Super Bowl Sunday is coming up on February 7th. If you are not one of the lucky people to snag a ticket at Levi’s Stadium, you will probably be watching at home or at a party. Over 110 million people watch the Super Bowl every year. Not only do people spend that Sunday watching football, but the game often comes with overindulging on unhealthy foods and grazing. In fact, Super Bowl Sunday is the second biggest day of the year for food consumption (after Thanksgiving) for Americans.
Here is a snapshot of what America consumes on Super Bowl Sunday:
- 1.23 billion chicken wings
- 8 million pounds of guacamole
- 4,000 tons of popcorn
- 14,500 tons of chips
- 49.2 million cases of beer
You can still celebrate the Super Bowl without completely ruining your weight progress. Below are some of our alternative dieting recipes to keep you on track. These foods are perfect if you are hosting a viewing party or bringing a potluck dish.
Gluten-Free Buffalo Chicken Lollipops
These are one of our most popular dieting recipes and are a definite party pleaser. These meatballs pack protein and vegetables without all of the guilt of regular fatty wings. Tip: To save time, prep the meatball mixture the night before and refrigerate. That will not only make life easier, but the ingredients will bind overnight and the flavors will absorb into the chicken mixture. Find the recipe here.
Healthy Saag Paneer
This is a tasty vegetarian side that can be eaten alone or use as a dip. The creamy mix has just enough spices for a background flavor and aroma. Find the recipe here.
Cheesy Cauliflower Popcorn
If you have not tried cauliflower popcorn (or mockcorn), then you are missing out! The cheesy deliciousness is not only a healthier choice for your waist but will not stick in your teeth. If you are not a cayenne pepper fan, feel free to try other spices. Find the recipe here.
Crispy-Baked Radish Chips
Our crispy-baked snacks are healthy, crunchy, and salty. They are a fun and expected addition to the table compared to the usual family-sized chips. Plus, the reddish hue will make your table super vibrant! Find the recipe here.
Lastly, instead of beer, opt for sugar-free carbonated or flavored water, sugar-free and decaffeinated diet soft drinks, or other sugar-free drink mixes. This will leave your body feeling less bloated and you feeling less guilty after the game. For more tasty ideas, visit our Greenlite recipe page. So, enjoy the game and wake up on Monday feeling great!