The Super Bowl is just a short time away and even non-football fans can gather around the TV for the game. Think about it: anyone who goes to the movies will love the million-dollar commercials, a music lover will enjoy the half-time event and real football fans will, of course, have fun watching the big game. Plus, let’s not forget all the food that’s available to feast on! But the food you snack on during Super Bowl LVII doesn’t have to be unhealthy. Here are some of our favorite healthy Super Bowl snacks and recipes to devour.
Drop Kickin’ BBQ Chicken Wings (Serves 12)
Total time: 3 hrs. 20 min.
- 1 bottle of Honey BBQ sauce (or favorite flavor)
- 3 lbs. of chicken wings
- ⅓ c. of water
- 2 tbsp. of cornstarch
Preheat your oven to 450° F.
Spread parchment paper over a baking sheet. Put the chicken wings on the sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.
As the chicken bakes, spray nonstick cooking spray inside your slow cooker and pour in half the bottle of BBQ sauce.
When the wings are cooked, carefully place them in your slow cooker, pour in the rest of the BBQ sauce and cover. Cook on high for 2-3 hours.
Combine the water and cornstarch. Add to the chicken about 15 minutes before it’s done and stir to coat evenly. Replace the cover and let the chicken continue to cook for the remaining time. Serve hot.
Hail Mary Keto Sausage Puffs (Makes 3 dozen)
Total time: 50 min.
- 1 lb. of Italian sausage
- 2 oz. of cream cheese
- 1 c. of cheddar shredded cheese, separated
- 2 tbsp. of Parmesan, grated
- 1 c. of almond flour
- ½ tsp. of kosher salt
- 1 tsp. of baking powder
- 1 tbsp. of extra virgin olive oil
- 1 egg, large
Spread parchment paper over a baking sheet and preheat your oven to 400° F.
Heat the oil on medium-high heat in a large skillet. Add the sausage and break it up using a wooden spoon; cook for 7 minutes or until golden brown. Remove the pan from the burner.
Melt the cream cheese, Parmesan and ¼ c. of the cheddar cheese in a microwave-safe, medium-sized bowl. Add the sausage, flour, salt, egg and baking powder; stir to blend then mix in the rest of the cheddar cheese.
Shape the mixture with a cookie scoop into 1-inch balls, and put them on the prepared sheet. Bake for 20–22 minutes or until the balls are golden brown.
Super Bowl Vegetarian Chili (Makes 8 c.)
Total time: 6 hrs. 25 min.
- 1 15.5 oz. can of kidney beans, rinsed
- 1 15.5 oz. can of black beans, rinsed
- 1 14.5 oz. can of petite diced tomatoes
- 1 28 oz. can of crushed tomatoes, fire-roasted
- ¾ c. of wheat berries
- 1 lg. carrot, diced
- 3 pressed garlic cloves
- 1 lg. poblano pepper, diced
- 1 diced onion
- ¼ tsp. of kosher salt
- 1 tsp. of ground black pepper
- 1 tbsp. of chili powder
- 1 tsp. of coriander, ground
- 2 tsp. of cumin, ground
- For garnish: sour cream, sliced scallions, lime wedges, grated cheddar cheese and fresh cilantro.
In your 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker, mix both cans of tomatoes, cumin, garlic, chili powder, onion, coriander, carrot, ground pepper, wheat berries, salt, poblano pepper and ¾ c. of water.
Cover and cook on high for 5-6 hours. Berries should be cooked but still a bit chewy.
During the last 10 minutes of cook time, gently mix in the kidney and black beans. Dish up the chili when the beans are warm with the garnishes on the side.
Kickoff Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese (Serves 6-8)
Total time: 30 min.
- 2 c. of water
- 2 c. of vegetable broth
- 16 oz. bag of cubed butternut squash, frozen
- 16 oz. of dry, medium pasta shells
- ½ tsp. of nutmeg
- ⅛ tsp. of cayenne pepper
- ¼ tsp. each of kosher salt and black pepper
- 1 tsp. of Dijon mustard
- ½ c. of half and half
- 1½ c. of Monterey jack cheese, shredded
- 1½ c. of sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
Add squash, pasta, water, salt and pepper and broth to your Instant Pot and mix well.
Lock the lid on your Instant Pot; set it for 5 minutes on pressure cook/manual.
Let out the steam by using the quick-release valve. Open the lid when the pressure is relieved. Add in the mustard, half and half, cayenne pepper, cheeses and nutmeg. Mix until the squash has fallen apart in the sauce.
Touchdown Zucchini Pizza Bites
Total time: 30 min.
- 3 lg. zucchini, cut in ¼-inch rounds
- ¼ c. of pizza or marinara sauce
- ⅓ c. of mini pepperoni
- ⅓ c. of mozzarella, shredded
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Dried oregano
Preheat your oven to 400° F.
Put the zucchini on a nonstick baking sheet; brush the oil on each slice and bake in your oven for 5 minutes or until somewhat tender.
On each slice, spread a small amount of sauce and add mozzarella, pepperoni and a sprinkling of oregano; bake for 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the zucchini is tender.
These recipes can be expanded if you’re having a Super Bowl party.
While enjoying these delicious snacks and the big game, why not get some exercise too? From our Sports Conditioning collection, try the Sworkit Health Football Conditioning Workout.
There are numerous healthy Super Bowl snacks and recipes to gobble up like: sliders, chicken fingers, nachos, fried pickles, potato skins, quesadillas, “tater” tots and a healthy dessert, Fluffernutter Cups. Don’t forget your dip and/or guacamole! Maybe your team isn’t playing in Super Bowl LVII, but you’ll be a winner when you serve these savory, healthy snacks.