We all want to watch the Super Bowl and kick back with friends and have a few snacks and drinks, right?
Here are 12 snacks that will allow you to indulge but that won’t eradicate all the hard work you’ve been doing at Barry’s Boot Camp!
Veggies with guacamole. Avocados are high in calories but also contain heart-healthy fat that can fill you up and cause you to eat less of the other bad-for-you foods. Salsa is pretty much free food so when you have had enough guac, dig into the salsa guilt-free,” she says. Use Siete Foods tortilla chips which are made from coconut and cassava flour and taste great. Serve trays with celery, cucumber, and carrot sticks with a low-calorie dip.
Baked wings. Chicken wings are a popular and staple snack at most Super Bowl parties, Collingwood tells Newsmax Health. Bake them instead of frying to cut calories and serve with hot sauce.
Cauliflower bites. These nutritious and tasty treats are easy to make. Simply cut up a head of cauliflower into florets and toss with salt, garlic powder and pepper. Bake for 15 minutes in an oven preheated 400 and serve with Frank’s Red Hot Sauce or any sauce
Beef sliders. Make your own sliders by cooking sliced grass-fed beef on toasted whole wheat buns. Garnish with caramelized onion and avocado.
Shrimp cocktail. This is a great high-protein, low-calorie choice and the cocktail sauce contains tomatoes which are chock full of lycopene, a powerful antioxidant. Or simply flavor the shrimp with a squeeze of fresh lemon.
Turkey chili. Make your own heart-healthy chili with ground turkey, beans, and veggies for a high-protein dish that’s filled with heart-healthy fiber. This will keep your guests warm, cozy and satisfied. serve the chili with shredded cheese, slices of avocado, and chopped tomatoes to prevent overindulging.
Healthy deviled eggs. Here’s another staple updated to provide extra health benefits. Mix the egg yolks with hummus and spices like salt, pepper, paprika, and chili powder instead of mayo. This provides lots of protein which keeps you satisfied and prevents mindless munching.
Chicken skewers. Chicken breast tenders are lean and healthy when grilled or broiled on skewers. You can marinate the tenders in soy-ginger sauce or teriyaki sauce for extra flavor. Serve with a variety of low calories sauces and dips.
Stuffed mushrooms. Mushrooms are very low in calories but delicious stuffed and baked with sautéed spinach mixed with low-fat feta cheese or another cheese of your choice.
Bruschetta. Top sliced crusty bread with antioxidant-packed chopped tomatoes, onion, and basil. Bake or broil for a healthy alternative to traditional pizza that has much more fat and calories. Be creative and top the bruschetta wish smoked salmon, avocado, or grilled vegetables.
Fruit skewers with yogurt dip. This attractive snack satisfies everybody’s sweet tooth while making an attractive addition to the Super Bowl table. Some suggestions include grapes, strawberries, melon, and pineapple chunks.
Pistachios. Keep plenty of these nuts on hand for snacking. They are low in calories and, when served in the shell, take longer to crack open and eat, slowing down the caloric intake.