Plant-based game day snacks

46 plant-forward recipes to try
Published March 22, 2021

Looking for a selection of plant-based snacks for the next game day on your calendar? This roundup features a wide range of vegan and vegetarian snack recipes the whole team will be rooting for.

Classic game day snacks

These plant-based recipes for fries, mozzarella sticks, onion rings, tater tots, and other classic snacks may be on the lighter side in terms of SmartPoints, but they’re full of all the familiar flavours you love. Air fryers and convection ovens yield crispy results without the use of fat (or with very minimal amounts), which means you can enjoy your favourites while keeping the offerings healthy. For best results, serve these snacks piping hot — they’ll lose their crispy texture quickly once they’ve cooled down.

Popcorn and other munchies

Whether you prefer your munchies in the form of popcorn, kale chips or a snack mix, these recipes are sure to appeal to the whole family. If you’re short on time before the big game, you can make unseasoned air-popped popcorn up to a week in advance. Let the popcorn come to room temperature before storing in an airtight container. Unseasoned kale chips and crispy wonton wrappers can be prepared up to three days before the game, cooled and then stored in an airtight container or resealable bag.


While it’s best to assemble nachos right before serving, the toppings can be prepped and stored in the fridge for up to 24 hours. You can make any of these recipes completely vegan by substituting your favourite meltable plant-based cheese or by omitting the cheese completely. Serve with plain dairy or plant-based Greek yogurt, tomato or fruit salsa and guacamole.

Pizza and flatbreads

From a familiar margarita pizza to a goat cheese and fig flatbread, these plant-based pizza and flatbread recipes are topped with plenty of crowd-pleasing ingredients. Don’t feel limited to traditional pizza dough; try experimenting with tortillas, pita bread, and vegetable-based crusts. Some of the recipes below use ZeroPoints grilled or roasted veggies for the base with great success. With a near-endless list of possible toppings and combinations for your homemade pie, the sky is truly the limit when it comes to the flexibility of at-home pizza making.

Plant-based dips

A tasty plant-based dip can transform a plate of healthy vegetables or chips into a memorable snack with almost no effort. Instead of mayonnaise, create a dip that uses regular or non-dairy Greek yogurt or pureed white beans as the base. Eggplant becomes rich and creamy when roasted or grilled, and can be whipped up into a silky, satisfying dip with only a drizzle of olive oil, a dollop of yogurt, and a generous pinch of kosher salt and pepper.