Healthy Super Bowl Recipes: 6 Clean Sauces For Your Party

This Super Bowl weekend, don't hide in the corner nibbling celery sticks. Bring these healthy sauces to the party and dip your snacks without feeling guilty.

It's Super Bowl time! This game of all games may be hugely exciting for sports fans, but it can also be a time of anxiety for people trying to stick to a clean diet. What can healthy eaters and fitness buffs do? Continue to skip out on the chips and dip and nibble on carrots and rice cakes? That might seem like the only option. You can, however, opt to "get creative."

If you're playing host or have been instructed to bring food to a pot-luck party, figuring out ways to keep guests happy and your calorie count within reasonable limits is challenging. But with mission "get creative," there's hope. By using smart substitutions like low-fat Greek yogurt instead of sour cream, swapping butter for virgin coconut oil, or using honey instead of sugar, you can continue to dip your treats without sacrificing your six-pack.

Need some ideas? Try these recipes!

High-Protein, Low-Fat Chocolate Peanut Butter

Who doesn't love the magical combo of chocolate and peanut butter? Instead of serving a bowl of Reese's at your Super Bowl party, try this recipe. Serve it in wraps, or put it in a bowl and arrange some home-baked pita chips. It's a treat that may get more attention than the game!

Ingredients
Directions
  1. Mix the casein, powdered peanut butter, cocoa powder together in a small bowl.
  2. Slowly add water (2 Tbsp at a time) until reaching desired consistency.
  3. Stir in almonds and dried fruit.
  4. Serve with a low-carb wrap or make your own pita chips.
Nutrition Facts
Recipe yields 2 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 220
Total Fat7 g
Total Carb15 g
Protein13 g

High-Protein, Low-Fat Chocolate Peanut Butter PDF (495 KB)

Yogurt Basil Spread

That veggie-and-ranch-dressing tray is a staple at almost every get-together. Sure the carrots and celery sticks are good, but what do you do about that calorie-laden ranch dressing? Swap it with this delicious yogurt spread, of course.

Ingredients
Directions
  1. Mix the yogurt, mayo and garlic together until smooth.
  2. Stir in the fresh basil and salt and pepper.
  3. Serve with pieces of low-carb bread or with veggie sticks.
Nutrition Facts
Recipe yields 2 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 130
Total Fat7 g
Total Carb8 g
Protein12 g

Yogurt Basil Spread PDF (595 KB)

Coconut Yogurt Dip

Sweet potato fries are always popular. Bring them to the party with this dip and add some sweet, low-cal flavor to those delicious complex carbs.

Ingredients
Directions
  1. Blend all the ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth.
  2. Serve with baked sweet potato fries as a delicious treat or appetizer!
Nutrition Facts
Recipe yields 4 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 63
Total Fat7 g
Total Carb6 g
Protein2 g

Coconut Yogurt Dip PDF (480 KB)

Sweet 'n' Spicy Yogurt Spread

More than a billion chicken wings were eaten on Super Bowl Sunday last year. If they're on your menu again for 2013, try them with a healthier sauce. The tangy flavor will have your guests begging for more!

Ingredients
Directions
  1. Stir ingredients together until well mixed.
  2. Pour over plain tuna or chicken to spice it up!
Nutrition Facts
Recipe yields 2 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 45
Total Fat0 g
Total Carb9 g
Protein3 g

Sweet 'n' Spicy Yogurt Spread PDF (541 KB)

High-Protein Spinach and Mushroom Dip

Chips and dip are the most classic party food. Don't throw away your clean diet by dipping Doritos into microwaved Velveeta cheese and salsa. Instead, try this protein-filled dip with some brown rice crackers.

Ingredients
Directions
  1. In a large pre-sprayed pan, saute the mushrooms and spinach over medium heat for about 10 minutes, or until the mushrooms are tender.
  2. Blend cottage cheese, egg whites, and garlic until smooth.
  3. Transfer the cottage cheese mixture to a large bowl and stir in the spinach and egg beaters.
  4. Microwave for approximately 1 minute or until warm throughout.
  5. Enjoy with rice crackers!
Nutrition Facts
Recipe yields 4 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 66
Total Fat1 g
Total Carb4 g
Protein10 g

High-Protein Spinach and Mushroom Dip PDF (573 KB)

Blueberry Banana Butter

Need something sweet? Those cupcakes might look great, but they're full of refined sugar. This yummy butter is still sweet, but has far fewer calories and grams of sugar than most desserts. Serve it with pieces of home-made protein bread.

Ingredients
Directions
  1. In a microwave, heat the banana and blueberries in separate bowls for approximately one minute, or until soft.
  2. Combine the banana and coconut oil in a blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Transfer blend to a small bowl and stir in the heated blueberries.
  4. Spread over Ezekiel toast for a delicious, clean eating treat!
Nutrition Facts
Recipe yields 4 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 75
Total Fat4 g
Total Carb10 g
Protein1 g

Blueberry Banana Butter PDF (591 KB)



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