The Super Bowl is all about football, beer, funny commercials and snacks. This list includes 20 delicious and healthy snacks to go along with the game that your whole family will enjoy. Try these healthy snacks, you will be amazed.
Shrimp cocktails are tasty, but not exactly imaginative. To jazz up the old standby, try this spicy, seasoned version with a tangy tomato chutney for dipping. The appetizer gets its flavor from a mix of parsley, garlic, basil, ginger, lemon juice, and red pepper.
We know, we know, fries are supposed to be made out of potatoes. But we promise the Parmesan crust does an excellent job at hiding the green color of the zucchini—a good source of vitamin C and manganese, the nutrient that promotes calcium absorption. We love dipping the baked goodies in low-cal barbecue sauce!
This dip is perfect for a jalapeno popper that lasts longer than one pop. Made of Neufchatel cheese (essentially lower fat cream cheese), Greek yogurt, and a little mayo, this dish stays light while achieving the perfect creamy consistency. Spicy green chilies and jalapenos add some heat while panko breadcrumbs bring on the crunch.
This recipe tackles a notoriously unhealthy junk food and morphs it into a snack you can feel good about eating during the big game. With fiber-filled sweet potatoes as the base and guacamole and melted cheddar as toppers, these skins perfectly combine sweet and savory. Add chopped roasted veggies to sneak in an added nutrition boost.
These game-day mini sandwiches will appeal to most everyone at the party. The simple recipe stacks mini turkey burgers onto whole-wheat buns with Gorgonzola, a schmear of mayo, lettuce, and pickles. Each slider is a touchdown at 170 calories and 14 grams of protein.
These little muffins harbor a fun surprise in the center. The popable cornbread bites have a fairly short list of ingredients, including all-beef hot-dogs—or you can sub for your favorite meat-free version. Make them gluten-free by using a gluten-free cornbread mix. The tiny corndog bites will be swiped up before the first down. Serve with a side of ketchup and good ol’ yellow mustard.
These shrimp have a tropical flare with their shredded coconut crust and a spicy pineapple sauce (made with pineapple chunks, mint leaves, and a habanero pepper). While most restaurant coconut shrimp are fried, these little guys are baked until golden brown.
A televised sports gathering without wings is like jazzercising without Jane Fonda. We suggest these super simple wings that are broiled instead of fried. To bump down the fat content even more, try boiling the wings before broiling. Serve with carrot and celery sticks and extra hot sauce. The best part: You can snack on four of these wings for about 150 calories.
Classic spinach and artichoke is usually loaded with cream cheese, sour cream, mayo, and shredded cheese. This version gets its creaminess from white beans and sesame seeds, instead. Feel free to add a little plain Greek yogurt to up the creaminess level even more. There’s tons of fresh flavenoid-rich spinach packed in the dip bowl.
These snacks actually encourage double dipping. The ingredients inside the clear cups (must be clear so you can see each part!) are the same ones used in traditional layered dip, but transferring them out of a casserole dish makes for easy portion control. Plus, there are veggies tucked in there! Pair with whole-grain tortilla chips, and sub plain Greek yogurt for sour cream for a healthier layer of tang.
Do away with all the guilt that comes with conventional mozzarella sticks with this baked version. For mess-free baking, freeze the sticks before popping them in the oven to help them hold their shape. Serve with marinara sauce or sriracha for a spicy kick.
You can’t really go wrong with meatballs. They’re easy to eat and take just minutes to prep. This version gets a minor makeover by using whole-wheat bread instead of white and light sour cream instead of heavy cream. One serving (six meatballs) is just under 300 calories, and has nearly 30 grams of protein.
Normally, dills deep-fried in oil aren’t exactly (OK, not even remotely) healthy snacks. Thankfully, this version bakes the pickle slices with a simple egg white breading and a dusting of olive oil. Try ‘em with this healthier ranch dip made with fat-free sour cream and Greek yogurt.
These little guys are unreal. There’s no fruit or veggies in this snack, but they’ve got portion control built right in by baking up in a mini-muffin tin. The recipe uses whole-wheat elbows, whole-wheat cracker crumbs, and Greek yogurt to turn a classically sinful meal into a healthier snack.
This warm and gooey dip sounds totally naughty, but it’s got veggies in it! Greek yogurt and cheese add richness to corn, red bell pepper, onion, and jalapeño. A little of this dip goes a long way because just one half cup of corn has 6 grams of filling fiber and 8 grams of protein.