15 Healthy Snacks for Super Bowl Sunday

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1/29/2013 12:00 PM   :  16 comments   :  135,719 Views

Speaking as a native San Franciscan, it's been a great year for professional sports! Between the Giant's World Series championship and the 49ers super bowl berth, our athletes have given us a lot to brag about. Rooting for your team is fun, but thinking about what you eat while watching the game (and the commercials) is just as important. According to USA Today, the Super Bowl is "only second behind Thanksgiving for the average amount of calories consumed in a day." To combat this unfortunate fact, I’ve gathered our favorite healthy super bowl party food so you can celebrate without the super-high calories, fat, and sodium. Don't forget to get up at halftime and dance to the music or get outside to throw the ball with your friends, neighbors, and loved ones. That way you can enjoy some great food and keep moving too. You know who I will be rooting for on the field ("Go 49ers!"), but I'm also rooting for all my fellow Sparkers out there to have a fun and healthy super bowl celebration. 
 
 

Easy Oriental Teriyaki Meatballs

 
Oh so delicious as an appetizer or main course served with brown rice!
 
 CALORIES: 101.1  |  FAT: 3.5g  |  PROTEIN: 13.1g  |  CARBS: 3.8g  |  FIBER: 0.4g
 

Fried Cheese Sticks

 
Chef Meg cut the grease and used a light string cheese to recreate this pub favorite. 

CALORIES: 141.8  |  FAT: 2.8g  |  PROTEIN: 14.7g  |  CARBS: 14.3g  |  FIBER: 0.6g
 

Baked Cauliflower Poppers

 
CALORIES: 38.5  |  FAT: 2.8g  |  PROTEIN: 1.2g  |  CARBS: 3.1g  |  FIBER: 1.5g
 

"Smart" Jalapeno Poppers or Healthy Jalapeno Poppers

These poppers may be lower in fat and calories but they have lots of flavor!
 
CALORIES: 95  |  FAT: 4.3g  |  PROTEIN: 6.8g  |  CARBS: 7.6g  |  FIBER: 1g
 

White Chicken Chili

 
This chili is packed with flavor and fiber. Make a big batch for a crowd or freeze it in single-serving containers for up to 4 months.

CALORIES: 226.1  |  FAT: 5.2g  |  PROTEIN: 25.3g  |  CARBS: 20.2g  |  FIBER: 4.6g
 

Southwest Chicken and Black Bean Soup


This is a really filling soup that's easy to make. Each serving is a hearty 2 cups!
 
 CALORIES: 217.4  |  FAT: 2.3g  |  PROTEIN: 21.1g  |  CARBS: 29.9g  |  FIBER: 6.7g
 

Prosciutto Lettuce Bites

 
This is truly just a little bite, but it packs so much flavor. You'll love this fancy appetizer! It proves that you can enjoy rich ingredients in small portions. 

CALORIES: 20.1  |  FAT: 1.2g  |  PROTEIN: 1.9g  |  CARBS: 0.7g  |  FIBER: 0.2g
 

Layered Greek Dip

 
I combined all my favorite Greek ingredients, layered them in a dish and created a dip that's a hit at parties or family game night. Pair it with homemade or store-bought pita chips.
 
CALORIES: 103.2  |  FAT: 6.7g  |  PROTEIN: 3.3g  |  CARBS: 9.1g  |  FIBER: 1.2g
 

Rumaki (Tangy Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts)

 
A healthier, updated take on the '70s party food classic. These are quick to prepare and easy on both your wallet and your waistline.

CALORIES: 19.5  |  FAT: 0.4g  |  PROTEIN: 1.5g  |  CARBS: 1.4g  |  FIBER: 0.7g
 

Baked Anchovy Grape Crostini


As the sweet grapes, creamy cheese, and hint of salty fish hit your mouth you will fall in love with this quick and easy appetizer.
 
CALORIES: 47.9  |  FAT: 1.9g  |  PROTEIN: 2.3g  |  CARBS: 0.6g  |  FIBER: 0.4g
 

Mini Taco Cups


These bite-size tacos are always a hit in our house! Have some fun with this recipe; try adding chopped chives, avocado, different varieties of beans, or red onions.


