Ready to load up on fattening foods on Super Bowl Sunday? Think again! Health and fitness expert Stephanie Mansour is here to help us be a little more conscious of what we’re eating, while providing tips to make our fattening favorites a little bit healthier. Monday morning regret be damned!
Nacho No-No: Nachos are one of my favorite sports-related snacks! Make these healthier by using corn tortilla chips, going light on the cheese, and using lean ground turkey instead of regular ground beef. Or, if you’re looking for a healthy vegetarian option, use black beans for protein. (This is the same healthy twist you can use for chili: opt for lean ground turkey or beans for your protein.) Also, load the lettuce on your nachos. (I like to use kale for an additional texture and crunch!) Cut up red, green, and yellow peppers to add even more veggies.
Wing Wonder: Try grilling wings to avoid excess grease. And limit or lighten up your dipping sauces. Same goes for chips and dip or veggies and dip. Love creamy? Generally, the creamier the dips, the higher in calories and fat because they're typically made with cream or cheeses. Make dips healthier by using Greek yogurt as a base (it’s also a good source of protein!) or even making bean dips (such as hummus).
Comfort Food Overload: Hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza...we all have our favorites. If possible, try to go bunless with those burgers and dogs by using lettuce as a wrap. For pizza, load on the veggie toppings, blot off excess grease, and eat slowly. A lot of times our eyes are bigger than our stomachs!
Overall Advice: Stay present and be mindful with your choices, especially with alcohol. Focus on how you’re feeling, stay hydrated with water, and don’t arrive to Super Bowl parties starving. When you’re starving, everything greasy, sugary, and fattening looks ten times more appealing than when you’re already a little bit full.
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