Wings, nachos, chili, and sliders — the calories and fat at a typical Super Bowl party can add up quickly, and make anyone feel less than, well, athletic. And don't get us started on the beer. But, never fear, that's why The Daily Meal has once again put together a healthy Super Bowl menu that touches on everyone's favorites without sacrificing flavor.
We also gathered together some tips from Chad Sarno, healthy eating chef for Whole Foods Market, to help you make the right choices when planning your party. Sarno believes in eating "whole, unprocessed foods and a colorful variety of plants," obtaining "healthy fats from sources like nuts, seeds, and avocadoes," and choosing "nutrient-dense foods."
To put his strategy in practice, he suggests serving alternatives to familiar favorites like salsa and hummus that make use of more fresh produce, such as this Grilled Pineapple Mango Salsa. Or, when serving dips like his Edamame Guacamole, Sarno suggests serving kale chips or fresh vegetables instead of store-bought tortilla chips. And when time comes to chow down on chili, think about swapping out fatty, cholesterol-laden ground beef with lean, protein- and B vitamin-packed bison, like with this recipe for Bison and Black Bean Chili.
For more healthy Super Bowl recipes, be sure to check out our Healthy Super Bowl Menu from last year.
Will Budiaman is the Recipe Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow him on Twitter @WillBudiaman.