CALORIES: 59.4  |  FAT: 1.2g  |  PROTEIN: 2.2g  |  CARBS: 9.7g  |  FIBER: 1.4g
 

BLT-Potato 'Nachos'


On menus at pubs and casual restaurants, I've noticed a twist on nachos: potato chips in place of tortilla chips. Sometimes called "Irish nachos," most versions are fried, but not mine! 

CALORIES: 180.5  |  FAT: 4g  |  PROTEIN: 13g  |  CARBS: 23.3g  |  FIBER: 2.2g
 

Easy Cucumber Cups

 
Perfect for your next party--or turn any snack into a festive event!
 
CALORIES: 26.6  |  FAT: 1.3g  |  PROTEIN: 0.9g  |  CARBS: 2.6g  |  FIBER: 0.6g
 

Cheeseburger Soup


I took one look at the ingredient list (1/2 pound processed cheese!) and the nutrition info (almost 1/2 day's worth of salt in every serving), and I knew I had to make over this soup. 

CALORIES: 196.6  |  FAT: 4.8g  |  PROTEIN: 14.4g  |  CARBS: 19.3g  |  FIBER: 3.6g
 
 
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Comments

  • 16
    go Seahawks! - 1/24/2014   11:02:24 AM
  • 15
    @ JIBBIE49......Regarding SP members asking for more vegan recipes. Vegans don't eat any animal products at all.. That means no eggs, no dairy, no honey. All but cauliflower poppers had some kind of animal product in them. It's not always as easy as not adding meat.

    The layered Greek dip, Cauliflower and Cucumber cups look especially good to me

    - 2/4/2013   8:54:12 PM
  • 14
    Great snack ideas. - 2/1/2013   7:30:08 AM
  • 13
    CHRIS-MCK, I've never understood why people make demands for "vegan" recipes. Just don't put in the meat. At least, that is what I'd do if it were me. - 1/31/2013   4:17:49 PM
  • 12
    These would be good for any occasion. I'm thinking about my Bible Study group. After we finish a study, we have a pot luck get-together. So I will try them and see which ones I like best. - 1/31/2013   10:16:58 AM
  • 11
    Note that if you click on the individual recipes, you can get a more complete nutritional breakdown. You can also click on a by ingredient nutritional detail. I like this feature because I can then further modify a recipe to lower the recipe to meet my nutritional goals. For example, I will remove sweetners from a recipe because I eat very low sugar items. - 1/30/2013   10:38:31 AM
  • 10
    I like all the different food items onhere to chose from. Want to try the white chili! - 1/30/2013   9:35:05 AM
  • CHICA_BORICUA
    9
    all of these food that you found interesting does not shows the amount of sodium in it. - 1/30/2013   7:14:07 AM
  • 8
    all very good recipes but not for super bowl for me... the boss volunteered me to work sunday evening so the guys can have off... two of them are ravens fans.. and i can dvr it
    GO RAVENS - 1/30/2013   5:32:01 AM
  • 7
    Would be nice to have more vegan options. Healthful for everyone, and inclusive of participants in this site who are vegan for philosophical or health reasons. - 1/30/2013   4:40:05 AM
  • ETHELMERZ
    6
    The cauliflower recipes looks good to try! Am I the only one who thinks "Ew", when I see those danged celery sticks in pictures of diet foods? Always hated them. Plus, carrot sticks are good, but they really need to be cooked in order for your body to get the vitamin A from them. - 1/29/2013   10:03:27 PM
  • 5
    The Baked Cauliflower is the recipe I'll try - 1/29/2013   9:14:02 PM
  • 4
    The cheesesticks sound fantastic!! Going to do those and the cauliflower!! - 1/29/2013   8:16:39 PM
  • 3
    Everything looks soooooo good. Healthy bowl to all! - 1/29/2013   7:05:55 PM
  • 2
    I was in my last year at SF State in 1982 when the 49ers won the Superbowl. Still remember total starngers shaking each other's hands and crowing "We won, we won!". - 1/29/2013   3:08:08 PM
  • 1
    Now I want cheesesticks! No fun fitness but I will probably have plenty of salsa & chips. Maybe a few wings & I think I'm done.....yikes! - 1/29/2013   1:55:15 PM

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