10 Healthy Foods You Can Eat With Alcoholic Drinks

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Healthy snack items that go well with cocktails

If you are looking for healthy options to snack on while drinking, this is the list for you! Whether you are hosting a party or just want something healthy to eat with your drink, these healthy snacks go well with alcohol. But before we delve into the list, let’s read a short story from our fictional character Mr. Sick-aroo, who has learned some valuable lessons and now sharing them with others: 

“I’ve never been a big fan of healthy food, and I would always just skip over the healthy choices on the menu and go straight to the unhealthy ones. It has never seemed worth it to have healthy food because it tastes bland or just doesn’t satisfy my cravings. I could have healthy snacks with alcohol, but I never thought about healthy foods that went well with alcohol.

For a while, I was drinking every day, sometimes so much so that I would blackout. My relationship had ended, my job wasn’t fulfilling me anymore, and even my friends were driving me crazy. 

One night when I was sitting at the bar alone drinking away all of my misery, the bartender asked me what type of drink I wanted. I just wanted something strong, so he mixed me up a Jack and coke. 

The bartender started talking about healthy food options that went well with his drink choice of Jack and Coke - especially when you had a “Jack” day like me. 

I was surprised when he began to list healthy foods that went well with Jack and Coke, like avocado toast or cheese plates. Healthy food options like this opened my eyes to healthy snacks that go well with alcohol. It made me realise how much easier it would be if I had healthy choices available in the first place. 

It didn’t take long for healthy snacks with alcoholic drinks to become my new habit. It would have never happened if I hadn’t accepted the suggestion of the responsible bar staff who explained to me about healthy food options that go well with cocktails. 

Now, I encourage everyone at the bar or restaurant - whether they are working behind the counter or sitting at a table - to take responsibility for promoting healthy food options.”
So, as promised, here is the list. Let's get healthy!

  1. Sliced cucumbers topped with hummus or your favourite healthy dip.
  2. Fresh fruit like strawberries dipped in dark chocolate. Fruits like apples and oranges are great because they’re high in fiber which helps with digestion. Banana slices dipped in dark chocolate, or healthy yogurt dips made with honey, vanilla extract, and cinnamon.
  3. Carrots and celery sticks topped with healthy dips like guacamole, hummus, or ranch dressing.
  4. Hard-boiled eggs dipped in healthy condiments like hot sauce, wasabi mayonnaise, or ketchup.
  5. Cherry tomatoes are filled with healthy fillings like tuna salad, chicken salad, and black bean salsa.
  6. Homemade energy bites are made with healthy ingredients like oatmeal, peanut butter, and cocoa powder.
  7. Whole-grain crackers topped with healthy toppings like avocado slices, smoked salmon, or prosciutto ham.
  8. Baked tortilla chips made with healthy ingredients like whole wheat flour and cornmeal.
  9. Salty food is good for an upset stomach. This can be anything from chips or pretzels to healthy mixed nuts.
  10. Foods high in healthy fats like avocados and some cheeses are healthy because alcohol slows down the body’s natural fat-burning process, so you need to supply your body with healthy options right away! 

Why healthy snacks are important

We all know that healthy eating is important in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. There are healthy snacks to go with any kind of alcoholic drink. Whether you prefer beer or wine, there are healthy options that taste delicious!
Bars are places of celebration where people go to drink and have a good time. But, while fun is important, it’s also healthy to eat healthy at times too. With alcohol in your system, you may not feel hungry because the liver has been overworked. In addition, binge drinking can lead to weight gain or other health problems. Eating healthy snacks with your alcoholic drinks might help curb these effects while still allowing you to enjoy yourself!
Healthy snack choices are not just great for people drinking alcohol or eating food - they’re also healthy options for bar staff! Nutritious snacks made it easier to work on their feet all night.

Your role as a bar staff

As a bar staff member, there are many reasons why it’s beneficial for you to know about healthy food options that customers can consume alongside their alcoholic beverages:

  1. It encourages customers who want something healthy
  2. Customers will order more food when they know healthy options exist
  3. Knowing what foods go well with alcohol will help you to create healthy menus

Here are some of the top tips on how bars and restaurants can promote healthier eating habits. These include:

  1. creating a new menu or adding healthier items to an existing one,
  2. providing healthy snacks with alcoholic drinks,
  3. suggesting healthy options to customers drinking alcohol or eating food, and having healthy appetisers before the meal.

Offering healthy food options with alcohol is not only a responsible service of alcohol, but it also helps bar staff. For example, suppose there are healthy options to go alongside alcoholic drinks. In that case, the customers who want healthy choices will order them. This means that you’ll need to buy more healthy snacks to go with cocktails or other beverage choices. Bar staff should also know about healthy snacks that blend well with different beverage types to create healthy menus. 


Healthy snacks with alcohol are great for healthy people, but they can also help bar staff. Take the first step in providing healthy food options that go well with alcoholic drinks by speaking up about healthy foods to your boss or coworkers!