What's a Super Bowl party without food? Boring, that's what. And while the big game is one of the biggest gorge-fests of the year—each of us chows down an estimated 2,285 calories—your options aren't go all-out or go home (leave that mindset for the players).
We rounded up 48 healthy(ish) treats from around the web so you can throw a Super Bowl party that everyone will love, complete with booze, wings, pizza, and guacamole (what, did you think we'd really do away with them for good?). Dig in, enjoy some friendly debate over the calls (or commercials), and still be ready to slip into your skinnies come Monday. That is, if you're not part of the 6 percent of Americans who call in sick the day after.
1. Guacamole de Frutas
Adapted from the chefs behind NYC's Toloache, this heart-healthy guac recipe gets a flavor and antioxidant boost from four different kinds of fruit: apples, peaches, mangos, and pomegranates.
2. Gluten-Free Green Chile Queso
Don't worry, we haven't forgotten about our GF friends and fam. This dip can be as mild or spicy as you want (depending on how many green chiles you use) and is the perfect accompaniment to any crudité you may be serving. A word of caution: This one is high in calories, so enjoy in moderation!
3. French Onion Dip
What did people even do before the days of Greek yogurt? We don't want to think about it. Instead, whip up this lighter version of the classic dip that you loved as a kid, but swap out the sour cream for nonfat Greek yogurt and the sodium-filled seasonings packet for a few fresh herbs and spices, and you'll be set.
4. Lightened-Up 7-Layer Dip
The dairy and refried beans in the traditional recipe tend to make this game-day staple hard on your digestion and your waistline. Luckily a few healthy swaps will help you get more fiber and less fat per serving while still staying true to the essence of the ubiquitous chip partner.
5. Skinny Taste Spinach and Artichoke Dip
So tasty, yet typically so full of fat and calories. Enter this version that's easy to prep ahead of time and is so tasty and cheesy, no one will be able to tell it's slimmed down.
6. Classic Hummus
Almost nothing tastes better than smooth, tangy hummus, and luckily it comes together in a flash. Skip the store-bought and try your hand at whipping up your own with our ultimate guide to this Mediterranean-inspired dip.
7. Spicy Black Bean Salsa
This colorful salsa packs some heat. Made of only a few good-for-you ingredients like corn, black beans, cumin, lime juice, and tomatoes, it clocks in at a slimming 32 calories per serving.
8. Oven-Fried Chipotle Chicken Fingers
Can't bear the thought of giving up your beloved wings? You don't have to! These crispy fingers are baked not fried, so you get all of the flavor (plus a spicy kick from the marinade) with less of the fat.
9. Baked Eggplant Fries
Because eating a burger without fries is just not okay, we had to include these goodies. They'll pair great with any sandwich, but you can also enjoy them on their own with a healthy lemon dill dip that can be made with soy or Greek yogurt for an added punch of protein.
10. Vegan Nachos
Nachos aren't exactly known for being friendly to your heart or waistline, but with this version, which includes roasted veggies and vegan cheese plus a dollop of vegan cashew cream for a cool, unexpected twist, every day can be fiesta day.
11. Baked Parmesan Parsnip Chips
These go great with any of the dips mentioned on this list, and they're super easy to prep, plus they pack a hefty dose of folate. Win-win for everyone!
12. Kabocha Squash Fries
These healthy "fries" are a must-have at parties. Made from sweet Asian squash and paired with a Greek yogurt sriracha dipping sauce, they just may replace boring French fries for good in your diet.