I love Super Bowl Food and healthy super bowl recipes. There, I said it. Getting friends together to laugh at commercials, watch the game and maybe have a beer or two is one of my favorite things to do on the day of the big game. And, when everyone chips in to bring something, hosting is a piece of cake.
At our game day gatherings, there is never a shortage of chili, wings, chips, desserts, and all of the other game day favorites. And while that food is so delicious, it definitely should be enjoyed in moderation.
I decided that this year, I was going to challenge myself. I wanted to recreate some of my super bowl favorites, in a healthier manner! And of course, we don’t want to miss out on flavor. And let me tell you, if you try any of these recipes during your super bowl party, you will not be disappointed!
Healthier Versions of Super Bowl Snacks
These wings are a great alternative to traditional deep fried chicken wings. I marinated my wings with some BBQ seasoning, and then baked until crispy and delicious! Feel free to use whatever seasoning you like!
The cheese sauce for these nachos has a secret ingredient… are you ready? Cauliflower! The bean topping can be made ahead of time, and just reheated before assembling the nachos. I served this dish to a friend of mine, and he loved it! You won’t even be able to tell that the cauliflower is there.
Who doesn’t love some good buffalo wings? Well you need to give this buffalo cauliflower a try! They come out so crispy in the oven, and it is a great way to get people to eat some extra veggies! The Greek yogurt ranch is a piece of cake to put together, and can be made ahead of time and kept in the fridge.
This baked hummus is so versatile. You can top it with whatever you want (I didn’t use olives on mine, but you absolutely can!) Or you can switch up the different hummus flavors. It is so delicious, and can be served with pita, or any kind of veggies!
This is the easiest recipe ever. Black beans. Corn. Pico de gallo. Lime. Cilantro. Easy! This can also be made ahead (can you tell that I’m all about the food prepping) and is delicious with chips, as a topping for nachos, or tacos!
Super Bowl Dessert Recipes
And of course we can’t forget dessert. This Greek yogurt mousse was surprisingly easy to make, packed with protein, and I jazzed mine up with a little bit of Bailey’s Irish Cream (it is the Super Bowl after all). These can be served on top of Oreo crumbs (like pictured) or without!
And finally, probably my favorite dish of this whole blog. Dessert “hummus” or cookie dough dips made with chickpeas may sound weird, but they are so delicious, and are perfect with graham crackers for dipping. You won’t even be able to tell that it has beans in it. I served this to one of our interns, to which she said (this is a direct quote) “Shut up, this does not have beans in it.” Also packed with fiber and protein, and is perfect for satisfying a sweet tooth craving at the end of the night.
So there you go! Some of my Super Bowl favorites. I hope you enjoy!
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Updated December 2019
Whether you are a novice in the kitchen, or a seasoned chef, Dietitian Klara will work with you to help you reach your nutrition goals. Co-author of Nourished: 10 Ingredients to Happy, Healthy Eating, Cooking with Diabetes and Cooking with Food Sensitivities Guide.