Score a Touchdown With These Healthy Super Bowl Snack Solutions

Super Bowl madness is upon us, so it’s time to put on your game face.  Festivities have the potential to go into overtime, and the calories in classic sports fare can really add up! With that said, it is important to strategize. Dodge the potential food fumbles and high calorie culprits this Super Bowl Sunday with a healthy game plan.

Game Time Tips:

1) Eat at halftime—resist munching your way through the entire game.

2) Include Veggies—tackle hunger and blitz to the veggie platter. They are packed with fiber and help fill us up.

3) Use Salsa—cut calories, not flavor. Salsa is a sensible choice that pairs well with veggies, baked chips, and whole grain crackers.

4) Be Mindful of Beer—if this is part of your Super Bowl Sunday fun, be mindful as liquid calories add up quickly (and can vary: see below).

Budweiser: 145 calories
Bud Light: 110 calories
Sam Adams Boston Lager: 175 calories
Sam Adams Light: 120 calories
Sierra Nevada Stout: 225 calories
Michelob Ultra: 95 calories
Guinness Extra Stout: 155 calories
Guinness Draught: 130 calories
Heineken: 150 calories
Heineken Light: 100 calories
Blue Moon: 170 calories
Magic Hat #9: 165 calories
Harpoon Brewery IPA: 215 calories
Boston Beer Works Irish Stout: 115 calories

*Please note Mass General does not promote or endorse specific brands. 

Need Inspiration? These Spins on Classic Sports Snacks are Sure to Make You an MVP:

Packs a Protein PunchEdamame Guacamole
100 calories; 6g total fat, 0g sat fat (for ¼ cup)

A Clever Use of Greek YogurtSpicy Spinach Dip with Pine Nuts
100 calories, 7g fat, 1g sat fat (for ¼ cup)

For a Crispy CreationBaked Onion Rings
175 calories, 3 g fat, 1g sat fat (for 6 to 7 onion rings)

Savory and AromaticOven Fries with Roasted Garlic
170 calories, 7g fat, 1g sat fat (for 6 to 8 fries)

Craving chili?  Try this winter variety, which uses cauliflower as a surprise superstar ingredient.

About the Author:

Leslie Wall is a Colorado native. She has a BA in behavioral science and a BS in nutrition.  She is currently pursing a career in dietetics through Mass General’s dietetic internship program.  She enjoys outdoor activities and hot yoga and is a true foodie at heart.

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