Who doesn’t love a good Super Bowl party with lots of tasty food? Everybody knows that the Super Bowl isn’t really about the game or the commercials or the halftime show, it is really all about the food you will eat during the game. But along with the food comes thousands of calories that you really don’t need. Not to mention the fact you really don’t need the added fats, sugar and all the other bad things that come with typical Super Bowl food.
A good Super Bowl party means added trips to your Fitness club in New Orleans. A better idea would be to skip the 24-layer dip and chicken wings in favor of healthier food fare. Here are a few ideas.
Spinach Artichoke Dip
Fool your body by eating this healthy and delicious spinach artichoke dip. This is a low-calorie dish that clocks in at 60 calories a serving and includes iron-rich spinach. A win-win recipe to be sure.
Zucchini fries come with all of the taste and goodness of regular fries at a fraction of the calories and a boost of vitamin C to boot.
Turkey burgers are protein-packed, low calorie and tasty alternatives to the greasy burgers you usually eat while watching the Super Bowl.
Twice-Bakes Sweet Potatoes
These twice-baked sweet potatoes are much less in fat than regular potato skins and offer a bunch of beta carotene. But best of all, they taste wonderful.
Typical nachos are loaded with ground beef, cheese sauce, sour cream and refried beans and can add as much as 1200 calories to your Super Bowl party consumption. You can cut this by nearly 3/4 by substituting pork tenderloin for ground beef, reduced-fat cheese for cheese sauce, guacamole for sour cream and fresh salsa for refried beans.
You see? You get to eat tasty foods without endangering your New Year’s resolutions of eating better.