Planning to host or attend a Super Bowl party this weekend? Whip up one — or more — of these delicious dishes.

I’ve taken classic football fare and incorporated good-for-you superfoods into each to kick up the nutrition and flavor. Get ready to do a touchdown dance because they’re all going to score you major points!

The easiest and creamiest Buffalo chicken dip ever

Buffalo wings served with blue cheese dip are a football-game favorite. I gave the beloved classic a makeover and managed to sneak in two superfoods in the process: cauliflower and Greek yogurt. The result? Fewer calories plus more nutrition and volume. Cauliflower, a cruciferous powerhouse, adds vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants, while the Greek yogurt provides a hefty dose of calcium and satiating protein (1 cup has about 15 grams!). And, believe it or not, even the most devout wing lovers won’t taste the hidden ingredients.

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Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip

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Football-shaped pretzels packed with protein

You probably don’t think that the words pretzels and superfood belong in the same sentence, but these delicious gems are made with whole-grain flour and protein-packed Greek yogurt. These two ingredients turn what was once a starchy carb-bomb into a game-day victory. To make them truly game ready, I shape them into small footballs using a cookie cutter and then pipe on spicy mustard to make flavorful “laces.” Each mini pretzel football is just 20 calories, so you can happily munch on a bunch while cheering for your team.

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Sink your teeth into these low-carb bell pepper nachos

You can’t watch a game without a big plate of cheesy, meaty nachos. This platter delivers the same hearty goodness for a fraction of the carbs, calories and saturated fat of a traditional nacho plate. Each bite is packed with vitamin C-rich bell peppers, protein-packed ground meat, lycopene-rich tomatoes, and fiber-rich black beans. And while the chips tend to be an integral part of most classic recipes, your gang will enjoy the sweet crunch of bell peppers and appreciate what they bring to the table: vibrant colors, more nutrition and fresh flavor. Go on and dig in to the meaty-cheesy deliciousness.

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Score big with these sporty sweet potatoes

Move over, potato skins: My Sweet Potato Touchdown is a snap (pun intended) to make, and requires only a few simple ingredients. The avocado adds heart-healthy unsaturated fat and fiber, while sweet potatoes are loaded with beta-carotene, which is converted by the body to vitamin A to help boost immunity and promote a healthy complexion. Don’t forget to eat the skin (make sure to clean it first!) since they have plenty of additional nutrients, too.

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Weight Watcher friendly Superbowl party foods

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It’s almost that time of year… you know when we get together and pretend to watch football but let’s be honest, we are really there for all the delicious food 😉 kidding… I know its about football..wink wink! If you are trying to stay on plan sometimes Superbowl parties can be a bit of a challenge, lots of fried foods, cheesy dips and let’s not forget the cocktails.. If you are hosting or attending a party it’s nice to be in control of some of the foods so I have put together a great list of my best recipes that I think will compliment any Superbowl food table and you will be able to stay on top of your points 🙂
























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Game day can mean a plunge off the wagon when it comes to watching what we eat. I LOVE finger foods and appetizers and honestly…many times I have just said….oh well and eaten whatever I wanted. Needlesstosay, I didn’t lose any weight that week. This year I am trying to do BETTER and plan ahead for PARTIES. Luckily there are some awesome Weight Watchers recipes out there. I have assembled the best guilt free Weight Watchers appetizers for game day and we won’t have to worry about over eating!

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The Best Guilt Free Weight Watchers Appetizers for Game Day

There are some amazing bloggers who put a lot of time into creating healthy Weight Watchers recipes! It makes our journey so much easier. A lot of these can be made as side dishes for regular meals or even as your main dish.

