Events like a Superbowl party can be challenging if you're trying to stick a low-glycemic diet, whether it's to lose weight or for medical reasons. When I started eating the South Beach Diet way, I soon learned that when I went to a party I should take something tasty that was diet-friendly for me. That way, even if I didn't want to eat any of the other food, I still had something good and didn't feel deprived. Now that I've been maintaining my weight loss for quite a few years I might indulge a bit more for special occasions, but I do continue that habit of making sure that the food I bring is South Beach friendly when I'm going to a party. I've already mentioned that Chili is a great Superbowl party food for South Beach dieters, so you might start your menu planning with that. Besides chili, here are ten more menu options that would taste great while you're watching the game, starting with the Shrimp Cocktail with Low-Sugar Cocktail Sauce pictured above.
Every Superbowl party needs chips, and these Baked Brown Rice Tortilla Chips are delicious, easy to make, and taste good with lots of different dips.
If you'd like something healthy to eat with your brown rice tortilla chips, this White Bean and Artichoke Dip is really a winner. You can also eat it with whole wheat tortilla chips if you can't find the brown rice tortillas.
A unique party food that's delicious is this Tuna Mousse, shown here served with whole-grain crackers, but also delicious served with celery or whole grain pita bread.
This Heart-Healthy Shrimp Dip with Veggie Dippers is another party option that tastes great. You could also serve it with whole-grain crackers instead of veggies if you prefer.
Deviled eggs are a perfect South Beach Diet snack, and if you want to get a bit fancier than usual, these Tarragon-Mustard Deviled Eggs are wonderful.
Crispy Roasted Chickpeas with Moroccan Spices are another tasty snack food. If you're not sure about the Moroccan spices, you might prefer Chickpeas Roasted with Tamari and Sea Salt.
Another option made with low-glycemic chickpeas is these Baked Falafel Patties with Yogurt-Tahini Sauce. This is a great party dish for vegetarians and it's unique but easy to make.
My friend Georgette gave me this recipe for Stuffed Mushrooms with Feta Cheese and Kalamata Olives, and this would be an impressive appetizer for any party.
Finally, meatballs are always good for parties, and these Greek Meatballs from The South Beach Diet Quick and Easy Cookbook are baked, which makes them easy to make and very diet-friendly.