We all know the major culprits. One serving of nachos can add up to more than 550 calories and 30 grams of fat, while a serving of chicken wings packs in 440 calories and 26 grams of fat. So, instead of mindlessly eating your way through a Super Bowl celebration, try utilizing the following tips:
To save on saturated fat:
- Add more beans instead of meat to a chili recipe, look for reduced-fat cheese for nachos, and swap Greek yogurt for sour cream when making dips and spreads
- Make a healthier version of chicken wings by baking chicken tenders that are lightly seasoned with your favorite spices – and serve reduced fat blue cheese.
- Serve a big crudite platter with interesting veggies like artichoke hearts, radishes, mushrooms, grilled asparagus, and jicama and pair with hummus or salsa.
- Make a healthier version of chips by slicing whole-wheat pitas into wedges and then lightly toasting these in the oven
- Beer, even light beer, can pack on the calories. It can also lead to mindless munching. Keep track of how much you drink and steer clear of any specialty cocktails prepared with juice or soda.
- When it’s time for kick-off, relax and enjoy the celebration – but keep an eye on portion size and make a plate of food when hungry instead of grazing throughout the day.
- Mango Salsa (41 calories, 0g fat)
- Tomato & Basil Pita Pizzas (199 calories, 2g fat)
- Cucumber Dip (5 calories, 0g fat)
- Taco Cups (137 calories, 2g fat)
- Rosemary Cheese Biscuits (131 calories, 5g fat)
- Oven-Fried Onion Rings (79 calories, 4g fat)
- Chicken Taquitos (159 calories, 5g fat)
- Broiled Buffalo Chicken (218 calories, 8g fat)
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Gem is a Hawaii Mom Blogger who posts reviews and giveaways, and blogs about life in Hawaii as a mom of 3 boys, including one with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. She loves to travel, bake, and eat anything with chocolate.