How to Make Your Super Bowl Party Super Healthy

Good snacks for the big game

The Super Bowl takes place on Feb. 3 this year and we all know the big game means spending time in front of the TV while enjoying amazing plays and awesome food with friends and family.

Super Bowl parties don’t always present the healthiest options for food. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Whether you’re psyched for the game or just there for the commercials and hanging out with friends, you can whip up some easy, healthy snacks for the festivities.

Healthy Classic Super Bowl Snacks

Try making these healthier version of your favorite foods:

  • Chili made with beans, vegetables, and lean ground meat
  • Nachos made with homemade tortilla chips, reduced fat cheese, and topped with beans and salsa
  • Oven baked fried chicken with homemade ranch sauce
  • Deviled eggs made with Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise  
  • Homemade chicken and cheese dip
  • Cut up vegetables with a dip of plain non-fat yogurt, onion powder, and dill
  • Whole-wheat crackers with cheese
  • Fruit salad with a mixture of all kinds of fruits (fresh, frozen, canned, or dried!)
  • Cut up sandwiches on whole wheat bread with peanut butter or turkey slices
  • Unsalted nuts such as almonds or peanuts

Super Bowl Bean Nacho Dip

You can also try this recipe that’s higher in fiber and lower in fat than traditional dip! Pair it with whole grain tortilla chips or whole-wheat crackers.

Bean Nacho Dip

(Recipe from USDA’s What’s Cooking website)

Servings: 12

Ingredients

1/2 package low-fat cream cheese

1/2 can low-sodium vegetarian beans (undrained)

1/2 can tomatoes

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 pound shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spread cream cheese on the bottom of an 8x8 baking or casserole dish.
  3. Spread beans on top of cream cheese.
  4. Combine tomatoes, garlic powder, and onion powder, and spoon on top of beans. Sprinkle with cheese.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Nutrition info for 1/2 cup serving: 100 calories, 5 g fat, 3 g saturated fat, 15 mg cholesterol, 190 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber, 2 g sugar, 0 g added sugar, 7 g protein