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Eating Healthy(ish) on Superbowl Sunday

Here are some tips for eating healthy during the Super Bowl:

  1. Choose healthier snacks: Instead of high-calorie snacks like chips and dip, opt for healthier options like fresh fruit, raw veggies with hummus, or roasted nuts.

  2. Watch portion sizes: It's easy to mindlessly eat during a Super Bowl party, but be mindful of how much you're consuming. Try using a smaller plate to help control portions.

  3. Cook at home: Making your own food allows you to control the ingredients and ensure that you're eating healthy options. Try making healthier versions of classic game day foods like buffalo chicken wings made with grilled chicken and a light buffalo sauce.

  4. Hydrate: Drinking plenty of water will help keep you hydrated and full, reducing the temptation to snack on unhealthy foods.

  5. Limit alcohol: Alcohol is high in calories and can lead to overeating. Try alternating between alcohol and water, and opt for lower-calorie options like wine or light beer.

  6. Move around: Physical activity can help burn off some of the calories consumed during the game. Encourage everyone to take breaks from snacking and move around, whether it's playing a game or just taking a walk.

  7. Make a plate: When we mindlessly snack our calories add up because we feel less satisfied. Aim to make a plate and sit down to enjoy. Satisfaction plus satiation leads to better long-term outcomes than picking at different things all night.

  8. Squirt bottles: Use old-school narrow ketchup and mustard bottles and fill them with your fave sauces - sour cream for nachos, bbq sauce for wings, or ranch for veggies, this cuts calories way down from dunking (and prevents the double dippers from spreading their germs!).

By incorporating these healthy habits into your Super Bowl celebration, you can enjoy the game and prevent overeating.


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