8 healthy Super Bowl snacks (that don't scream 'healthy')
Super Bowl parties can be a real minefield if you're trying to heal your metabolism. You can't exactly eat cocktail weenies as your main course—but luckily, you don't have to hang out forlornly by the veggie platter, either.
Healthier Super Bowl snacks
Actually, some classic Super Bowl snacks aren't too bad. Others, you can easily tweak to make them healthy (and nobody will suspect). Here's a cheat sheet:
This is almost always a healthy pick—it's usually just beans, spices, and a drizzle of oil. This white bean dip comes together in 15 minutes and always gets rave reviews. You can sub black beans, pinto beans, different spices—it's all good.
Another hard-to-mess-up healthy choice. Although avocados are a pretty fatty fruit, it's the good fat. To take the really easy route, just mash everything with a fork to make guacamole.
You could do a lot worse: Deviled eggs are usually just eggs, spices, and a dab of mayo. True, ordinary mayo (made with soybean oil, and sometimes corn syrup) isn't exactly the best. Unless you have a burning desire to make your own mayonnaise, look for safflower mayo, or pick an organic mayo that uses expeller-pressed, non-genetically modified (phase approved) oils.
Spicy meatballs-on-a-toothpick usually show up at Super Bowl parties. These easy meatballs skip the usual sugary sauce, and the green chiles and chili paste add a little kick.
Steak on a stick
Steak skewers are perfect party food—and perfect Fast Metabolism food. These spicy cumin-scented beef kebabs definitely do not scream 'diet.'
Non-boring veggie platter
Instead of the usual carrot, celery, and broccoli combo, try fennel, zucchini, Belgian endive, green beans, and other unique veggies for dipping this year. Maybe you won't even miss the corn chips.
Who said anything about skipping dessert? Try these delicious cookies or these chocolate candies. They are sure to be a hit!