Super Bowl Snacks: 3 Lower Calorie Recipes

Eat healthier snacks during the game

Eat healthier snacks during the game

What’s your favorite Super Bowl snack?  If you are a typical viewer, you’ll enjoy buffalo wings, nachos, chips, dip and guacamole during the big game.  But those snacks are loaded with fat and calories.  How about making a few lower calorie Super Bowl snacks?

Use one of these recipes to have a healthier viewing experience.

  • Cheesy Artichoke Spread. This recipe from North Memorial registered dietitian Karen Palmer only has 177 calories and 4.5 grams of fat per serving.  Dip sliced veggies instead of crackers to keep the calorie count low.
  • Marinated Grilled Vegetables. Skip the chip bowls and high calorie spreads!  Instead grill a batch of these colorful veggies and present them on a platter.
  • White Bean Dip. This recipe from has far fewer calories than most sour cream based dip, but it’s just as tasty!

And if you are trying to keep your calorie count in control during the Super Bowl, remember to tally up the calories that you consume in liquid form.  The calories in beer, wine and cocktails can send your daily total through the roof.

You’ll also find plenty of resources about foods to eat and foods to avoid, exercise advice and healthy eating strategies at North Memorial Healthy Weight Loss.  Check it out or join the weight loss community on Facebook and Twitter.


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