Made-Over Game-Day Classics

Heavy game-day fare (think Buffalo chicken dip and potato skins) gets a healthy makeover with lighter takes on classic recipes.

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Photo By: Alice Gao ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Alice Gao ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

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Lighter Party Spread    

Game-day recipes like Buffalo chicken dip, sliders and potato skins are lightened up just in time for kickoff.

Lightened-Up Asian Turkey Sliders

Loaded with protein and veggies, these Southeast Asian-inspired sliders are perfect for a hungry crowd. Let your guests choose their toppings (but suggest a squeeze of lime juice).

Get the Recipe: Lightened-Up Asian Turkey Sliders

Sweet Potato Skins

You'll love the combo of sweet potato and spicy salsa verde in this healthy version of an appetizer classic. Mash up the leftover scooped-out sweet potatoes and add them to a cheese quesadilla or regular twice-baked potatoes for a marbled effect.  

Get the Recipe: Sweet Potato Skins

Vegetarian Beans in Blankets

Cocktail wieners can sit this one out: This is a new version of pigs in a blanket, and it's whole-wheat and vegetarian. Don't skimp on the creamy mustard sauce, as it's the perfect teammate for the winning combination of green beans, dill Havarti and caraway seeds.  

Get the Recipe: Green Beans in a Blanket

Lightened-Up Slow-Cooker Chicken Buffalo Dip

This party dip usually comes with bragging rights for an indulgent amount of fat. Full of the same big flavors but with fewer calories and less fat, this slow-cooker version is the perfect solution.

Get the Recipe: Lightened-Up Slow-Cooker Chicken Buffalo Dip

Pizza Pockets

Giada's hand-held snacks are like mini calzones, each one stuffed with arugula, cheese and zesty Italian sausage. Using store-bought pizza crust will save a significant amount of time.

Get the Recipe: Pizza Pockets

Hot Artichoke-Spinach Dip

This lighter version of artichoke and spinach dip uses low-fat mozzarella cheese and Neufchatel cream cheese.

Get the Recipe: Hot Artichoke-Spinach Dip

Honey-Glazed Chicken Wings with Snow Peas

For a crowd-pleasing snack, coat chicken wings in a tried-and-true combination of honey and soy sauce. Chances are, they'll be gone long before the game is over.

Get the Recipe: Honey-Glazed Chicken Wings With Snow Peas

Baked Buffalo Wings with Blue Cheese-Yogurt Dip

Use nonfat Greek yogurt as the base to create a lighter dip for these tangy Buffalo wings.

Get the Recipe: Baked Buffalo Wings With Blue Cheese-Yogurt Dip

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