Taste of Health Francesca Ballicu | 10 months ago

6 Healthy Super Bowl Party Recipes Guaranteed to Score

Kick off game day with snacks that win big health points without losing out on flavor.

Let’s get superstitious: If your game-day eats aren’t winning, your team might not either. Don’t risk it – with these awesome recipes, you’re guaranteed at least one touchdown. #score

Baked Honey-Garlic Chicken Wings

This dish is wonderfully easy to make. One of the reasons it’s so effortless (and healthy) is that there’s no frying involved. The wings are coated in a mixture of honey, soy sauce, garlic powder and ketchup before being baked to perfection in the oven. Ingredients:
  • 3 pounds chicken
  • ¾ cup honey
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
Directions: Remove wing tips and discard. Cut wings apart at joint. Put in a shallow 9-by-13-inch casserole dish. In a bowl, combine honey, soy sauce, garlic powder and ketchup. Pour most of the marinade over the chicken pieces and let marinate for at least an hour. Preheat oven to 375°F and bake for 1 hour, turning once. Brush hot wings with the remaining sauce (more can be made for dipping if desired) and serve immediately. Recipe: Salu Salo

Warm Spinach-Artichoke Dip

Ingredients:
  • 1 (13.75 ounce) can artichoke hearts packed in water
  • 10 ounces frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed
  • ¼ cup chopped shallots
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½ cup fat free Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup light mayonnaise
  • ⅔ cup Parmigiano Reggiano
  • 4 ounces shredded part skim mozzarella cheese
  • Salt and fresh pepper to taste
Directions: Preheat oven to 375°F. In a small food processor, coarsely chop the artichoke hearts with the garlic and shallots. Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl. Place in an oven-proof dish (spray it with cooking oil first) and bake at 375° for 20 to 25 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbling. Serve right away with whole-wheat pita triangles. Can be made one day in advance and stored in the refrigerator before baking. Makes about 4 cups. Recipe: SkinnyTaste

Party-Pleasing White Bean Dip

This white bean dip is not only packed with protein, iron, fiber and antioxidants, but it has a similar consistency to sour cream and tastes oh-so-rich as a dip for veggies, whole-grain crackers and chips. Ingredients:
  • 1 (15 ounce) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup loosely packed chopped fresh sage leaves
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
Directions: Place cannellini beans in bowl and mash with fork; set aside. Heat a small pan over medium heat; add 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil and let it warm. Add garlic, and chopped fresh sage leaves. Stir constantly for 4 minutes or until garlic is brown and sage is crispy. Pour hot oil over beans; stir. Garnish with 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil, and add salt and pepper, to taste. Cover and store in fridge up to one week. Recipe: Health.com

Mini Turkey Burgers

Ingredients:
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 ¼ pounds ground turkey breast
  • ½ cup (2 ounces) crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • Cooking spray
  • ¼ cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons minced sweet or dill pickles
  • ⅛ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 (1 ounce) whole-wheat dinner rolls
  • 6 curly leaf lettuce leaves, torn in half
Directions: Combine first four ingredients in a large bowl. Add cheese, stirring with a fork just until combined. Divide turkey mixture into 12 equal portions, shaping each into a ¼ -inch thick patty. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add 4 patties; cook 2 minutes. Carefully turn patties over; cook another 2 minutes or until done. Repeat procedure with remaining patties. Combine mayonnaise, pickle, and ⅛ teaspoon pepper in a small bowl. Cut rolls in half horizontally. Spread about 1 teaspoon mayonnaise mixture on bottom half of each roll; top each with one turkey patty and one piece of lettuce. Cover with tops of rolls. Serve immediately. Recipe: My Recipes

Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients:
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 3 ounces Canadian bacon, diced
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
  • 3 teaspoons chopped fresh chives
  • 2 tablespoons shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese
Directions: Pierce potatoes with a fork and arrange on paper towels. Microwave on high 8 minutes; turn potatoes over after 4 minutes. If using an oven, bake potatoes at 375°F for one hour. Once cooled, cut each potato in half lengthwise and scoop out the pulp, leaving ¼-inch thick shells. Mash pulp in a bowl with 3 ounces of Canadian bacon, 2 tablespoons sour cream, and 2 teaspoons chives. Spoon mixture into shells. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons cheese over tops of potatoes. Microwave on high 2 minutes (or bake for another 10 to 15 minutes), and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon chives before serving. Recipe: Health.com

Zucchini Pizza Bites

It wouldn’t be a Super Bowl party without pizza. These crowd-pleasing pizza bites are as nutritious as they are delicious, and they come together in just 15 minutes! Ingredients:
  • ¼ cup pepperoni minis
  • 3 zucchinis (sliced into 1/4-inch thick rounds)
  • ⅓ cup marinara sauce
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Directions: Preheat oven to broil. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Working in batches, add zucchini and cook, flipping once, until golden, about 1 to 2 minutes on each side; season with salt and pepper. Place zucchini rounds onto a large baking sheet. Top each zucchini slice with marinara, mozzarella and pepperoni minis. Put into oven and cook until the cheese has melted, about 1 to 2 minutes. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning and serve immediately. Recipe: Delish Do you wish you had a community to inspire you and support the choices you make to improve your family’s nutrition habits? Now you do. Join the conversation, or start your own, using #TasteOfHealth.