Super Bowl Sunday is almost here and of course we’re excited around here because…THE BRONCOS!

But let’s be honest. I’m more into the snacks and party vibe than what really happens on the field.

I consider it more of an “appetizer & drink party” rather than a football party. Oh, and the commercials. I love the commercials :)

But regardless, I’ll gladly  accept an excuse to spend the day eating and drinking with good friends.

If you love to snack but hate leaving parties feeling like you’re stuffed to the brim with greasy food here are a few healthy recipes to try.

They’re good for your body and still good for a party.

low calorie cocktail

Fresh Citrus Skinny Margarita

One of my favorites. Click here to view the recipe.

skinny cocktail

Skinny Gin & Ginger

1 part gin
2 parts diet ginger ale
Squeeze of fresh lime juice

Servie over ice with a lime garnish.

Creamy Protein Hummus & Crudite

Recipe courtesy of Drew Parisi Nutrition and The Pilates Body Program.

1/2 cup store bought hummus
1/2 cup nonfat plain greek yogurt

Combine and serve with fresh crudite for an extra creamy high-protein twist on classic hummus.

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Roasted Pepper Poppers
Original recipe courtesy of Meg Mccleland.

1 box mini bell peppers
1 log goat cheese
1 bunch fresh basil
1 Tbs. olive oil
1 Tsp. balsamic vinegar

Cut the tops off the mini peppers and remove the insides. Place them on a baking dish and drizzle with olive oil (optional). Roast at 400 degrees for 5-10 minute or until barely browned. Remove and let cool. In a bowl combine goat cheese, chopped basil and balsamic vinegar (optional). Stuff peppers with cheese mixture and enjoy!

healthy appetizer recipe

Spinach & White Bean Dip

Recipe Courtesy of Drew Parisi Nutrition and The Pilates Body Program.

1/4 cup olive oil
1 clove garlic
1 15.5 oz can cannelini beans, rinsed & drained
2.5 cups spinach
1/4 cup fresh dill sprigs
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
Sea salt & freshly ground pepper

In a small saucepan, heat the oil with the garlic over medium heat until fragrant, 2-3 minutes, let cool. In a food processor combine garlic, beans, spinach, oil, dill, lemon juice, salt & pepper. Puree until smooth. Serve with fresh crudite.

Goat Cheese, Fig & Honey Crostini

1 baguette
1 log goat cheese
1 carton of fresh figs
Honey for drizzling

Slice baguette into thin slices. Drizzle with olive oil and bake at 400 degrees for 5-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Spread a thin layer of goat cheese on each crostini, top with a fig slice and drizzle of honey. Elegant, easy and delicious.

Enjoy!
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