This Sunday, the average person will consume 2,400 calories during the Super Bowl. That is 2,400 calories during a 4-5 hour period! YIKES! Now we don’t expect you to gnaw on rabbit food during the big game because there is a time and a place to indulge as long as you do it with intention and discipline. Eat one slice of pizza, not the entire pie. Eat 2 chicken wings, not the entire platter. Sip on flavored water or a beer, but no keg stands please.
Here’s the real low-down on America’s eating and emptying habits during the game:
EWW, right?! So what are some strategies avoid over-indulging in the pounds of nachos and chicken wings?
Before the Game
Get your workout in. Push yourself a little harder during your spin class or run an extra mile on the treadmill.
Eat before you go. Fill up before you go so there’s no need to indulge in mindless snacking.
Bring your water bottle. Keep it filled.
Bring your own food. If you know your host will only be providing nacho cheese Doritos and pizza during the game, there is nothing wrong with bringing your own food. People will be so involved in the game that no one will notice you feasting away on your Superfood snacks.
If your are hosting your own party, or need to bring a dish, here is a roundup from around the web of some healthy snacks even your Dorito-lovin’ friends will enjoy.
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5. Baked Jalapeño Poppers by Vegan Richa. Speaking of spicy… you might want pair these with the spicy cauliflower sauce.
What are your go-to snacks and dips for a crowd? Link to your recipe in the comments below.