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. I know who I will be rooting for on the field, 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
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
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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