I am a big football fan and have attended quite a few Super Bowl parties. There’s every kind of dish available from hot wings and chili, to burgers hot off the grill. Nachos piled high with meat, cheese, and sour cream are so delicious you may devour the whole plate.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that these lavish spreads are mighty high in fat and calories. But food and football do go together, and you can substitute healthier foods and not feel deprived.
Here are four tasty Super Bowl treats:
Baked Potato Bar
Who doesn’t love a piping hot baked potato? Potatoes are an excellent source of Vitamin C and potassium, and you can dress them up in so many different ways. Steamed broccoli, chopped tomatoes, onions, or chives add a lot of taste but not calories. You can also put out small dishes of bacon and cheese so that you have something to please everyone.
Barbeque Chicken Sliders
This juicy chicken cooks in a tangy tomato sauce. Small slider buns can be used to build sandwiches with your favorite toppings. If you like salad, serve the chicken with shredded cabbage tossed with low-fat mayo, cider vinegar, celery seed and a drizzle of honey.
Cauliflower Pizza Bites
These healthier pizza bites substitute cauliflower for white pizza dough, and are baked in mini muffin pans. Add your favorite fillings, and serve with a bowl of warm pizza sauce for dipping.
Vegan Rice Krispy Treats
No party is complete without dessert, at least in my book. These tasty treats use brown rice syrup instead of marshmallow crème, and the addition of peanut butter bumps up the protein. Each serving is only 153 calories, so don’t feel bad about coming back for seconds.