Healthy Game Day Snacks

Enjoy the big game with these festive finger foods and savory snacks, all just as tasty as the not-so-healthy traditional versions.


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Buffalo Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese Dressing
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Buffalo Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese Dressing

    Good news! Buffalo wings can be heart-healthy. Just remove the skin from the chicken, omit butter from the recipe, and bake them instead of frying.

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Tex-Mex Taco Dip

    This scrumptious taco dip is jam-packed with lean protein, soluble fiber, heart-healthy fat, and antioxidant-filled vegetables. Swap baked tortilla chips for fried to save even more calories and fat!

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Curried Cashews

    Don't forget to pass the nuts! This zesty recipe forgos the cooking oil or melted butter often used on spiced nuts. Instead, it uses apple juice concentrate to mix the flavorings.

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Chipotle Baby Back Ribs

    Great-tasting ribs with just five ingredients? Chipotle chiles make it happen. These flavor-charged babies are actually jalapeņo peppers that have been dried and smoked; here, they lend a nice balance of sweet and hot flavors to the meat.

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Shrimp-Avocado Nachos

    A party just isn't the same without a heaping pile of nachos. This recipe is heart-healthy without skimping on taste—the delicate flavors of shrimp and avocado work wonderfully with a mild salsa.

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Super-Bean Vegetarian Chili

    Feed the hungry football fans in your family with a bowl of this hearty chili. One serving has more than half your fiber needs for the day!

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Sweet Potato Fries

    These sweet potato fries are a lower-fat (and tasty!) alternative to traditional fries. Baking them on a foil-lined pan helps prevent overbrowning.

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White Bean and Pine Nut Dip

    This super-easy dip trims fat and calories by blending white beans with just a dab of sour cream rather than using all sour cream or cheese like many other dips.

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Artichoke-Feta Tortilla Wraps

    These cheesy wraps are great appetizers for the big game. Three cheeses, roasted peppers, and artichokes mingle in the tortilla-wrapped treats.

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Herbed Cheese Mini Peppers

    You'll need just six ingredients to make these tasty bite-size treats. Bonus: You can make them up to four hours ahead of the big game.

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Chili Nuts

    Lively seasonings—including chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, cayenne pepper, and ground cinnamon—add sensational flavor to this snack without boosting its sodium level.

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Caramel Popcorn

    Just a little butter and sea salt goes a long way in this deliciously guilt-free version of one of America?s most popular party snacks.

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Shrimp Pinwheels

    These festive roll-ups get their spunky flavor from avocado, horseradish, shrimp, and smoked almonds. Touchdown!

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Vegetable Spring Rolls

    Everyone will be grabbing these zesty instant favorites. The recipe is easy—wrap a mixture of spicy radishes, jalapeņo peppers, carrots, and cucumbers in translucent rice paper.

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Savory Bites

    Basic ingredients, such as olive oil and dried basil, combine in this finger-food treat. You can make the bites up to a week ahead of time to save you energy on game day.

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Cranberry-Sauced Meatballs

    Add some substance to the snack table with these delicious chicken or turkey meatballs. The meatballs take on a snappy taste when they're simmered in a cranberry-flavored barbecue sauce.

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Salt-and-Pepper Chips

    Skip those high-fat, high-sodium store-bought chips and replace them with these easy-to-fix fat-free ones. Munch away!

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