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Tasty Super Bowl Appetizers: Recipes That Won't Ruin Your Diet

pinto bean dipSo many favorite Super Bowl appetizers and snacks are heavy on the calories, and it can be hard to resist the many traditional recipes that accompany the big game. But the Super Bowl doesn’t have to be a caloric blitz. Here on the Family Kitchen we work hard to find family friendly recipes that are healthy too. So go ahead and put out some of your high-calorie favorites, but also check out some of these low-calorie snacks. Just because something’s light doesn’t mean it can’t be tasty!

Pinto bean dip is a great, nutritious and fiber-rich option. Similar to hummus, this satisfying dip won’t leave you hungry. Best of all, it goes great with carrot sticks so you can eat your veggies too!

Mango salsa and some baked tortilla chips is a great Super Bowl option. A healthy, delicious fruit, mangoes are particularly satisfying. They also add in some great nutrients like vitamin A, vitamin C, and other powerful anti-oxidants.

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Image: Julie Van Rosendaal

Guacamole isn’t known for being low-fat, but it is a great source of healthy fats and nutrients. Enjoy it on some pita bread or with veggies and it can be a filling, healthful snack.

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Even dieters need some of the munch factor, and a light version of popcorn is a terrific option. Light and extremely snackable, get your munch on with this guilt-free option.

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Image: Jaime Mormann Richardson

For more lighter Super Bowl recipes, check out these six surprising salsa recipes, or this excellent round-up. Babble also has some favorite Super Bowl recipes here.

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