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8 Healthy Super Bowl Recipes for Snacks Your Guests Will Love

Researchers estimate the average American consumes about 1,200 calories during the big game, a hefty chunk of the estimated 1,600-2,400 daily intake recommended for women and 2,000-3,000 recommended for women.

If you're looking for some healthier options to serve your guests or bring to someone else's party, look no further. We compiled eight of our favorite Super Bowl Sunday snack recipes from around the web below. Some people equate "healthy" with "unappetizing," but we're confident these dishes will please even the pickiest of eaters.

We've listed the ingredients you'll need for each dish, but please click the photos or original recipe links to get preparation instructions.

1. AVOCADO-CORN SALSA

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Creative Commons image via pshutterbug

Ingredients

  • 1 medium avocado, diced
  • 3/4 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 1/2 cup quartered grape tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Preparation

See original recipe.

 

2. BBQ CHICKEN TENDERS

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Creative Commons image via Kelly Sue

Ingredients

  • 1 cup prepared barbecue sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken tenders
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups coarse dry breadcrumbs, preferably whole-wheat
  • Olive oil or canola oil cooking spray

 Preparation

 See original recipe.

 

3. SOUTHWESTERN-LAYERED BEAN DIP

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Creative Commons image via jimthompson

Ingredients

  • 1 16-ounce can nonfat refried beans, preferably “spicy”
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed
  • 4 scallions, sliced
  • 1/2 cup prepared salsa
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 cup pickled jalapeño slices, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack, or Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1 medium avocado, chopped
  • 1/4 cup canned sliced black olives, (optional)

Preparation

See original recipe.

 

4. FRESH TOMATO SALSA

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Creative Commons image via Gudlyf

Ingredients

  • 4 cups diced tomatoes, (5-6 medium)
  • 3/4 cup finely diced red onion, (about 1 small)
  • 1/4 cup red-wine vinegar
  • 1-2 jalapenos, seeded and minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper, or more to taste

Preparation

See original recipe.

 

5. OVEN-BAKED ZUCCHINI STICKS

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Creative Commons image via punctuated

Ingredients

  • Canola or olive oil cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds zucchini, (about 3 medium), cut into 1/2-by-3-inch sticks
  • 2 large egg whites, lightly beaten

Preparation

See original recipe.

 

6. MULTI-BEAN MEATLESS CHILI

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Creative Commons image via Rooey202

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle chile, or cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 3 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 15-ounce can dark red kidney beans, rinsed
  • 1 15-ounce can small white beans, such as navy beans, rinsed
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Preparation

See original recipe.

 

7. MICROWAVE POTATO CHIPS

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Creative Commons image via Kurmanstaff

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 pounds Yukon Gold or red potatoes, unpeeled, scrubbed
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Preparation

See original recipe.

 

8. BAKED SWEET POTATO FRIES

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Creative Commons image via Thriving Vegetarian

Ingredients

  • 1 lg sweet potato
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp rosemary, fresh or dried
  • 1 tsp freshly-grated Parmesan sea salt, to taste

Preparation

See original recipe.

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