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Get the skinny on Super Bowl party dips

Brandi is natural born food lover of anything from gourmet cheeses and wine down to plain baked breads. When not in the kitchen cooking, she loves to be outdoors, especially near the ocean. She puts her focus mainly on healthy organic ea...

Healthier versions of your favorites

Don’t wreck your healthy habits by scarfing down calorie-laden foods. Here are three lighter versions of popular game day dips that won't ruin your diet.

With the big game almost here, don't lose track of healthy eating by making the wrong choices. These delicious and easy dip recipes are each a lighter version of classic favorites. This way you can worry about the game, not about the food you're eating.

1

Skinny jalapeño popper dip recipe

 3 skinny super bowl dips

Yields 16 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 (8 ounce) packages light cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt or light mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup canned chopped or diced green chili peppers (you can use canned jalapeños for a spicier dip)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup crushed reduced-fat Ritz crackers

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and spray a medium casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add all of the ingredients except for the crushed Ritz crackers. With a hand mixer, blend until smooth. Spoon mixture into the casserole dish and top with crushed crackers. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown on top.
  3. Serve warm with tortilla chips, crackers or cut vegetables.
2

Skinny Buffalo chicken dip recipe

 3 skinny super bowl dips

Yields 16 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 (8 ounce) packages light cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt or light mayonnaise
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2-3/4 cup hot sauce depending on desired spiciness (I used Frank's RedHot)
  • 1/2 cup crumbled light blue cheese plus extra for garnish (optional)
  • 1 envelope powdered ranch seasoning mix
  • 2 cups shredded, cooked chicken breast
  • Thinly sliced green onions for garnish (optional)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and spray a medium casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, add all of the ingredients except for the green onions and mix until smooth.
  3. Spoon the mixture into the casserole dish and bake for 30 minutes until hot.
  4. Garnish with sliced green onions and serve warm with crackers, tortilla chips or sliced vegetables.
3

Skinny dreamsicle dip recipe

 3 skinny super bowl dips

Yields 16 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 (8 ounce) packages light cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup marshmallow creme
  • 1/4 cup raw agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large orange, juiced and zested

Directions:

  1. In a mixing bowl add all of the ingredients. Using a hand mixer, mix until the dip is smooth and creamy.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a serving bowl and chill for several hours to allow the flavors blend.
  3. Serve chilled with a variety of fresh fruits for dipping.

More skinny recipes

Skinny margaritas
Skinny cheesecake fruit wraps
Skinny green chili and corn chowder

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