Photo: Iain Bagwell
Dips, desserts, and more
The Super Bowl is one of the biggest calorie fests of the year for many Americans. The average football fan eats about a day's worth of calories during the game, and the U.S. Calorie Control Council estimates that Americans pack away 11 million pounds of chips on Super Bowl Sunday. Instead, snack on these 11 delicious and healthy game day recipes.
Lemon-Drop Chicken Wings
These spiked wings have a tangy lemon taste and are baked, not fried.
Ingredients: Vodka, lemon juice, sugar, olive oil, chicken wings
Try this recipe: Lemon-Drop Chicken Wings
Warm Spinach-Artichoke Dip
A sneaky, low-cal way to get your family to eat iron-rich spinach and beans!
Ingredients: Olive oil, lima beans, cream cheese, Tabasco sauce, capers, mustard, artichoke hearts, frozen spinach, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, green onions, lemon juice
Try this recipe: Warm Spinach-Artichoke Dip
White Bean Dip
Try this recipe: White Bean Dip
Mashing the white beans creates the same creamy consistency as sour cream–based dips.
Ingredients: Cannellini beans, olive oil, garlic, sage
This chunky dip contains more than 25% of your dietary reference intake (DRI) of calcium.
Ingredients: Artichoke hearts, mayonnaise, light cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, garlic salt, scallions, parsley
Try this recipe: Artichoke Dip
Mini Turkey Burgers With Gorgonzola
These mini burgers make the perfect protein-packed finger foods.
Ingredients: Garlic powder, ground turkey breast, Gorgonzola cheese, reduced-fat mayonnaise, gherkin pickles, dinner rolls, curly leaf lettuce
Try this recipe: Mini Turkey Burgers With Gorgonzola
Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes
Get a boost of beta-carotene and cut out much of the fat in traditional recipes with this shortcut to classic twice-baked potatoes.
Ingredients: Sweet potatoes, Canadian bacon, sour cream, chives, shredded cheddar cheese
Try this recipe: Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes
Smoky Chicken Fingers With Honey Mustard Dip
Baking these chicken strips keeps the fat low, but the seasoning and bread crumbs create a faux-fried texture.
Ingredients: Flour, milk, barbecue smoked seasoning, bread crumbs, quick-cooking oats, garlic and herb seasoning, skinless boneless chicken breasts, Dijon mustard, honey
Try this recipe: Smoky Chicken Fingers With Honey Mustard Dip
Beef and Beer Chili
Cook a flavorful pot of chili in just 40 minutes for a quick, filling dinner. The recipe easily doubles if you're expecting more guests.
Ingredients: Red onion, red bell pepper, extra lean ground beef, garlic, chili powder, cumin, sugar, oregano, kidney beans, diced tomatoes, beef broth, beer, yellow cornmeal, lime juice
Try this recipe: Beef and Beer Chili
Peppered Peanut Brittle
Pepper adds an unexpected bit of heat to the brittle, but you can omit it for a traditional version.
Ingredients: Sugar, light-colored corn syrup, vanilla extract, lemon juice, roasted peanuts, baking soda, butter, crushed and ground red pepper
Try this recipe: Peppered Peanut Brittle
Fudgy Chocolate Brownies
Unsweetened cocoa keeps the fat content low on these decadent brownies.
Ingredients: Margarine, unsweetened chocolate, unsweetened cocoa, sugar, eggs, flour, baking powder
Try this recipe: Fudgy Chocolate Brownies