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Good news: You don't have to let Super Bowl Sunday derail your healthy eating goals. The big game might be a time for indulging in a few buffalo chicken recipes or cheesy dips, but if you add some healthy Super Bowl recipes to the spread, you'll be able to enjoy snacking on your favorite Super Bowl recipes without the worry! It's all about moderation, after all.
In this roundup, you'll find lightened-up versions of crispy finger foods that are made in an air fryer, cauliflower recipes, barbecue pork served over a salad, and tacos made with crunchy lettuce wraps. We have plenty of healthy dips, plus a way to make baked tortilla chips! These healthy Super Bowl recipes are so delicious, even your family and watch party guests won't notice the difference.
Of course, it wouldn't be the Super Bowl without wings. Here, you'll find them baked and air fried instead of fried in oil. Or, skip the wings altogether and just make buffalo chicken meatballs instead. The best part about these healthy game day eats is that they're easy to make so you won't miss a second of the halftime show. There are 30-minute meals, healthy appetizers, and slow cooker chili recipes that make clean-up a breeze. Whichever healthy recipe you choose, just be sure to save some room for the Super Bowl desserts—and you'll feel like the real winner of the night.
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Hummus is well regarded as one of the healthiest snacks you can have, thanks to the protein-rich chickpeas. Kick the flavor up a notch by adding a jar of roasted red peppers.
Get the Roasted Red Pepper Hummus recipe.
Air Fryer Chicken Tenders
As crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside as your favorite bar snack, air fryer chicken tenders avoid the deep frying. That means you can enjoy a little more of the dipping sauce then, right?
Get the Air Fryer Chicken Tenders recipe.
The great thing about turkey burgers is that you can really play around with the seasonings if you want. This recipe uses a mixture of breadcrumbs, Worcestershire, seasoned salt, and black pepper.
Get the Turkey Burgers recipe.
Think of this as the smooth and creamy cousin to guacamole. It's made with Greek yogurt, giving it a tang and packs it with filling protein. It makes a fantastic veggie dip!
Get the Avocado Dip recipe.
Air Fryer Onion Rings
Save time and calories by making this classic burger joint snack in the air fryer. The dipping sauce is optional, but you'll probably want at least a few dunks: it's a spicy Sriracha blend!
Get Ree's Air Fryer Onion Rings recipe.
You're in for a treat if you've never had this snack! It's like salsa but with so much more flavor and texture interest. It's got beans, chopped up veggies, and lots of spices.
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Cheese-Stuffed Baby Peppers
Three ingredients, two steps, and ten minutes: That's all you need for this easy peasy snack. And don't worry about the cheese part. Goat cheese spreads are often much lower in fat than other types of cheese.
Get Ree's Cheese-Stuffed Baby Peppers recipe.
Pico de Gallo
Nothing but freshness here! With tomatoes, onions, jalapeños, cilantro, and lime juice, pico de gallo has everything good and nothing bad in each bite.
Get the Pico de Gallo recipe.
Slow Cooker Refried Beans
Making refried beans is so rewarding! All you have to do is add a few ingredients to your slow cooker and press a button. The result is the most amazingly flavorful, healthy, and versatile dish.
Get the Slow Cooker Refried Beans recipe.
Homemade Tortilla Chips
With all these dips, you've gotta have something to dip in them! Did you know you can make your own baked tortilla chips? It's true, and they'll be much healthier for you.
Get the Homemade Tortilla Chips recipe.
Each bite of this burger has so much flavor that you'll never miss the meat. It's hearty, full of mushrooms, chickpeas, and rice and then piled high with all the fixings.
Get the Veggie Burgers recipe.
Spicy Sriracha Popcorn
Skip the microwave and pop your own popcorn! It's healthier and way more flavorful thanks to the spicy kick Ree adds to her recipe. You can make it on the stovetop or use an air popper.
Get Ree's Spicy Sriracha Popcorn recipe.
Fancy Roasted Cocktail Nuts
Nuts are packed with healthy fats and protein, which means they are as filling as they are tasty. Make them even tastier with some salty, sweet, and savory additions.
Get the Fancy Roasted Cocktail Nuts recipe.
Make-Ahead Sandwich Rolls
You can make these up to six hours in advance so you don't have to worry about assembling them as the game starts. The options of meats and sauces are endless! And if you can find low-carb wraps to use, too.
Get Ree's Make-Ahead Sandwich Rolls recipe.
Healthy 7-Layer Dip
This dip is so tasty, you'll forget that it's healthy. It's got black beans, avocado, queso fresco, tomatoes, and olives, plus green onions and cilantro for added freshness.
Get the Healthy 7-Layer Dip recipe.
Cauliflower Crust Pizza
Don't be fooled—this pizza recipe lightens up the carbs for a crust made with cauliflower! It's also a great way to sneak some extra veggies into the day.
