Super Bowl parties are not known for being beacons of good health and nutrition. In fact, they might even rival Thanksgiving for the “oh my God, how many calories were in that?” factor. The big is game coming up on February 1, so we’ve eliminated the guesswork for your healthy Super Bowl snacks and picked four chips worth choosing, along with four easy recipes for tasty, healthy spreads.Healthy Chip Options (Yes, It’s Possible!)Some of our favorite dip-worthy chips include:


* Food Should Taste Good (FSTG). We are addicted to FSTG. Their all-natural chips don’t have genetically modified ingredients and are verified by the non-profit organization the Non-GMO Project. Plus, they’re downright delicious. Try their Multigrain Tortilla Chips with flax, sunflower and sesame seeds (10 chips are about 140 calories); the Sweet Potato Tortilla Chips (12 chips are about 140 calories); or the highly addictive, don’t-say-we-didn’t-warn-you Kettle Korn (12 chips are about 140 calories). What’s more, all FSTG chip varieties are gluten-free, cholesterol-free and have zero grams of trans fats.

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* Late July. The family-owned company Late July churns out scrumptious, extra-crispy chips that are certified USDA organic and Non-GMO Project verified, including their Sea Salt by the Seashore Multigrain Tortilla Chips and Restaurant Style chips, which are made with organic chia seeds, organic quinoa and organic corn. Late July’s chips are gluten-free, nut-free, Kosher and vegan.


* Stacy’s Simply Naked Pita Chips. These super-crunchy, addictive pita chips are simply baked with a sprinkle of sea salt. About 10 chips will only set you back 130 calories. Plus, there are zero trans fats and even 3 grams of protein.


* Popchips. They have zero trans fats, 0-0.5 grams of saturated fat (depending on the flavor) and are lower in calories per ounce than traditional chips. In fact, you can munch on 23 Original Potato Popchips for only 120 calories.Healthy Dip RecipesBut what good is a crunchy chip without a tasty dip to go with it? After all, you can’t let that chip go naked. Try these four waist-friendly dip recipes you can make at home:* Fig and Goat Cheese Dip RecipeTry this recipe specially created for YouBeauty by Food Should Taste Good Chef Ryan Leker.Ingredients:

  • 10 ounces dried Calimyrna figs
  • 22 ounces goat cheese
  • 16 ounces low-fat Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup honey

Directions:Cut stems off figs and place in food processor. Process until well chopped. Add remaining ingredients and process until smooth, occasionally scraping the sides of the bowl. Serve chilled.* Sweet Potato Hummus Dip RecipeSweet potatoes taste delicious and are chock-full of antioxidants. They’re also rich in phytochemicals that can improve your health and your hair.Ingredients:

  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 15-ounce can cooked sweet potatoes, drained
  • 1 4-ounce jar roasted red peppers, packed in water, drained
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper, as desired
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley

Directions:With the motor running, drop the garlic cloves through the feed tube of a food processor; process until minced. Add the remaining ingredients except the parsley; puree until smooth. Transfer the hummus to a serving bowl; refrigerate for at least one hour. Garnish the hummus with the parsley just before serving. Serve with baked pita chips or raw vegetables.* White Bean Dip RecipeBeans are packed with magnesium, which helps boost good cholesterol (HDL) and lower bad cholesterol (LDL). Magnesium is also key to your body’s energy production, putting a little pep in your step. Beans also provide iron, which helps maintain healthy blood flow for your face and whole body.Ingredients:

  • 15 ounces canned, unsalted white kidney (cannellini) beans
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 fresh garlic cloves
  • ½ tsp dried dill weed
  • ½ tsp fresh rosemary

Directions:Saute garlic and dill (or other herb) in the olive oil for a few minutes. Add white beans (undrained) and heat, mashing them with a wooden spoon or other utensil as you go. When thickened into the consistency of a paste, in about 10-15 minutes, remove from heat. Serve warm or cold as a dip. The bean dip can be refrigerated after.* Guacamole RecipeThe main ingredient of guacamole — avocados — are full of filling, healthy fats, antioxidant polyphenols and fiber. Avocadoes also have folate, which keeps skin looking younger and hair fuller. The tomatoes have vitamin E, a nutrient that enhances scalp circulation, promotes healthy hair growth and can prevent hair loss.Ingredients:

  • 3 ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 tsp minced fire-roasted or fresh jalapeño chilies
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1½ cups seeded, diced tomatoes

Directions:Mash avocados with a fork or potato masher in a medium bowl. Add remaining ingredients except for tomatoes; mix well. Stir in tomatoes; transfer to serving bowl and serve.READ MORE: 7 Rules for Healthy Snacking