Thursday, 03 February 2011 18:22

Be the winner in nutrition at this year's Super Bowl Party!

Whether you’re a Steelers or a Packers fan, or if you’re just watching for the commercials and the halftime show, keep nutrition on your mind. It isn't hard to find menu items that are delicious, healthy to eat, and something everyone will enjoy without all the added calories, sugar and fat. You might have to get a little creative, but providing your guest a healthier super bowl party, is something that can be done.

Kick off  the party with fresh vegetables and low-fat dip, fruit kabobs, whole-grain breads and a variety of lean meats for sandwiches. During the second half, snack on popcorn, pretzels with mustard dip, baked tortilla chips and salsa, apple slices and low-fat caramel dip. Post-game, offer your guests fruit parfaits or angel food cake with chocolate sauce.

You can have a great time watching the Super Bowl without fumbling your diet:

  • Have a small snack before going to a party. Going out hungry often results in overeating.
  • Use a plate for even the smallest snack. You’ll eat less.
  • Moderate your alcohol consumption. Alcohol causes blood sugar to drop, which leads to hunger.
Whether you are host or guest, a fan of the Steelers, Packers (or neither), keep a food plan in mind and be a winner no matter who comes out on top.