4 Healthy Game-Day Snacks (and One Drink!)
Bring fans on both sides of the end zone together with healthy dips, chips, and other game-day snacks that's please a hungry crowd
"Healthy" and "party" are two words you don't often hear together, but these five Super Bowl party snacks are changing the game-day, well, game. No matter what your tastebuds crave (salty, sweet, crunchy, soft, tangy-you get the picture) there's something here for you. Hosting? Your guests will be impressed with your spread of healthy and delicious game-day snacks. Visiting? Bring one of these snacks to a friend's party and we bet they'll welcome you with open arms, even if you're rooting for the opposing team. (P.S. You won't believe these Superbowl Food Shockers.)
Buffalo-Style Stuffed Celery
As far as game-day snacks go, buffalo-anything is pretty much a classic, but it's usually a classic calorie-bomb. This Buffalo-Style Stuffed Celery gets a low-calorie makeover with celery boats. Instead of mindlessly dipping pita chips into a bowl of fat-filled cream cheese, scoop this lightened up filling into bite-sized celery spears. Add a drizzle of hot sauce for a kick and you're good to go.
Creamy, Low-Calorie Mexican Dip
Don't you just love when something tastes like it should be left for cheat days only, but is actually healthy enough to dabble in every day of the week? We do! And so will your football-fanatic friends. As all great healthy dips start, Greek yogurt is the base for this Creamy, Low-Calorie Mexican Dip, but when mixed with salsa and other Mexican flavors, the whole thing goes to another level. Top with chunks of heart-healthy avocado, chopped onion, and cilantro, and now it's a party! (Love cheese? Here's How to Make a Healthier Cheese Dip.)
Let's be honest, football parties (or any party for that matter) are mostly three hours of sporadic snacking. You don't want to wait for "dessert" if it's only halftime and you're craving something sweet-in steps these Apple Chips. Their natural sweetness is just enough to satisfy your sweet tooth, while their crispy crunchiness makes perfect sense alongside the spread of other veggies and dips.
When heavy beer just isn't working for you anymore (FYI: these are The Best and Worst Beers for the Superbowl), try a Faux"jito", a refreshing take on a classic drink that won't kill your calorie count. Mint, lime, rum and soda (try seltzer to make it even better for you) come together in less than two minutes. Make a large batch to have on hand and leave some mint sprigs out for garnish.
Spicy Edamame Guacamole
Don't worry, this healthy Spicy Edamame Guacamole still has creamy, omega-heavy avocado in it, but we've added some major protein with edamame. Thanks to familiar southwest flavors like garlic, lime, and cilantro, we doubt your guests could even tell the difference. Serve it with veggie sticks for a super smart snack.