Just when we’ve started to get a grip on our new year’s resolutions we are hit with one of the biggest calorie feasts of the year: The SUPER BOWL. The U.S. Calorie Control Council estimates that Americans pack away 11 million pounds of chips on Super Bowl Sunday. Holy cow America! What’s a girl (or guy) to do?
Here’s an idea of what you might be consuming:
You eat all of that and you’ve consumed well over 4,500 calories! Don’t eat like a linebacker this weekend pleeeaasee. Chose some of my favorite skinner versions instead!
Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip
- 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
- 4 oz reduced fat cream cheese
- 1 cup fat free sour cream
- 1 TBSP Blue Cheese Crumbles
- 2-4 TBSP Franks Red Hot
- 2 tbsp Shredded Cheddar Cheese, reduced fat or 2%
Combine all ingredients and bake at 350 for about 12-15 minutes.
With 25% of your dietary reference intake (DRI) of calcium you can’t go wrong!
Ingredients: Artichoke hearts, mayonnaise, light cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, garlic salt, scallions, parsley
There is nothing I love more than loaded nachos! Reduce the calories with these simple swaps!
Top Food Should Taste Good Multigrain chips with low fat cheddar cheese, albs ground beef (cooked), chili powder, paprika, tomatoes, olives, and avocado. Microwave for 1-2 minutes until cheese is melted then top with greek yogurt instead of sour cream!
Turkey burger sliders wrapped up in lettuce leaves.
16 ounces lean ground turkey
One-quarter cup egg whites or substitute
One-half clove garlic, minced
Dash salt and pepper
Slices tomato to top burgers
1 small avocado, thinly sliced
Ketchup or mustard, optional
Bake burgers for 10 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
Serve each patty garnish with tomato, avocado, ketchup or mustard.
Fill a platter with a variety of fruits and vegetables such as celery, carrots, red peppers, mushrooms, olives, strawberries, grapes, and offer a variety of hummus dips on the side.
And there you have it! Your healthy survival guide for Superbowl Sunday!