Tackle a Healthy Super Bowl

According to the USDA, the Super Bowl is the second highest eating day of the year (behind Thanksgiving, of course). With all the booze, wings, pizza and snacks, I can’t say that I’m that surprised. So is it possible to be a healthy nosher while cheering on Manning (or Brady…boooo!)? Absolutely! Here are 10 quick tips toward a nutritious, diet-friendly game plan.

1. Fuel up with a light meal before your soiree.
2. Use and stick to one small plate for portion control.
3. Protein switcheroo…swap beef for leaner meats, beans and/or soy products.
4. Nix the chips. Get your crunch fix from veggies, Popchips, popcorn, baked pita slices, nuts, etc.
5. Alternate each alcoholic beverage with a tall glass of water.
6. Consider using whole wheat or lettuce wraps instead of buns/rolls.
7. Avoid high calorie juice or soda-based cocktails.
8. Go for the hummus, salsa and guacamole over creamy dressings/dips.
9. Use nutritious substitutes (like Greek yogurt, avocado, natural sugars, etc.) to lighten up your recipe.
10. Load your chili up with fresh vegetables and take a timeout on the cheese.

Who are you rooting for? 

Sprinkled with Love,
Lauren

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2 Comments to “Tackle a Healthy Super Bowl”

  1. All great tips! My family is from Boston (I was born there) so I grew up a true and true Pats fan! Although I will admit I’m more excited for the commercials than the actual game, I hope Tom Brady pulls out a win!

  2. I’m late to the game with my response, but these are all really helpful tips. =)

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