Sunday’s big game is all about the commercials, the halftime show, the snack spread, and, oh yeah, football. Thankfully, it’s easy to lighten up your snacks. Here are healthier takes on five game-day favorites – all under 450 calories per serving.
1. VEGAN QUESO | HUMMUSAPIEN
The ultimate party snack, now in a vegan, gluten-free form. This vegan queso dip is packed with a cashew-based nacho sauce, red bell peppers and salsa. Made with only five ingredients, no one will know it takes just 10 minutes to make. Recipe makes 4 servings at 1/4 recipe each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 129; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 155mg; Carbohydrate: 13g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 6g; Protein: 5g
2. BAKED BUFFALO WINGS WITH BLUE CHEESE DIP | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES
Buffalo wings are a hit at parties, and now you can enjoy them with less calories and fat. This version comes with a side of lightened-up blue cheese dip made with Greek yogurt. Recipe makes 6 servings at 3 chicken wings, 1 tablespoon dip, 2 celery sticks and 3 carrot sticks each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 278; Total Fat: 13g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 116mg; Sodium: 296mg; Carbohydrate: 10g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 5g; Protein: 32g
3. BBQ PIZZA WITH SLAW | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES
The sweet, tangy, spicy barbecue topping comes together in a snap with the help of supermarket rotisserie chicken. Don’t feel restricted — pizza is versatile, so feel free to swap in your favorite toppings. Recipe makes 4 servings at 2 slices each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 396; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 5g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 29mg; Sodium: 329mg; Carbohydrate: 58g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 8g; Protein: 18g
4. PULLED CHICKEN AVOCADO SLIDERS | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES
These family-friendly pulled chicken sliders are perfect for the big game. Juicy pulled chicken on toasted buns, topped with caramelized onions makes for an unbeatable combination. Recipe makes 4 servings at 2 sliders each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 424; Total Fat: 24g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 10g; Cholesterol: 97mg; Sodium: 453mg; Carbohydrate: 52g; Dietary Fiber: 11g; Sugar: 9g; Protein: 49g
5. BAKED BROCCOLI MAC & CHEESE | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES
A healthier spin on traditional mac and cheese. Each bite is loaded with broccoli florets, whole-wheat pasta and reduced-fat cheddar cheese. Recipe makes 8 servings at 1 cup each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 322; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 5g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 28mg; Sodium: 381mg; Total Carbohydrate: 43g; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Sugars: 1g; Protein: 20g