Healthy Finger Foods

  • Baked Zucchini Fries are a very healthy alternative to french fries.
  • Pepperoni Pizza Mini Muffins are easy to pop in your mouth and are packed full of flavor.
  • Taco Dip will be a crowd favorite and can be paired with veggies instead of chips.
  • Feta Stuffed Mushrooms look elegant on a platter and won’t last long!
  • English Muffin Pizzas are easy to load with veggies for a filling appetizer that is kids friendly.
  • Spicy BLT Cherry Tomatoes are so tasty you won’t realize how healthy they are.
  • Swedish Meatballs will be a crowd favorite and you won’t miss the calories because of the big taste.
  • Cilantro Lime Chicken Drumsticks are finger-licking good and bursting with flavor.
  • Buffalo Quinoa Bites are a fun way to get some quinoa into your diet!
  • Honey Mustard Chicken Tenders will fly on the platter at any party.
  • Buffalo Chicken Sliders are a spicy and delicious game day food.
  • Pigs in a Blankets are perfect for family parties because the kids and adults will love them.
  • Buffalo Chicken Meatballs will have your eyes watering, but you will want to eat another one for sure.
  • Lentil Sloppy Joes are great for your vegetarian guests and are low in points.
  • Cinnamon Sugar Wonton Crisps will bring some sweetness to your party without all the calories.
  • Chicken Wontons are a great finger food and easy to spice up.

Don’t Forget to Decorate for Game Day

I love this Football Stadium Chips and Dip Serving Set….it is great for the Super Bowl, but also any football game.

Super Bowl Photo Booth Props will make your party a little more lively and you will have some great pictures to remember it by.

Game Day Football Banners can be used over and over again to celebrate the sport.

A Game Day Football Tablecloth is an easy way to spruce up your table in minutes.

What are You Making for the Big Game?

So have you decided what to make for the big game? Do you have a favorite team? Let me know how your Weight Watchers journey is going.

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It’s time to pull out my Top 10 Healthy Super Bowl recipes for the big game. From appetizers to entrées, there’s something for everyone!

In any other year, Super Bowl Sunday would mean a day of cooking our favorite comfort foods and healthy football snacks, and watching pre-game shows. But this year will be a little different. We decided that this was the year that we were really going to do the ski thing the right way. Every Sunday, we pack some lunches, pull on some layers and head to the slopes just half an hour away for a day of skiing. That doesn’t leave us much time for cooking before the Super Bowl, so the plan is a little different this year.

We’ll be making a batch of Slow Cooker Hoisin Chicken the day before, then reheating it just before the big game and piling it on whole wheat buns with a Spicy Asian Slaw. Sweat pants, a roaring fire, our good friends and our favorite shredded chicken. That sounds like the perfect game day to me!
While Super Bowl snacks are notoriously calorie- and fat-laden, I have a whole slew of healthy recipes in my arsenal that are every bit as satisfying. Let’s get started with my family’s Top 10 healthy Superbowl snacks. May the best team win on Sunday!

If you make any of these recipes, I’d love to see them on Instagram! Just use the hashtag #COOKINCANUCK and tag @cookincanuck, and I’ll be sure to find your photos.

Healthy Super Bowl recipes:

Healthy Mediterranean 7-Layer Dip Recipe Put a fresh spin a classic appetizer recipe with this Healthy Mediterranean 7-Layer Dip. Perfect for afternoon snacking or game day! 49 calories and 1 Weight Watchers Freestyle SP Check out this recipe Lightened-Up Buffalo Chicken Phyllo Turnovers These Lightened-Up Buffalo Chicken Phyllo Turnovers are made for game day! Thank you to Athens Foods for helping me to share this recipe with you. Check out this recipe Slow Cooker Hoisin Chicken Recipe {Crockpot} It doesn’t get any easier or tastier than this Slow Cooker Hoisin Chicken recipe. Plus, there are plenty of ways to serve it for dinner to keep things interesting. 176 calories and 4 Weight Watchers Freestyle SP Check out this recipe Smoky White Chicken Chili with Corn & White Beans {Gluten-Free} This hearty and healthy chipotle white chicken chili is a guaranteed crowd pleaser. It also happens to be gluten-free. Check out this recipe Mini Chili Filled Phyllo Cups Whip up these healthy appetizer for game day. Check out this recipe Hearty Chicken Stew with Butternut Squash & Quinoa Recipe This healthy comfort food just can’t be beat! Hearty Chicken Stew with Butternut Squash and Quinoa…330 calories and 5 Weight Watchers Freestyle SP Check out this recipe 5-Minute Black Bean Dip Recipe This easy 5-minute black bean dip is perfect for your next get-together, or keep it on hand for afternoon snacking. 80 calories and 0 Weight Watchers Freestyle SP Check out this recipe Light Sweet Potato Skins with Bacon & Goat Cheese These tasty and healthy sweet potato skins are fantastic for game day, or any snack time. Check out this recipe Roasted Shrimp with Rosemary, Garlic & Lemon From the kitchen of Cookin Canuck. Check out this recipe Grilled Italian Panini with Zucchini, Summer Squash & Basil Recipe These tasty (and easy!) grilled sandwiches are filled with fresh summer veggies. 276 calories and 8 Weight Watchers Freestyle SP Check out this recipe

