DFW Beauty Guide: Healthy Super Bowl Snacks

The Super Bowl is all about football, beer, amazing commercials, and most importantly, FOOD, but don’t worry DFW Beauties, just because we say these options below are "guilt-free" doesn’t mean these snacks aren't finger-lickin-good!

Chipotle Chicken Sweet Potato Skins

This recipe tackles a notoriously unhealthy junk food and morphs it into a snack you can feel good about eating during the big game. With fiber-filled sweet potatoes as the base and chipotle chicken, spinach, and cheese as toppers, these skins perfectly combine sweet and savory. Add chopped roasted veggies to sneak in an added nutrition boost.

Ginger and Garlic Shrimp

Shrimp cocktails are tasty, but not exactly imaginative. To jazz up the old standby, try this spicy, seasoned version with a tangy tomato chutney for dipping. The appetizer gets its flavor from a mix of parsley, garlic, basil, ginger, lemon juice, and red pepper. Added bonus: Shrimp have a high concentration of the antioxidant astaxanthin, known to reduce inflammation and are packed with protein (1 gram per shrimp!).

Spicy Popcorn

Popcorn, which is one of our favorite satisfying low-cal snacks, gets a fancy upgrade with chili powder, cumin, pepper, paprika, and sharp jalapeño cheese (we suggest cutting the recipe to use one cup of cheese). Choose a low-fat, low-sodium pre-packaged variety of popcorn, or pop your own kernels in a small paper bag in the microwave.

Strawberry Footballs

Talk about an easy game-day dessert. These chocolate-covered strawberries (one of our favorite healthier ways to satisfy your sweet tooth!) take no time at all and are so cute you might not want to eat them. On second thought, who are we kidding? Added bonus:Strawberries have a ton of immunity boosting vitamin C.

Simple Healthy Wings

A televised sports gathering without wings is like jazzercising without Jane Fonda. We suggest these super simple wings that are baked instead of fried. Serve with carrot and celery sticks and extra hot sauce.