The 2017 Super Bowl is right around the corner, and football lovers all over the country are gearing up for the big game.
Between coordinating game day screening locations, rounding up your friends and family, and making sure your team jersey is washed and ready, you’ve got a lot to think about.
That’s why we thought you might like a few ideas on healthy snacks to bring to your Super Bowl party.
After all, aside from watching the game go down and all the commercials, food is the most important part of the event, right?
We think so!
Regardless of whether you love watching the game, or are just going to the party to enjoy the socialization and atmosphere, we know these snack recipes won’t disappoint.
Give them a try…
Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Hot, salty, delicious French fries are a staple game day food for many people. Keep the game day tradition going strong with this heathier version of baked sweet potato fries.
Packed with Vitamins C and A and plenty of dietary fiber, this is a snack that is sure to please.
- Sweet potatoes (approximately 1 per guest)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
#1 Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
#2 Cut four sweet potatoes into 1-inch-wide wedges, place flesh-side down on a roasting pan, then brush with a mixture olive oil, chili powder, and 1 teaspoon kosher salt.
#3 Cook, turning once, for 20-25 minutes.
#4 Remove pan from oven and sprinkle with ½ teaspoon kosher salt.
Tip: Make the switch from savory to sweet by cutting out the chili powder and salt, and sprinkling your fries with cinnamon and sugar.
There’s no better way to cheer your favorite team on to a sweet victory than by eating a sweet snack during the game.
Fruit is a great snack choice to bring to a party because it’s sweet, refreshing, and contains lots of vitamins that are good for the body. The best part—because it’s so healthy, you can score a touchdown with your party guests by covering it in decadent chocolate.
- Fruit of your choice (we recommend a variety of strawberries, pineapples, and berries)
- Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, or white chocolate (or all 3!)
#1 Skewer fruit on wooden skewers (or your implement of choice).
#2 Melt your desired chocolate in microwave or over the stove.
#3 Dip fruit in chocolate.
#4 Set in fridge to chill.
#5 Serve when chocolate coating is hard.
Tip: Not everyone likes chocolate-covered fruit. To combat this problem, skewer your fruit and then serve your chocolate sauce as a fondue so people can coat their fruit in chocolate as they desire.
Turkey Snack Wraps
This year, skip the fast food hot wings and serve delicious, flavor-filled snack sandwiches at your party.
These wraps, filled with fresh turkey and veggies, are the perfect Super Bowl finger food. And because they are fresh and healthy, your party guests will be able to indulge in other party treats without any guilt. [Link to ]
- 1 cup corn kernels, fresh or frozen (thawed)
- ½ cup chopped fresh tomato
- ¼ cup chopped soft sun-dried tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar or cider vinegar
- 8 thin slices low-sodium deli turkey
- 4 8-inch whole-wheat tortillas
- 2 cups chopped romaine lettuce
#1 Combine corn, tomato, sun-dried tomatoes, oil and vinegar in a medium bowl.
#2 Divide turkey among tortillas.
#3 Top with equal portions of the corn salad and lettuce.
#4 Roll up.
#5 Serve the wraps cut in half, if desired.
Tip: To remove corn kernels from the cob, stand an ear of corn on one end and slice the kernels off with a sharp knife. One ear will yield about ½ cup kernels.