How to: Host a CHEF-Approved Super Bowl Party

by Katy Bowen, MS, RDN, LD
Get your game face on! It’s almost time for the Super Bowl! Traditional Super Bowl foods tend to be loaded with calories, fat, and sodium. Instead, try these delicious and nutritious Game Day recipes that are sure to please:

Deconstructed Mini Cheeseburger Bites

Serving Size: 5 Mini Cheeseburger Bites

1. Skewer Grape tomato
2. Add Romaine Lettuce
3. Add 1 pickle slice
4. Add cube of cheddar cheese
5. Add mini meatball

Mini Meatball Recipe

½ lb lean ground beef
¼ cup whole grain bread crumbs
1 egg
1 tsp Worcestershire
1 tsp dried parsley
Pepper to taste

1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
2. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.
3. Roll mixture into small balls, about the size of a grape.
4. Place on a nonstick baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
5. Bake in the oven for about 12-15 minutes or until the meatballs reach an internal temperature of 155°F.

Veggie Shooters

Assorted veggies:
Carrot Sticks
Cucumber Slices
Red or Green Bell Pepper Sticks
2 Grape tomatoes on toothpick
Celery Sticks
CHEF Ranchy Dip [view recipe]
Assemble in a small plastic cup

Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Serving size: 2 sliders
2 Whole wheat buns
3 ounces of Shredded chicken
1 tsp Buffalo Sauce
Top with lettuce and tomato (optional)

Fruit Kabobs with Dark Chocolate Drizzle

  1. Skewer assorted fruit such as pineapple, grapes, strawberries, melon
  2. Lightly drizzle with melted dark chocolate
  3. Enjoy!

Salad in a Mason Jar

Layer romaine lettuce with your favorite veggies
Suggestions: Cucumbers, bell pepper, carrot, cucumber, tomatoes
Top with CHEF Italian Style Dressing [view recipe]

7 Layer Dip

Layers from bottom to top:

  1. Mashed pinto beans
  2. Mashed Avocado
  3. Low Fat Greek Yogurt
  4. Chunky Salsa
  5. Low-fat shredded cheese
  6. Tomatoes, diced
  7. Green onions