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.
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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.