Survive the Super Bowl With These Healthier Recipes

This Sunday, the average person will consume 2,400 calories during the Super Bowl. That is 2,400 calories during a 4-5 hour period! YIKES! Now we don’t expect you to gnaw on rabbit food during the big game because there is a time and a place to indulge as long as you do it with intention and discipline. Eat one slice of pizza, not the entire pie. Eat 2 chicken wings, not the entire platter. Sip on flavored water or a beer, but no keg stands please.

Here’s the real low-down on America’s eating and emptying habits during the game:


Source: Huffington Post and Poopuri

EWW, right?! So what are some strategies avoid over-indulging in the pounds of nachos and chicken wings?

Before the Game

Get your workout in. Push yourself a little harder during your spin class or run an extra mile on the treadmill.

Eat before you go. Fill up before you go so there’s no need to indulge in mindless snacking.

Bring your water bottle. Keep it filled.


Bring your own food. If you know your host will only be providing nacho cheese Doritos and pizza during the game, there is nothing wrong with bringing your own food. People will be so involved in the game that no one will notice you feasting away on your Superfood snacks.

Healthy Alternatives

If your are hosting your own party, or need to bring a dish, here is a roundup from around the web of some healthy snacks even your Dorito-lovin’ friends will enjoy.


1. Superfood Salsa from Meg Unprocessed is the perfect dip or topper for your burger.

Superfood Salsa


2. Loaded Potato Skins by Kathy Patalsky are not only delicious, but could also be interactive. Set up a toppings bar with jalapeños, micro greens, onions, tomatoes, salsa… the variety is endless.

Vegan Loaded Potato


3. Creamy and Crunch Spuds by The Blender Girl is loaded with fresh veggies and herbs. Yum!

Creamy Vegan Potato Salad


4. Spicy Teriyaki Cauliflower Wings by The Balanced Blonde are lip-smacking good. No buffet is complete without something spicy.

Spicy Teriyaki Cauliflower Wings


5. Baked Jalapeño Poppers by Vegan Richa. Speaking of spicy… you might want pair these with the spicy cauliflower sauce.

Vegan Baked Jalapeno Poppers


6. Roasted Curry Chickpeas by Keri Glassman are the perfect replacement for the salty canned nut mix.



7. Sharon Palmer’s Southern-inspired Mississippi Caviar is a bright, zesty dip that will brighten any party, especially for those of you snowed in this week!

Mississippi Caviar


8. Still looking for a main attraction? Notcha Momma’s Nachos and Don’t Have a Cow Earthburger Sliders from Leslie Durso should fit the bill.

Vegan Recipe Roundup


9. Rainbow Spring Rolls with Ginger Peanut Sauce by Minimalist Baker will turn your snowed in festivities into a tropical fiesta.



10. These 6-Ingredient Raw Brownies by Sophie Jaffe will be the star of any dessert table.

Raw Brownies

What are your go-to snacks and dips for a crowd? Link to your recipe in the comments below.