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Super Bowl Foods: Healthy Snack Swaps For Game Day

First Posted: 02/04/2012 10:47 am EST Updated: 02/04/2012 10:51 am EST

By Jennipher Walters for Shape.com

Gearing up for the Super Bowl? Us, too! While Super Bowl parties are a blast, they can be a bit of a minefield when it comes to healthy eating. Wings, cheesy dips, nachos, pizza...the list of not-so-great for you foods goes on and on. Not to mention that you'll probably spend three or more hours sitting on the couch.

But your Super Bowl party doesn't have to be unhealthy. In fact, there are some easy swaps you can make for your favorite Super Bowl snacks that make them a little bit better for you and your guests' waistlines. And the best part? These Super Bowl snacks are so tasty that no one will probably miss the fatty and greasy fare!

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Traditional chicken wings are full of calories and fat -- about 160 calories and 11 fat grams per wing. Avoid all that unhealthiness by making your own grilled chicken wings. Simply coat three pounds of raw chicken wings with a package of herb marinate, a half cup of oil and vinegar dressing, a quarter cup of ketchup and two tablespoons of hot sauce (or more if you like them really hot!). Refrigerate for about an hour and then grill them up! Making them this way allows you to have three wings for 200 calories and 15 grams of fat. Talk about a Super-Bowl-snack improvement!

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