The Big Event! The culmination of the season. The end of the playoffs. The battle for supremacy. The question we’re all waiting to answer – what’s gonna be on the snack table for the Super Bowl?
Oh, and yeah, who might win the game too. We care about that.
Jokes aside, the Super Bowl, which falls on February 2nd this year, is a time where even non-football fans can get into the big event. Whether you’re tuning in for the game itself, the hilarious commercials, or for the food at the watch party (ahem, looking at ourselves), it’s a great time to get together with friends and celebrate. But if you’ve been diligent all January with your healthy eating habits, the Super Bowl could be a tipping point where we fall off the wagon and struggle to get back on. It doesn’t have to be, though. So we’ve put together a few of our favorite game day dishes that are packed with flavor. If you’re tailgating, you can also check out our healthy tailgating recipes.
Choosing Good Foods for a Super Bowl Party
Whether you’re hosting your own party or heading to a friend’s couch to watch the game, these healthy Super Bowl recipes are sure to impress. Check out our favorite football recipes for finger foods, chips (or chip stand-ins), wings, and potato skins!
Healthy Super Bowl Finger Food Ideas
Air Fryer Chicken Wings: You don’t have to wing it with this recipe. If you or a friend have an air fryer, you’ll understand why they’re all the rage these days. It lets you save calories by cutting out that extra oil to get a crispy finish with lots of flavor. Coat the wings in a reduced sodium buffalo sauce, and place them in the air fryer. Boom – the hard work is over! Cook them for 24 minutes at 380 degrees, turning them over at the halfway point. Then, at minute 24, raise the temperature to 400 degrees for an extra 6 minutes to get the skin extra browned and crispy. That’s it! Add some extra sauce if you feel like it, but a whole serving is just 432 calories. Not bad.
Sweet Potato Skins with Guacamole: Let the oven handle the heavy lifting on this one. Get your mitts on some sweet potatoes and add some healthy fat with ripe avocado topped with tomato, minced onion, cilantro, and garlic. Top them with cheddar if you must, or don’t! Even with the cheddar, these Sweet Potato Skins clock in at under 120 calories per serving. Get the full recipe here.
Roasted Buffalo Chickpeas: If you’re a light snacker that likes bold flavors, you’ll love this recipe. Prep it in just 5 minutes – combine vinegar with cayenne pepper and some salt and coat no-salt-added chickpeas with the mixture. Give it 30 minutes in the oven and that’s a wrap! Just 109 calories in a ¼ cup serving.
Healthy Super Bowl Dips & Chips
Don’t worry, we didn’t forget about the football fan favorite – chips and dip! Here are some of our favorite healthy Super Bowl recipes for chips and dip with better for you ingredients that still pack lots of flavor.
Low-Carb Tortilla Chips: You’ll need something delicious to dunk into your dip, so consider these low-carb tortilla chips. Start by preheating your oven to 425°F. Combine 1 ¾ cups shredded mozzarella, ¾ cup of almond flour, and two tablespoons of cream cheese in a microwaveable bowl. Heat for 1 minute in the microwave, stir, and repeat until the mixture resembles dough. Then, add 1 egg, a teaspoon of cumin, and a ½ teaspoon of chili powder to the “dough” and mix it all together. Flatten the “dough” on a piece of parchment paper, cut it into bite sized triangles, and put it on a baking dish to cook for about 12-15 minutes or until the chips are to your crispy liking. At only 92 total carbs per 10 chips, these chips are the perfect game day snack! Full recipe here.
Slow-Cooker Chicken Buffalo Dip: This healthy Super Bowl recipe is as simple as it is delicious! Combine the following into a slow-cooker: 16 ounces of reduced-fat cream cheese, two cups of shredded white meat (already cooked) chicken, two cups of shredded low-fat cheddar, a cup of buttermilk, hot sauce to taste, a teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce, a pinch of cayenne pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Cook on high for two hours, stir, and mix in ½ cup of chopped parsley and ¼ cup of blue cheese. Yum! Get the full recipe here.
Healthier 7-Layer Dip: We couldn’t leave out this game day staple! This healthy football recipe replicates the signature party dip, but with fewer calories. Swap refried beans for black beans, heavier cheeses for a lighter queso fresco, and sour cream for nonfat Greek yogurt to have a lighter version of this dish. Get the full recipe here.
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Recipes Updated on 1/8/2020