Looking for a Superbowl spread that won’t blow your New Year’s resolutions to eat healthier? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Here are a few of our favorite party-tested-and-approved healthy recipes that I think will appeal to the heftiest of our men down to the pickiest of our eaters for the big game.
Crowd Pleaser Mexican Soup – It doesn’t get much easier or tastier than this chili-like soup.
Tomato Bisque – This recipe is written to feed a crowd…and they won’t be disappointed. This is my favorite soup recipe! Serve with mini grilled cheese sandwiches or paninis.
This is my kids’ and husband’s favorite soup. You can double this recipe and feed an army. Serve this with some crusty bread and you could make this your one-dish meal for the big night.
Although they may have less saturated fat than the typical cheeseburger, you won’t miss out on flavor with these chicken burgers. For game day, make these earlier in the day and then warm them in the oven on 200 degrees before serving. I serve these on whole wheat mini buns with all the regular toppings for cheeseburgers. Or you can go “Italian” and top with marinara and provolone cheese instead.
Colorful Fruit Salad
No recipe needed here. Just find the best-looking, most colorful fruit you can find. I love pineapple, mango, cantaloupe, grapes or any berries. Cut them in the same-sized bites and toss. My guess is it will be gone by the end of the game.
Powerball Cookies – Most popular recipe on our site in 2012!
Here’s a little sweet something that is easy to whip up in advance. These are one of our favorite treats for sure! With only a few real ingredients, including things like dried fruit, nuts, and oatmeal, you can be sure you’re feeding your family and friends a nutritious and filling dessert. I make these in mass and freeze them until ready to eat. They just take a few minutes to thaw on the counter. Believe me, they won’t last long.
This has to be my favorite dip in the world. And, it’s really not bad for you with the beans, yogurt, guac (you can even use the recipe below), and other veggies!
If you’re going to have a dip, which you have to for Superbowl, then make it guac. It’s packed with good-for-you veggies and fat (yes, there is good fat that your body needs!). If you stick to the veggies for dipping and don’t overdo the chips, you’ll also do yourself a favor.
Mediterranean Layered Dip
For a little twist on the layered dip idea, try this one. It takes almost no time to put together, especially if you buy the hummus pre-made. Serve with some pita chips and you’re good to go.
The name says it all. Hands down the best popcorn I’ve ever had, plus I get to control the amount of fat and salt that goes in. Your guests won’t be disappointed.