Super Bowl Food: Healthy and Not-So-Healthy Versions Of Your Favorite Game Day Snacks [PHOTO]

February 5, 2012 10:50 am

The Super Bowl seems to be about football, but there’s no such thing as a Super Bowl party without some incredible food. Obviously you’ve already made Ryan Seacrest’s 9-Layer Dip which is a recipe from his Nana, but what else will you cook up? Whether you’re having a bunch of hungry men over who want to get their fingers all greasy or invited your health-conscious girlfriends, we’ve got you covered with some great recipes for your specific crowd.


baked wings


First off we have chicken wings, a necessary staple for the big game. Go classic and spicy with some awesome Buffalo chicken wings. However, because most people don’t want to fry at home, these are baked! To go really healthy without losing out on great flavor, try your hand at some baked parmesan and garlic wings. Don’t they look delicious?



Let’s face it: loaded potato skins are almost impossible to make low-calorie, but luckily we discovered that the guys over at managed it by creating these. If you’re ready to splurge and want to experience a new level of potato skin heaven you could also try these super loaded skins from, shown above. It’s up to you!



We scoured the internet for the nachos that looked the most decadent and hit gold with these Buffalo chicken nachos. Thankfully, these healthy Weight Watchers nachos don’t seem to be lacking in toppings and look pretty fantastic. Either way, your guests will probably be begging for a second dish!


Chili Cheese Fries


If you’re craving a classic and salty snack, go ahead and throw these garlic french fries in the oven the day of the big game. When you’re ready for the next level, step it up and make these outrageous chili cheese fries! Yummy.


Bacon and Cheese Tots


The game is on and you need something you can pop into your mouth quickly and then continue cheering. If you’re still trying to lose those holiday pounds, roast some Garbanzo beans while you’re waiting for friends to arrive. If you’ve got guests that crave calories, tell them to bring bacon and cheese wrapped tater-tots. 


Apple Nachos


For a sweet dessert that will please everybody, spend a few minutes making these apple nachos, thought up by the geniuses over at Hello Giggles. And I can’t think of a single person who wouldn’t love these chocolate-covered strawberries that look like footballs,compliments of the folks at

Enjoy these recipes and have a phenomenal Super Bowl Sunday, readers. Check back into for coverage of all entertainment-related events the day of the game, like Madonna‘s much-anticipated half-time performance with Nicki Minaj and M.I.A!