am in the midwest.

3. Seven Layer Dip

7 Layer Dip by Modern Meal Makeover
Seven Layer Dip by Modern Meal Makeover

Here’s another one of my favorite appetizers that can certainly be made into a diabetic healthy snack for game day. This seven layer bean dip is a great low-carb diet option with lots of protein from the beans and cheese. Pair it with a chip or cracker with good fiber, and you’re set!

The layers of this recipe consist of refried beans and salsa, guacamole, sour cream and taco seasoning (which you could of course make from scratch from my salsa chicken recipe), cheddar cheese, tomatoes, black olives, and green onion. However, you can customize the layers however you wish.

4. Apple Nachos

Apple Nachos Diabetic Super Bowl Snack
Apple Nachos by Devotions on Diabetes

These are a HUGE hit with kids! And even if there won’t be kids at the Super Bowl party you’re invited to, these will still be a hit with the adults. I’m also thinking a make-your-own apple nachos bar is a seriously delicious idea.

Pick out some apple slices, top it with melted peanut butter, granola, cranberries, and then some dark chocolate chips! Who wouldn’t love a crunchy, creamy, sweet, and salty snack while watching the game (or commercials)? What a great halftime treat!

5. Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Sliders

bacon egg and cheese sliders by Moscato Mom
Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Sliders by Moscato Mom

If you like hard-boiled eggs as a low-carb snack option, or a bacon-egg-cheese combination on an english muffin, then you will love these adorable little sliders. (Anytime there’s bacon, I’m there!)

Yes, this is technically a keto recipe, but people with diabetes can eat keto recipes with other things because they don’t add many grams of carbs at all. So we will find some grams of fiber in carbs elsewhere.

6. Mexican Tortilla Pinwheels

Mexican Tortilla Pinwheels by Dinner at the Zoo
Mexican Tortilla Pinwheels by Dinner at the Zoo

Are these not the most colorful pinwheels? What a great way to pair up flavors as well. And these are also an easy finger food for the big game.

This recipe has great fat, fiber, and protein balance all in one dish. So this is a yummy diabetic Super Bowl snack you can feel free to enjoy on its own!

7. Red Bell Pepper Nachos

Red Bell Pepper Nachos by Delicious Little Bites - A Perfect Diabetic Super Bowl Snack
Red Bell Pepper Nachos by Delicious Little Bites

I love a good plate of game day nachos. And this recipe is the best part of nachos on a crunchy bell pepper “chip.”

With this particular recipe, I would consider tossing on some black beans for a good source of fiber. But that may just be me. This is certainly a customizable recipe to add or subtract whatever you wish, but I definitely love the concept. And a red pepper are a great source of vitamin c also!

8. BBQ Chicken Flatbread

BBQ Chicken Flatbread Diabetic Super Bowl Snack
BBQ Chicken Flatbread by Devotions on Diabetes

What’s a Super Bowl party without a pizza? And this flatbread is a healthier option for people with diabetes. In case you’d like to make it even more diabetic friendly, sub out half of the flour for whole grain flour.

This is one of my favorite healthy recipes because it combines shredded chicken with barbecue sauce, tomatoes, and onions (which would be delicious on top of a bbq salad, by the way). And then melt some mozzarella cheese on top. Add a little sprinkle of parmesan cheese and it’s perfection!

9. Antipasto Skewers

Antipasto Salad Skewers by the Suburban Soapbox
Antipasto Skewers by The Suburban Soapbox

I love this idea because of the fresh, whole foods and simple ingredients. This particular recipe includes tomatoes, olives, bell peppers, mozzarella, salami, tortellini, and artichoke hearts. However, you can include or exclude whatever you like.

I also love this recipe because it’s such a variety of taste and color. We eat with our eyes first — it’s true — and this is definitely a feast!

10. Ham and Pickle Roll Ups

ham pickle cream cheese roll ups by Butter with a Side of Bread
Ham and Pickle Roll Ups by Butter with a Side of Bread

These little roll ups are an appetizer I’ve loved as long as I can remember. They are one of the best diabetic snacks! The salty ham, cream cheese, and crunch of a cold pickle just makes a delightful combination.

And there are almost no carbs in this, too. So it’s something that would easily pair up with other game day snacks with a great source of fiber to round things out.

11. Avocado, Corn, and Black Bean Salsa

avocado corn black bean salsa by joyous apron
Avocado, Corn, and Black Bean Salsa by Joyous Apron

Grab the tortilla chips or crackers, friend. I have a feeling this bowl of deliciousness won’t last long! With avocado, corn, tomatoes, black beans, cilantro, and lime juice, this is a treat for your taste buds.

The flavor and texture combinations will keep you dipping. And the fat, fiber, and protein content will keep your blood sugar levels nice and steady.

12. Chicken Chili

Low Carb Chicken Chili Diabetic Super Bowl Snack
Low Carb Chili Recipe with Ground Chicken by Devotions on Diabetes

I get rave reviews on this recipe every time I make it. And although it’s not technically in the category of snacks or diabetic appetizer recipes, it’s definitely game day food! (You’ll also want my cornbread recipe to go with this.)

This guy also has 5g fiber and 20g of protein. This low carb chicken chili is a definite game day win!

CARBS FOR These Diabetic Super Bowl Snacks

The nutrition facts for each of these recipes is listed within each link below the photos. Be sure to work this into your diet how you best manage your diabetes. And be sure to count the total carbs (or net carbs when dealing with fiber) in the specific products you use. Different brands vary in ingredients, so be doubly sure of the nutritional information in what you’re eating.

NOTE: I am not a certified nutritionist or registered dietician. Nothing here should be taken as professional medical advice. Any nutritional information provided should be used as a general guideline and estimate only. For the most accurate information, please calculate based on the specific ingredients and brands you use, as well as any changes you make to the recipe.


When I’m at a Super Bowl Sunday party with all these amazing foods out, I have a tendency to want to graze. With type 1 diabetes and taking short acting insulin before eating, that typically doesn’t work well for me. I find I have more stable blood sugar control when I take insulin and eat at one time.

Maybe this doesn’t happen for you, and you can manage the grazing better. Or you graze on something that doesn’t have carbs. And if that’s the case, that’s great! The most important thing is to know what you’re eating and know your body. But just a word of caution to consider.

OTHER IDEAS for Diabetic Super Bowl Snacks

Looking for an additional super-easy diabetic friendly delicious snack? Here are some more simple ideas.

  • Celery sticks with peanut butter and raisins
  • Buffalo chicken wings
  • Homemade trail mix with fresh berries, almond slivers, and cashews
  • Half of a banana smothered in peanut butter and topped with granola
  • pepperoni and cheese on a whole grain cracker
  • Small apple slices with brie cheese
  • Red bell pepper strips and guacamole or hummus

DID YOU MAKE These Diabetic Super Bowl Snacks?

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