Super Bowl Snacks Slimmed Down

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Who doesn’t love a Super Bowl party? Even if your team isn’t playing, there are still other aspects of the event to enjoy: The commercials, the half time show, and of course, the snacks! If ever there was a day to remind yourself that it’s okay to enjoy all things in moderation, the Super Bowl is the day! There are some favorite classic Super Bowl snacks that we see at these parties, like Buffalo wings, pizza, and beer. And what would a Super Bowl party be without Ro*Tel Queso dip?! This year, I have decided to serve all of these classics, but with a twist: I have slimmed down the snacks so that you can enjoy them all as you cheer on your team (or Katy Perry)!

Buffalo chicken wings are a snack that meat lovers adore. But what about the vegetarians? Here’s an option from Vegan.com for Cauliflower Buffalo Wings. Simply dip the florets into the batter, bake for 20 minutes until they brown, and remove them from the oven for a second dipping.

Cauliflower cut into florets.

Cauliflower cut into florets.

Batter-dipped and ready for the oven.

Batter-dipped and ready for the oven.

One by one, dip the florets into your favorite hot sauce, and put them back into the oven for 10 more minutes. Serve them as you would regular wings with some celery and Blue Cheese dressing, or try my homemade Ranch Dressing Dip.

Cauliflower Buffalo Wings - yum!

Cauliflower Buffalo Wings – yum!

 

Pizza is a staple food for most sports-viewing parties, but at a Super Bowl party, a couple of slices of pizza could fill you up and cause you to miss out on all of the other goodies.  What if there was a way to have just a bite of pizza?  And what if that bite had more protein than your regular pie?  Enter in the fabulous Quinoa Pizza Bites from Chocolate Covered Katie.  They are super-easy to make.  If you have never made quinoa before, check out this how-to recipe.  Mash all of the pizza bite ingredients together except for the mozzarella cheese, and roll them into balls.  Then push a piece of the mozzarella into the center of each ball and seal them back up before baking.

Ready for mashing!

Ready for mashing!

Stuffed with cheease and ready for baking.

Stuffed with cheese and ready for baking.

The result is a crunchy, gooey, bite of protein-packed pizza – delish!

Quinoa Pizza Bites!

Quinoa Pizza Bites!

 

Last, but certainly not least on my list of slimmed down snacks for the Super Bowl is Ro*Tel Queso dip. This classic recipe calls for only two ingredients:  Ro*Tel Original Tomatoes and Diced Green Chiles and Velveeta. My slimmed down version of the recipe adds only one extra ingredient, but lowers the calories and increases the vitamin A, vitamin C, and potassium content of this party favorite!  Can you guess what it is?  Click here for a hint (or just check out the recipe):

A Super Bowl classic (with a slimmed down twist).

A Super Bowl classic (with a slimmed down twist).

GGL’s Slimmed Down Super Bowl Queso Dip

Serves a Super Bowl Party

1 can Ro*Tel Original Diced Tomatoes and Green Chiles

16 oz Velveeta, cut into 1″ cubes

1 cup pureed pumpkin (either homemade or canned pure pumkin)

 

Place all ingredients into a small pot.  Over medium heat, stir the contents until all of the cheese is melted.  Remove from heat and enjoy immediately with your favorite chip or veggie!

All of the ingredients - how easy!

All of the ingredients – how easy!

In only minutes, this zesty, creamy, yummy, and easy dip has been slimmed down and ready to be enjoyed by all.  This Slimmed Down Super Bowl Queso Dip, made with only three ingredients, is the perfect recipe hack for your party!  Head over to Queso For All if you are looking for other creative Queso recipes for your Super Bowl party.

This Queso Dip is party-ready!

This Queso Dip is party-ready!

Still creamy, even with the secret ingredient!

Still creamy, even with the secret ingredient!

Check out this delicious spread of slimmed down Super Bowl classics…

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With yummy snacks including Cauliflower Buffalo Wings, Quinoa Pizza Bites, and of course GGL’s Slimmed Down Super Bowl Queso Dip, no one will be able wait until kick-off to dig in. These slimmed down snacks will definitely have your guests doing an excessive touchdown celebration without the penalty of extra calories.

Enjoy the game (and the snacks)!

xo

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