Friday, February 3, 2012

Superbowl Appetite


     How many of us are going to look like this during the Super Bowl on Sunday?  I doubt you'll be chomping on carrots.  According to KATV, the Super Bowl is 2nd only to Thanksgiving on largest consumption. According to USA Today, the average person will eat nearly 2,500 calories during the game in one sitting. Can I just stop and say 'Whoa, that's insane.'
     You might consider how you felt the day after Thanksgiving when you're preparing your Superbowl snack menu.  Sure food helps us enjoy the game more but if we are going to pig-out then put some healthy options on the buffet table. Did you know that more avocados are sold for Super Bowl Sunday than any other holiday throughout the year? Yes! Guacamole is a dip to consider along with the beloved cheese dip. Also chicken quesadillas might go over just as well as chicken wings.. and less messy.  Popcorn is a healthy option to gorge yourself on instead of the Chex party mix.  Just some healthy alternatives that could satisfy both your appetite and waist line.
     Enjoy the game however you choose, it's just food for thought.