5 Healthy Super Bowl Snack Recipes
It’s hard to imagine the Super Bowl without fried, cheesy, and way-too-salty food. But for a person with diabetes, that’s not the way to enjoy this special occasion. To not leave you crunching on celery sticks while your friends enjoy a feast beside you, here are 5 healthy Super Bowl snack recipes you can whip up and enjoy the game to the fullest:
1. Bacon and mushroom quiche bites
Ingredients for 24 servings:
- 8 slices bacon
- 1/4 pound fresh mushrooms, chopped
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/3 cup green onion, chopped
- 1 2/3 cups Swiss cheese, shredded
- Pastry for a double-crust pie (homemade or purchased)
- 5 eggs
- 1 2/3 cups sour cream
- Heat oven to 375oF (190oC).
- On a lightly floured board, roll out the pastry dough until it is 1/16-in. thick.
- Using a 3-in. cutter, cut out 42 circles; re-roll scraps as needed.
- Fit circles into the bottoms and slightly up sides of lightly greased 21/2-inch muffin pans.
- Meanwhile, fry bacon slices until crisp; drain, then crumble or chop.
- Chop mushrooms, sauté in butter until limp and liquid evaporates.
- Combine bacon, mushrooms, green onions, and cheese. Divide, filling muffin cups equally.
- In a large bowl, beat together eggs, add sour cream, and stir until smooth. Add about 1 tablespoon into each muffin cup.
- Bake until puffed and light brown, 20–25 minutes. Cool in a pan for 5 minutes and then remove.
- Serve warm or let cool on wire racks. If made ahead, wrap cooled quiches airtight and refrigerate overnight.
- Reheat, uncovered, at 350F for about 10 minutes.
|Total calories||456 kcal||Serves||10|
|Total fat||27 g||Serving size||1 slice (1,5 oz/45 g)|
|Total carbohydrate||13 g|
|Total protein||12,6 g|
2. Cheddar and Apple Bites
Ingredients for 24 Servings:
- 1 refrigerated pie crust (1/2 of a 14-ounce package)
- 1⁄2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
- 1⁄4 cup apple butter
- 24 thin apple slices, halved
- Preheat the oven to 450F (230C). Lightly coat a mini muffin tin with cooking spray.
- Unroll the pie crust onto a clean surface. Roll the dough into a circle about 12 inches in diameter. Cut twenty-four 2-inch circles out of the dough with a biscuit cutter, re-rolling the scraps if needed. Place the dough circles in the prepared muffin cups, gently pressing the dough into the bottom and sides of each cup. Prick the dough with a fork. Bake until lightly browned, 5–6 minutes.
- Add 1 teaspoon of cheese to each cup, then top with 1/4 teaspoon of apple butter. Bake until the cheese has melted, 3–5 minutes more. Let cool for 10 minutes. Top each bite with a few apple pieces, if desired.
|Fat||2.9 g||Serving size||1 cup|
|Carbohydrates||5.5 g||Fiber||0.2 g|
3. Roasted Butternut Squash
Ingredients for 4 servings:
- 1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch cubes
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- salt and ground black pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 400F (200C)
- Toss butternut squash with olive oil and garlic in a large bowl. Season with salt and black pepper. Arrange coated squash on a baking sheet.
- Roast in the preheated oven, for 25 to 30 minutes, until the squash is tender and lightly browned.
|Fat||7 g||Serving size||2/3 cup|
|Carbohydrates||30.3 g||Fiber||5.1 g|
4. Beef and Blue Cheese–Stuffed Mushrooms
Ingredients for 36 servings:
- 1/2 pound 96% lean ground beef
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 36 small button or cremini mushrooms (about 1-1/2 to 2-inch diameter)
- 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese
- 1/4 cup soft whole wheat bread crumbs
- 3 tablespoons minced chives
- 1/2 teaspoon steak seasoning blend
- Preheat the oven to 375F (190C)
- Remove and reserve stems from mushrooms. Season mushroom caps with salt and set aside. Mince stems to yield 1/2 cup; discard remaining stems.
- Combine ground beef, minced stems, blue cheese, bread crumbs, 3 tablespoons of chives, and steak seasoning. Spoon beef mixture evenly into mushrooms.
- Place stuffed mushrooms on a rack in a broiler pan. Bake for 15–20 minutes. Sprinkle with additional chives, if desired.
|Fat||1 g||Serving size||1 mushroom|
|Carbohydrates||1 g||Fiber||0.1 g|
5. Glazed Sweet Potatoes
Ingredients for 8 servings:
- 2 1/2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced into 3/4-in. rounds
- Kosher salt
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 whole star anises
- 3 whole cloves
- 1/2 cup toasted unsweetened flaked coconut (optional)
- Bring a large saucepan of water to boil. Add potatoes and 1 tsp salt. Cover and return to boil, then reduce heat and simmer until just tender, for 9–11 minutes.
- Meanwhile, combine sugar, cinnamon, star anise, cloves, 1/4tsp salt, and 2/3 cup water in a small saucepan on medium-high. Bring to
a simmer and cook, for 2–3 minutes, occasionally whisking to dissolve sugar, until mixture thickens into a light syrup.
- Transfer sweet potatoes to a serving platter and pour half of the syrup over the top of the potatoes. Serve remaining syrup on the side. Garnish with coconut flakes.
|Fat||1 g||Serving size||1 cup|
To Sum Up
Either if you are somebody who struggles with diabetes, or simply want to make a better choices when snacking during Super Bowl, choose these healthy snacks and share your thoughts with us. But, if you’re interested in regular diabetes meal recipes, the Klinio app offers a bunch of delicious personalized recipes with a pre-calculated nutritional value for your daily meal plan.