Healthy Super Bowl Snack Swaps

Score a touchdown at your Super Bowl party with these healthy snack ideas

The Super Bowl is the perfect excuse to indulge in beer and wings without feeling guilty. But, just because it tastes good doesn’t mean it feels good, at least not the next day. Thankfully, there are healthy food swaps you can make to cut down on your calorie intake and still feel great at the end of the game (regardless of who wins).

Here are 5 healthy food swaps to make this Super Bowl Sunday.

Super Bowl snack: Boxed Chicken Wings
Healthy swap: Fresh Chicken Wings

Boxed chicken wings (which are often deep-fried) can add up to hundred if not thousands of calories. Help your waistline without sacrificing any of the flavour by making your own chicken wings at home. Buy a few dozen chicken wings from the butcher counter at your local supermarket and grill them up to perfection. You can make your own sauce from scratch or purchase a low calorie version from the store.

Super Bowl snack: Chili with Ground Beef
Healthy swap: Chili with Lean Turkey

Who doesn’t love a spicy bowl of chili while watching the big game? Cut calories without cutting taste by swapping ground beef with extra lean ground turkey (or chicken, if you prefer). Add extra tomatoes and veggies to make it more filling.

Super Bowl snack: Loaded Nachos
Healthy swap: Apple Nachos

We know – nachos are a crowd favourite. But if your guests are already getting their fill of cheese with pizza and dip, then why not skip the traditional nachos and go for a healthier and sweeter version instead? Thinly slice a few apples and arrange on a large plate. Drizzle with caramel sauce, dark chocolate chips and sliced pecans.

Super Bowl snack: Delivery Pizza
Healthy swap: Homemade Pizza

Super Bowl Sunday has the highest number of pizzas delivered than any other day of the year. Avoid the long wait – and save some money – by making homemade pizza instead. If you don’t have time to make a crust from scratch, pick up a pre-made one in the frozen aisle of your local supermarket. Start with a part skim mozzarella cheese and add tons of fresh toppings like veggies and extra lean meat.

Super Bowl snack: Molson Canadian
Healthy swap: Molson Canadian 67

The Super Bowl isn’t complete without a refreshing beer. Unfortunately, several hours of drinking can add up to just as many calories as the food you’ve been snacking on. To help reduce bloating and keep the calorie count low, opt for a lighter version of your favourite beer. Many brands now offer a version that has fewer calories than a standard beer – which means you can drink longer for less.

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