Super Bowl Sunday: Nutrition Stats


Super Bowl Sunday has the infamous reputation for being a day of gluttony. This year’s party does not have to stop your health-centered New Year’s Resolution dead in its tracks. Whether you are hosting a party or just attending, there are ways to indulge in your favorite snacks while still keeping an eye out for high calorie culprits. Below are some popular items for the big game and some healthier alternatives.

Instead of This…
Traditional Bone-In Wings
12 wings: 865 calories, 60g fat, 12g sat fat

Try This!
Buffalo Chicken Meatballs (recipe)
6 (~1 oz) meatballs: 275 calories, 10g fat, 1g sat fat

Instead of This…
Tortilla Chips & Queso Dip
12 chips and ¼ cup dip: 565 calories, 36g fat, 18g sat fat

Try This!
Veggies and Be Fit Spinach Artichoke Dip (recipe)
4 (each) celery sticks, carrot sticks and broccoli florets with ¼ cup dip: 220 calories, 10g fat, 3.5g sat fat

Instead of This…
Beef Chili with Cheese and Sour Cream
~2 cups: 500 calories, 21g fat, 13g sat fat

Try This!
Sausage, Kale and Bean Soup (recipe)
~2 cups: 280 calories, 9g fat, 3g sat fat

Topper Tips: If desired, use plain low fat Greek yogurt and reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese as condiments for your soup or chili.

Beer may or may not be part of your game day experience. If it is, it’s important to drink smartly, as calories can add up quickly. Before you know it, you could consume a meal’s worth of calories after drinking only a few brews!* (Nutrition information is listed for a 12 ounce bottle.)

Budweiser 145 calories, 11g carb
Bud Light 110 calories, 7g carb
Sam Adams Boston Lager 175 calories, 18g carb
Sam Adams Light 120 calories, 10g carb
Sierra Nevada Stout 225 calories, 22g carb
Michelob Ultra 95 kcal, 3g carb
Guinness Extra Stout 155 calories, 17g carb
Guinness Draught 130 calories, 10g carb
Heineken 150 calories, 11g carb
Heineken Light 100 calories, 7g carb
Blue Moon 170 calories, 14g carb
Amstel Light 95 calories, 5g carb

* MGH does not endorse any specific brands of beers, nor does it promote consumption. We have listed examples for nutritional comparison only.

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Our Be Fit Nutritionists are comprised of dietetic interns studying at Massachusetts General Hospital. During their internship, they receive training on acute care nutrition, ambulatory and community nutrition, food service systems management, and research. Their comprehensive work is done in collaboration with registered dietitians.

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