Whether you are a Patriot or an Eagle fan, or just in for the commercials, you need some low-cal options for noshing during the big game!

Gone are the days of greasy nachos, sloppy hot dogs and burgers, heavy dips, chips, and appetizers that just leave you feeling bad the next day and angry when you step on the scales.

Here are some alternatives to those not so “super” traditional dishes…


Grilled Zucchini Caprice:

Take 4 medium zucchini cut half lengthwise

Brush with olive oil and top with shredded skim mozzarella cheese

Top with sliced tomatoes, salt, pepper, and basil

Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and honey (just a bit) and pop on the grill until tender


Bell Pepper Nachos:

Who says you must have tortillas chips for nachos??

Take lean ground beef, add chili pepper, cumin, pepper, and salt.

Add some salsa (see my homemade salsa recipe below) and shredded cheese

Stuff into halved bell peppers

Bake at 375 degrees for about 10 minutes…delish!


Parmesan Zucchini Chips:

Zucchini squash diced thin and tossed in egg

Sprinkle with salt and pepper

Lay flat on cookie sheet coated with olive oil

Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese

Bake at 375 degrees for about 10-15 minutes or until browned/crisp


Tuna Cucumber Sandwiches:

1-2 cans white tuna

1/4-1/2 onion, chopped

1 tbsp mayo

salt and pepper


lemon or lime juice

cucumber partially peeled and sliced

Mix tuna, onion, mayo, salt, pepper, paprika, and juice

Spread between slices of cucumber and secure with a toothpick


Angie’s Salsa Recipe:

Head’s up! Angie has very few recipes that are true to her…

But, I love salsa and have actually been good at making a salsa that my family loves <3

2-3 cans whole stewed tomatoes

1-2 onions, sweet preferably

1 bunch of fresh cilantro (I usually add extra)

jalapeno juice and 1-2 tsp diced jalapeno’s

salt and pepper to taste

1 can green chilies

Mix thoroughly in food processor or blender

I serve mine with flour or corn tortillas tossed in olive oil, salt, & pepper then baked for about 10-15 mins in the oven on 375 degrees. Better than pita or tortilla chips! However, if you really wanna watch those carbs, use carrots, cucumber slices, celery stalks, or other veggies for dipping.

Recipe creds to Skinny Miss and others who I avidly follow!

Whatever you dip, enjoy the day and may the best team win!

And, I unashamed used a pic of my son’s high school football senior night for this post… mom’s rights! 🙂

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