Game On: Healthy Super Bowl Recipes

Parties are typically diet disasters. Our good-for-you playbook offers a home-field advantage.


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Mini Stuffed Potatoes

Mini Stuffed Potatoes
Makes 12
Prep 20 m
Bake 30 m

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Cheesy Crab Dip

Cheesy Crab Dip
Makes 12
Prep 15 m
Bake 30 m

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Sausage and Pepper Heroes

Sausage & Pepper Heroes
Makes 8
Prep 15 m
Bake 50 m

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Butternut Squash Cincinnati-Style Chili

Butternut Squash Cincinnati-Style Chili
Makes 8
Prep 20 m
Bake 30 m
Cook 26 m

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Two-Way Nachos

Two-Way Nachos
Makes 6
Prep 10 m
Bake 15 m

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Rocky Road Brownies

Rocky Road Brownies
Makes 25
Prep 15 m
Bake 25 m

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More Quick Bites

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Shrimp & Dip

Ten large shrimp weigh in at about 55 calories. Serve with cocktail sauce or bottled reduced-fat dressing, such as honey mustard, Caesar, or ranch (for roughly an additional 35 calories per tablespoon).

Mini Reubens

Spread 1/2 teaspoon fat-free Thousand Island dressing on party-size pumpernickel bread slices. Top with 1 tablespoon sauerkraut, and 1/2 slice each turkey and reduced-fat Swiss cheese (such as Alpine Lace). Heat gently until cheese melts.

Pita Crisps and Creamy Hummus

Cut pita into 6 wedges and split; brush lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with smoked paprika. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 5 minutes. In a food processor, blend 1 can drained chickpeas, 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt, 2 cloves garlic, and 2 tablespoons each light cream cheese, lemon juice, and olive oil until smooth.


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Super Sippers

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—Mix equal parts cold light beer and diet lemon soda or ginger ale for a shandy—a refreshing twist on a spritzer.

—Flavor a glass of seltzer with a teaspoon or two of creme de cassis or framboise to create a festive cocktail.

—For a spin on a Cuba Libre, add a splash of vanilla-infused vodka and a twist of lime to Diet Coke.

Originally published in the February 2011 issue of Healthclothing magazine.