Party Panache, Skinny Super Bowl Spread with Loaded Apple Cookies

People are always saying, “Wow, I would be in trouble if I lived at your house with all that food you are always making!”  True, my family loves to cook and eat good food, but we balance out splurges with healthier cooking, and we eat a lot of fresh fruits and veggies…

I want to share these ideas with you about making your next spread, a little less guilty…

How about a Skinny Super Bowl Sunday  🏈

super bowl menu 3

Even people that don’t like broccoli might change their minds when they taste this Broccoli Candy...

broccoli candy thepaintedapron.com

Covered with a little crispy Parm, and subtly flavored with garlic, pile it on a platter and watch it disappear!

It doesn’t have to be piping hot either, it can happily hang out at room temperature

salami chips and dip

Instead of a heavy cheese laden dip and fattening chips, how about a dip with healthier chopped vegetables as the base and only a touch of salad dressing.  The dippers are salami chips.  The fat is cooked out and leaves a tasty treat.  This recipe will be posting soon

Caesar Salad Dip with Salami Chips

Baby Ham & Zucchini Bites are made without flour!  Just eggs, ham, cheese and grated zucchini

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Instead of calorie and fat laden hamburgers and chili dogs, try serving Peach Salsa Chicken Chalupas

salsa chicken chalupas thepaintedapron.com

The chicken cooks to perfection in a bath of peach salsa in a slow cooker.  Then it’s ready to pile on a tortilla and top with more salsa and chopped onion, lettuce, tomato or guacamole

salsa chicken chalupas 3 thepaintedapron.com

Dessert can still feel sinful, but actually be healthy.  Slice a cored apple into thin “cookies.”  Spread with almond butter or peanut butter and sprinkle with sliced almonds, coconut, dark chocolate shavings or chips

I adapted this recipe from Rachel Schultz, thanks Rachel!

loaded apple slice cookies

Slice a sweet apple into thin slices, I got about 12 slices from 1 apple

cookie Collage

Ice the slices with almond butter or apple butter and raid your pantry for toppings

I used dried cranberries, coconut, white chocolate chips, chopped Reese’s peanut butter cups, and sliced almonds.  Each “cookie” has very few calories, but enough sweet to make them taste like a splurge!

loaded apple candy cookies

My favorite cookie was almond butter topped with almonds, coconut and white chocolate chips 😋

Loaded Apple Cookies

  • Servings: 12 cookies
  • Difficulty: easy
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1 sweet crisp apple

almond butter

peanut butter

white chocolate chips

chopped dark chocolate pieces, or candy

dried cranberries or raisins

sliced almonds, or chopped walnuts or pecans

coconut shreds

Core apple and cut into thin slices, leaving peel on.  Spread half of slices with almond butter and spread half with peanut butter.  Sprinkle on toppings of your choice.  Refrigerate if not serving immediately.

Happy Snacking!

Stop back Sunday for the Caesar Salad Dip and Salami Chips recipe and an easy DIY Super Bowl table decoration

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15 Responses to “Party Panache, Skinny Super Bowl Spread with Loaded Apple Cookies”
  1. Jodi says:

    Fun and healthier!

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  2. Liz Mackie says:

    Love the Chalupas. Thank you and have a great weekend.

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  3. Love these healthy options, Jenna!

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  4. Mary says:

    Hi Jenna, Thanks for the line of skinny football snacks! I have to confess my pantry was skinny until the threat of snow came and then it was “bring on the pimento cheese & chips!” : Hope your enjoying your snow-free beach time!

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  5. Emily says:

    Yum, love the apples slices with toppings. Thanks for the ideas Jenna.
    Happy weekend. Seeing a few flurries here already……..

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  6. Lynn says:

    Peach Chalupas sound really good! Football food is the best:@)

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  7. Love this idea! And this peach chalupas look delicious.

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  8. JESS44903 says:

    Wow! So neat! Never would have thought of this!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  9. Lori says:

    Love, love, love these healthy alternatives! I’ve gotta try the broccoli candy!! 🙂 Thanks for sharing at Table It!

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