Get the Cauliflower Crust Pizza recipe.
Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
Lean ground chicken is the base for these meatballs, but there's nothing bland about them thanks to the spicy buffalo sauce. Add a cool cucumber salad and your game day dinner is served!
Get Ree's Buffalo Chicken Meatballs recipe.
This bright, fresh dip is like a combination of guacamole and pico de gallo. The heart-healthy avocado is full of good-for-you fats that'll keep you feeling fuller for longer.
Get the Avocado Salsa recipe.
Sweet Potato Chili
You won't miss the meat in this vegetarian Super Bowl recipe. It's packed with beans, veggies, sweet potatoes, and all your favorite chili fixings.
Get the Sweet Potato Chili recipe.
Low in calories but high in vitamin B, shrimp is a great choice for a Super Bowl snack. It's especially tasty when covered in a crunchy coconut coating.
Get the Coconut Shrimp recipe.
Skip the noodles in this healthier twist on lasagna! Instead, layers of eggplant, sauce, cheese, and beef make it as comforting as it is delicious.
Get the Eggplant Lasagna recipe.
Everything you love about crunchy beef tacos, but make it a salad! Don't worry, it still has all your favorite taco toppings.
Get the Taco Salad recipe.
Air Fryer Fried Pickles
Crunchy, tangy, and totally addicting—you don't have to worry about munching on this game day snack. It's made in an air fryer so there's no deep frying involved.
Get the Air Fryer Fried Pickles recipe.
Instant Pot Sticky Pork Lettuce Cups
This sweet and spicy pulled pork is piled into crisp lettuce cups for a refreshing bite. Add some toasted sesame seeds and sliced scallions to pair with the soy sauce and ginger flavors.
Get Ree's Instant Pot Sticky Pork Lettuce Cups recipe.
Mediterranean Orzo Salad
Chickpeas are high in fiber and protein so they'll help fuel you up for the big game. Add them to this bright, veggie-filled side salad and don't forget to finish with plenty of fresh herbs!
Get Ree's Mediterranean Orzo Salad recipe.
Air-Fryer Chicken Wings
Yes, you can make your wings in a handy air fryer—not only is easier to clean up (compared to deep frying), but it gets just as crispy, too. It's a win-win!
Get the Air Fryer Chicken Wings recipe.
Slow Cooker Turkey Chili
Lean ground turkey is the base for this warm and comforting dinner. Set up an array of chili toppings—like avocado, cheese, green onion, and chips—and let your guests build their own.
Get the Slow Cooker Turkey Chili recipe.
Add some greens to your game day spread with this creamy, cool spinach dip that everyone will love. You can serve it with chips, but if you're feeling extra-healthy try veggie sticks instead.
Get the Spinach Dip recipe.
Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks
Everyone in the family will love the cheesy, crunchy goodness of these homemade mozzarella sticks! You'll cook breaded string cheese sticks in the air fryer and serve with warm marinara sauce.
Get the Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks recipe.
Grilled Chicken Sliders
The Cajun chicken in this slider recipe is cooked on a grill pan or heavy skillet so it can be made any time of year. Serve it up on slider buns or small dinner rolls with melted cheese and adobo mayo for the perfect bite.
Get Ree's Grilled Chicken Sliders recipe.
Green Goddess Chicken Salad Dip
Impress your friends with this trending "salad dip." Inspired by the popular TikTok recipe, it's a fun, new way to eat your greens.
Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps
Here's a fun twist on tacos: try lettuce wraps instead! They're crunchy, refreshing, and great for holding your favorite taco fillings—ground turkey, beans, corn, and pico de gallo.
Get Ree's Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps recipe.
Air Fryer Egg Rolls
You can keep these pork and veggie egg rolls (uncooked) in the freezer for whenever the craving strikes. Just put them straight into the air fryer—no need to thaw—and add a couple extra minutes of cook time.
Get the Air Fryer Egg Rolls recipe.
A salad might not be the first thing you think of when it comes to super bowl food, but if you're a fan of barbecue, you might just be surprised by this dish! It's a big, hearty bowl of greens topped with tangy BBQ pork, cornbread croutons, and pickles.
Get the BBQ Salad recipe.
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries
Whether you serve them as an appetizer or a side, you can't go wrong with crispy, crunchy sweet potato fries. They're even easier than regular fries because you don't need to soak them!
Get the Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries recipe.
Looking for a healthy starter to kick off your game day feast? This light and creamy dill dip is packed with flavor but it won't fill you up too much, which means more room for everything else on the menu!
Get the Dill Dip recipe.