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5 Healthier Versions of Your Favorite Super Bowl Appetizers

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Whether you’re a passionate fan or you’re just there for the halftime show, eating healthy during the Super Bowl can be a challenge. Classic football appetizers such as cheesy nachos and deep-fried wings are undoubtedly delicious, but they’re often loaded with calories, saturated fat, and sodium.

Luckily, there’s a healthier way to indulge during the annual event.

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To help you enjoy every decadent bite this Super Bowl Sunday without a single ounce of guilt, we’ve lightened up your favorite party apps from sliders to nachos to ranch dip. You’ll even find a creamy Jalapeño Popper Bean Dip that clocks in under 100 calories. You’re welcome.

So, when it comes to healthier Super Bowl food that tastes just as delicious as the calorie-laden classics, we’ve got you covered. No one will even notice they’re light. Go team!

Salt-and-Vinegar Boneless “Wings”

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Wings are a Super Bowl staple, but often times they’re slathered in messy, sodium- and calorie-laden sauces. We’ve spun this much-loved grub into a healthier—and fuss-free snack—by trading bone-in wings for boneless chicken breasts and baking instead of deep frying the meat. Soaking the chicken in buttermilk keeps the meat moist, and the cornflake breading cooks up crispy in the oven. Serve the “wings” right away with a simple dip of mayo and fresh dill.

Get the Recipe: Salt-and-Vinegar Boneless “Wings”

More Healthy Chicken Wing Recipes:

  • Sticky Asian Chicken Wings
  • Garlic Buffalo Drumettes

Sheet Pan Beef and Black Bean Nachos

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There are plenty of ways to make healthier nachos, but this recipe is a real game changer. Load up the nachos on a baking sheet, then bring them straight to your guests for easy serving and a great presentation. You can use pinto beans instead of black beans and shredded rotisserie chicken instead of ground beef. The creamy cheese sauce coats each chip and makes them easier to separate from the pack. The topping potential is endless: Try adding diced avocado, sliced jalapeño for the hotheads in your family, or chopped bell pepper.

Get the Recipe: Sheet Pan Beef and Black Bean Nachos

More Healthy Nacho Recipes:

  • Mediterranean Nachos
  • Sheet Pan Kimchi Nachos

Pesto Yogurt Dip

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Most Super Bowl snacks veer on cheesy and creamy, so it’s nice to serve something a little on the lighter side. This tangy Greek yogurt dip does just the trick. Think of it as a healthier version of classic Ranch dip. You can prep pretty much everything ahead of the game—make the dip in the morning and add in the chopped chives just before serving. You also slice up the veggie dippers in advance—we love a mix of carrots, radishes, cucumbers, little gem lettuce leaves, and mini bell peppers.

Get the Recipe: Pesto Yogurt Dip

Turkey Sliders with Crunchy Green Apple Slaw

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Sliders are always a hit at Super Bowl parties, but their small size makes it far too easy to overindulge without thinking. And when topped with cheese, bacon, and mayo, they can deliver quite the calorie blow. Our healthier sliders boast ground turkey and a creamy, crunchy slaw. Poblano chiles have a mild to medium heat that gives the sliders their oomph, but you can use sweet bell pepper. You can quick-pickle the cucumber slices the night before for extra zing: Microwave 1 cup rice vinegar, 3/4 cup water, and 1 tablespoon sugar at HIGH; pour over cucumber slices, and refrigerate overnight.

Get the Recipe: Turkey Sliders with Crunchy Green Apple Slaw

More Healthy Slider Recipes:

  • Provolone and Broccoli Rabe Beef Sliders
  • Barbecue Pulled Chicken Sliders
  • Parm-Style Chicken Sliders

Jalapeño Popper Bean Dip

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We’ve reimagined the classic cheese-stuffed spicy snacks into a creamy dip that’s much lower in calories, sodium, and saturated fat. With less than 100 calories per 1/3 cup serving, it’s just to be an instant crowd pleaser. Serve with tortilla chips, crudités, and mini sweet peppers.

