Lighten Up Game Day with This Healthier Super Bowl SpreadPosted by: Kat Wiseman
The big game's almost here: Super Bowl LII, the Philadelphia Eagles versus the New England Patriots!
Have you decided what you'll be serving for the tailgating party this year? Whether you're having people over or are watching the game at a friend's, here are more than a few guilt-free versions of everyone's favorite tailgating snacks to indulge in this Sunday!
Bacon Mac & Cheese Bites
Recipe | Yields: ~48 pieces | Prep Time: 30 min | Cook Time: 15 min
You really can't go wrong with bacon macaroni and cheese on game day and here's one way to make it a healthier option. Practice portion control by turning your traditional mac and cheese into bite-size pieces with the help of a mini-muffin tin - or try to! For an even healthier option, use whole-wheat elbows, whole-wheat cracker crumbs, and Greek yogurt in your recipe.
Baked Buffalo Wings
Recipe | Yields: 6 servings | Prep Time: 7 min | Cook Time: 1 hr 3 min
What Super Bowl party is complete without buffalo wings? Opt for a healthier (but just as delicious) version of this quintessential snack with this recipe for baked chicken and a yogurt-based blue cheese dip!
Baked Mozzarella Sticks
Recipe | Yields: 24 sticks | Prep Time: 1 hr | Cook Time: 8-10 min
Enjoy your gooey, cheesy mozzarella sticks without any of the guilt! For a cleaner bake, freeze the sticks before they go in the oven so they hold their shape. Serve with marinara sauce or sriracha sauce for a spicy kick.
Honey-Glazed Chicken Wings
Recipe | Yields: 4 servings | Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 30 min
Even when you're planning to eat light, you can still give your guests some wing options. And these wings, lightly coated with honey and soy sauce and served with snow peas, are sure to be a hit!
Recipe | Yields: 12 brownies | Prep Time: 20 min | Cook Time: 1 min
Satisfy your sweet tooth on game day with these bake-free brownies made with nuts, dates, and cocoa powder. They're gluten-free and vegan as well as sweet, savory, and satisfying. And since cocoa powder is known to help lower blood pressure, make sure to have plenty on hand in case the game gets ugly!
Parmesan Zucchini Tots
Recipe | Cook Time: 20-25 min
Zucchini is an easy and popular healthy substitute, especially in fried foods (although these tots are baked). Paired with your favorite dipping sauce, these crispy tots are a delicious, guilt-free snack you can munch on all night!
Roasted Corn & Cheese Dip
Recipe | Prep Time: 15 min | Cook Time: 20-25 min
Super Bowl Sunday is the perfect time to show off your dip! And while this warm, gooey dip may seem fattening, it's packed with veggies and calls for Greek yogurt instead of cream cheese so you can feel good about indulging.
Slow-Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip
Recipe | Yields: 12 servings (1/4 cup/person) | Prep Time: 15 min | Cook Time: 2 hr
This lightened-up version of a Super Bowl classic has all the same big flavors as your usual recipe but with far fewer calories and less fat. Plus, it's a slow-cooker recipe so making it is as easy as mixing up the ingredients and pushing a button!
Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus
Recipe | Yields: 4 cups | Prep Time: 5 min | Cook Time: 5 min
Store bought hummus is so Super Bowl 51! This year, try making this super colorful, super flavorful version instead. And since you know exactly what's going in it, you know exactly how healthy it is!
Recipe | Yields: ~20 meatballs
Meatballs are an easy, warm, and filling snack and complete any Super Bowl Sunday spread. For a healthy version, try this recipe with whole-wheat bread and light sour cream!
Sweet Potato Skins
Recipe | Yields: 8 servings (3 pieces/person) | Prep Time: 30 min | Total Time: 3 hr
Sweet and spicy never tasted so good together than with this new twist on a tailgating classic! Using healthier sweet potatoes and a spicy salsa verde, this sweet potato skins recipe is sure to be an instant hit for this year's game.