Globally inspired game day snacks

Take a trip around the world — in the comfort of your home!
Published July 23, 2021

No matter which country you’re rooting for, we’re here to help you get into full game day spirit with this roundup of recipes for WW-friendly snacks inspired by cuisines from all around the globe.

Wraps from around the world

Whether you’re making sushi from scratch or assembling air fryer egg rolls, there’s no denying the universal appeal of wrapping delicious ingredients in an edible, hand-held container. To make any kind of wrap taste more authentic, serve with a traditional condiment (think good quality soy sauce, kimchi, ponzu sauce, pickled ginger, wasabi, mustard, or aged balsamic vinegar) or try one of our recipes for dips and sauces listed further below.

Wrap and roll: Store bought egg roll and wonton wrappers are both low in SmartPoints and ultra-convenient to use; once you’ve mastered the filling-to-wrapper ratio you can try creating your own fillings using your favourite globally-inspired ingredients. Look for these wrappers in the deli case next to the tofu at your local grocery store, if there are any unused wrappers they should be tightly wrapped in cling film and stored in the freezer for up to three months.

Fan favourite flatbreads and pizza

A truly crowd-pleasing addition to any game day snack board, flatbreads and pizza may have their roots in the Mediterranean, but they can be customized to showcase ingredients from any cuisine. Stick to the traditional Italian and Greek-style toppings we’ve chosen below, or get creative with these inspired suggestions.

Asian-inspired toppings: shredded chicken breast, cubed tofu, hoisin sauce, butter chicken sauce, paneer, water chestnuts, spicy peppers, stir fry veggies, fresh mint and cilantro

Latin American-inspired toppings: thinly sliced flank steak, shredded pork, chimichurri sauce, cotija cheese, pickled spicy peppers, black olives, chopped eggs, fresh cilantro

Middle Eastern-inspired toppings: shredded chicken breast, hummus, feta cheese, eggplant, za’atar or ras-el-hanout spice blend, pine nuts, pickled turnip, fresh parsley

Scandinavian-inspired toppings: smoked salmon or herring, skyr, capers, thinly sliced potato rounds, grated beets, fresh dill

Championship-worthy dips and sauces

The fastest way to add some intercontinental flair to your snack selection? Serve a spread of dips and sauces from your prized team’s home country. Making your own dips using the recipes below couldn’t be easier, but if you’re low on time stop by your local deli or specialty shop and pick out a couple of your favourites.

What to serve with dips and spreads: cut up veggies and fruit, pita chips (make your own using this recipe), rice crackers and rice cakes, naan (store bought or homemade), rye crisps, thinly sliced and toasted bread, spring rolls, tortilla chips (these Tuscan-style tortilla chips couldn’t be easier to prepare if you have the time.)

Globally-inspired classic snacks

From meatballs to tiny spanokopitas, these signature snacks are inspired by traditional recipes for well-loved dishes from around the world. To add variety without having to exert extra effort, serve these hearty bites with store bought dips and a prepared veggie tray from the grocery store.

Make it a more authentic experience: Try pairing these recipes with a beverage hailing from the same country as the original dish. For example, serve nachos or any other Tex-Mex-inspired snack with cold Mexican beer, a pitcher of watermelon and basil agua fresca or margaritas.