Greasy pizzas, french fries, wings, potato chips and creamy dip are just some of unhealthy foods people tend to consume watching football on Sundays. The delicious food is almost as necessary to Sunday football as owning a flat screen TV is. The truth is, you can still have incredibly good food without the fat and calorie binge.
Skinny Buffalo Wings
Buffalo chicken wings are one of the most popular football foods around, but they?re not very healthy. This recipe for tasty broiled chicken wings eliminates frying in oil and the butter traditionally used in hot sauce. A single serving is only 204 calories.
Creamy Spinach Dip
So many creamy dips are high in fat and calories. When you?re watching TV and munching, they can be so hard to resist. Before you know it, you?ve eaten several servings worth of dip and blown your diet to smithereens. This recipe for creamy spinach dip eliminates mayonnaise and sour cream, in favor of lighter ingredients that are just as creamy. Just 54 calories per ? Cup serving.
Coriander-Chile Pinto Bean Dip
This super creamy, spicy bean dip is sure to be a hit. Ingredients include red-wine vinegar and cayenne pepper. If you have a food processor, the recipe will take just minutes to whip up and serve. It will keep in the refrigerator for three days, so you can make it in advance, too. Approximately 120 calories per serving.
Beef and Beer Chili
Possibly the perfect recipe for your football Sunday chili. This is a thick, meaty chili with lots of flavor. The ingredients are simple enough that you probably have most of them on hand already. It takes about 40 minutes to make. You can freeze your leftovers or make extra just to freeze it. One serving is 261 calories.
Crispy Baked Zucchini Fries
Strips of zucchini breaded with flour, garlic, and seasoned breadcrumbs then baked, not fried, make for a delicious finger food. The recipe is simple enough to make more or less depending on how many guests will be sharing with you. These are perfect for dipping in a variety of flavors of dip, so they?ll be great whether you make your own or serve store bought dip. Baking time is just under 20 minutes. These have about 35 calories per serving.
Sweet Potato Skins
A healthy twist on the popular, deep fried, loaded potato skins. This recipe uses light sour cream and light cream cheese to reduce calories in this favorite without compromising on taste. However, you could potentially cut calories even further by swapping some ingredients. This recipe is 367.8 calories per serving, which sounds like a lot, until you compare it to as many as 500 calories per individual fried, loaded skin.
Triple Pepper Nachos
Just about everyone loves a platter of nachos piled high with scrumptious toppings. The scale, however, is not usually quite as happy about those nachos. This recipe involves baking flour tortillas for your own chips. The toppings are simple and include: black beans, chunky salsa, colby and Monterey Jack cheese, red sweet peppers, pepperoncinis, jalape?os, and more. It will take a little more than half an hour to prep and cook. Even with all those toppings, these nachos are only 201 calories per serving.
Whether you make a healthier version of an old favorite or try something new, you can have delicious game time munchies without tons of fat and calories. Don?t be afraid to swap ingredients and try different spices to add more kick to healthy recipes, too.