17 Guilt-Free Super Bowl Snacks For Solterra EcoLuxury Apartment Residents
Chips and Broccamole Guac-amole is an instant win, but this brocc-amole is a delicious way to make for a healthier win. While there are actually no avocados in the recipe, the mix still turns out creamy and green like the old-fashioned stuff. The broccamole is a low-cal, low-fat, guilt-free dip with lots of vitamin C — over 100 percent of the daily recommended value in a cup .
Ginger Garlic Shrimp Shrimp cocktails are tasty, but not exactly imaginative. To jazz up the old standby, try this spicy, seasoned version with a tangy tomato chutney for dipping. The appetizer gets its flavor from a mix of parsley, garlic, basil, ginger, lemon juice, and red pepper. Added bonus: Shrimp have a high concentration of the antioxidant astaxanthin, known to reduce inflammation and are packed with protein (1 gram per shrimp!) .
Zucchini Fries We know, we know, fries are supposed to be made out of potatoes. But we promise the Parmesan-crust does an excellent job at hiding the green color of the zucchini — a good source of vitamin C and manganese, the nutrient that promotes calcium absorption. Dip the baked goodies in low-cal barbeque sauce!
Herby Chicken Skewers with Harissa The chicken on these easy-to-assemble skewers puts its party dress on with rosemary, thyme, oregano, and cumin. Dip them in spicy (and pretty intense) harissa sauce made from roasted red peppers, chili, olive oil, lemon juice, and other spices. Plan on at least 10 grams of protein per skewer!
Lightened–Up Jalapeno Popper Dip This dip is perfect for a jalapeno popper that lasts longer than one pop. Made of a mixture of Neufchatel cheese (essentially lower fat cream cheese), Greek yogurt, and a little mayo, this dish stays light while achieving the perfect creamy consistency. Spicy green chiles and jalapenos add some heat while panko breadcrumbs bring on the crunch.
Creamy Avocado Cucumber Rolls Melding two classic sushi ingredients — cucumber and avocado — these rolls skip the salmon and seaweed. While slicing the cukes paper-thin can be pretty tricky (pro tip: use a mandoline), there’s no baking, grilling, or sautéing involved in order to get this appetizer to the table.
Cornmeal Parmesan Crusted Salmon Fingers While chicken fingers will appear amongst many Americans’ Super Bowl snack spreads, these crispy baked salmon fingers are a fun way to class things up. Both the cornmeal-parmesan crust and the spicy lemon garlic mayo — made healthier with the addition of Greek yogurt — bring on the heat (but that’s what the beer is for, right?).
Simple Sweet Potato Skins This recipe tackles a notoriously unhealthy junk food and morphs it into a snack you can feel good about eating during the big game. With fiber-filled sweet potatoes as the base and guac and melted cheddar as toppers, these skins perfectly combine sweet and savory. Add chopped roasted veggies to sneak in an added nutrition boost.
Gorgonzola Turkey Burger Sliders These game-day mini sandwiches will appeal to most everyone at the party. The simple recipe stacks mini turkey burgers onto whole-wheat buns with Gorgonzola, a schmear of mayo, lettuce, and pickles. Each slider’s a touchdown at 170 calories and 14 grams of protein.
Caesar Bites Salad may sound like a Super Bowl party fumble, but we’ve got a secret to let you in on. You can eat this snack with your hands. Transform a classic Caesar into a finger food by spooning it onto endive spears and topping with freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano and whole-wheat croutons. Plus, endive is rich in minerals like calcium, zinc, and iron.
Fruit Skewers with Honeyed Yogurt Dip It doesn’t get much more simple than this, folks. These rainbow-colored skewers are totally customizable, healthy, fresh, and quick to assemble. Choose your favorite fruits, then dip them in a mixture of honey and plain yogurt (add a dash of cinnamon if you’re feeling spicy). And if you’d rather skip the yogurt as a dipper, try drizzling the skewers in lemon-lavender syrup.
Zucchini Bruschetta While bruchetta typically requires a couple of hunks of crusty bread, this version uses zucchini instead. A traditional tomato mixture tops the veggie slices along with shredded mozzarella.
Mini Corn Dog Muffins These little muffins harbor a fun surprise in the center. The popable cornbread bites have a fairly short list of ingredients, including all-beef hotdogs (or sub for your favorite meat-free version). Make them gluten-free by using a gluten-free cornbread mix (the ones in the photo were made with this option!). The tiny corndog bites will be swiped up before the first down. Serve with a side of ketchup and good ol’ yellow mustard.
Brie, Apple, and Arugula Quesadillas Quesadillas are a total winner at any sports gathering, but they aren’t exactly guilt-free. We searched the web for a fun combination of ‘dilla fillings and fell in love with this green and fruity combo. They’re easy to make, gooey, crispy and even have some greens and fruit tucked inside. We don’t have to tell you that an apple a day is a healthy choice!
Chocolate Tortilla Chips and Cookie Dough Dip Two things right off the bat. One, this dip actually tastes like cookie dough (and it’s healthy). Two, we’re talking about chocolate-flavored tortilla chips, not actual chocolate chip morsels. Don’t tell anyone at the party: The gooey dip is made mostly from chickpeas (gasp!), a good source of high-quality protein . Not into the chocolate chips (or can’t find ‘em)? Try swapping in apple slices or homemade cinnamon pita chips.
Baked Coconut Shrimp These shrimp have a tropical flare with their shredded coconut crust and a spicy pineapple sauce (made with pineapple chunks, mint leaves, and a habanero pepper). While most restaurant coconut shrimp are fried, these little guys are baked until golden brown. Added bonus: 8 jumbo shrimp have 9 grams of protein.
Sweet Pea Crostini Guacamole doesn’t have to be the only green item at the party. Dish up a budget-friendly winner with this quick but healthy snack. Season peas with lime juice, salt, pepper, cumin, garlic, and fresh cilantro before spreading on chunks of whole-wheat baguette. Toasted chia seeds and shredded Pecorino cheese are the final touch.
More recipes can be found at: http://greatist.com/health/super-bowl-recipes-snacks