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Worried the big game will be filled with too much temptation? Relax! We have five healthy Super Bowl snacks that won’t make you feel like you’re missing out on the fun party foods.
Baked chicken wings
Buffalo wings are a game day staple. They are usually breaded, fried and drenched in butter. Make a lighter version by boiling the wings for ten minutes. This renders some of the fat, making them leaner. It will also allow them to get crisper during baking. Drain the wings well on paper towels after removing them from the boiling water. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Place wings on a foil covered pan, season with salt and pepper and bake for 40 minutes, turning midway. Toss the wings with buffalo sauce and serve.
Corn dog muffins
Make bite size corn dog muffins instead of the full size kind on a stick. These have built in portion control and kids and adults alike will think they’re a fun treat. Mix a box of cornbread mix according to package directions. Chop turkey hot dogs into bit size pieces. Fill mini muffin tins with cornbread batter. Stick a piece of hot dog in each cup. Bake according to package directions. Serve with bowls of ketchup and mustard for dipping.
Salad on a stick
Food is more fun when it’s on a stick. Skewer wedges of lettuce, grape tomatoes, cheese cubes, cucumbers, chunks of deli meat and bell pepper slices on a stick. Serve with low-fat ranch dressing for dipping.
Not a party without chips and dip? Keep the powdered packet of French onion soup or ranch mix, but switch out the sour cream with Greek yogurt. The taste will be the same, so no one will know they are eating a healthier version. Go with baked chips and add sliced veggies to dip.
Don’t order pizza. Allow everyone to make their own instead. You’ll need mini pitas, pizza sauce, shredded cheese and toppings such as sliced onion, black olive and pepperoni. Have everyone assemble their pizzas and then bake at 350 until cheese is melted. Use the toaster oven if you’ll making batches throughout the day.
These healthy Super Bowl snacks are so yummy your versions might be the ones requested from now on. Your little football fans – big and small – will love these easy recipes.