Tasty Super Bowl Eats (and even healthy, shhhhh!)


I love football and food, so the Super Bowl is a great excuse to celebrate both. This year though, I’m committed to my healthy lifestyle, so I’m determined to balance out our party food with some healthy, but tasty options.

I promise you’ll score with even your pickiest of little receivers if you serve up one or all of the options below. And you get extra points for keeping it healthy!

Individual Seven Layer Dip

Super Bowl Food
Photo credit: The Girl Who Ate Everything blog

This is brilliant! I am not a fan of party goers double dipping and when they’re little, germy hands, well, dip is usually the last thing I eat (which is actually probably good for my waistline!). So, “The Girl Who Ate Everything” has come up with a clever alternative: individual cups of dip! Portion and germ control! They are brilliant and tasty. I traded out the refried beans for black beans and made my own taco seasoning…. and I may have had more than one cup – I was testing! 😉

Buffalo Chicken Tenders with Blue Cheese Dip

This recipe has been tested, tasted and kid approved! I used a little less hot sauce on the kiddos chicken, but loaded it up for the adults. As for the dip, thanks to the thick and creamy Greek yogurt, you’ll never know it’s not the fatty blue cheese dip you crave.

No Guilt Buffalo Wings

I am not a fan of wings, but my hubs love them. And so, here is the alternative to keep him both happy and healthy. The key is in removing the excess fat by first boiling and then broiling the wings. A little extra work for all the flavor with none of the fat? Totally worth it! (Tip: you can use the blue cheese dip from the above recipe for additional flavor).

Photo Credit: Chocolate Covered Katie blog
Photo Credit: Chocolate Covered Katie blog

Once again, gobbled up and approved by the whole family. I almost hate to reveal the secret, healthy ingredient (luckily my toddlers can’t read yet!): chickpeas! You know you just have to try it out now!

Mac and Cheese Bites

It was a given my kids would eat these regardless of how they turned out. They’ve got pasta and cheese which are two of their favorite food “groups.” However, I was surprised by how much the adults liked them too. Cheesy, crunchy goodness in a bite size portion? I obviously have no clue what adults like to eat.

Game Day Spicy Popcorn

Popcorn is hands down my favorite snack and fortunately it is a pretty healthy and filling snack too. While I can just eat it straight out of the pot – no additional seasoning required – I too love it with a little flavor or added pop. 🙂 This is a go to recipe we’ve used to spice things up. (Note: I substitute coconut oil for the butter.)

Chili with Chipotle and Chocolate

Photo credit: Randy Mayor; Cindy Barr
Photo credit: Randy Mayor; Cindy Barr

Let me just say, I like chili. After this recipe, I LOVE chili! Hot and sweet? You’ve got my number! I couldn’t find some of the fancy ingredients like “ancho chile powder” but regular chili powder worked just fine, as did using standard chiles instead of those canned in adobe sauce. Hands down, this is chili with love!

Crunchy Individual Nachos

We do these often because again, cheesy and crunchy are favorites in our household. Keeping them to individual sized plates is once again a brilliant idea to help with portion control. We add some taco seasoned ground chicken for an added kick and we’re that family that uses multigrain chips.

Oven “Fried” Pickles with Skinny Herb Buttermilk Ranch Dip

Photo caption: Gina's Skinny Recipes
Photo caption: Gina’s Skinny Recipes

Obviously, my family likes dip! I found fried pickles in college and I’ve never gotten over them. I’m so thankful for this tasty, baked alternative.  We use coconut flour and whole wheat Panko for the pickles and I don’t do mayo, so we just didn’t add it to the dip (shhhh). We do dip, but we do it Mama’s way. 🙂



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