Super Bowl Appetizers that Won’t Stretch your Waistline

These are some of our favorite healthy party appetizers!

The Super Bowl might have originally been about football, but it’s become so much more than that. The party itself is often better than the game! One thing is for certain, though: As you celebrate the funniest commercials and cheer on your favorite team, you’ll be surrounded by temptation. Fat-filled dips, boozy drinks, and unhealthy snacks will surround you, provoking you to break you diet and wellness plan. You don’t have to worry, though, because you can have a guilt-free Super Bowl experience! Just bring one of these Super Bowl appetizers that won’t stretch your waistline.

The best thing about these recipes is that everyone will enjoy them! They’re skinnied-up versions of your favorite snacks, but we made smart ingredient swaps so you can barely tell the difference between them and the original. We swap saturated-fat-laden chicken wings for cauliflower, and use Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. You’ll never tell the difference, but you’ll still get your fill of creamy, comforting appetizers. So get ready to snack-away with your friends and family, and be prepared for more than one person to ask you for your secret recipe!

1. 30-Minute Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Chicken wings are a classic Super Bowl food, but they’re not exactly great for your health. The skin and fat contain a ton of saturated fat, and the calorie-rich classic blue cheese and ranch dips will wreak havoc on your diet goals. Luckily, this Buffalo Cauliflower Bites recipes delivers all the flavor of wings without the negative nutritional impact! They’re also vegetarian friendly, which many of your party guests will probably appreciate.

2. Stuffed Bell Pepper Pizzas

These Stuffed Bell Pepper Pizzas are perfectly portion sized, making them one of our favorite Super Bowl appetizers that won’t stretch your waistline. You’ll get the cheesiest, most savory bite in a gluten-free, low-calorie package. It doesn’t  get better than that!

3. Cheesy Chicken Chili Dip

This easy recipe uses reduced fat cheeses and Greek yogurt to keep it delicious and creamy. But don’t worry, it skips the extra calories from things like condensed soups that are usually found in so many other dip recipes.

4. Asparagus, Cherry Tomato, and Feta Tart

Instead of ordering a pizza for the big game, look to this Asparagus, Cherry Tomato, and Feta Tart instead. It has a fraction of the calories as take-out or delivery pizza, but it definitely has a ton of savory, satisfying flavor. You’ll love it, and your party guests will, too!

5. Homemade Avocado and Onion Chip Dip

You can’t have enough have enough avocado options at a Super Bowl party, and this recipe healthfully combines two of our favorite dips: avocado and onion dip. Since we use Greek yogurt instead of sour cream and keep the unhealthy fats to a minimum, you can enjoy this dip completely guilt-free!

6. Oven Sweet Potato Fries

Who needs unhealthy chips or greasy french fries when you have a healthier version? Make this yummy recipe for your next party and wow your guests with the superfood version of their favorite snack food. It’s perfect for dipping into the healthy dips on this list, too!

7. Skinny Cheeseburger Boats

We figured out a way to deliver all the flavor of your favorite cheeseburger with a fraction of the calories! By cutting out the bun and keeping the portion sizes tight, we made this guilty snack into a fantastic option for Super Bowl appetizers that won’t stretch your waistline. Once you’ve tried these mini cheeseburgers, you’ll know this recipe is a winner!

8. Avocado Stuffed Deviled Eggs

Almost every tailgating party I go to has deviled eggs on the buffet line. Usually, they’re packed full of mayonnaise and other fatty ingredients. Instead of doing something typical, choose Super Bowl appetizers that won’t stretch your waistline, like these Avocado Stuffed Deviled Eggs. We keep the ingredients list clean and don’t use any mayonnaise at all! Just boiled eggs, creamy avocado, and a few tasty spices.

9. Buffalo Chicken Tacos

If you’re looking for a more substantial recipe to serve as Super Bowl appetizers that won’t stretch your waistline, look to these tasty chicken tacos from Skinny Ms. They’re packed full of delicious flavor, and the combination of buffalo chicken, shredded lettuce, and avocado will fill you up and keep you feeling fill for hours!

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Chef Lindsay

Lindsay D. Mattison is a professional chef, recipe developer, and food writer. After graduating from Cascade Culinary School, Lindsay worked as the executive chef of a farm-to-table restaurant in Bend, Oregon. She is passionate about using local, organic ingredients and loves teaching home cooks how to incorporate seasonal food into their diet. While she spends most of her time writing these days, she still exercises her culinary muscles on the regular, taking any opportunity to create beautiful meals for her family. She lives with her husband in Colorado, where she enjoys the trials and errors of gardening.

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