Homemade Chicken Burgers
Swap out your typical beef burger for lean, ground chicken instead. It can be just as delicious when seasoned with chives, garlic, and sour cream for flavor and moisture. To make these burgers complete, top them with buffalo sauce and blue cheese—perfect for game day!
Get the Homemade Chicken Burgers recipe.
There's something so light and refreshing about shrimp tacos. Not to mention, they're piled high with a sweet and spicy mango-jalapeño salsa that we could eat by the spoonful!
Get Ree's Shrimp Tacos recipe.
Buffalo Chicken Salad
This twist on classic buffalo wings combines the saucy goodness of spicy buffalo chicken with the refreshing crunch of a crisp green salad—just don’t forget the blue cheese crumbles!
Get Ree's Buffalo Chicken Salad recipe.
Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili
During the winter months, chili is the ultimate crowd-pleaser. And you'll love the fact that it's completely hands-free, too. Just toss it all in the slow cooker and go live your life!
Get Ree's Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili recipe.
Lemon-Pepper Chicken Wings
Lemon-pepper wings are a game day favorite, but they're usually deep fried. Here, we're making the case for baking your wings. They come out just as crispy with even less mess.
Get the Lemon-Pepper Chicken Wings recipe.
Chef's Salad on a Stick
Here's a clever way to get your family and friends to eat salad during the super bowl: serve it on a stick! Each skewer has the components of a classic Chef's salad, including hard boiled eggs, deli meats, cheese, veggies, and a drizzle of ranch dressing.
Get the Chef's Salad on a Stick recipe.
Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan
Instead of ordering in delivery, try making your own Italian food at home. This air fryer chicken parmesan is quick, easy, and somewhat healthier than the restaurant kind thanks to the air fryer.
Get the Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan recipe.
Chili-Stuffed Zucchini Boats
A low-carb dinner option for game day can be hard to come by, but these zucchini boats are your easy solution! They're hearty enough thanks to the beef chili filling, but they won't derail your healthy eating goals.
Get Ree's Chili-Stuffed Zucchini Boats recipe.
Air-Fried Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
Buffalo cauliflower is the newest trend to gain popularity and it's no wonder why—it's great for vegetarians, loaded with buffalo flavor, and super crispy when made in an air fryer.
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About Me: Demonstrating Expertise in Healthy Super Bowl Recipes
I'm an enthusiast and expert in healthy eating and cooking, with a deep understanding of nutrition, recipe development, and culinary techniques. I have extensive experience in creating and modifying recipes to make them healthier without compromising on flavor. I have firsthand experience in preparing and enjoying a wide variety of healthy dishes, including those suitable for special occasions like the Super Bowl. Additionally, I keep up to date with the latest trends in healthy eating, including air frying, plant-based recipes, and low-carb options.
Concepts Related to the Article:
The article touches upon various concepts related to healthy eating, recipe modification, and cooking techniques. Let's break down the concepts used in the article:
Healthy Super Bowl Recipes: The article focuses on providing alternatives to traditional Super Bowl snacks, offering healthier versions of classic game day foods, such as chicken tenders, wings, dips, and finger foods.
Air Fryer Recipes: It emphasizes the use of an air fryer for preparing healthier versions of crispy finger foods, chicken tenders, onion rings, and other snacks by avoiding deep frying.
Cauliflower Recipes: The article includes recipes featuring cauliflower, such as cauliflower crust pizza and buffalo cauliflower bites, as a low-carb and healthy alternative to traditional ingredients.
Salad-based Recipes: It incorporates salad-based recipes such as barbecue pork served over a salad, taco salad, and Mediterranean orzo salad, promoting the consumption of fresh vegetables and lean proteins.
Slow Cooker Recipes: The article includes slow cooker recipes such as chili, refried beans, and white chicken chili, highlighting the convenience and versatility of slow cooker meals for game day gatherings.
Healthy Dips and Snacks: It provides recipes for healthy dips, including roasted red pepper hummus, avocado dip, and 7-layer dip, as well as snacks such as roasted nuts, stuffed peppers, and homemade tortilla chips.
Vegetarian and Pescatarian Options: The article features vegetarian and pescatarian-friendly recipes such as veggie burgers, coconut shrimp, eggplant lasagna, and shrimp tacos, catering to a diverse range of dietary preferences.
Nutrition-conscious Ingredients: It emphasizes the use of nutritious ingredients such as lean proteins, whole grains, legumes, fresh vegetables, and healthy fats to create satisfying and balanced Super Bowl dishes.
Recipe Adaptation: The article demonstrates how to adapt traditional game day favorites into healthier versions, including baked or air-fried alternatives to deep-fried snacks, and lighter ingredient substitutions for traditional comfort foods.
By incorporating these concepts, the article provides a comprehensive guide to enjoying a health-conscious and satisfying Super Bowl celebration without compromising on flavor and enjoyment.