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10 Football Party Appetizers

Share and savor these easy, healthy game-day treats

TV remote with a bowl of chips and football, 10 Football Party Appetizers

Serve up some of these flavorful, yet still healthy, recipes at your gridiron gathering. — Photo by Steve Cukrov/Masterfile

Whether you're tailgating outside the stadium or hosting friends in front of the TV, shareable foods are the star of every football party menu. Serve up some of these flavorful, yet still healthy, recipes at your gridiron gathering.

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Score with delicious dips

1. Black Bean-Smoked Chile Dip by Deborah Madison

This Mexican-inspired dip is low-fat, tasty and fast — just half an hour to make, so you'll have more time to enjoy the game and the guests. Add some tortilla chips and veggie sticks on the side for dipping.

Per serving: 37 calories, 1g fat, 5g carbohydrates, 2g protein, 2g fiber

2. Hot Crab Salsa Dip by Rick Rodgers

Served bubbling hot, this dip will pique guests' appetites with its enticing aroma. It's thick and rich, and the crab meat gives it a protein kick, making it a little more filling than other appetizers.

Per serving: 94 calories, 8g fat, 2g carbohydrates, 4g protein, 0g fiber

3. Creamy Veggie Dip by Jan Main

Creamy without the cream, this smooth dip is lactose-free. Simply pulse all ingredients in a food processor, and you are ready to go. Pair with anything from carrots and celery to pita chips.

Per serving: 76 calories, 6g fat, 5g carbohydrates, 0g protein, 0g fiber

4. Sea Salt and Rosemary Sweet Potato Chips by Domenica Marchetti

Try these healthy, homemade chips alone or with the dips previously mentioned. Sweet potatoes give these chips a nice orange hue, and they are lightly accented with rosemary-seasoned salt.

Per serving: 97 calories, 8g fat, 5g carbohydrates, 0g protein, 1g fiber

Guests will cheer for these appetizers

5. Smoked Salmon and Pancetta Crostini by Victoria Blashford-Snell and Brigitte Hafner

These crostini bites are attractive and relatively easy to prepare. The delicious crunch of the pancetta and salmon is accented with a zesty crème fraîche mixture for full flavor.

Per serving: 199 calories, 10g fat, 19g carbohydrates, 8g protein, 1g fiber

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