Healthy Super Bowl Snacks that will be a Crowd Pleaser

Super Bowl Sunday is upon us. Time for great football, exciting half time shows and entertaining commercials. But what Super Bowl party is complete without delicious snacks? Here are just a few that your guests will enjoy!


Sweet Potato Skins with Guacamole & Harrisa

Potato skins are a football snack staple. Who knew they could be healthy????


4 medium sweet potatoes
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1/4 cup 2% milk
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
Ground black pepper, to taste
1 Tbsp. Harissa paste 
Guacamole (store bought or freshly prepared) 

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Pork and Pinto Bean Nachos

Nachos are my favorite party food. This recipe will sure be a hit at yours.



1 (1-pound) pork tenderloin, trimmed
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Cooking spray
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon minced garlic


1 can chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
2 tablespoons water
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 (15-ounce) cans pinto beans, rinsed and drained
4 applewood-smoked bacon slices, cooked and crumbled


1 1/2 cups chopped plum tomato
1 cup diced avocado
1/2 cup chopped jicama
1/3 cup chopped onion
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
Remaining ingredients:
6 ounces sturdy tortilla chips (8 cups)
1 1/4 cups (5 ounces) shredded reduced-fat Colby and Monterey Jack cheese blend
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 jalapeño pepper, thinly prepared

Your guests will keep coming back for more.


Nutty Pimiento Cheese Balls


Cheese Please.


2 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), softened (generous 1/4 cup)
8 ounces shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (about 2 cups)
8 ounces shredded Monterey Jack cheese (about 2 cups)
3 tablespoons low-fat mayonnaise
3 tablespoons drained chopped pimientos
1 teaspoon grated onion
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
Pinch of salt
Pinch of freshly ground pepper
1 1/2 cups finely chopped toasted pecans (see Tip)

These bite size cheeseblls will be a hit with your kids


Pizza Pockets


1 tablespoon olive oil
8 ounces Italian turkey sausage
1 cup tightly-packed arugula (about 1 ounce)
4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1/3 cup grated Parmesan, plus 1/4 cup
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 (13.5-ounce) package of store-bought pizza crust (recommended: Pillsbury)
All-purpose flour, for rolling out pizza dough
1 egg, beaten (for egg wash)
1 1/2 cups marinara sauce, store-bought or homemade

These are perfect to be served as an hors d'oeuvres


Turkey Kibbe Kebabs with Two Sauces



2 lemons
3/4 cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
1/3 cup coarsely chopped fresh mint
1/3 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons water
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
Pinch of Aleppo pepper

Yogurt-garlic sauce

2 cups plain low-fat Greek yogurt
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Turkey kebabs

1 pound ground turkey, dark meat
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
1 cup medium-grade bulgur, rinsed and drained well
1 small onion, coarsely chopped
1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon Aleppo pepper
Warm pita bread, for serving

Your guests will be lining up to ask you where you got this recipe.


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