Healthy Game-Day Recipes for Super Bowl & More

Feb 1 2017 Hi Hungry Girl,

I'm having some friends over on Super Bowl Sunday, and I want to serve up a standout spread... but I don't want to eat a bazillion calories! Do you have any recipe suggestions for game day?

Football Foodie Hi Football Foodie,

You know I do! Your guests are going to FLIP over these calorie-slashed favorites. Let's hope the game is just as exciting...

BBQ Buffalo Wings

1/6th of recipe (3 pieces): 214 calories, 13g total fat (3.5g sat. fat), 493mg sodium, 4g carbs, 0g fiber, 3g sugars, 18.5g protein

No need to deprive your guests of quintessential sports food! These wings are insanely delicious. The trick is to mix a low-calorie BBQ sauce with Frank's RedHot, and then grill with nonstick spray instead of oil. (If it's too cold to grill, break out the grill pan.) Looking for something even lighter? Whip up a few batches of these boneless wings made with chicken breast!

Buff Chick Hot Wing Dip

1/15th of recipe (about 1/4 cup): 92 calories, 5g total fat (2.5g sat. fat), 578mg sodium, 2g carbs, 0g fiber, 1g sugars, 9g protein

Speaking of wings, this hot-wing-inspired dip is next-level awesome. It's bursting with flavor and tastes great warm or chilled! You get that spicy Buffalo wing flavor with a creamy, cheesy base. And there are chunks of chicken right there in the dip! Pair with cut veggies or baked pita chips.

Holy Moly Guacamole

1/6th of recipe (about 1/3 cup): 78 calories, 3g total fat (0.5g sat. fat), 320mg sodium, 10.5g carbs, 3.5g fiber, 4g sugars, 3.5g protein

Super Bowl Sunday is the biggest day of the year for guacamole. Last year, an estimated 139 MILLION pounds of avocados were eaten on the day alone! So, of course, I have a low-calorie version with a few secret ingredients. The addition of peas and Greek yogurt is life-changing! I've also got a tropical take on guac. (No peas required.) Either one is perfect with crudités or baked tortilla chips.

Perfect Li'l Lasagna Cupcakes

1/12th of recipe (1 cupcake): 173 calories, 5g total fat (3g sat. fat), 390mg sodium, 14.5g carbs, 1.5g fiber, 4g sugars, 15.5g protein

Feed your crowd's hunger with these individual mini lasagnas! Unlike regular lasagna, these are easy to bite into while keeping your eyes on the game. Savory beef, creamy ricotta, melty mozzarella... I'm getting hungry just thinking about 'em! Check out this video to see how they're made. And for more perfectly portioned Italian food, give these pizza crunchers a try!

Pizza-Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers

1/4th of recipe (3 poppers with about 2 tbsp. dip): 118 calories, 3.5g total fat (2g sat. fat), 385mg sodium, 12g carbs, 2g fiber, 3.5g sugars, 9g protein

Wrap your head around this spicy Italian mashup! We took the popular bar snack, reduced its scary stats, and added pepperoni and Italian seasonings. So good dipped in the tomato sauce! And much smarter than ordering a greasy pizza pie...

Best-Ever Potato Skins

1/4th of recipe (2 loaded potato skins): 202 calories, 7.5g total fat (4g sat. fat), 295mg sodium, 23.5g carbs, 3.5g fiber, 2g sugars, 10g protein

Another beloved bar food gets the HG treatment. Only five ingredients needed for these super-satisfying skins. Trust me: Your pals will go crazy for these, and they'll probably gobble them up long before Lady Gaga's halftime performance.

Big Beef Chili

1/8th of recipe (about 1 cup): 189 calories, 3g total fat (1g sat. fat), 495mg sodium, 23.5g carbs, 6g fiber, 8g sugars, 18g protein

You'll need this hearty football staple to keep your crowd going throughout the long game. Between the protein-rich beef and the fiber-filled beans, there's no way they'll be hungry after eating a big bowl of this stuff! Got some vegetarians in the room? I have a chili recipe for them too...


Mini Flourless PB Chocolate Cakes

1/8th of recipe (1 cake): 105 calories, 2.5g total fat (1.5g sat. fat), 326mg sodium, 21.5g carbs, 4.5g fiber, 4g sugars, 6g protein

There's no time to slice up a cake when you're watching the game... These muffin-pan cakes are perfect for instant eating. Chocolate and peanut butter are always a winning team, so give the people what they want! And it's up to you whether you want to spill the beans on the secret ingredient. Need another dessert for the party? Try these two-ingredient Mini Snickers Pies...
Game on!

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