Monday, January 26, 2015

Healthy and Tasty Food Alternatives For Super Bowl

After a long, grueling season, Super Bowl XLV has finally arrived. This year, two teams will face off on the NFL’s biggest stage, and frankly it doesn’t get bigger than that. Now that the teams have been picked, the real question is what are you going to serve all your hungry friends and relatives come Super Bowl Sunday?

Many will turn to the standard artery clogging, fat building, colon wrenching fare; however there are so many foods out there that are healthier and tastier than the everyday norm with the same amount of prep time.

As such, Carl Germano, RD, CDN, a NY Board certified clinical nutritionist and Chief Science Officer of Inergetics - makers of SURGEX, recommends the following delicious, healthy food alternatives for the big game.

Instead Of These Party Killers, Try These Low Fat, More Calorie Friendly Alternatives!
Instead of:     Beef Sliders with Cheese
Try:                Turkey Sliders with sliced tomato

Instead of:     Franks in the Blanket with Mustard
Try:                Chicken Teriyaki Skewers

Instead of:     Nachos with Cheese & Jalapenos
Try:                Baked Nachos with Guacamole, Tomatoes and Jalapenos

Instead of:     Fried Cheese Bread Sticks
Try:                Sourdough Bread Bowl with Low Fat Spinach Dip and    celery, carrot

Instead of:     French Fries
Try:                Baked Potato Skins with tomato/basil bruschetta

Instead of:    Beef Chili with Shredded Cheese
Try:                Low Fat Turkey Chili with Black Beans, Corn & Salsa

Instead of:    Fried Buffalo Wings with Ranch dip
Try:                Baked Chicken Wings with hot sauce dip

Instead of:    Regular Pizza
Try:                Whole Wheat Margarita Pizza

Instead of:    Chips, Cookies & Brownies Platter
Try:                Air Popped Popcorn, Oat Pretzels, Fresh Fruit,

Instead of:    Beer, Soda, Juice 
Try:               Flavored Seltzer and Water

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