Survive Super Bowl Sunday: 9 Ways to Eat Healthier
You can finally eat chips and drink beer without feeling guilty! Here's how to enjoy your favorite football foods—and get away with it.
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Avoiding fatty, sodium-laden foods is difficult enough in your day-to-day life, let alone on Super Bowl Sunday, when you’re literally surrounded by the stuff. And it’s safe to say that the guy educating his friends on the caloric properties of a chicken wing between downs isn’t going to be the most popular person in the room. Thankfully, that won’t be you if you follow these suggestions.
Unless it puts your friendships in jeopardy, go for veggie instead of pepperoni. Otherwise, dab the slices with a paper towel and steer clear of the crust.
Forgo regular fried potato chips for Baked Sun Chips or Kettle Bakes. The latter contain 65% less fat than regular chips, with 0.5g of saturated fat and zero cholesterol per serving.
Pick from the bottom of the pile to limit cheese, and make sure to get a couple jalapeños, which contain fat-burning capsaicin. Dip into guacamole, not sour cream.
Eat as many as possible. Because of their low energy density (calories per gram), vegetables will fill you up on fewer calories while delivering healthy vitamins and minerals.
Guinness Draught, Sam Adams Light, and Corona Light all come in at less than 130 calories, with fewer than 10g of carbs. If you’re really going for volume, stick with Bud Select 55, MGD, or Busch Light.