If you’re hosting a Super Bowl party this Sunday, you’ll want to serve an impressive spread. But when you’re trying to eat healthy, does that mean you’re stuck serving celery sticks to disappointed guests? Or that you make a bunch of food that you can’t indulge in yourself? Of course not! Here are some calorie-slashed versions of your game day favorites that’ll please everyone - and no one has to know they’re secretly healthy.
BBQ Buffalo wings - What would the big game be without wings? Thankfully, you don’t have to find out - when you make these these wings. The key is making a low-cal BBQ sauce using Frank’s RedHot and grilling with nonstick cooking oil instead of oil.
Buffalo Chicken hot wing dip - This hot-wing-inspired dip is the next best thing to wings and it’s tasty hot or cold. It has a creamy, cheesy base and the spicy Buffalo wing flavor, plus chunks of chicken in the dip. It’s great served with pita chips or cut veggies.
Holy Moly Guacamole - Fun fact: Super Bowl Sunday is the biggest day of the year for guac; last year people ate an estimated 139-million pounds of avocados on the big game day alone. So if you’re making this crowd favorite, here’s a low-calorie version that sneaks in peas and Greek yogurt to make it healthier. But if you don’t tell your guests, they’ll never know.
Perfect li'l lasagna cupcakes - Keep your crowd’s hunger satisfied with these individual mini lasagnas. They’ve got all the traditional goodies in them, savory beef, creamy ricotta, and melty mozzarella, but these are easy to eat while your eyes are on the ball. Here’s a video to see how they’re made.
Pizza-stuffed jalapeño poppers - Forget the typical version you get in a bar, this spicy Italian recipe is better because they have pepperoni and Italian seasonings and are delicious dipped in tomato sauce.
Best-ever potato skins - We all love potato skins, but these super-satisfying skins are next-level and only take five ingredients to make. They’ll be gone before Lady Gaga’s halftime performance.
Big beef chili - You’ll get your share of protein and fiber from all the beef and beans in this hearty football staple. Your guests won’t be hungry after a bowl of this comfort food. And here’s a chili recipe for the vegetarians, in case you have any at your Super Bowl shindig.
Mini flourless peanut butter chocolate cakes - What would a party be without some sweet treats? Not nearly as good! So try these yummy muffin-pan cakes that you won’t have to miss a minute of the game to slice. You can’t go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate!