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Easy Super Bowl Sunday Snacks!

By Amanda Turner MS, RD, CSSD

Superbowl 51 is almost here! Do you have your menu planned for the big day? Here are a few of my favorite snack ideas for the big game that are delicious and can help you balance favorite tastes (I.e. cheese) with healthy fare. 

Bruschetta and whole grain crackers


  • 2lb heirloom tomatoes, diced
  • ½ cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch black pepper
  • Ricotta cheese-optional
  • Whole grain crackers (try Triscuits, 365, or brown rice crackers for gluten free)


In a large bowl, add tomatoes, basic, garlic, vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper. Combine and refrigerate for 15-20 minutes. Top your cracker with 1 tsp ricotta (optional) with tomato mix on top. Enjoy!

Buffalo Chicken Dip


  • ½ cup plain, nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 4oz lowfat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup blue cheese
  • ½ cup hot sauce
  • 1 lb baked chicken, diced (fresh or canned)

Mix all ingredients together in a saucepan. Heat on medium heat for 5-10 minutes, until cheese is melted and bubbly. This is great served with chopped veggies like celery, carrots, cucumber, broccoli and cauliflower. The veggies are a great vessel to enjoy the creamy, cheesy dip, and they also help you feel more full than a cracker to avoid overeating.

Chicken Nachos


  • 10 baked tortilla chips
  • 4oz baked chicken, diced
  • ¼ cup shredded cheese
  • ¼ cup canned, no salt added black beans, drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup salsa
  • ¼ cup guacamole—optional
  • Chopped green onion to top—optional


Place all toppings on top of tortilla chips. Microwave for 30-60 seconds, until cheese is melted. Enjoy!

“Fried” Chicken Tenders


  • 1lb chicken breast
  • 1 cup egg whites (about 6 whites)
  • 2 cups crushed corn flakes


Preheat oven to 350F. Cut chicken into 1-2” wide strips. Dredge in egg whites then corn flakes, and place on baking sheet. Bake for about 30 minutes or until chicken reaches 165F.

Grilled fruit skewers


  • Pineapple, diced
  • Apples, diced
  • Peaches, halved
  • Honeydew melon, diced
  • Cantaloupe, diced
  • Skewers


Cut fruit into large 2-3” squares or segments. Thread fruit alternatively onto skewers. Place on hot grill until caramelized (2-3 minutes), turn, and caramelize the opposite side.


Superbowl is often full of alcoholic beverages. If you choose to imbibe for the game, here are a few ways to moderate and feel great the next day:

  • Choose to moderate liquor portions to 1.5oz in your drink.
  • Alternate between an alcoholic beverage and a non-alcoholic beverage.
  • Choose sugar-free mixers: soda water, sparkling flavored waters (like La Croix or Dasani Sparkling), diet soda/diet tonic, or Crystal Light/Mio type of water enhancers.
  • Avoid high-sugar mixers: regular sodas, juices/juice drinks, regular tonic, Gatorade, or simple syrups.
  • Choose light beers or drink heavier, microbrews in moderation. Microbrews can have as much alcohol as a glass of wine!
  • Serve 5oz pours of wine to moderate.