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4 Slimmed-Down Super Bowl Snack Options From Health and Fitness Magazines

Super Bowl recipes

Walnut-Goat Cheese Dip

Having people over for the big game? Serve these snacks that are as healthy as they are tasty at your Super Bowl party this weekend–courtesy of our favorite fitness magazines.

Have you seen the picture online of the football stadium made of snack foods? It’s built from guacamole, sour cream, cheese, bacon, chips, and much more, all surrounded by 58 Twinkies. One account online estimates the calorie count at more than 24,000.

Although such a snack scene would make your Super Bowl party guests smile and laugh, it certainly wouldn’t do much for their health and waistlines.

So, with your Super Bowl gathering in mind, I scoured my stack of recent health and fitness magazines to find healthier alternatives. Your guests don’t have to know they’re eating healthy, but you can be happy knowing that you fed them well.

  1. Sausage Pizza With Sweet Peppers from Shape magazine. At only 351 calories for TWO slices, this pizza is made with a whole wheat crust, fresh veggies and spicy chicken sausage to cut down on the fat and calories.
  2. Men’s Fitness magazine‘s Chili Dip. The magazine cooks up four ways to enjoy beef roast, one of which is a chili dip that can be served with tortilla chips or fresh veggie sticks. Beef, it does a body good. Isn’t that the saying?
  3. The Walnut-Goat Cheese Dip from Prevention magazine. I tried this recipe recently, and encourage you to do the same. Game day–or any day, really–is a great one for this dip. Have plenty of fresh pita chips and veggie sticks on hand. It’ll go fast!
  4. Double-Cut Pork Chops from Men’s Journal magazine. If you’d rather serve a meal than just a table full of snacks, this is the recipe to use. Made with fresh herbs and served with a side of sweet potato fries, it’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

What are you serving at your Super Bowl party?