Jenny Everett, SELF magazine
Whether you're rooting for the Steelers or the Packers -- or only interested in the commercials --Super Bowl Sunday can be a nutritional land mine.
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"It's an easy day to have a diet setback," says registered dietician Keren Gilbert, president and founder of Decision Nutrition. "The foods that we love to indulge in are pizza, chips, dips and lots of alcohol. These foods can add up fast in calories, fat and sodium."
To prevent Monday morning regret (and bloat!), try these snacking ideas from Gilbert:
Instead of... Doritos
Try this... Make your own chips
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A bag of Doritos has about 2,000 calories and 70 grams of fat. "You'd have to run 20 miles on the treadmill to undo that mistake -- hardly worth it," Gilbert says.
Instead, whip up some vegetable chips made of kale, zucchini and sweet potatoes. Slice the zucchini and sweet potato very thinly,
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The Super Bowl is one of those events where, at some point in the night, I usually find myself uttering the words, "diet starts tomorrow." Between the wings, chips and beer, it's virtually impossible not to slip. To make matters worse, add the fact that you're probably watching the game with a group of guys who've probably never counted a calorie in their lives. Just because you've already written the day off as a cheat day doesn't mean you still can't be calorie conscious in some way. And if you're determined to eat those wings, you might as well cut the calories somewhere. Why not start with your beverage? Put away the Bud Heavy and opt for a lighter beer. Or skip the beer altogether and try one of the delicious light cocktails below. Either way, I promise you'll thank yourself in the morning.
There are plenty of great, light options out there that don't have to taste like the Natty Light you used to
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More than 100 million people are expected to tune in to Super Bowl XLV this weekend, but only some of them are football fans.
Thanks to pregame hype and Hollywood-quality production values, Super Bowl commercials have become the main attraction for many viewers. But are these blockbuster ads bad for our waistlines?
Food and beverage companies are expected to account for roughly one-third of the ads that will air during Sunday's game, according to Advertising Age. (Car companies will take up another one-third or so, with the remainder split among websites, film studios, and retail chains.) Viewers and partygoers-including millions of children-can expect to see ads from Doritos, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Snickers, and Budweiser.
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In other words, a high proportion of ads are pitching soda, snacks, and other junk foods loaded with calories, sugar, sodium, and fat.
"Studies show [that] if you see an ad for a product and
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I for one am not going to let this football game get in the way of my eating celebration. It's a Sunday of Indulgence, and I'm going for it. Gym be damned! Hangovers be damned! It is our American duty to drip hot sauce on our shirts and wipe cheese-dip on our Levis.
Well it's my call to duty, anyway. Let's take a look at some of the best and worst Super Bowl recipes so that you know what you're getting in to this weekend.
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Nachos and cheese dip are pretty standard Super Bowl fare. In one way or another, some sort of cheese (or cheese-like product) gets melted down, maybe mixed with some chilies or sausages, and served with chips.
While there is certainly nothing wrong with your basic nacho arrangement, it barely scratches the surface of what is possible when cheese meets meat and heat.
MOVE OVER CHIPS AND DIP
If there is anything that the Super Bowl celebrates, it's excellence-in football, in commercials, and in game day snackage. That's why you should seriously consider serving Super Bowl fondue instead of everyday nachos at your Super Bowl party. If you do it right, your game day eats might be so good everyone will almost forget there's a game on...almost.
SUPER BOWL FONDUE
Really any cheese will work in a fondue as long as it melts reasonably well. Gruyère, emmenthaler, fontina, and butterkase are traditional, but there's no reason to stick with them. Instead, we
After nachos, my second most beloved party food is dip. I like dips because they are generally easy to make and impart a wonderful casualness to an affair. There's no better time to experiment with a new dip recipe than Super Bowl Sunday. To encourage you to enjoy dips this weekend, I've rounded up my favorite recipes. From chili con queso to Greek salsa, here you'll find something for every palate.
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"Everyone loves bite-size appetizers at a party," says party planner Rafanelli. Serve these at your Super Bowl Sunday and trust us, even the most die-hard fans will have trouble concentrating on the game.
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Makes 16 bites
Chimichurri Sauce:2 c. stemmed fresh parsley, ideally Italian flat-leaf 5 T olive or vegetable oil 3 T freshly squeezed lemon juice 3 to 5 cloves garlic, minced 1 medium shallot, minced, or 2 T minced onion 2 T sherry wine vinegar or red wine vinegar 1 t. red pepper flakes 1/2 t. salt 1/2 t. pepper
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Gaucho Steak: 3 T salt 1 T cayenne pepper Two 1-lb. New York strip steaks, ideally 11/4 inches thick 1 sourdough baguette, sliced into 16 1/4-inch-thick slices
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