I just read a fascinating Wall Street Journal article about how healthy foods are making a marketing push for inclusion in the Super Bowl Eating Frenzy.
Did you know that Super Bowl Sunday is the second-largest eating occasion after Thanksgiving?
According to NPD Group, a New York market research firm, on Sunday Americans will eat 100 million pounds of chicken wings, 71.4 million pounds of avocados, 45. 8 million pounds of potato chips, 43.2 million pounds of tortilla chips, 13. 2 million pounds of pretzels, and order more than 4.4 million pizzas from Domino’s, Papa Johns and Pizza Hut.
Can you even begin to fathom how many Weight Watchers Points+ that is????
Several healthy foods – baby carrots, yogurt, avocados, and whole grain pretzels – are showing up more in the Super Bowl Party food fest. That’s good news both for the producers of these healthy foods and for those of us trying to get (or stay) slim and healthy
If you’re planning to have attend a Super Bowl Party this weekend, one of the best things you can do, is bring along a healthy superbowl recipe to share. That way you are guaranteed of feeling good about at least one of the foods you eat! (Here are more helpful game day survival strategies for weight watchers.)
So, here’s a roundup of easy healthy superbowl recipes for you, including appetizers and snacks, soups and chilis, pizza and desserts. Enjoy!
Easy Healthy Super Bowl Party Food Ideas
Appetizers & Snacks
Appetizers & Snacks are a big part of most Super Bowl parties.
I like to keep appetizers and snacks simple. Complicated hors d’oeuvres are not my thing. Bowls of mixed nuts, baby carrots, ripe cherry tomatoes, potato chips, pretzels, tortilla chips, popcorn, Triscuits, smoked salmon and shrimp are my more my speed. Add a tasty easy healthy dip or two and you have a ready made party with minimal effort.
Here are 25 of my favorites gathered from the archives.
16 Slim & Healthy Low Fat Dips – a great collection of favorites – artichoke dip, spinach dip, bean dip, taco dip – and more – made lighter and healthier
Easy Fresh Tomato Salsa – this quick and easy pico de gallo has 0 WWPP per serving
Guacamole Recipes – a Super Bowl Party wouldn’t be complete with a bowl of guacamole – a great source of healthy monounsaturated fats.
Mini Bean and Cheese Bites – AMAZINGLY quick and easy mini-filo filled cups of deliciousness.
Mini Buffalo Chicken Bites – Satisfy your craving for buffalo wings with these mini filo-filled morsels.
Skinny Cheese & Bean Nachos – A lighter, healthier alternative when you’re craving nachos.
Skinny Mini Corn Dog Muffins – Fun food at its finest with just 2 WWPP.
Soups & Chilis
What could be easier, healthier and more delicious than a couple of delicious for a mid-winter Super Bowl Party, than soup or chili simmering away on the stove or in the slow cooker?
Easy Taco Soup – For the crock pot or stove top that stirs together in minutes with 7 WW Points+ per serving
Easy Slow Cooker BBQ Turkey Chili – Packed with flavor without being too spicy, this easy slow cooker BBQ turkey chili is like a cross between traditional southwest-style chili and sloppy joe’s.
Pumpkin Black Bean Chili – A lighter healthier chili with just 4 WWPP.
Quick & Easy Chicken White Bean Salsa Soup – A simply delicious soup everyone will love.
Slow Cooker 3-Bean Turkey Chili – My favorite chile recipe to date.
Slow Cooker Mexican Meatball soup – easy, healthy and satisfying
Slow Cooker White Bean Chicken Chili Verde – a lightened up version of the Mexican classic that will tantalize your tastebuds.
Tacos, Pizza & Sandwiches
15 Slow Cooker Taco Fillings – For the perfect party in a pot!
Healthy 3 Cheese Garden Vegetable Pizza – with whole wheat crust and 4 WW Points+ per slice
Lightened Up French Bread Pizza – So much better than the frozen kind from a box.
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork – With just 3-ingredients pulled pork doesn’t get much easier or healthier.
Desserts & Sweet Treats
Caramel Chocolate Oatmeal Mini Bars – satisfy a sweet craving with just 2 WW Points+
Chocolate Topped Peanut Butter Oat Bars – A classic sweet treat that’s hard to beat.
Crock Pot Rice Krispie Treats – A classic made easy!
German Chocolate Mini Cupcakes – With just 72 calories and 2 WWPP, these little chocolate cakes will disappear quickly.
Moist & Chewy Low Fat Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars – a winning sweet treat with 3 WW Points+
No Bake Peanut Buttery Cookie Dough Balls – You’ll never guess the secret ingredient in these sweet and creamy treats.
Skinny Chocolate Coconut Cake Mix Cookie Bars – easy, sweet and satisfying with 3 WWPP
Skinny S’mores Cookies – sweet and satisfying with half the fat and calories of traditional cookies.
More Weight Watchers Friendly Super Bowl Recipes from Other Blogs and Websites
Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites – A skinny clever 2-ingredient appetizer wit 2 WW Points+ you’ll find hard to resist from Gina at SkinnyTaste.
Loaded Turkey Santa Fe Baked Potato Skins – A slim and healthy version of a Sport’s Bar Favorite with 1 WW Points+ from Gina at SkinnyTaste.
Oven Fried Chicken Skewers – Light and healthy chicken tenders with 4 WW Points+ found at Laaloosh.
Rosemary Party Nuts – Simple and delicious from Alanna at Kitchen Parade
Pizza on a Stick – a light and clever way to enjoy the flavors of pizza from Emily Bites.
Skinny Mini Reuben Appetizers – a delicious way to enjoy the flavors of a reuben in a 1 WW Points+ appetizer from Nancy at Skinny Kitchen
*PointsPlus® for calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.