Feb 03, 2017 12:00 AM

Author: Office of Public Affairs


Super Bowl parties are not known for their healthy menus. Very few people are thinking about the amount of fat and calories they are consuming when the big game is on. However, for those who want to watch what they eat there are some items on the buffet they can enjoy without feeling post game guilt. 

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Superbowl Foods

Shrimp Cocktail

Shrimp are delicious and a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, which can reduce your risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, and cardiac arrest.

Stuffed Mushrooms

Trying to cut down on carbs? Reach for the stuffed mushrooms. The healthiest version are stuffed with mushroom pieces, onion, garlic, feta cheese, and a bit of balsamic vinegar. You will be enjoying a low calories snack filled with selenium for bladder health, and vitamin D for your bones.

All the flavor of pizza with fewer calories, fat, and regret. Tomatoes packed with flavinoids, and basil filled with antioxidants pair for a tasty treat. Place on top of a whole grain bread for a boost of fiber.

Guacamole

Avocados are packed with healthy fats as well as vitamins K and A, and essential fatty acids. To make it even healthier pass on the fried chips and enjoy it with some whole grain crackers.

Nuts

You need protein to keep up your strength during the game, and nuts have plenty. They also are full of heart healthy substances like fatty acids, fiber, vitamin E and plant sterols (which can lower your cholesterol).

Salsa

The key ingredients in salsa are a trio of health boosters. Tomatoes give you a boost of vitamin A and the antioxidant lycopene , onions contain chromium which helps regulate blood sugar, and peppers pack a punch of folic acid vitamin C.

Veggies and Dip

Someone always brings a veggie tray, and most people ignore it. Not you! Vegetables are high in fiber, a great source of potassium, contain vitamins A, E, C and are an excellent source of folic acid. Pair with a low fat dip made with Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise for a perfect half time snack.

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