Superbowl week#1: party food – healthy alternatives

Hosting a Superbowl party?

Well, I’m not. Unless you count my husband and I sitting on our couch with our cats, eating junk food and repeating, “So, THAT’s what a real football game looks like.”  (That was a veiled dig at the Browns, in case you missed it.)

And instead of eating junk food (like me), you could be eating some of these goodies:

1.      Instead of: Beef Sliders with Cheese

 Try: Turkey Sliders with sliced tomato

2.      Instead of: Franks in the Blanket with Mustard

Try: Chicken Teriyaki Skewers

3.      Instead of: Nachos with Cheese & Jalapenos

Try: Baked Nachos with Guacamole, Tomatoes and Jalapenos

4.      Instead of: Fried Cheese Bread Sticks

Try: Sourdough Bread Bowl with Low Fat Spinach Dip and    celery, carrot

5.      Instead of: French Fries

Try: Baked Potato Skins with tomato/basil bruschetta

6.      Instead of: Beef Chili with Shredded Cheese

Try: Low Fat Turkey Chili with Black Beans, Corn & Salsa

7.      Instead of: Fried Buffalo Wings with Ranch dip

Try: Baked Chicken Wings with hot sauce dip

8.      Instead of: Regular Pizza

Try: Whole Wheat Margarita Pizza

9.      Instead of: Chips, Cookies & Brownies Platter

Try: Air Popped Popcorn, Oat Pretzels, Fresh Fruit,

10. Instead of: Beer, Soda, Juice

Try: Flavored Seltzer and Water

(Food tips courtesy of Carl Germano, RD, CDN, a NY Board certified clinical nutritionist.)

Coming tomorrow… is that a Steeler’s themed watch around my wrist?

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