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5 Recipes for a healthy and delicious Super Bowl party

Get some help planning your game day menu with a VCU Health dietitian.

Buffalo Wings (Getty Images)

This blog was originally published on February 11, 2022. It has since been updated. 

No matter who you're rooting for, all Super Bowl fans can agree on one winner — the food! Entertain this year's celebrations with a winning menu, put together by Mary-Jo Sawyer, VCU Health registered dietitian

Easy buffalo wings

Skip the takeout wings and make a leaner version at home. This recipe details how to boil, then broil chicken wings instead of frying. This method keeps the wings moist on the inside, and crispy on the outside without the extra fat. Don't forget to serve with plenty of carrot and celery sticks to give your taste buds a break, and sneak in some veggies.

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Chili Con Carne

Chili con carne

Everyone seems to have a favorite chili, just like a favorite football team. Do you prefer your chili mild or spicy? With beans or without? This chili recipe is very flexible. If you don't want beans, simply omit them for a lean, meaty dish. You can also use lean ground turkey breast, or vegetarian meat crumbles in place of the ground sirloin.

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Beef Sliders

Beef sliders with chipotle yogurt sauce

Don't let their size fool you; these easy sliders pack a flavorful punch and will keep every tummy satisfied regardless of what happens on the field. Keep your red meat portions small and lean, but still full of protein and iron.

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Baked Potato

Baked potato bar

Relax and watch the game while everyone makes their own stuffed potato. Purchase one potato per person and a couple more for leftovers (or in case the game goes into overtime). Select a variety of toppings and you're all set!

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 Spinach Dip

Lightened up spinach dip

We can almost guarantee that this classic appetizer will be a crowd pleaser even after Super Bowl Sunday has passed. Spinach is one of the healthiest vegetables, packed with nutrient-rich vitamins and minerals that help regulate stress and treat depression, which may come in handy during the heated game.

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Recipes created or adapted by Mary-Jo Sawyer, VCU Health registered dietitian