1/27/15

Low-Fat Hacks For Your Favorite Game Day Snacks

In an effort to not completely sabotage my diet on Super Bowl Sunday, I put together a Super Bowl Spread that's packed with guilt-free goodness. Every single recipe is a twist on classic Game Day favorite. These hacks will leave you satisfied, and most of all, not feeling like you knocked over an all you can eat buffet.

Without further ado, today's Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Low-Fat Hacks For Your Favorite Super Bowl Snacks.

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1. Chili

To tame this classic crowd pleaser, replace high-fat ground beef with lean ground turkey breast and lean ground sirloin. Load up on the veggies: peppers, onions, beans, tomatoes and fire-roasted corn. Top with reduced fat cheese and sour cream.


2. Homemade bean dips so good, no one will know they are bean!  


Make your own creamy (the creamier the better) dips by pureeing white beans with onion, garlic, and Parmesan cheese, or black beans with green chiles and cumin. The calories and fat are significantly slashed, plus you get a fiber boost with each serving. Serve with fresh veggies.  For a list of yummy dip recipes and nutrition info, click here.




3. Homemade Mini Pizzas LOADED with Hidden Goodness!


Keep the kids entertained with 'make your own mini pizzas.' Just don't let them see you layering on the veggies before the cheese. Save time by prepping the dough the night before. On game day, offer healthy toppings like low-fat mozzarella, turkey pepperoni and loads of veggies. 

4. Buffalo Chicken Salad


Skip the fried chicken and go for baked chicken salad for full flavor and a fraction of the fat!
To save time, I pick out the fattest rotisserie chicken in the deli. Chop in to small pieces and toss with buffalo sauce, greek yogurt or low-fat mayo and chopped celery. Serve with blue cheese crumbles and fat-free ranch dip. Recipe, Here.




Roast cauliflower until slightly browned and crispy. 
Serve with celery sticks, fat-free blue cheese or ranch for a nearly guiltless snack! 
Recipe, here.

6. Can the nuts and roast savory chickpeas!

These are so good I make them year round!
Recipe, here.


7. Don't forget the Game day Helmet O' Fruit! 



8. Fresh Baked Pretzels!
These are SO GOOD and low fat too!
Made with refrigerated bread sticks, so no prep! Recipe, here.



9. CHEESE PLEASE! Low-Fat Queso Dip!


Add chili, loads of veggies and reduced fat and/or fat free cheese! Step-by-step, Here.


10. The Ultimate Gridiron dip tray filled with yummy low fat healthy dips


Complete walk through, here.


Do you have a healthy game day favorite? Please Share!



In addition to being the founder of First Time Mom and Dad, April is an award-winning published writer. Her work has been published in over ten countries and four languages. From books to newspapers, to print/online magazines and everything in between, you can find her work. For more on April, Visit AprilMcCormick.com

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