Healthy Super Bowl Snacks Your Guests Will Actually Love
By Author Name
Jan 20, 2017
Updated Nov 17, 2023
5 min read
Americans who graze on snacks during the Super Bowl consume as many as 2,400 calories and 121 grams of fat just during the game, according to Time magazine. Ouch!
But you don’t need to serve celery sticks at your Super Bowl party to have healthy snacks. This year, leave the corn chips and nacho cheese behind and try these tasty alternatives. Your guests will thank you!
Barbecue Chicken Pizza: What Super Bowl party is complete without pizza? Use olive oil, chicken, onions and bell peppers to serve a crowd-pleasing pie with half the fat, cholesterol and sodium of a comparable takeout pizza.
Stovetop Chili: This wholesome and flavorful chili recipe is easy to make and gluten-free. Reduce the sodium by rinsing the beans and using low-sodium canned tomatoes.
Whole Grain Party Mix: Whip up this homemade party mix ahead of time and feel better about your guests polishing off the bowl while nervously awaiting that game-winning touchdown.
Individual Fruit Cup Dessert: Gelatin and fruit will satisfy the sweet tooth without all the sugar! For an extra touch, use fresh berries and tall, thin glasses to make this dessert as attractive as it is tasty.
Pitcher-Perfect Iced Tea: While commercials lead us to believe beer and soda are our only thirst-quenching game-day options, leave a pitcher of this tea on the table as a healthy alternative. You may be surprised at how many guests choose this refreshing, low-calorie option instead!
“Many people think the Super Bowl means they have to let those healthy New Year’s resolutions go out the window and that’s not the case!” says Jamie Owen, RD, Saint Joseph Hospital. “Healthy substitutions such as non-fat Greek yogurt for sour cream or baking chicken wings instead of frying them helps save on calories and fat. Have low calorie vegetables readily available and pair them with hummus. These healthy swaps will ensure everybody wins!”