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5 healthy recipes for sports TV fans

By: Enrique Gili on Nov. 4, 2010, 9:45 a.m.
Healthy snacks for game day

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Eat to your heart's content

SNL's Superfans skitPerhaps you've seen the SNL comedy skit, "Bill Swerkski's Superfans," in which Chris Farley and John Goodman reminisce about prior
heart attacks while fawning over their beloved Bears.

Unfortunately, there’s an element of truth to this sports fan stereotype, as the ever-expanding waistlines of Americans make self-evident. It’s also true of the type of game day munchies served in sports bars and family dens across the country.

However, there are healthy alternatives to large dollops of cream cheese, sour cream and deep-fried foods. Before the advent of
utensils, friends and family dipped into the communal bowl. That food tradition is alive and well — and it doesn't have to come with a side order of heart

For the sports TV munchies, try these five healthier game day alternatives. (Text: Enrique Gili)