27 Healthy Super Bowl Snacks You’ll Crave The Rest Of The Year
I’m talking doughnut holes and queso, here, folks.
Your standard loaded potato skins just got a nutrition upgrade with sweet potato, skinless chicken breast, and spinach. Who knew you could fit so much cheesy goodness into one tasty bite?
Per serving: 171 calories, 3 g fat (3 g saturated), 19 g carbs, 4 g sugar, 209 mg sodium, 3 g fiber, 12 g protein
Sometimes all you need is a handful of nuts (Or two! Or three!) to help absorb the booze. Forget the bagged stuff from the grocery store—this Thai version is so delicious, your guest will be eating it by the fistful.
Per serving: 230 calories, 17.5 g fat (4 g saturated), 11.5 g carbs, 3.5 g sugar, 100 mg sodium, 2 g fiber, 6.5 g protein
Chips and dip are all fun and games until you catch someone with a cold double-dipping. Fret no more with these bite-sized cups of deliciousness that pack a dose of healthy green veggies to boost your immune system.
Per serving: 132 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated), 6 g carbs, 1 g sugar, 245 mg sodium, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein
Tailgating is a marathon, not a sprint. That’s why you’ll need the naturally sweet blend of chocolate protein powder, shredded coconut, dates, and pecans to sustain your energy levels throughout the evening.
Per serving: 250 calories, 14 g fat (4 g saturated), 31 g carbs, 21 g sugar, 20 mg sodium, 5 g fiber, 7 g protein
Game day is usually all about the meat. But if you’re not a meat eater (or trying to cut back), you’ll love this vegan take on a crave-worthy fast food treat.
Per serving: 331 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated), 47 g carbs, 3 g sugar, 315 mg sodium, 4 g fiber, 20 g protein
Fritters, like their cousin French fries, are a deliciously crispy snack. But this healthier rendition sneaks in an extra dose of fiber thanks to the beans, and protein from the cheese.
Per serving: 213 calories, 13 g fat (6 g saturated), 14 g carbs, 1 g sugar, 331 mg sodium, 2 g fiber, 11 g protein
Cilantro, nutritional yeast, garlic, and cayenne are the best things to happen to game day potatoes. If binging on them were a sport, I’d be an Olympian.
Per serving: 64 calories, 0 g fat (0 g saturated), 13 g carbs, 1 g sugar, 225 mg sodium, 2.5 g fiber, 3 g protein
Often imitated but never duplicated, this recipe comes as eerily close to Chic-fil-A as you’ll get. Made with skinless, boneless chicken breast, egg whites and skim milk. you’ll score plenty of filling protein.
Per serving: 319 calories, 7.5 g fat (2 g saturated), 28 g carbs, 4 g sugar, 859 mg sodium, 7 g fiber, 33 g protein
Whether you like ‘em mild or spicy, it’s safe to say these protein- and veggie-filled tacos will be the tac’o the town.
Per serving: 115 calories, 2.5 g fat (0.5 g saturated), 5 g carbs, 2.5 g sugar, 240 mg sodium, 1.5 g fiber, 14 g protein
Rather than getting fried, these mozzarella sticks are baked a perfect shade of golden brown. But they taste just as delicious dipped into homemade marinara sauce.
Per serving: 87 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated), 3.5 g carbs, 0 g sugar, 167 mg sodium, 0 g fiber, 8 g protein
These healthy Super Bowl treats get their natural sweetness from dates and maple syrup, with a refreshing jolt of citrus in every bite.
Per serving: 143 calories, 9.5 g fat (3.5 g saturated), 14 g carbs, 9 g sugar, 6 mg sodium, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein
Healthiest? Now that’s a big name to live up to. But given its ingredient list consists of ground flaxmeal, flaxseed, quinoa, white beans, miso and brown rice flour, they might just be the most wholesome way to give in to that craving you’ve had since grade school.
Per serving: 108 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated), 15 g carbs, 1 g sugar, 133 mg sodium, 5 g fiber, 6 g protein
Whether you top them with Mexican seasoning, opt for a blend of aged cheddar and mozzarella, or simmer them in tomato sauce for a vegan meatball feel, these broccoli bites are clutch for game day.
Per serving: 178 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated), 15 g carbs, 3 g sugar, 234 mg sodium, 3 g fiber, 11 g protein
You won’t miss the melted cheese on this delicious pizza-esque flatbread, topped with homemade pesto and flavorful Parmesan.
Per serving: 288 calories, 19 g fat (5 g saturated), 21 g carbs, 3 g sugar, 535 mg sodium, 4 g fiber, 9 g protein
Anything can be a sushi roll if you put your mind to it! Instead of white rice, this rendition uses refreshing cucumber to help you stay hydrated.
Per serving: 327 calories, 15 g fat (2 g saturated), 37 g carbs, 11 g sugar, 537 mg sodium, 4 g fiber, 15 g protein
You can easily kick back with a bag of buttery popcorn, but this isn’t your standard movie night. Amp up your snack game with heart-healthy dark chocolate and a dash of sea salt.
Per serving: 325 calories, 18 g fat (12 g saturated), 36 g carbs, 32 g sugar, 146 mg sodium, 1.5 g fiber, 4 g protein
If you’ve ever wanted an excuse to make your own low-glycemic index sourdough bread, now’s your chance (be sure to start well in advance!). Once you’ve got your bread, this may look like one of your ~fancier~ game day menu items, but it’s no less easy to prepare.
Per serving: 319 calories, 14 g fat (9 g saturated), 32 g carbs, 10 g sugar, 200 mg sodium, 1 g fiber, 13 g protein
Chicken tenders are the French fries of meat, and it basically merges two amazing foods into one bite. This version uses whole wheat panko and whole wheat bread crumbs to give it that classic buttery crunch.
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