Five healthy (or healthier) snacks for the Super Bowl

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The eating season — which starts with Halloween’s candy explosion and continues through the holidays — is coming to a close with Super Bowl Sunday.

But this final feast is a doozy — the combination of queso, wings, chili, chips of all kinds, beer and more is a smorgasbord of calories, fat and sodium.

We’ve gathered these lower-calorie options for football snacking from around the web to help you enjoy the game without overindulging too much.

1. Skinny Taco Dip, via Skinnytaste

Love that 7 layer taco dip served at so many Super Bowl get togethers? This one has all the satisfying creaminess and cheese of the original, just with less fat. Keep the base and change up the toppings if you wish!

2. Turkey Scallion Meatballs, via Smitten Kitchen

These manage to be immensely satisfying while involving no cheese. The meatballs are made from ground turkey and have scallions and cilantro for great flavor. Go easy on the dipping sauce though — it’s plenty sugary.

3. Warm Spinach and Artichoke Dip, via Ellie Krieger at Food Network

You gotta have a warm, cheesy dip at your Super Bowl party, and this one does the trick. Low-fat dairy and lots of vegetables keep this dip satisfying without the fat overload.

4. Chicken Nachos, via The Pioneer Woman

This recipe turns bland boneless, skinless chicken breasts into a moist, spicy and protein-filled nacho topping. Add salsa, onions, jalapenos, avocado, the cheese of your choice and chips for nachos.

5. Greek Goddess Dip, via The New York Times

Greek yogurt keeps this herbed crudite dip a better choice than cream cheese or mayo-based ones. Serve with fresh vegetables for a break in the heavy snacks.

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