The Big Game is nearly here, and that means a Super Snackdown — it’s the biggest junk food day of the year. Thankfully, it’s easy to lighten up your halftime snacks. If you couldn’t get enough of our 15 Favorite Game Day Foods, here are eight more lightened-up snack foods to kick off this Super Sunday.
1. 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. Baking allows the chicken wings to crisp up in their own fat — no vat of hot oil necessary! Our version also comes with a side of lightened-up blue cheese dip made with Greek yogurt. Recipe makes servings 6 at 3 chicken wings + 1 tablespoon dip + 2 celery sticks + 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
2. BBQ PIZZA WITH SLAW | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES
Try baking semihomemade pizza for game day using this recipe by Cooking Light. The sweet, tangy, spicy barbecue topping comes together in a snap with the help of supermarket rotisserie chicken. Don’t feel restricted by the recipe — pizza is a versatile dish so feel free to swap in some of your favorite toppings. Recipe makes 4 servings at 2 slices each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 408; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 5g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 29mg; Sodium: 803mg; Carbohydrate: 58g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 8g; Protein: 18g
3. JALAPENO-CHEDDAR SWEET POTATO PUFFS | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES
With a few simple ingredients, you can whip up these delectable sweet potato puffs packed with cheesy jalapeño flavor. Courtesy of the Lean Green Bean, this recipe transforms mashed sweet potatoes into a tasty snack or appetizer. Make a batch to freeze ahead of time so you can reheat when hunger hits at halftime. Recipe makes 6 servings at 3 puffs each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 170; Total Fat: 9g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 84mg; Sodium: 354mg; Carbohydrate: 18g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 4g; Protein: 10g
4. SWEET & SPICY CHICKEN MEATBALLS | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES
Got 10 minutes? Whip up these sweet and spicy chicken meatballs by Fit Foodie Finds for an unbelievably easy appetizer or meaty side. If you’re preparing these bad boys for a party, serve the sauce on the side — your guests who shy away from spice will thank you! Recipe makes 10 servings at 2 meatballs each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 104; Total Fat: 2g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 47mg; Sodium: 395mg; Carbohydrate: 9g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 5g; Protein: 12g
5. BUFFALO CAULIFLOWER BITES | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES
Spicy, tangy Buffalo cauliflower served with a creamy buttermilk-herb dip — everyone will be raving about these addictive party bites at your next get-together. Want more to love? These are a lightened-up alternative to traditional Buffalo wings, which can add up to 600 calories in a single serving! Recipe makes 6 servings at 1 cup florets plus 1 tablespoon dipping sauce each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 129; Total Fat: 1g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 195mg; Carbohydrate: 24g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 6g; Protein: 7g
6. BROCCOLI CHEDDAR TOTS | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES
Get your guests excited for greens for gameday (or any day) with this veggie-filled dish from Healthy Nibble and Bits. — Even the most vegetable-averse eaters would venture a taste of these cheesy broccoli tots. Each morsel bursts with bold cheddar cheese, almonds, sun-dried tomatoes and basil. Recipe makes 8 servings at 4 tots + 1/4 cup dipping sauce each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 271; Total Fat: 15g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 97mg; Sodium: 496mg; Carbohydrate: 18g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 4g; Protein: 18g
7. SKINNY SEVEN-LAYER DIP | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES
Trying to eat healthy at a party, but your friends aren’t on the same plate? Surprise them with how easy it is at your next potluck by bringing over Eat Spin Run Repeat’s simple seven-layer taco dip. No heat is required, and flavorful fresh ingredients are brought to life with lime, garlic and spices in only 20 minutes. Recipe makes 16 servings at 1/2 cup each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 116; Total Fat: 5g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 124mg; Carbohydrate: 17g; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Sugar: 4g; Protein: 5g
8. PAPRIKA PARSNIP FRIES | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES
Looking for a healthier alternative to satis-fry a french fry craving? Check out The Wheatless Kitchen’s recipe for baked parsnip fries. By subbing in parsnips for potatoes, you’ll cut half the carbohydrates in half while getting in additional fiber. Prep is a breeze since the recipe uses only four ingredients! Recipe 2 makes servings at 1 cup each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 237; Total Fat: 8g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 314mg; Carbohydrate: 42g; Dietary Fiber: 12g; Sugar: 11g; Protein: 3g