Score a Healthy Touchdown with These Super Bowl Snacks

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In my house, Super Bowl Sunday equals Super Bowl snack time. Savory items like chips, dips, wings, and pizza are standard, but I also offer up healthy, lighter fare.

Intercept empty calories, sugar, and fat by making these better-for-you alternatives to the classics. With tasty food like this, you won't even miss the guacamole, ranch dip, or pizza!

  • Kale Chips: Light, crispy, and delicious, kale chips are loaded with vitamins A and C, iron, and calcium. They also won't last long, so make sure you make a bunch at your Super Bowl gathering.
  • Whole Wheat Pizza: Don't deprive yourself of pizza on Super Bowl Sunday, make our whole wheat pizza dough and cover it with healthy toppings.
  • Mango Red Pepper Salsa: Salsa is always a great alternative to fattening dips because it's low in fat and full of fresh veggies. Enjoy this mango red pepper salsa with crackers, corn chips, or pita bread.
  • Nonfat Yogurt Dill Dip With Veggies: Replace ranch dip with this creamy yogurt dip - it's made from nonfat Greek yogurt, which means it's tangy and full of protein. Add a little cayenne for an extra kick.
  • Tofu Chili With Black Beans: A big pot of chili is a must for game day. Tofu chili with black beans has spicy and smokey flavors, but the absence of meat makes it low in fat and calories and high in protein

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  • Fruit Kebabs: You'll be shocked at how fast fruit kebabs disappear when put out on the table. Make them even more special by adding a maple cinnamon dip to the mix.
  • Eggplant Stacks: If you need a more substantial snack, try making these eggplant stacks. The heartiness of the eggplant makes it a great meat replacement, and the fresh basil and mozzarella add flavors that take center stage.
  • Mango Shrimp Skewers: Food on a stick is always a smart choice for get-togethers. Hands stay clean and the dish is easier to serve. Mango shrimp skewers are quick and easy to cook up and will keep guests coming back for more.
  • Hummus: Classic hummus is a great snack to have around because it complements almost everything - veggies, bread, crackers, or pita. It's also super easy to make.
  • Pizza Quinoa Polenta: Everybody loves pizza! These quinoa polenta bites put a healthy spin on the classic but still have a satisfying gooeyness.

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  • Spicy Garbanzo Beans: We love this recipe for spicy garbanzo beans - satisfying like a bag of chips but without all the added oil. Crunchy, spicy, and full of protein.
  • Crab Stuffed Crimini Mushrooms: Crab stuffed crimini mushrooms are cheesy goodness on a plate that are packed with protein and big flavor.
  • Homemade Trail Mix: Satisfy salty-sweet cravings, save money, and get creative by making your own trail mix. Make a few different combos for the big day to keep guests energized.
  • Edamole: Even though guacamole is made with healthy fat, you can have too much of a good thing. Swap out avocados for edamame, and you've got yourself some nutritious edamole! This chip dip is full of protein, low in fat, and most importantly, tastes good.

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