Let’s face it… Superbowl = Snack-off. Unfortunately most of the popular snacks that are found at parties across the country are not so great for our health, or nutritious for our bodies. And since food is the equivalent to the fuel that our bodies run off of, why not choose foods that give our bodies nutrients to operate better, as well as please our taste buds? Refraining from the festive football foods (yet not-so-healthy nibbles) is not much fun, and so here are a few Superbowl-friendly and healthier alternatives for picking. Now you can show up with delicious-looking (and tasting) delectables and still be scoring big points for the nutrient count. Who knows, you may just earn yourself Superbowl Party MVP!

Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Dip Found at Seededatthetable.com

Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Dip

Found at Seededatthetable.com

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more to salt boiling water

  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets

  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and halved

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, quartered

  • 1 package (8 oz) shredded Mexican flavored cheese

  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, more or less to taste

  • 1/4 cup hot sauce, more or less to taste

  • Vegetables, crackers, pretzels, chips (for dipping)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Boil the cauliflower florets in a large pot of salted boiling water until just fork tender, about 3-5 minutes; drain and transfer to the bowl of a food processor fitted with the steel blade. Add the garlic to the bowl and pulse until combined. Add the cream cheese and process until somewhat smooth.

Add the cheese, cayenne pepper and hot sauce then process until smooth. Sprinkle in more cayenne pepper and hot sauce, to taste. Transfer to a baking dish (at least 1 1/2 quart sized). Sprinkle the top with more cayenne pepper for garnish, if desired.

Bake for 30 minutes, until hot and bubbly. Serve hot, warm or at room temperature with the vegetables, crackers, pretzels and/or chips.