Who says you have to eat unhealthy food at a Super Bowl party? Yes, is it normal to grab chips and dip and take it easily to a Super Bowl party? ABSOLUTELY! In fact, the number one most consumed food during the Super Bowl is chicken wings followed by pizza and chips and dip.
What about all those healthy choices you have been making leading up to the big game? Or maybe that New Year’s Resolution that is still going on strong? You can still get your fixes on these foods without going over the top and blowing everything you have been working towards.
Here is how:
- Instead of Queso go for Guacamole
This swap is an easy one. Guacamole is the healthier option for a multitude of reasons. It is made with fresh ingredients such as avocado, tomatoes, onions, and cilantro while queso is made with processed cheese.
Additionally, avocados are nutrient dense due to their high vitamin D levels, high fiber content, minerals, and phytonutrients. When looking at fat, some may say that avocados are high in fat. Yes, they are but it is a monounsaturated fat that aids brain function and health while being great for your heart and may aid in lowering your risk of heart disease.
So, reach for the guac over the queso, and your brain and heart will thank you later!
- Instead of Chips go for the Veggie Tray
Many people find themselves reaching for the chips not because they like the taste of them, but rather because they craving of crunch or salt. Let’s break that mindset and get some vitamins while craving the crunch!
For Super Bowl, many pair their chips with dips, and an easy switch to still get that crunch with the dip is by using veggies as the base! A major upside to switching to veggies instead of chips is that they usually won’t break in the dip. Win-win situation.
Some of our favorite choices include celery sticks, carrot sticks, cucumber rounds, and zucchini rounds!
- Instead of Fried Chicken Wings go for Oven Baked Chicken Wings
Chicken wings in themselves are not bad, but how they are prepared is where it gets dicey. Once fried and battered, the nutrition shifts from healthy to unhealthy.
If you are still craving wings for the big game, there are healthy ways around it! Let’s dive in!! The increase in sugar, carbs, fat, and sodium shows up when you add dipping sauces and the hidden calories in the batter. Monitoring how much sauce you intake as well as refraining from deep frying them is key. Regarding the batter, switch from flour-based wet batter to dry seasoning and baking or air-frying them.
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Some of our favorite healthy game day recipes also include:
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