Healthy Super Bowl Party Snacks

Check out these appetizers that are good for your waistline

The big game day is almost upon us, and while everyone is surely anticipating the battle that will be going on on the field, I'm just as excited about the feast that is "Super Bowl Snacks." Whether it be hot wings, queso or burgers, I'm a sucker for 'em all. While mouth-watering and delicious, the typical Super Bowl spread options are anything but healthy. However, the other day I happened upon a blog that could save our waistlines this Sunday:   Healthy Super Bowl Party Recipes and Tips. Here I found 5 different variations of favorite Super Bowl snacks with healthy twists. Now, before you discard this entirely due to my use of the "h" word (healthy, which can sometimes scare people off), keep in mind that these recipes still sound AMAZINGLY yummy and I will for sure be trying a couple out. So get cookin' guilt-free this weekend, because the Super Bowl and fried foods don't have to go hand-in-hand!

7 Layer Bean Dip: This classic party favorite just got better! By using natural Refried black beans, fresh avocados, fat-free Greek yogurt and baked corn tortilla chips you can save plenty of calories but still have a great tasting dip that everyone will enjoy, check out the recipe here

Skinny Baked Mozzarella Sticks: Who can resist mozzarella sticks? I certainly can't, and now I don't have to feel guilty about it! This recipe uses part skim cheese which is breaded and baked (rather than fried) to still provide that crisp outside and yummy, melty cheesy inside. I can't wait to try these out, make them yourself by finding the recipe here

Vegetarian Chili: Vegetarian - another scary word for those who associate "healthy" with "not-as-good." This smoky recipe still has a "meaty" texture without actually having meat in it. A classic comfort food that is sure to be a hit at any get together this Sunday! Find the recipe here

Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges: A tasty alternative to your traditional French Fries, these wedges bring on the flavor with a sugar-and-spice coating that complements the sweetness of the potato and makes for a delicious (and healtheir) snack! Here's the recipe so you can make your own!

Homemade Guacamole: The joy of homemade guacamole is that you can make it your own. Whether you're adding veggies, cheese or spices, it will be preservative-free and most likely contain far less sodium than the pre-made "guac" you find at the grocery store. You can find a classic version of the recipe here

Arugula, Corn and Tomato Salad: This summery salad is sure to be the perfect dish to balance out the other heavy appetizers that are sure to be present on game day - you can even add more veggies for that extra crunch! Check out the yummy recipe

So many options! Which one will you try? Or maybe you already have a go-to healthy dish in mind for this weekend? Let us know @austinfit or on our facebook page. Happy game day!

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