Super Bowl Recipes: Delicious and Healthy Treats to Save Super Sunday

Donald WoodFeatured ColumnistFebruary 2, 2013

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 5: Football fans eat wings while watching the New York Giants take on the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI at Smith's Bar on February 5, 2012 in New York City. The Giants claimed a Super Bowl victory over the Patriots in 2008. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)
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It’s almost time for the 2013 Super Bowl, and as much as the country loves the sport of football, the opportunity to party that day is all Americans need to get a full-fledged buffet going.

If you are looking to make Super Sunday a day that your partygoers will never forget, catch all of the following recipes to ensure your Super Bowl isn’t just delicious, but healthy too.


Tex-Mex Potato Skins

While the idea of Tex-Mex potato skins is a foreign concept to many, this is the ultimate food for a party as huge as the Super Bowl.

This recipe is a cheap alternative to ordering out on game day, but it’s the ability of the consumer to switch out all of the fatty products most baked potato skins have for healthier versions that makes this a smart and delicious snack.

Instead of buying normal refried beans, cheese or sour cream, but lower fat and lower calorie versions of each and make this recipe the same way. Those that eat it will never know the difference by taste.

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Beefy Chili

If you are looking for a healthier alternative to the dips and deep-fried goodies, but you don’t want to sacrifice feeling full after eating, there is no better solution than a huge bowl of beefy chili.

This recipe has 70 percent less calories and 70 percent less total fat than the normal chilies (h/t Cooking Light), but the taste is just as delicious as a normal bowl.

As someone who has used this recipe in the past, making a hefty dosage of this beefy chili will satisfy the masses without them even knowing they’re eating healthy.

Your guests will be surprised when they find out how well they just ate.

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Baked Buffalo Wings

The quintessential tailgate or Super Bowl party food is hot wings, but while the deep-fried variety are the most popular, the healthier baked buffalo wings can be just as tasty and much healthier.

While the transition to baked wings may not be received positively by the partygoers immediately, if cooked correctly and seasoned perfectly, there is no doubt that the healthier alternative can be just as delicious.

All the consumer will need to purchase is the same amount of wings they would normally make on Super Bowl Sunday, a large aluminum pan for the oven and all the proper seasonings.

If you want the wings hotter, look to amp-up the amount of Tabasco sauce you add.

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