Super Bowl Sunday is the 2nd largest food consumption day for Americans after Thanksgiving, according to the USDA. With barbecue-smothered fried chicken and fries, we’re sure to rack up the calories. So here are some tips for a healthy football eats.
1: Chili: Opt for lean meats–turkey chili is my fave! If you’d prefer beef, opt for beef that’s at least 90% lean. And of course, lots of beans for added protein!
Add some color to your Super Bowl party with these vibrant savory treats!
2. Veggie Chips
Use your fave veggies to make home-cooked chips and fries!
3. “Pop-it-Yourself” Popcorn – Instead of buying the salt and butter-smothered popcorn, pop your own kernels and spice it up with your choice herbs or spices. I found that olive oil, rosemary and some salt tastes very well!
4. Homemade Salsa Opt for the whole-grain chips, or bake your own pita chips by placing square-cut pita bread into the oven.
Add some tang to your evening with this grapefruit, strawberry and mint salad.
For drinks, stick with water to save yourself the extra calories. If you must drink alcohol, opt for the lower-calorie beers, such as Guinness Draught, Sam Adams Light Lager or I.C. Light. Or my fave, red wine!
Happy Super Bowl!