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Healthy Snacks For Your Super Bowl Party

Super Bowl Sunday equals Super Bowl snack time. Every year we look forward to snaking on tasty fatty items like chips, dips, wings, and pizza. This year I'm going to strive for healthier snacks. I know that sounds boring, but I've found some delicious dishes that just might work! Offer your guests these 'better-for-you' alternatives to the classics. With tasty food like this, you won't even miss the guacamole, ranch dip, or chicken wings! Yea!

alvxyc, Flickr
alvxyc, Flickr


Mango Shrimp Skewers



Food on a stick is always a hit at parties. Hands stay clean, and the dish is easier to serve. Mango shrimp skewers are quick and easy to cook up and will keep guests coming back for more.


mccun934, Flickr
mccun934, Flickr


Whole Wheat Pizza



Don't deprive yourself of pizza on Super Bowl Sunday; just make it on whole-wheat pizza dough and cover it with healthy toppings. Load your pizza up with delicious veggies, low-fat cheese and delicious tomato sauce. Yummo!


Deborah Herron, Flickr
Deborah Herron, Flickr


Non-fat Yogurt Dill Dip and Veggies



Replace ranch dip with this creamy yogurt dip — it's made from nonfat Greek yogurt, which means it's tangy and full of protein. Add a little cayenne for an extra kick. Try various veggies with this dip, like snap peas, edamame or mushrooms.


jerreyw, Flickr
jerreyw, Flickr


Homemade Trail Mix



Satisfy salty-sweet cravings, save money, and get creative by making your own trail mix. Make a few different combos for the big day to keep guests energized.


Edamole! Ole!



Even though guacamole is made with healthy fat, you can have too much of a good thing. Swap out avocados for edamame, and you've got yourself some nutritious edamole! This chip dip is full of protein, low in fat, and best of all, tastes good.


manda_wong, Flickr
manda_wong, Flickr





Nothing like a tomatoey, cheesy meatball on top pita bread or crackers. Use low-fat cheese and lean beef with a low sodium and sugar tomato sauce and you got yourself a winner! Mama Mia'


AlbertAgevus, Flickr
AlbertAgevus, Flickr





Classic hummus is a great snack to have around because it complements almost everything — veggies, bread, crackers, or pita. For a great twist – serve with artichoke hearts!




Fruit Kabobs



Make these kabobs from cantaloupe, grapes, apples, pineapple, strawberries and more. Try serving with cottage cheese. Yes, low fat cottage cheese. It's full of protein and taste.


smiteren, Flickr
smiteren, Flickr


Vegan Chili



Chili is a great way to warm up on a cold winter day. But, many chili recipes are packed with calories, fat and sodium. This vegan chili uses fresh squash, quinoa and black beans to create an incredibly filling and surprising tasty meal that is also light and healthy.


Baba Buden, Flickr
Baba Buden, Flickr


Turkey Wraps



Wraps are great finger food. Use whole wheat tortillas and fill with thin sliced low sodium turkey, low fat Swiss cheese, tomatoes, lettuce and avocado. Try Dijon mustard for a lighter dressing with less fat and calories.


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