10 Healthy Superbowl Snacks to Make at Home
10 Healthy Superbowl Snacks to Make at Home
With the Superbowl just around the corner, we’ve selected 10 delicious and healthy Superbowl snacks for you to make at home for your guests. Typically, Superbowl party foods are not the most healthy, but we here at Mira have compiled a list of easy-to-make and healthy recipes for you to try out this year so you can have fun while keeping your health in check.
1. Baked Soy Garlic Chicken Wings
Chicken wings are a staple of party food; however, they tend to be overly greasy or fried. This recipe is super healthy as there is no deep frying needed. Additionally, this recipe is straightforward and only requires 5 ingredients: chicken wings, oil, soy sauce, brown sugar, and garlic. Even though it is only 5 ingredients, this is a super flavorful recipe, especially if you keep your chicken marinated overnight. On the day of your party, take them out of the fridge and throw them in the oven. They will come out moist on the inside and crispy on the outside and will be a big hit.
2. Healthy Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Spinach and artichoke dip is a must at most parties and is perfectly paired with some pita chips. However, most recipes require mayo and heavy cream, which can be significant sources of saturated fats. However, this healthy spinach and artichoke dip recipe allows you to indulge while keeping your health in check. By using greek yogurt as a substitute, this dip is lower in fat and higher in protein.
3. Baked Zucchini Fries
Although everyone loves french fries, they sometimes are the not healthiest option. Baked zucchini fries is a much healthier option that are just as delicious. By eliminating the need for deep frying and replacing potatoes with a more nutritious vegetable, you can still get the feel and taste of french fries but with more health benefits. This recipe coats strips of zucchini with a crunchy panko crust and bakes them at high heat to achieve a crispy exterior. These fries pair well with a light yogurt dipping sauce.
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4. Healthy Nachos
Nachos are an easy-to-make and satisfying dish to make for a large group. However, the large amount of cheese, greasy meats, and sour cream can make for an unhealthy meal. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to make nachos more healthy but appealing to your guests. Substitute your meats for leaner cuts, such as ground beef or turkey, with low-fat content. Substitute your black beans for ones with lower sodium. Also, try purchasing baked tortilla chips instead. This recipe can help to decrease your fat and sodium intake significantly.
5. Avocado Mango Salsa
Avocado mango salsa is an incredibly healthy dip option for a party. Avocado contains a lot of monosaturated (healthy) fats in addition to a lot of fiber. Additionally, mangos are an excellent source of vitamins A and C and help to reduce oxidative stress on your body. Red onions also add a perfect bite and a lot of sulfur, which can protect your body from different diseases. This salsa recipe is light, naturally sweet, and delicious and is ideal in combination with chips.
6. Shrimp Rice Paper Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce
These shrimp rice paper rolls are customizable and paired perfectly with peanut sauce. You can purchase rice paper at an Asian grocery store and fill your rolls with any of your favorite fillings. Grilled shrimp, mango, purple cabbage, and cucumber are excellent and healthy options. Shrimp, in particular, is low in calories and fat and high in protein and vitamin B12. The peanut dipping sauce is also incredibly easy to make and adds a tangy and nutty flavor to your rolls.
7. Crispy Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are a great low-calorie and low-fat food. They contain large amounts of fiber, potassium, and vitamin A. Using an air fryer is a really quick and easy way to cook sweet potatoes; the air fryer makes the exterior nice and crispy and also brings out the natural sweetness of the potato. This recipe pairs incredibly well with a light and citrusy ginger-honey vinaigrette, a light and healthy dressing to add to your roasted sweet potatoes.
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8. Crispy Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts
Similar to sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts are also a great candidate for your air fryer. Although Brussels sprouts have a reputation for being bland, you can turn them into a delicious side dish with just a little bit of garlic and balsamic vinegar. Brussels sprouts are a very healthy vegetable and can help prevent a whole host of diseases, including but not limited to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, etc. This recipe is easy to make and turns your brussels sprouts into crispy chips that are perfect for snacking.
9. Grilled Shrimp Skewers
These shrimp skewers can elevate your Superbowl snack selection. This recipe provides a delicious marinade with seasonings that are most likely already in your pantry that goes perfectly with the tender and juicy shrimp. This recipe calls for small amounts of olive oil and is a healthy way to get your daily intake of protein.
10. Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Finally, hummus is a wonderful option if you are looking for a healthy and flavorful dip. Although intimidating, hummus is very easy to make at home. Chickpeas are an excellent option for weight management and digestion. Chickpeas are very high in fiber and can help lower cholesterol, preventing diseases like heart disease and diabetes. This recipe also incorporates red peppers containing a large amount of vitamin C, vitamin B6, and folate.
With these 10 recipes, this Superbowl, the only thing you’ll have to stress about is whether your team wins or loses. If you do want to speak to a doctor, sign up for Mira today. Membership offers exclusive access to low-cost urgent care visits, affordable lab testing, and discounted prescriptions. Sign up today and start saving!
Sophie is a 2024 Pharm D. candidate studying pharmacy at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. She has a passion for healthcare and writing and hopes to make meaningful contributions to healthcare transparency and accessibility. In her free time, she likes to take care of her houseplants, cook, and hang out with her cat.