Eat Like a Champion
It’s the second biggest food consumption day of the year, surpassed only by Thanksgiving. Typical pigskin party fare packs in around 2,500 calories — more than most people should consume in a single day.
Follow these tips to manage your waistline and maintain your health during the big game.
Healthy Food Swaps
- Skip calorie-packed cocktails and opt for a healthy and delicious mocktail. These non-alcoholic concoctions are full of fresh fruits and vegetables.
- Ditch the macaroni and cheese and try this zucchini, tomato & parmesan pasta. It can be served hot or cold and it packs a nutritional punch.
- Buffalo chicken dip is a game day staple, but it’s filled with fat and calories. Try this skinny Buffalo chicken dip and your guests won’t know the difference.
- Make salad fun and serve it on a stick with Caprese skewers.
- Buffalo cauliflower bites help curb the deep-fried chicken wing craving without sacrificing flavor.
- Kale chips are full of nutrients and offer the same satifying crunch as potato chips.
Tips to Avoid Overeating
- Eat a balanced meal before the party
- Choose snacks high in fiber and protein to keep you full longer
- Use a smaller plate for portion control
- Drink plenty of water
- Eat slowly
- Practice mindful eating and be aware of everything you consume
Check out RPCI’s Pinterest board, Eat Drink & Be Healthy, for more game day recipes, tips and ideas!