Healthy Superbowl Snack Ideas & Recipes
The Super Bowl is a time of year to get together with your friends, watch the game and commercials, and eat and drink. Why not try to mix in a few healthy options this year instead of just pizza and wings? Your body will thank you the next day for trying some of these low-calorie Super Bowl snacks.
How to decide what healthy Super Bowl snacks to make
When you are deciding what snacks to make for the big game, try to have a mix of healthy appetizers, a main course, and even a healthy dessert. You can even put a spin on an unhealthy option like fried foods and make them healthy.
Healthy Super Bowl appetizers
The appetizers are the best part of the Super Bowl party since you can snack on them all game long. Don’t be afraid to take a few extra bites of these healthy options.
1. Rosemary chicken wings
Chicken wings are a staple of any Super Bowl party. To make your wings healthier, air fry or bake them instead of deep-frying them. They will still get crispy without the extra calories that frying brings. Instead of tossing them in a fattening buffalo sauce, try rosemary and garlic olive oil coating instead.
2. Turnip fries
Instead of using potatoes for your French fries, cut up a turnip instead. Turnips are less than half of the calories of potatoes and can be seasoned with anything. Try tossing the fries in a blend of garlic powder, paprika, onion powder, and Parmesan cheese before baking them.
3. Roasted red pepper guacamole
Roasting a red pepper and adding it to a normal guacamole recipe will really boost the flavor and leave your guests craving more. All you need to do is roast the red peppers and onions and mix with mashed avocado, lime juice, and salt and pepper.
4. No-fuss hummus
Hummus is another easy-to-make dip full of protein. Drain a can of chickpeas and blend in a food processor along with garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, and salt and pepper. You can kick up the flavor by adding roasted red pepper, sun-dried tomatoes, or harissa.
5. Spicy corn and cucumber salsa
This salsa is a tasty twist on tomato salsa that you can dip into with corn chips. Chop the cucumbers into small cubes and mix with corn, cilantro, lime juice, Fresno chile, and salt.
Tzatziki is a delicious Greek yogurt dip that is perfect with pita chips. To make tzatziki, simply add shredded cucumber, olive oil, dill, garlic, and lemon juice to Greek yogurt and you have a high protein, flavorful dip.
7. Caprese skewers
These easy-to-make and eat skewers are full of flavor. All you need to do is get some skewers and alternate a cherry tomato, mozzarella ball, and piece of basil and drizzle with a balsamic reduction.
8. Miso eggplant dip
This dip is similar to baba ganoush but has a Japanese twist. This healthy dip is made entirely of vegetables and a little olive oil. All you need is eggplant, miso, tahini, vinegar, and mirin for this low-calorie dip.
9. Jicama slaw
The bright, acidic flavor of this jicama slaw will help balance out the flavor of all of the other appetizers. Simply cut jicama into strips along with bell peppers, and onions, and toss with a dressing of vinegar, olive oil, and honey.
10. Buffalo cauliflower wings
If you have some vegetarians coming over, or just want a healthy alternative to chicken wings, try substituting cauliflower. Cut your cauliflower into bite-size florets and coat them in seasoned flour. Bake and then coat with your favorite buffalo sauce.
Healthy Super Bowl dishes
While your main course doesn’t have to be a sit-down meal, you can make dishes that are easy to share and eat while watching the game.
11. Vegetarian chili
Not only does using beans instead of meat reduce the fat content, but it also speeds up the cooking time. Set out a pot of this chili at the snack table, and your guests can quickly get themselves a bowl during halftime.
12. Cauliflower crust pizza
Using a cauliflower crust for your pizza can cut down on calories, carbs, and fat, which is needed when you want to snack a lot. You can cheat and buy pre-made cauliflower pizza shells. Top with your favorite veggie toppings, tomato sauce, and cheese, and bake until golden brown. This is also a great gluten-free option.
13. Street tacos
These almost bite-sized tacos are great since you can still get great flavor without eating a ton. Use lean steak to reduce the fat content and top with onions, cilantro, and lime.
14. Korean lettuce wraps
Since these wraps use lettuce instead of bread, they cut out extra calories. Lean ground beef is cooked and coated with soy sauce, honey, garlic, ginger, and sesame oil. Make brown rice to use as a base layer in the lettuce leaf. You can even use low-sodium soy sauce if you want some low sodium Super Bowl snacks.
15. Zucchini boats
These low-calorie zucchini boats are filled with a mixture of lean ground turkey, salsa, garlic, onions, and corn. Bake until the turkey is cooked and shave on a light layer of Parmesan cheese.
16. Tofu meatballs
Substitute tofu for ground meat in these healthy alternatives. Serve them in a pot of sauce and have some slider buns for your guests to make a mini meatball sandwich.
Healthy Super Bowl desserts
Why not have something sweet and still healthy at the end of the game to hopefully celebrate your team’s victory.
17. Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies
Oatmeal cookies are one of the healthiest cookies you can make as long as you don’t add too much butter. Shape them like footballs for some added fun.
18. Football power balls
These 6 ingredient football-shaped balls of sweetness are free of added sugar and will give you a boost of energy after sitting around and watching the game all evening.
19. Chocolate-dipped apricots
Apricots are sometimes shaped like a football, and dipping them in chocolate makes them look like one even more. After dipping them in chocolate, sprinkle on some crushed pistachios for an extra crunch.
20. Avocado chocolate pudding
This recipe substitutes avocado for the normal fat used in making pudding, eliminating a ton of calories. All you need besides the avocado is cocoa powder, melted chocolate, and vanilla extract.
Tips on making your Super Bowl party a healthy success
There are a few things you can do to ensure your foods are on the healthy end at your party.
- Bake or air fry instead of using a deep fryer to reduce calories.
- Substitute vegetables or tofu for meat to get some extra nutrients.
- Avoid making dips with cream cheese or mayo—try Greek yogurt instead.
Final thoughts on healthy Super Bowl snacks
If you are hosting your own Super Bowl party and need to figure out what to make, try a few of these recipes. You can purchase any ingredients you need to make these recipes via Instacart. Pick same-day delivery or schedule a delivery in advance so you have everything in time for your party.
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