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Lightened-Up Game Day Snacks

Did you know that Super Bowl Sunday ranks right up there with Thanksgiving for the number of calories consumed at one event?  Yup.  Even though the game itself is just a few short hours, the festivities start early, and the food is the focus.  According to Fun Facts from Fox Sports, the average fan will consume 1200 calories and 50 grams of fat on Super Bowl Sunday from snacks alone.  That doesn’t include any meals eaten. Yikes!

Not that I would really know, because I’ve been know to be in another room watching HGTV or Real Housewives reruns during the Super Bowl, but that’s another story.  I still love the food, and I don’t believe there’s any reason you can’t enjoy the game and festivities and keep it on the lighter side as well.  So if you’re in charge of bringing some food, grab your grocery list, because I’ve got 20 great ideas for you!

Here are some of my favorite Lightened-Up Game Day Snacks.  Click on any photo for the recipe.


 

Baked Sesame Wings with Thai Dipping Sauce|Boulder Locavore

Baked Sesame Wings with Thai Dipping Sauce|Boulder Locavore

 

Pulled Chicken Sliders with Apple Jicama Relish|Williams-Sonoma

Pulled Chicken Sliders with Apple Jicama Relish|Williams-Sonoma

 

Buffalo Chicken Pot Stickers|My Recipes

Buffalo Chicken Pot Stickers|My Recipes

 

Quinoa Stuffed Jalapenos|Cooking Quinoa

Quinoa Stuffed Jalapenos|Cooking Quinoa

 

Southwest Spicy Roasted Chickpeas|Craving Something Healthy

Southwest Spicy Roasted Chickpeas|Craving Something Healthy

 

Spicy Shrimp Cocktail Shooters|America’s Test Kitchen

Spicy Shrimp Cocktail Shooters|America’s Test Kitchen

 

Guacamole with Roasted Tomatillos and Chipotle Peppers|My Whole Food Life

Guacamole with Roasted Tomatillos and Chipotle Peppers|My Whole Food Life

 

Crispy Baked Chicken Spring Rolls|Just A Taste

Crispy Baked Chicken Spring Rolls|Just A Taste

 

Root Chips|Spoon Fork Bacon

Root Chips|Spoon Fork Bacon

 

Curry Hummus with Currants|Joy the Baker

Curry Hummus with Currants|Joy the Baker

 

 

Hoisin Glazed Turkey Meatballs|Healthy Seasonal Recipes

Hoisin Glazed Turkey Meatballs|Healthy Seasonal Recipes

 

Three Bean Chicken Chili|Craving Something Healthy

Three Bean Chicken Chili|Craving Something Healthy

 

Football Cheese Ball|Just A Taste

Football Cheese Ball|Just A Taste

 

Baked Blooming Onion|Gimme Some Oven

Baked Blooming Onion|Gimme Some Oven

 

Coca Pizza|My Healthy Eating Habits

Coca Pizza|My Healthy Eating Habits

 

Rotisserie Chicken Cuban Sandwiches

Rotisserie Chicken Cuban Sandwiches|Aggies Kitchen

 

Creamy Avocado and White Bean Wrap|Eating Well

Creamy Avocado and White Bean Wrap|Eating Well

 

Slow Cooker Spicy Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches|Martha Stewart

Slow Cooker Spicy Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches|Martha Stewart

 

Healthier Chicago Style Pizza|Craving Something Healthy

Healthier Chicago Style Pizza|Craving Something Healthy

 

Thai Chicken Skewers With Sweet Chili Sauce|Knead for Food

Thai Chicken Skewers With Sweet Chili Sauce|Knead for Food

 

 

Which team are you cheering for!  Are you going to eat healthy or splurge?

Eat well!

 

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