Healthy Super Bowl

Whether or not you like football, there’s plenty to look forward to when it comes to Super Bowl weekend. For some of us, it’s the commercials. For others, it’s the Puppy Bowl. And for almost everyone, there’s the food. While we’ll almost definitely be cozied up to the spinach artichoke dip come game time, it’s nice to have some lighter fare around for a second quarter option. With that in mind, here are a few of our favorite healthy Super Bowl snacks from around the internet.

Feta and White Bean Dip with Pomegranate Seeds from Real Simple

You need a food processor or high-quality blender for this recipe—but if you can get your hands on one, it couldn’t be easier to make. In addition to pita chips, we like to serve it with rice crackers for our gluten-free friends and crudités for those still going strong on the New Year’s resolution front.

Coconut Shrimp from goop

This healthy take on classic fried shrimp hits three important marks: it comes together quickly, is easy to eat and tastes completely delicious. Plus, the tropical coconut flavor almost makes you forget that whole Polar Vortex business.

Veggie Rice Paper Wraps from Melissa Wood

Don’t be afraid: these fresh-tasting treats are easier to make than they first appear. You can also customize them with veggies of your choice (we love adding avocado) and spice things up with a variety of delicious dipping options.

Buffalo Cauliflower from NY Times Cooking

These days, cauliflower is standing in for everything from gnocchi to steaks. So why not bench the chicken wings (we promise that’s our only sports metaphor) in this classic game day dish? To make it Paleo-friendly, just swap ghee for butter and make sure to check ingredients on your buffalo sauce label.

Miso Almond Butter Cookies from Bon Appétit

Why should the savory snacks get to have all the fun? These mouthwateringly good cookies (made with whole wheat flour!) are a great way to add a little something sweet to your Super Bowl spread. And if you’re thinking “miso in cookies?!”—just trust us and give it a try. You won’t regret it.

Featured Photo by by Food Photographer | Jennifer Pallian on Unsplash.