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7 Lo-Cal and No-Cal Ideas for Your Super Bowl Watch Party

7 Lo-Cal/No-Cal Ideas for Your Superbowl Watch Party

What’s the first thing you think of when you hear “Superbowl”? And what’s the second thing you think of after thinking “cool commercials?” It may be a tie between easy-to-grab snacks, camaraderie, and the game itself. Well, here’s 7 ideas (plus a bonus) for your gathering that will have you thinking more about fun than calories. Go (insert your favorite) team!

1. Free football printable to set the mood.  Jazz up your food and decorate your table with the paper printouts found HERE.

10 Lo-Cal/No-Cal Ideas for Your Superbowl Party

2. To start out the snacking. Remember those easy-to-make white-chocolate dipped pretzels from the holidays? You can use miniature straight pretzels or small pretzel knots to slash the calories and trade Christmas hues for team colors!

10 Lo-Cal/No-Cal Ideas for Your Super Bowl Party10 Lo-Cal/No-Cal Ideas for Your Superbowl Party








3. Glazed pineapple sausage bites – an idea from Real House Moms using kielbasa. Switch to the turkey kielbasa or sausage for less calories and bottled teriaki sauce for ease! (Click picture for recipe)

10 Lo-Cal/No-Cal Super Bowl Ideas

4. Marinated feta skewers. Another flavorful bite.   (Click picture for recipe)

10 L0-Cal/No-Cal Ideas for Your Super Bowl Party

5. 5-Ingredient Sausage Balls. This made-over favorite now includes some whole-grain nutrition! (Click picture for recipe)

10 Lo-Cal/No-Cal Ideas for Your Super Bowl Party

6. Chocloate-covered strawberry footballs. Several sources stated that one chocolate covered strawberry is about 57 calories. Even if you add in a few more for the extra stripes, it still makes for a reasonable sweet ending to the finger-food feast.

10 Lo-Cal/No-Cal Ideas for Your Super Bowl Party

7. Another game going on: Commercial Bingo.  Commercials are the best part of the program for some people – playing Commercial Bingo gives you another reason to pay attention to them! Go HERE for cards ready to print off, or make your own!

10 Lo-Cal/No-Cal Ideas for Your Superbowl Party


Whether for a starting snack or a post-game munch, how about a cheese puff? Well, not cheese puffs exactly – but “bean puffs” doesn’t sound as good. While it comes in cheddar and white cheddar, hot chili lime is a zesty flavor profile if you’re looking for a bit of oomph! And check out the ingredients on Beanitos’ version of this familiar-looking crunchy treat!

10 Lo-Cal/No-Cal Ideas for Your Super Bowl PartyINGREDIENTS: Whole Navy Beans, Long Grain Rice Flour, Sunflower Oil, Tapioca, Lime Juice, Lime Oil, Cane Sugar, Garlic, Sea Salt, Onion, Tomato, Citric Acid, Chipotle Pepper, Paprika, Spices, Jalapeno Pepper.



    1. I don’t sit through much of any of it – I’m generally going about my business trying to keep an ear open for the commercial breaks. I think it’s hard to beat some of the commercials from yesteryear – but I like to see the attempts! -El

  1. I don’t like sports for the most part. I did when my kids participated, but grew out of that. Superbowl Sunday will be a nice day on the intracoastal waterway in my boat with a lot less traffic on the water than usual.

    1. Haha – sounds like us, Nancy. We do most of our shopping in Norman, OK – which happens to be OU Sooner territory. Which means we have the stores to ourselves on game days – not to mention our pick of restaurants with no wait! -El

      1. Believe it or not, I tried the Beanitos – and for someone who can’t eat corn (i.e., Fritos, Doritos, Tostitos – anything ending in “tos” – they were pretty good. I tried the Cheddar Cheese ones….will let you know about any after effects!

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