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These 6 Quick and Healthy Snacks Will Support Your Super Bowl Team

by
author image Bryce Christian
Bryce Christian is an Annenberg journalism alum from USC. He has written and produced social media content for TheWrap, Billboard Music Awards, Miss America, American Music Awards and What's Trending. Christian is currently a contributing writer and Snapchat producer for LIVESTRONG.COM.

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These 6 Quick and Healthy Snacks Will Support Your Super Bowl Team
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Super Bowl LI is coming up this weekend, which means your game-day party is too. Whether you are cheering for the Atlanta Falcons or the New England Patriots, we have a few team-themed recipes to make your party a delicious success. And you don’t have to feel guilty about coming back for thirds and fourths as things get tense — these snacks are 100-percent health-conscious. Happy snacking!

1. Falcons Vegetable Skewers
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1 FALCONS VEGETABLE SKEWERS

This one is simple and very versatile. Go with black olives, cherry tomatoes and sharp white cheddar for plenty of flavor.

2. Falcons Spicy Black Bean Dip
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2 FALCONS SPICY BLACK BEAN DIP

Here’s what you’ll need:

3 tablespoons of soft goat cheese 1 tablespoon of fat-free, plain Greek yogurt 1 tablespoon of finely diced green onion 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh flat leaf parsley 1/4 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper Sea salt to taste Terra Sweets & Beets chips (only the red ones, of course)

To prepare, simply mix all of the ingredients together, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Related: Recipe courtesy of Skinny Ms

3. Falcons Raspberry Dark Chocolate Cups
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3 FALCONS RASPBERRY DARK CHOCOLATE CUPS

For this sweet treat, you will need plain Greek yogurt, raspberries and cacao or intense dark chocolate. Dish out the yogurt and garnish with raspberries and crumbled dark chocolate chunks or cacao nibs.

4. Falcons Bubbly
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4 FALCONS BUBBLY

Keep it easy: Garnish a glass of sparkling white wine with a few blackberries.

5. Patriots Goat Cheese and Yogurt Dip
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5 PATRIOTS GOAT CHEESE AND YOGURT DIP

Here’s what you’ll need:

15-ounce can of black beans, drained and rinsed 1/4 cup of fresh salsa 1/4 cup of fresh cilantro, including stems 2 tablespoons of fresh lime juice 1 teaspoon of cumin 1/2 teaspoon of garlic salt 1/4 teaspoon of chili powder 1/4 teaspoon of kosher salt 1 bag of blue corn tortilla chips

To prepare:

Place all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until the black beans and cilantro are nearly blended. Add up to a tablespoon of water to thin the hummus if necessary.

Serve with tortilla chips.

Related: Recipe courtesy of PBS

6. Patriots Sriracha Turkey Meatballs
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6 PATRIOTS SRIRACHA TURKEY MEATBALLS

A spicy twist on the classic turkey meatball. Hit the grocery store for:

1 pound of lean ground turkey 3 garlic cloves, minced 1⁄4 cup of onion, finely chopped 1⁄4 cup of parsley, chopped 1⁄2 teaspoon of salt 1⁄2 teaspoon of pepper 1⁄2 teaspoon of oregano 1 egg, beaten 1⁄2 cup of dry breadcrumbs Sriracha

To prepare:

Mix all the ingredients and shape into 30 meatballs approximately an inch across. Spray a nonstick pan lightly with veggie oil.

Cook the meatballs for five to six minutes or until cooked through and nicely browned on the outside. You will likely have to repeat the process for a second batch unless you have one big frying pan!

Drizzle sriracha over the top until covered in a Patriots hue of red!

Related: Recipe courtesy of Food.com

7. Patriots Salty & Sweet Skewers
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7 PATRIOTS SALTY & SWEET SKEWERS

Make your tongue dance with all the sweetness and saltiness of blueberries, feta cheese and watermelon happily married on one skewer.

8. Patriots Bubbly
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8 PATRIOTS BUBBLY

Just like the Falcons Bubbly, except add some raspberries to a glass of sparkling white wine instead.

What Do YOU Think?
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WHAT DO YOU THINK?

What other festive game-day snacks do you like? Who will you be supporting on Sunday? What other ways do you keep your Super Bowl snacking on the light side? Let us know in the comments below.

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