Winning at wellness: Healthy snacks for your Super Bowl party

Try these recipes for the best game day while keeping your health in mind.

Some people watch the Super Bowl for football, others for the ads; a third group of people watch it for the snacks. Super Bowl LVIII is coming up, and if you’re looking to enjoy your watch party in a health-conscious way, consider these recipes as simple, plant-based swaps or additions to your classic snack lineup. Adding extra veggies, legumes and protein to snacks that are typically less nutrient-dense is a great way to put your health first without sacrificing taste and enjoyment.

To reduce your risk of cancer, you should eat lots of fruits, vegetables, beans and whole grains, limit red meat and foods high in salt and cut out processed meats. It’s also best to avoid drinks with added sugar. A large 2021 study found that three servings of vegetables (not starchy ones, like potatoes) and two of fruit (not juice) every day resulted in a 10% lower risk of death from cancer.


Everyone knows that a football game is not complete without a chip and dip situation. Fortunately, there are ways to sneak in some all-important nutrients while enjoying your favorite snacks.

  • Kale salsa – Have you ever thought to add kale—a leafy green that doesn’t change the overall taste of this recipe — to your salsa to boost nutrients? Whip up this recipe using a blender for a hassle-free dip that’s ready within minutes. 
  • French onion dip – People often make this dip with sour cream and soup mix, but this version uses navy beans or Great Northern beans to add protein. If you’re a non-traditionalist, try it out and see how it compares to your go-to onion dip.

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