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Healthy Super Bowl Noshes

If you’re hosting a Super Bowl gathering or going to a friend’s place to watch the big game, you’ll probably want to prepare an appetizer or two to share with others during the event. Foods that are typically served at sporting events are often high in calories, sodium, and fat, but it doesn’t have to be that way! Read on for low-cost, healthy versions of popular Super Bowl noshes.

Make your own popcorn. Did you know that popcorn is a whole grain? Popcorn can be a healthy choice if it is prepared the right way. Try preparing your own stove top popcorn. Avoid adding extra fat (butter) and salt; instead, add your own spices for flavor.

Lighten up your buffalo wings. Bake your buffalo wings instead of frying them to cut calories and fat. Serve this Baked Buffalo Wings recipe with blue cheese dip and see if your friends notice the difference. If you want to try a delicious vegetarian option, try this Healthy Buffalo Cauliflower Bites recipe!

Make your own guacamole. It’s actually quite easy to make guacamole at home. This homemade guacamole recipe is simple and won’t break the bank. If you want to be extra adventurous, make your own tortilla chips to go with it!

Serve mini taco meatballs. Imagine the best part of a taco in appetizer form. This mini taco meatballs recipe takes less than 30 minutes to make. This healthy app is packed with flavor!

Make your own healthy pizzas. Pizza is a wonderful low-cost meal that can feed many people without costing a lot of money. Whip up Pesto Pizza with Sliced Tomatoes and a Barbecue Chicken Pizza. If these two options aren’t your style, pick your favorite pizza toppings and create your own recipe!

There are many different ways to re-create your favorite dishes in a healthy way without sacrificing taste. Make one or two of these low-cost Super Bowl snacks and you’re sure to receive compliments from your guests!