Super Bowl eats don’t need to be unhealthy. There are a lot of fun appetizers and snacks you can make to score some major points with your friends and family, without weighing everyone down. Make any of these healthy, delicious and make-ahead appetizers to keep healthy Super Bowl fans happy during your Super Bowl party.
Hot Spinach Dip – A crowd-pleasing hot dip makes a great snack for the super bowl. This hot spinach dip has all the creamy goodness of traditional spinach dip, but is lightened a bit by substituting low-fat mayo, cream cheese and Greek yogurt for the usual full-fat versions. This spinach dip can be made a few days in advance; just pop it into the oven 30 minutes before the super bowl starts and your kitchen will be filled with a delicious, warm smell as Super Bowl fans arrive.
Black Bean & Mango Salsa – This healthy salsa has a mild kick from the jalapenos, which is balanced perfectly by the sweetness of the mango. The black beans give the salsa some heft and a healthy dose of fiber. This dish is naturally gluten-free – just be sure to serve it with gluten-free tortillas chips and veggies for dipping during the Super Bowl. Use leftovers on turkey tacos, or as a topping for fish or grilled chicken.
Texas Caviar – This Tex Mex bean salad is super easy to make, delicious and healthy. The combination of fresh herbs and a store-bought dressing give the beans great flavor without much effort and it’s even better made in advance. Texas caviar is also gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan, so it’s great for health-conscious Super Bowl fans.
Smoky Roasted Red Pepper & White Bean Dip – This dip is a smoky, creamy and filling – a delicious alternative to hummus for the Super Bowl! You’d never guess that it’s super healthy too. Serve it with toasted pita, breadsticks, baked tortilla chips and sliced veggies. Roasted Red Pepper and White Bean Dip can be made up to 2 days in advance and refrigerated in an air-tight container (bring the dip to room temp before serving and wait to garnish with the cilantro until then).
Crudites (Veggie & Dip) “Shooters” – Make the usual veggies and dip more appealing by serving them in cute individual servings. To make these veggie and dip shooters: Place a few tablespoons of creamy dip in the bottom of a glass or plastic shot glass; next add a few cut veggies, such as baby carrots, red pepper slices and blanched asparagus tips. Prepare these up to 4 hours in advance and refrigerate until ready to serve for your Super Bowl Party.
Edamame Hummus – This is not your average hummus. Edamame is used as the base instead of chickpeas, and miso stands in for the usual tahini. Not only is this Asian-inspired dip beautiful, but it’s super healthy too. Serve with plain or wasabi rice crackers and sliced veggies for a healthy Super Bowl appetizer.