I know nothing about football, or the Super Bowl but snacks? Well, I know a great deal about those. I recently asked my Happy Platers group what snacks they love to munch on at parties to help find healthier options. It seems as though anything you can dip a chip into and those tasty little meatballs are a hit. So I scoured the internet and my favorite health blogs for some options to keep the menu light but tasty. These ideas and recipes will you help you avoid munching away mindlessly and having regrets on Monday! (aside from being it Monday)
10 Super Snacks Made Healthier
Glazed Cocktail Meatballs – RECIPE
By skipping high sodium ingredients like ketchup and chili sauce and swapping bread crumbs with whole grain bulgur this recipe stills packs taste without bloat.
Cauliflower Pizza Bites – RECIPE
Because who the heck doesn’t love a pizza muffin? The two words together are just magical. This is one recipe I can’t wait to make. Just like your regular pizza, you can alter the ingredients the match toppings you typically love!
No Bake Brownies – RECIPE
FACT. If it’s made with ganache, I will NOSH. The Minimalist Baker is one of my favorite blogs changing the way I view dessert and how many options I really have, despite making so many dietary changes! After anything salty, I need something sweet. And what’s a party without brownies anyway? This recipe has FIVE ingredients and is super easy to make! Walnuts, Almonds, Dates, Cacao (or cocoa) Powder + Nibs, Sea Salt
Really, that’s it!
Here’s 5 UH-MAZING DIPS that well won’t stop that scale from dipping.
Moving along to a fan favorite, CHICKEN WINGS!
Try this sweet but SAVORY recipe from Domestic Fit for Baked
Brown Sugar Chicken Wings.
And last, but certainly not least – potato skins. Only this recipe uses sweet potatoes and lighter ingredients!
OTHER HELPFUL TIPS
Let’s face it, sometimes we just want to use the recipe we always have and that’s fine too. Be mindful of high sodium and when an option, choose low salt ingredients. When it comes to sour cream – you can swap with Greek Yogurt to make it light. If you’re going to have chips – choose baked but an even better option for your dips is veggies! And last but not least – always remember one golden rule – everything in moderation. If your Super Bowl Party is your one cheat day, have the snack you want but watch your portions and drink lots of water 😉
Have a happy healthy weekend and I hope whatever team you’re cheering for wins!
That’s all for now.