NO, NO, NO, NO, NO… YES, YES, YES, YES, YES… Depending on which team you’ll be rooting for on Superbowl Sunday, those two words may be the only thing coming out of your mouth. But judging by the usual Superbowl Sunday menu item, the food entering your mouth is what you should be saying “No” or “Yes” to.
When did Superbowl Sunday become a holiday? It feels like people are cooking and ordering more food on this day then they would on Christmas or even Thanksgiving. Yes, the Superbowl received 106.5 million viewers last year, but we can give you 106.5 million reasons why you should avoid eating 13 Buffalo wings, 6 slices of pizza, 3 hamburgers, 2 bags of chips and drinking half a case of beer. Well maybe not 106.5 million reasons but, we can give you 5 healthy and tasty dishes you can use to replace that recipe for your diet disaster.
Plain slice- 290 calories and 10g of fat. Pepperoni slice- 340 calories and 12g of fat.
Five Buffalo wings dipped in blue cheese- 600 calories and over 40g of fat.
A bacon cheeseburger- 737 calories and 47.3g of fat.
Bag of Chips, Nachos with cheese-
Chips (1 serving)- 160 calories and 11g of fat. Nachos w/ cheese (40 chips)- 1,100 calories and 59g of fat.
Beer or Soda-
12 oz. beer- 145 calories and 10.6g of carbs. A 12 oz of soda- 140 calories and 39g of carbs.
5 Healthy Replacements
Grilled Chicken Salad-
This salad contains 340 calories and 10g of fat.
Oven Fried Chicken Tenders-
Chicken tenders- 280 calories and 8g of fat.
Turkey Burger w/ whole wheat buns- 250 calories and 8g of fat.
Bake Chips and Wholly Guacamole Classic –
Baked chips (1 serving) – 110 calories and 3g of fat. Guacamole dip-50 calories and 4g of fat.
Water or Diet Coke –
Water contains 0 calories. Diet Coke-0 calories and 40mg of sodium.
Instead of feeling bloated and 10 pounds heavier, eat light and you’ll feel light while doing your end-zone dance to a Superbowl victory. If the team you’re rooting for wins… GOODLUCK!