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10 healthy Super Bowl snacks

Score a touchdown at your Super Bowl party with these healthy and delicious nibbles

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super bowl party

Prepare a healthier Super Bowl party

If you’re watching your weight, you’ll have a choice to make on Super Bowl Sunday: Splurge on calorie-heavy foods or opt for a healthier spread. While it’s fine to indulge in moderation, it’s also possible stick to your healthy-eating plan while enjoying delicious game-day snacks. These healthier nibbles are sure to impress your Super Bowl party guests-and help you avoid Monday-morning regrets.

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Veggie chips with peanut sauce

1. Vegetable Chips with Spicy Peanut Dip

Oven-baked vegetable chips are not only healthier than those that are fried, their flavour is fresher and more concentrated, too. Here, thin slices of beet and potato are baked in a hot oven to make dippers for an Asian-inspired spicy peanut dip.

 

Each serving has 288 calories, 18 g total fat (2 g saturated fat) and 7 g protein.

 

Get the recipe here.

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Amy's chili

2. Amy’s Organic Chili – Medium with Vegetables

Even die-hard meat lovers will enjoy this medium-spice vegetarian chili. It’s low in fat, cholesterol-free and made with all-organic vegetable ingredients.

 

Each 1 cup serving has 230 calories, 6 g fat (0.5 g saturated fat) and 10 g protein. ($5, 398 mL)

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crudite

3. Crudites with Three Dips

Few foods are healthier than raw vegetables, so serve these crudites with tempting low-fat dips to munch on before kick-off. You can also offer fruit and whole-wheat pita bread for dipping.

 

Each serving has 110 calories, 4 g total fat (1 g saturated fat) and 8 g protein.

 

Get the recipe here.

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Silani All Natural Omega 3 Provolone Cheese Slices

4. Silani All Natural Omega 3 Provolone Cheese Slices

Treat football fans to a healthier cheese platter. These provolone cheese slices are made with omega-3 pasteurized milk, as are other Silani cheeses, including Parmesan and ricotta. Eating a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce your risk for cancer, diabetes and heart disease.

 

Each slice of provolone (15 g) has 48 cal­ories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat) and 4 g protein. ($3, 90 g)

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Silani All Natural Omega 3 Provolone Cheese Slices

4. Silani All Natural Omega 3 Provolone Cheese Slices

Treat football fans to a healthier cheese platter. These provolone cheese slices are made with omega-3 pasteurized milk, as are other Silani cheeses, including Parmesan and ricotta. Eating a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce your risk for cancer, diabetes and heart disease.

 

Each slice of provolone (15 g) has 48 cal­ories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat) and 4 g protein. ($3, 90 g)

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eggplants large

5. The Coup’s Balsamic Eggplant Dip

Guests will love this delicoius vegetarian eggplant dip from acclaimed Calgary restaurant The Coup. Serve with toasted pita chips or flatbread.

 

Each serving has 158 calories, 3 g protein, 11 g fat (1 g saturated fat) and 7 g of fibre.

 

Get the recipe here.

 

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almonds

6. Infusion Roasted Almonds

Nuts are a must at any Super Bowl party, and, as a good source of protein and healthy fats, they can actually good for you.

 

Infusion Roasted Almonds contain no added oil and less than 104 grams of sodium for each serving

 

Each half-cup of Infusion Roasted Almonds (125mL) has 310 calories, 25 g fat, 6 g fibre and 10 g protein. ($4, 227 g)

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Stuffed mushrooms

7. Stuffed Mushrooms

These mushrooms are filled with a delicious mixture of finely chopped zucchini, spinach and hazelnuts, then topped with grated Parmesan cheese and baked for delicious, hard-to-resist party bites. They look their best if the mushrooms are all about the same size.

 

Each serving (one mushroom) has 53 calories, 4 g total fat (1 g saturated) and 2 g of protein.

 

Get the recipe here.

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brown rice crisps

8. Rice Thins, Brown Rice Crisps

Chips and dip are a party favourite, but substituting a healthier chip can lower the guilt factor on this game-time snack.

New Rice Thins Brown Rice Crisps are a good alternative to other chips-they’re are baked and not fried, and they contain 13 g of whole grains per each 21 g serving. These crunchy snacks are also gluten-free.

Each serving of Brown Rice Crisps (9 crackers, 21g) has 90 calories, 2 g of fat, and no cholesterol. ($3, 100 g)

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mango tomato salsa

9. Tortilla Chips with Fresh Mango and Tomato Salsa

Here is a fresh-tasting, colourful salsa that is rich in vitamins and valuable antioxidants. It is a perfect dip for crunchy, homemade tortilla chips, quickly baked rather than deep-fried for a healthy, low-fat result. Either corn tortillas or flour tortillas can be used to make the chips.

 

Each serving has 109 calories, 1 g total fat and 2 g protein.

 

Get the recipe here.

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edamame

10. PC Edamame

If nuts aren’t an option for your party, try snacking on edamame.These boiled soybeans, often served as part of Japanese cuisine, are high in fiber and protein and can be served cold or warm.

PC Edamame are shelled and quick-frozen within 24 hours of harvesting, locking in flavour and nutrition. These edamame are high in fiber and protein. They can be served cold or warm.

 

Each half-cup serving of PC Edamame (125mL) has 120 calories, 5 g fat, 4 g fibre and 11 g protein. ($3,  500 g)

 

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