Get the Recipe: Jalapeño Popper Bean Dip

You’ve got the food menu settled—what are you drinking? We love craft beer, but when some varieties can run as high as 250 calories, slinging back several suddenly feels daunting. Choose a low-calorie beer or stick with wine, which has around 125 calories per 5-ounce pour. There’s also plenty of healthier cocktails you can make for a boozy fix that won’t stretch your waistline.

Whole Grain Chex MixRachael Hartley, RD / Rachael Hartley, RD

Whole Grain Chex Mix

This party staple is so munchable, most of us manage to polish off more than a measly half-cup portion. Plus, a quick peek at the ingredients of the traditional packaged version reveals many unwanted additions. Added color, anyone? No thanks. Keep the crunch and the flavor with this recipe, which sneaks in whole grain, gluten-free cheese crackers (by Van’s, a personal favorite) in lieu of the typical overly processed cheese crackers. It’s a smart move that means this recipe is rich in whole grains, foods that lower your risk of heart disease and stroke, while also making it easier to maintain a healthy weight. There’s even more to like: It contains only ingredients you feel good about eating. Talk about a touchdown! Get the recipe.

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Buffalo Cauliflower Poppers

Typical buffalo wings are dredged in flour and deep fried. A couple of those can serve up 240 calories, and that’s before they’re dunked in a rich bleu cheese dip. Cue the cauliflower! This genius spin, made with the oh-so-versatile veggie, is full of spicy flavor, but they’re just 12 calories a pop. Plus, as with other dips featured here, the Bleu cheese served on the side is lightened up with 2% Greek yogurt in lieu of a high-cal base. It’s an appetizer you’ll want to keep on hand well after the game ends. Get the recipe.

Loaded Sweet Potato NachosKara Lydon, RD

Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos

This game day staple gets a nutritious upgrade by swapping tortilla chips for thinly-sliced sweet potatoes, which are baked to crisps. The change brings more fiber, not to mention health-promoting plant chemicals, to your plate. But they’re still loaded up with all of the goodies: tomatoes, black beans, and guac (all health promoting foods on their own). This version is vegan; the cheesiness comes from a flavorful sauce made with a cashew base (a common cheese substitute in vegan fare). If you want to skip this step and don’t mind dairy, you could top your plate with regular cheese and still have a winning dish. Get the recipe.

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July 17, 201701:32 Hummus Queso Dip: This brilliant hack brings healthy fats along with plant protein and some fiber to a dip that’s typically low on nutrition.fANNEtastic Food

Hummus Queso Dip

My love affair with queso dates back to my college days so when I saw this look-alike online, I developed an instant food crush. Though it still contains some cheese, the main base is packaged hummus — a staple in my fridge. This brilliant hack brings healthy fats along with plant protein and some fiber to a dip that’s typically low on nutrition. Serve it with whole grain tortilla chips on game day, or use it to top a baked potato or sweet potato any time. I have a feeling I’ll be turning to this quick snack over and over! Get the recipe.

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Skinny Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Dip

File this under too good to be true. You’ll be in cheese heaven with this knockoff, made with lighter ingredients, like Greek yogurt, low-fat cream cheese, and part-skim mozzarella cheese. Green chiles and spices pack this dip with flavor so odds are, you won’t notice the trade-off. The recipe calls for cooked, shredded chicken, but if you don’t have time to whip that up in advance, a store-bought rotisserie chicken would be a good stand-in. That said, you still need to plan ahead as this dish is prepared in a slow cooker. Get the recipe.

Stuffed Jalapeno PoppersThe Nutrition Twins, Tammy Lakatos Shames, RDN & Lyssie Lakatos, RDN

Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers

Some sneaky additions make this recipe a healthy alternative to the ordinary breaded and fried Super Bowl staple. As with other recipes, hummus replaces the creamy filling — a change that brings plant protein and fiber. The lesson here: Hummus is a great alternative to creamy ingredients. Finely chopped prunes and walnuts pack protective antioxidants, but they offer more than a health boost: The mix of sweet, salty, creamy, and crunchy ingredients is like a party in your mouth! Get the recipe.

More Super Bowl Recipes

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  • Spicy wings you can make in your Instant Pot
  • Air fryer ‘fried” brussels sprouts
  • Korean oven-baked chicken wings

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