Easy and delicious ways to make your Super Bowl spread more healthy
Super Bowl Sunday. A day dedicated to gathering around a big screen in your favourite team’s jersey surrounded by friends and family, trash-talking the quarterback – all while stuffing your face with the sweetest and saltiest of treats. In fact, maybe you hate football but love the spread (mmm, nachos!). Here’s the thing: Super Bowl Sunday comes at a very inconvenient time for those who are still going strong on their New Year’s resolution to eat well and ditch junk food. Sound familiar? This story is for you – you’ve been good up until now. Why not continue on your healthy-eating train? This doesn’t mean you have to suffer through Super Bowl Sunday. Celebrate with super foods with just a few simple substitutions.
French Fries < Sweet Potato Fries: This is definitely the easiest and most common substitute. Sure, have some fries. But while you’re at it, you might as well enjoy a great source of vitamin A, dietary fibre and potassium.
Store Bought Guac < Homemade Guac: Store-bought guac may include lots of unhealthy ingredients like mayo. Make your own at home and lower the calorie count.
Sour Cream < Plain Greek Yogurt: Dip your chip into something filled with probiotics and protein to boot!
Potato Salad with Mayo < Potato Salad with Pureed Avocado: Your potato salad will come out just as creamy but with the good monosaturated fats of the green super food instead.
Chips < Kale Chips: Perhaps you are not willing to give up your chips for this special Sunday, but consider kale chips doused in extra virgin olive oil and sprinkled with sea salt. The “queen of greens” is high in vitamins A, C and K as well as iron and fibre.
Creamy Spinach Dip < Hummus: Don’t ruin the nutritional value of your vegetables with a fatty dip. Hummus – made from chickpeas – is filled with protein and free of cholesterol and saturated fats.
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