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9 Healthy Finger Foods for the Big Game

Enjoy these low-guilt munchies for your Super Bowl party

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Try any of these healthier variations of classic game-day appetizers. — Getty Images

Super Bowl party food might bring to mind fat-filled snacks such as nachos and Buffalo wings, but we've found some healthier variations of classic game-day appetizers, including baked "fries," vegetable quesadillas and chicken chili. We tried to stick to finger foods so you can eat, drink and cheer for your team at the same time.

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1. Edamame "Hummus" With Spiced Pita Chips by Ellie Krieger

A revved-up version of classic hummus, this edamame dip is super creamy. Season with extra garlic, red pepper flakes or more lemon juice for tang.

Per Serving: 195 calories, 1.5g saturated fat, 18g carbohydrates, 5g protein, 3.5g fiber

2. Grilled Baby Back Ribs, Buffalo Style by Christopher Schlesinger and John Willoughby

Wings and football go together like peanut butter and jelly. If you're craving a taste of that spicy Buffalo flavor, try this grilled version, which eliminates the deep-frying.

Per Serving: 408 calories, 5g saturated fat, 2g carbohydrates, 33g protein, 1g fiber

3. Chicken Black Bean Chili by Leslie Kaul

Warm up your guests with this low-fat, high-protein chili, which can be a one-dish meal or served over baked tortilla chips for a leaner version of nachos. This recipe also includes a variation made with turkey and red beans.

Per Serving: 433 calories, 2g saturated fat, 53g carbohydrates, 33g protein, 14g fiber

4. Pot Sticker Dumplings With Ginger-Soy Dipping Sauce by Nancie McDermott

These pot stickers are fun and crafty to prepare since you can shape them however you would like. Mini footballs, maybe? For a vegetarian option, replace the pork with mushrooms or bok choy.

Per Serving: 135 calories, 2g saturated fat, 10g carbohydrates, 6g protein, 0g fiber

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