7 Healthy Superbowl Snack Ideas

According to the USA Today, Superbowl Sunday is right behind Thanksgiving day in “most calories consumed in 1 day”.  Yikes! To keep Superbowl Sunday from becoming Supercalorie Sunday (and Supersick Monday), I thought I’d scour the internet to find a few recipes that would make a great healthy addition to any Superbowl party spread.

1. Healthy Jalapeno Poppers (or this one too)

  • Each stuffed pepper only has 43 calories and 1 gram of fat.  And with ingredients such as garlic, parmesan cheese, and any other spices you want to add, you’re not sacrificing any flavor.

JalapenoPoppers_158_600

2. Crockpot Buffalo Chicken

  • This recipe is spicy & low in fat, and can be served on sandwich buns, whole wheat tortillas, or even with crackers.
  1. You’ll need: 3# bag of frozen chicken breasts, 1 bottle of Frank’s Wings Buffalo Sauce, & 1 packet Hidden Valley Ranch Dip mix
  2. Put frozen chicken, sauce, and ranch dip mix in crock pot
  3. Cook on low at least 6-7 hours
  4. Using 2 forks, shred chicken and return to crock pot
  5. Cook on low an additional hour

Buffalo Chicken

3. Lentil Sloppy Joes

  • Another recipe found on a fellow WordPress user’s site, and I immediately repinned it and can’t wait to try to make it myself.  Sounds packed with flavor, and just 1/2 cup of lentils provide 8 grams of fiber and 9 grams of protein!

lentil sloppy joes

4. Strawberry Mango Salsa

  • Well, first off, the photo looks delicious. Secondly, since most food you’ll find at a Superbowl party is going to be meat-chips-dip type food, I think adding a fruit salsa to the mix would be a welcome addition for those that are looking for something a bit lighter and fresher in taste…and it probably will go fast!  Serve it alone or with pita chips.

strawberry mango salsa

5. Spinach Dip with Veggies in Baguettes

  • Not just your typical veggie tray! This display is a fun way to serve veggies at any party. And no party is complete without at least 1 vegetable tray/dish.

veggies

6. “Healthified” Greek Layer Dip

  • This dip is similar to the traditional Mexican 7-layer dip, but instead of all the guacamole, sour cream, and shredded cheese, you’ve got ingredients such as fat-free Greek yogurt, hummus, cucumber, kalamata olives, green onions, and feta cheese which mesh together to create a Greek masterpiece worthy of any pita bread or pita chip in sight.

Greek layer dip

7. “Oklahoma Caviar” Bean Salad

  • Throw together tomatoes, jalapeno, fresh cilantro, green onions, garlic, green chilis, black-eyed peas, pinto beans, black beans, Garbanzo beans, and Italian dressing to create this fresh-tasting, delicious, high-fiber “caviar” to be served with chips.

Any other recipes you’d include on this list? And let me know if you try any of these recipes, in the comments below. Have a great Superbowl Sunday!

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One thought on “7 Healthy Superbowl Snack Ideas

  1. Deb T

    Fabulous ideas! I think I’ll go out and get the ingredients for several of these ideas! Jalapeño poppers and Greek layer dip.

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