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Healthy Super Bowl Recipes

10 Football Food Favorites That Deserve a Place at Your Super Bowl Party


Is it possible to keep that New Year's resolution to eat healthfully and still enjoy a Super Bowl party? Of course! With these healthy Super Bowl recipes, you can enjoy many of your favorite football foods without the guilt. And the best part is none of these foods tastes like diet food. In fact, many are the same munchies and football fare recipes you've been enjoying all along and didn't even know about their health benefits. So enjoy!

1. Guacamole Recipe

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There was a time when guacamole was thought to be the epitome of fatty snacks. But the fat in avocados is the heart-healthy kind, making guacamole an excellent Super Bowl snack when you're concerned about eating well. The trick is what you eat it with. Serve with baked tortilla chips and fresh raw carrot and celery sticks.

2. Baked Chicken Wings

Baked Chicken Wings
Stephanie Gallagher
Not only are these chicken wings less greasy than the typical fried chicken wings, but they are much easier to make, too, especially if you get wings that are already disjointed. Then all you have to do is make the sauce, pour it over the wings and bake. These saucy chicken wings make a classic Super Bowl party snack.

3. Homemade Salsa Recipe

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There is nothing quite like the taste of fresh homemade salsa. And salsa is loaded with antioxidant- and vitamin-rich tomatoes, onions, peppers and garlic. Serve with baked tortilla chips or quesadillas with vegetables and cheese.

4. Hummus

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Hummus is full of good-for-you nutrients. I like to serve this hummus with carrot and celery sticks. But you can also try pita bread triangles or pita chips. Try serving this hummus with minced roasted garlic on top.

5. Black Bean Dip

Black Bean Dip
Stephanie Gallagher
Black beans are an excellent source of protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals. To make this dip even healthier, use a low-fat cream cheese. Serve with pita chips, sliced fresh bell peppers or baked tortilla chips.

6. Vegetarian Chili Recipe

Vegetarian Chili
Stephanie Gallagher
This vegetable chili makes fantastic Super Bowl party fare, because it's easy to make in advance, hearty and oh so satisfying on a cold day. Serve in a slow cooker to keep it warm throughout the game.

7. Pulled BBQ Chicken Recipe

Pulled Chicken
Stephanie Gallagher
This chicken recipe is another lean, yet hearty "man food" style recipe that makes great football food. I like to keep this chicken warm in the slow cooker while the game is on, so guests can help themselves at their leisure. Serve with whole grain hamburger buns and cole slaw.

8. Broccoli Slaw with Cashews

Broccoli Slaw
Stephanie Gallagher
Two kinds of nuts add crunch, flavor and nutrition to this tasty broccoli slaw recipe. Antioxidant-rich dried cranberries add color and sweetness. This is one of those great side dishes that works with just about anything you're serving.

9. Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies
Stephanie Gallagher
Whole wheat flour and oatmeal add fiber to this recipe, while walnuts add heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. But your guests never need to know these cookies are good for them, because they taste just as soft and sweet as any chocolate chip cookies.

10. Low-Fat Brownies

Low Fat Brownies
Stephanie Gallagher
A healthy Super Bowl party doesn't have to mean no dessert. These brownies are light on fat, but high in flavor. Dark chocolate chips and chopped walnuts add an extra nutritional boost to these chewy brownies.

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