Healthy Appetizers for March Madness

Thank you to Allstate for partnering with me on this post.

Who has filled out their March Madness bracket already? And if you haven’t, has your husband? Make sure you scroll to the bottom of this post to see my hack to the bracket this year! The hubs does a bracket every year and although I’m not really into basketball, I can get behind an excuse to get together with friends and socialize. 😉

Of course with that socialization comes lots of snacking and yummy food. 😉 I’ve rounded up several healthy appetizers, snacks and desserts below that you can use for a healthier spin on your March Madness game viewing noshing.

Healthy Appetizers:

Healthy Appetizers: Grape and Goat Cheese Bites recipe from Heather of MyLifeWellLoved.com

Healthy Appetizers: Paleo Zucchini Chips Recipe

  • Have you tried zucchini chips yet? My friend Laura from Walking in Memphis in High Heels said she was shocked by how good these were. Make sure you give them a “shot”!

Healthy Appetizers: Sweet and Sour Almonds Recipe

Healthy Appetizer: Garden Vegetable Hummus Recipe // Clean Eating Appetizer

  • I LURVE hummus and all these veggies make my heart happy! Try out the Garden Vegetable Hummus from Spoon Full of Flavor.

  • Cucumbers are a fabulous substitute for crackers or bread! They help this appetizer be low carb, low calorie and low-fat. You can whip together Cucumber Bites with Salmon Mousse in about 5 minutes also.

  • The great thing about this is I get my sweets fix but I’m also eating fruit with it so that counts for something good, right?! Let me know what you think of this Vanilla Almond Fruit Dip.

  • This Avocado Cucumber Tomato Dip recipe is so good I sometimes eat it right out of the bowl! The great thing about this dish is that it comes together quickly and most of the ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.

As I mentioned, not all of us can be a college basketball expert. I don’t know a lot about college basketball. I typically fill out my bracket based on team mascots or colors – everyone knows a tiger’s more regal than a wildcat. That’s why I’m excited Allstate is providing fans and bracket novice’s like me with expertise in the form of a predictive statistical analysis tool – the Allstate Bracket Predictor – to help with the bracket-building process. To put it to the test, I’m using the Allstate Bracket Predictor to fill out my bracket.

Who are you choosing to win it all?! And, what is your favorite healthy appetizer?

This post was written as part of the Allstate Influencer Program and sponsored by Allstate. All opinions are mine. As the nation’s largest publicity held personal lines insurer, Allstate is dedicated not only to protecting what matters most- but to guiding people to live the Good Life, every day.

Heather Brown helps busy mamas of young littles who are caught in the hustle to find encouragement in their journey to true health, from the inside out, starting with the heart. Read her journey of learning to live a life well-loved HERE!


  1. March 14, 2017 / 11:04 pm

    what a great post! i can’t wait to put some of these recipes to use! thanks for sharing!

  2. March 14, 2017 / 11:42 pm

    These look amazing!!!

  3. March 15, 2017 / 5:01 am

    This is such a great post! That hummus looks amazing- I def am going to try!

  4. Anna English
    March 15, 2017 / 8:55 am

    These all look delish! I’m now craving avocado!

  5. March 15, 2017 / 1:46 pm

    All of these appetizers look so so delicious! I can’t wait to try them!

    By Lauren M

  6. March 15, 2017 / 9:23 pm

    These all look so good! I definitely need to try those goat cheese grape bites!

  7. March 17, 2017 / 5:47 am

    Saving these recipes! They all look so good!

  8. March 18, 2017 / 2:10 pm

    Yum! These sound so good! I have to try them out!

  9. Lexi
    March 20, 2017 / 6:51 am

    These all look GREAT and I need to try so many of them! Zucchini chips are definitely at the top of my list.

  10. March 20, 2017 / 6:53 am

    If you add a dip to anything it’s going to be great! These all look healthy but full of flavour. Yummy!

  11. March 20, 2017 / 7:03 am

    Those all look deeeeelicious!! I’m obsessed with goat cheese, so defs gotta try making these!

  12. March 20, 2017 / 9:23 am

    Yum! All of them look SO delicious! Going to make some! Thank you!

  13. March 20, 2017 / 1:11 pm

    I’ll take one of each!

  14. Kristen
    March 20, 2017 / 6:42 pm

    I need to try that fruit dip! Looks so delicious!

  15. March 20, 2017 / 6:49 pm

    Well all of these sound absolutely delicious! Especially those zucchini chips!

    xo, Sara

  16. March 20, 2017 / 7:28 pm

    These all look like great and healthy appetizers! I want to try the zucchini chips!

  17. March 20, 2017 / 9:05 pm

    They all look fabulous! We don’t watch basketball but we might start just so we can have snacks. Ha

  18. March 21, 2017 / 6:25 am

    I don’t even remotely care about college basketball but these games have got me staying up so late! So many of them have been close and it’s seriously addicting to watch!! Also – that almond fruit dip looks amazing!

  19. March 21, 2017 / 9:02 am

    These are some really tasty looking recipes!! The sweet, and salty nuts sound delicious!!

  20. March 21, 2017 / 9:25 am

    I just pinned this so I can try them the next time we’re entertaining!

  21. Aly Funk
    March 21, 2017 / 9:28 am

    All of those apps look and sounds amazing! Can’t wait to try some out!

  22. March 21, 2017 / 10:58 am

    I’m always looking for new snacking ideas, and these are so fun! Those grape and goat cheese bites sound interesting!

    Lee Anne

  23. March 21, 2017 / 6:33 pm

    The cucumbers with salmon mousse look amazing!

  24. March 21, 2017 / 9:58 pm

    Everything looks so good! Thanks for sharing all of these awesome recipes. I’m definitely going to try a few!

  25. Stephanie Konkle
    March 22, 2017 / 7:59 am

    Those goat cheese balls look amazing! Yummmm

  26. March 22, 2017 / 10:08 am

    All of these sound so good! I need to make those grape and goat cheese bites asap!

  27. March 22, 2017 / 5:51 pm

    YUM!! These apps look amazing!! Pinning this for ideas!

  28. March 23, 2017 / 10:11 am

    omg- those goat cheese balls look amazing!!! xo

  29. March 23, 2017 / 4:57 pm

    my mouth is majority watering over all of these! that vanilla fruit dip sounds delicious!

  30. March 28, 2017 / 7:24 am

    I’ll take a bite of each! These all look soooo yummy.



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