The big game is approaching. For many, this day brings together family and friends to watch one of the greatest sports events of the year, but sitting around the living room with an abundance of food also brings us one of the largest calorie-consuming feasts of the year.
Research by the Calorie Control Council (CCC) and Snack Food Association estimates that Americans will eat 30 million pounds of snacks on game day – 11.2 million pounds of potato chips, 8.2 million pounds of tortilla chips, 4.3 million pounds of pretzels, 3.8 million pounds of popcorn, and 2.5 million pounds of nuts! On average, one may consume 2400 calories from snacking, not even counting calories from meals!
This Super Bowl Sunday, bring something bold to the snack spread that won’t affect your waistline. Forget the chips and dip! These five recipes turn up traditional football food with different ingredients that also pack a nutritious punch:
Set aside the chicken wings! Go for our twist that is gluten-free and packed with nutrition!
Taco and meatballs? Great on their own, but even better together! Try our take on this winning combination.
Skip the classic tortilla or potato chip and replace them with nutrient packed cabbage chips.
Craving dessert? Skip the cookies and brownies and reach for this homemade fudge made with all real ingredients.
Have fun this Sunday, but once your Super Bowl party is over, remove any indulgent snacks from the pantry to keep them from arm’s reach. Want more news updates from FEED? Follow @feednutrition for more!