A recent study from Pickwise revealed that the average American consumes up to 8,083 calories watching the Super Bowl (See Article).
Some people are even using the day to compete in the 20,000 calorie day challenge. Here’s one such video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOop2bLiSFw
In an effort to stay healthy but still have tasty food for the Superbowl, I will share some healthy alternatives to the standard wings, pizza, chili, chips and dip, and the list goes on. Each day until the Superbowl, I’ll add another. So, check back here each day.
Recipe #7 "Whiskey" Sour
I am super excited to share this recipe and normally I wouldn't say that about alcoholic drinks given their empty calories and other negative impacts, but guess what? This one is a non-alcoholic "mocktail." It's a whiskey alternative drink that tastes very much like whiskey and is only 10 calories!
Wouldn't it be great to have a few drinks and not have to worry about the drive home or how you'll feel the next morning, especially when the next day is a workday? Give this one a shot. This recipe comes from the maker of this particular whiskey alternative called Ritual Zero Proof
If you decide to have the real thing during the Superbowl, please drink responsibly.
Combine all ingredients in an ice-filled shaker and shake until frothy. Pour into a cocktail glass and garnish with a lemon slice or wedge, if desired.
*If you don't want the egg white, you can substitute with one ounce of chickpea juice--also known as aquafaba
Recipe #6 Apricot-Glazed Chicken and Corn
For those of you that love a good bucket of fried chicken during the game, try this instead. This tasty chicken dish only takes 30 minutes to make and it's sweet and spicy goodness will quickly make it a family favorite. This recipe is brought to you by womansday.com.
PER SERVING 500 calories, 19 g fat (5 g saturated), 51 g protein, 310 mg sodium, 33 g carb, 2 g fiber
Recipe #5 Greek Pita Cups
Calories: 218 Fat 12g Saturated Fat 2g Sodium 403mg Carbs 21g Fiber 4g Protein 7g
Recipe #4 Sweet Potato Nachos
Nothing needs to be said about nachos. They are NACHOS. Nachos are so good. Just thinking about them makes you want some, right? NACHOS! All that cheesy, meaty, crunchy goodness. Oh wait, cheesy equals saturated fat, meaty equals saturated fat, crunchy equals saturated fat and carbs. So, maybe they're not so good after all. Maybe they are the gateway food to heart disease. Don't be sad. There's an alternative. Sweet Potato Nachos. If you're worried about heart disease at all, rest a little easier, this recipe comes from the American Heart Association. Enjoy!
Recipe #3 Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets
Would you rather have chicken nuggets made out of who knows what parts of the chicken dipped in flour and deep fried in oil, or would you rather have homemade, chicken breast pieces breaded in italian bread and panko bread crumbs cooked without all that oil? If you choose the obvious, homemade version, it's another great idea for Superbowl food. This recipe comes from skinnytaste.com
Recipe #2 Air Fryer Bacon-Burger Bites
Recipe #1 - Broccomole
Lisa Pleasants is a Nutrition Consultant certified by the American Fitness Professionals & Associates. Nutrition is her passion and the articles you find here are just some tips on achieving better nutrition.