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Game day doesn’t have to be a health foul
Don’t get stuck in a game-day rut; try these zesty and filling recipes for a less fattening Super Bowl party.
According to the USDA, the Super Bowl is the second-largest food consumption day in America, behind only Thanksgiving. The nachos, the Buffalo wings, the queso — it all adds up to a huge calorie-fest.
Try These Healthy Dips! (Slideshow)
Don’t get us wrong; we love and appreciate a big eating day as much as the next guy. Maybe even more, given that we’re a food and drink site. But when you’re trying to stick to a New Year’s resolution of being healthier and a day like the Super Bowl comes around (with the Valentine’s Day candy-fest arriving shortly after), a day loaded with horrible-for-you foods isn’t ideal. If you’re hosting a Super Bowl party, you don’t have to cheat guests out of a tasty experience just so you can stay on track. There are plenty of healthy options to serve at a Super Bowl party that are just as flavorful and satisfying as some junkier foods we could name.
“Holidays” like this one are all about mindless munching, so one way to help yourself stay on track is to surround yourself with healthier munch-worthy snacks. To help you do this, we pulled together 11 tasty and healthier dips that will work perfectly for your Super Bowl Party. In fact, they are so good, your guests won’t even miss the calories!
Apple Chips with Salted Caramel Yogurt Dip
Looking for something crunchy and sweet, minus all of the guilt associated with dessert? This chip-and-dip recipe is absolutely for you and your fellow football fans. It is the perfect way to reminisce about the beginning of football season with its familiar and warm fall flavors.
Almond Avocado Pudding
Ditch the fattening cream and choose avocados for a healthier, creamier fruit dip. This recipe is full of protein, and with just a pinch of brown sugar, it’s sweet enough to make guests feel like they are enjoying a decadent treat. Use this dessert as a dip by serving sweet strawberries and blueberries.
Click here for the Almond Avocado Pudding recipe