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Whether you're a Patriots fan, a Rams fan, or you just like a good game, the Super Bowl is a lot more than football. It's a time for friends and family to come together, celebrate, and eat tasty food. If you're hosting or even just bringing along a snack to this year's party, VA has some recipes to keep you on track, so game day is not a huge loss of yardage for your health or your goals.

This year, surprise your Super Bowl guests with these healthier versions of party favorites. VA Dietitians have created Yummy Benefits Cookbooks (Yummy Benefits Cookbook and Yummy Benefits Cookbook II) that include lower-calorie appetizer and dessert recipes. Your guests will be surprised to know any changes have been made with these tasty options. If you're looking for more recipe substitutes, the MOVE! program has great tips (PDF).

Mini Tortilla Pizza

Yummy Benefits Cookbook II, pg. 32

Healthier Deviled Egg

Yummy Benefits Cookbook, pg. 34

Sloppy GI Joes

Yummy Benefits Cookbook, pg. 19

Black Bean and Zucchini Quesadilla

Yummy Benefits Cookbook II, pg. 40

Fluffy Peanut Butter Dip

Yummy Benefits Cookbook II, pg. 58


Check the Scoreboard:

VA Yummy Benefits Cookbook Recipe Calories Traditional Party Recipe Calories
Mini Tortilla Pizza 229 Pizza Hut Personal Pan cheese pizza 600
Healthier Deviled Eggs 41 Deviled Eggs, 1 64
Sloppy GI Joes 325 Sloppy Joes, 1 sandwich 634
Black Bean and Zucchini Quesadilla 400 Taco Bell grilled chicken and cheese quesadilla 510
Fluffy Peanut Butter Dip 64 Peanut butter fudge square, 2.5 square inch 170

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Created January 24, 2019