7 Healthy Superbowl Snacks

Well, Superbowl weekend is just about upon us.  Listed below are some tasty and healthy snacks you could serve at your party.  Enjoy!

1. Warm Spinach-Artichoke Dip

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 (16-ounce) can lima (or butter) beans, drained
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 ounces tub-style cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco)
  • 1 teaspoon capers, drained
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained, and squeezed dry
  • 3/4 cup preshredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. Combine first 8 ingredients (through mustard) in a food processor, and process until smooth (about 15-20 seconds).

3. Add remaining ingredients; pulse 5 times, then process until mixture is consistent throughout (about 10 seconds). With a rubber spatula, transfer mixture evenly to a 1-quart casserole dish, smoothing top.

4. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly at the edges. Remove from oven; cool 10 minutes.

2. White Bean Dip

Ingredients

  • 1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed chopped fresh sage leaves
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Preparation

Place cannellini beans in bowl, and mash with fork; set aside. Heat a small pan over medium heat; add 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, and let it warm. Add garlic, and chopped fresh sage leaves. Stir constantly for 4 minutes or until garlic is brown and sage is crispy. Pour hot oil over beans; stir. Garnish with 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil, and add salt and pepper, to taste. Cover and store in fridge up to 1 week.

3. Zucchini Fries

Ingredients

  • 2 zucchini
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • Olive Oil spray

Preparation

Preheat oven to 425°. Cut zucchini into 3-inch sticks. Whisk an egg white in a small bowl, and add milk. Combine Parmesan and seasoned breadcrumbs in a separate bowl. Dip zucchini sticks into egg mixture, and then roll in breadcrumb mixture. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray, and place zucchini on sheet. Bake for 25–30 minutes or until golden brown.

4. Artichoke Dip

Ingredients

  • 1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped scallions
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350°. Combine the artichokes, mayonnaise, cream cheese, 1/2 cup Parmesan, 3/4 cup mozzarella, garlic salt, pepper, scallions, and parsley in a bowl; transfer to baking dish.

2. Top with remaining Parmesan and mozzarella; bake 20–30 minutes or until golden and bubbling.

5. Mini Turkey Burgers with Gorganzola

Ingredients

  • 1/2  teaspoon  garlic powder
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/4  pounds ground turkey breast
  • 1/2  cup  (2 ounces) crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • Olive Oil cooking spray
  • 1/4  cup mayonnaise
  • 2  tablespoons  minced sweet gherkin pickle (about 2 small)
  • 1/8  teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper
  • 12  (1-ounce) whole wheat or sprouted dinner rolls
  • 6  curly leaf lettuce leaves, torn in half

Preparation

Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Add cheese, stirring with a fork just until combined. Divide turkey mixture into 12 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/4-inch-thick patty.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add 4 patties; cook 2 minutes. Carefully turn patties over; cook 2 minutes or until done. Place patties on a large baking sheet in a single layer. Repeat procedure with remaining patties. Cool patties to room temperature. Cover with plastic wrap; freeze until firm. Place in a single layer in zip-top plastic bags; freeze up to 3 months.

Thaw patties overnight in refrigerator.

Preheat oven to 400º.

Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray. Place patties on baking sheet in a single layer; cover with foil. Bake 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Keep warm.

Combine mayonnaise, pickle, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper in a small bowl. Cut rolls in half horizontally. Spread about 1 teaspoon mayonnaise mixture on bottom half of each roll; top each with 1 turkey patty and 1 piece lettuce. Cover with tops of rolls. Serve immediately.

6. Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes (8 to 10 ounces each)
  • 3 ounces Canadian bacon, diced
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 3 teaspoons chopped fresh chives
  • 2 tablespoons shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Preparation

Pierce potatoes with a fork, and arrange on paper towels. Microwave on high 8 minutes; turn potatoes over after 4 minutes. Cut each potato in half lengthwise, and scoop out the pulp, leaving 1/4-inch-thick shells. Mash pulp with 3 ounces Canadian bacon, 2 tablespoons sour cream, and 2 teaspoons chives in a bowl. Spoon mixture into shells. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons cheese over tops of potatoes. Microwave on high 2 minutes, and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon chives.

7. Beef and Beer Chili

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2  cups chopped red onion (about 1 medium)
  • 1  cup chopped red bell pepper (about 1 small)
  • 8  ounces ground beef
  • 2  garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2  tablespoons chili powder
  • 2  teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1  teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1/2  teaspoon salt
  • 1/2  teaspoon  dried oregano
  • 1  (19-ounce) can red kidney beans, drained
  • 1  (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1  (14-ounce) can organic beef broth
  • 1  (12-ounce) bottle beer (any one you’d like)
  • 1  tablespoon yellow cornmeal
  • 1  tablespoon fresh lime juice

Preparation

Combine first 4 ingredients in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Cook 5 minutes or until beef is browned, stirring to crumble. Stir in chili powder, cumin, sugar, and salt; cook 1 minute. Add oregano and next 4 ingredients (through beer) to pan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes. Stir in cornmeal; cook 5 minutes. Stir in juice.

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19 Comments

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19 responses to “7 Healthy Superbowl Snacks

  1. Thank you so much for the healthy snacks! I’m going to try the artichoke spinach dip!!!

  2. T.

    Thanks for the recipes, they look good. I wonder if you can substitute the mayo with anything, although it isn’t much if you are not snaking
    solo 🙂 Have fun.

  3. Sounds Super! I will definitely be trying some of these out on game day and also in the future! Healthy is good….thanks so much!

  4. I love zucchini fries. I think they are a great Super Bowl snack and the oven helps to keep the house warm. Go Colts!

  5. Hi,
    Nice suggestions.
    If I may suggest to anyone heading over to a friend’s for the game and with no time to prepare something. You can swoop by a local market and get some baken organic corn chips and some organic salsa. Yes! I am a bit nuts on organics and the flavour is great. The chips (in general) are really well priced in today’s market place and my children love them.
    Cheers,
    David
    http://www.TheWonderTechique.com

  6. Oneness

    Mayo and Cheese are the opposite of “healthy”…

    But so is T.V. and football…. : )

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  8. Nice suggestions! I am gonna try the sweet potato one, cuz I love them!

  9. Zucchini fries are one of my wife’s and my favorites. So tasty.

    And I think if we can get out of our house and through the snow, that beef and beer chili is a must-try for tomorrow night.

    I’ll try mine with Dog Fish Head. Gotta love IPAs

  10. My favorite ane is Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes.
    My mouth is watering already.

  11. My favorite one is Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes.
    My mouth is watering already.

  12. Well that artichoke dip doesn’t look like the most healthy thing from the ingredients, but I’m going to give it a try anyway! Thanks!

  13. Wonderful ideas. Very healthy but I think I’ll enjoy a hot dog and fries ! ( and popcorn )

    I do like the idea of beef and beer chili though and the turkey burgers…… I think I’m might be converted to the healthy club.

    Decisions, Decisions..

    Fantastic blog.

  14. Ed

    Cannellini beans are amazing. I use them as a mayo substitute. Take a can of salmon, and add half a can of cannellini beans, mashed….add some lemon and olive oil, and you have a very healthy sandwich on your favorite full grain bread….add tomatoes and lettuce to make it even more healthful…..and it’s tasty!

  15. softballgirl78

    Sounds delicious. Further proves that you can eat lots of tasty food and not consume obscene amounts of calories!

  16. Lua

    great recipes! Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes sounds amazing:)

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