Kick off your Super Bowl party with some healthy treats

January 29, 2013 

There's no rule that food served on Super Bowl Sunday has to be unhealthy. It can seem that way, though, with game-day buffet tables piled high with fried chicken wings, chips drenched in cheese sauce and slices of meat-lovers pizza. If you want to stick with traditional football party foods, here are a few suggestions for making them a bit more healthy.

These baked chicken wings from Six Sisters look like they were fried. I loved the author's tips on how to prevent your wings from getting soggy. I definitely want to try these.

Shape magazine offers five healthy pizzas that you can make at home.

My sister and I made homemade pretzels for the first time last spring and they were a huge hit with her party guests and not nearly as complicated as we thought they'd be to prepare. I love these tips for making the perfect pretzel every time. Served with spicy mustard instead of cheese sauce, pretzels can be a healthy treat.

If you're looking to lighten up easy-to-make chili, check out this Turkey and Bean Chili. Thanks to the poblano pepper, garlic and spices, I doubt anyone will even notice that you've used ground turkey instead of hamburger.

This Roasted Cauliflower and Sesame Spread from Food & Wine looks like a tasty alternative to hummus. It calls for tahini, which I've only ever used in hummus, so I'm excited to experiment.

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