The Skinny on Super Bowl Sunday!
2,105 Calorie Super Bowl Sunday…
For most people Super Bowl Sunday is like a religious holiday. There are yearly Superbowl traditions with friends, family, booze and a TON of food. It’s an event that is looked forward to all year. It’s a day of competition, excitement and gluttony.
Collectively we will consume 11 million pounds of chips and 1.25 billion chicken wings on February 3rd alone.
Add up all of the calories you consume from chips, dips, pizza, wings and beer and Super bowl Sunday turns into the second highest calorie consumption day falling right behind Thanksgiving.
So much for your New Years Resolutions!
Super Bowl Sunday Snacks
3 – 12oz Bud Light = 330 calories
7 Tortilla Chips = 140 calories
12 Ruffles Chips = 160 calories
4 Pigs in a blanket = 240 calories
2 Tablespoons of dip = 90 calories
12 Wings = 600 calories
1 slice of Domino’s cheese pizza = 325 calories
1 small cupcake = 220 calories
GRAND TOTAL = 2,105 CALORIES
Super bowl Sunday is always followed up by the BUT CHERYL Monday.
But Cheryl is was Super bowl Sunday
But Cheryl I was a guest and there wasn’t anything I could eat
But Cheryl I only had a couple bites
But Cheryl I don’t usually eat like that
But Cheryl I will start again today
But but but…
Instead of rationalizing all of those excuses as to why you just had to have that extra wing or slice of pizza why not do something different this year?
Why not take that same amount of energy and put it towards creating some tasty and nutritious alternatives for game day?
Let’s start with some easy food swaps
o Homemade Fresh Salsa instead of Tostitos salsa
o Hummus instead of spinach and cheese dip
o Sweet Potato chips instead of Ruffles chips
o Air popped popcorn instead of pretzels
o Light Laughing Cow soft cheese with Mary’s crackers instead of full fat cheese & crackers
Super bowl Sunday recipes
Southwestern Layered Bean Dip
Spinach and Kale Greek Yoghurt Dip
Gluten Free Baked Chicken Fingers
Kale and Swiss Chard Pesto
Eggplant Mini Pizzas
Have a great Super Bowl day and GO TEAM!!
In good health,
Cheryl Wahl, RHN
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