Sunday, February 02, 2014

Super Bowl XLVIII: Ditch the Junk for Natural Snacks

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The Seattle Seahawks will go neck-in-neck against the Denver Broncos February 2 at 6:30 p.m. at Metlife Stadium in New Jersey. The Seahawks won the NFC championship by edging out their fiercest rivals, the 49ers.

With Super Bowl XLVII coming in full swing, many of us are planning parties or getting invites to bar crawls that day.

Most fans don't consider that the pizza, nachos, and subs they will be noshing on are high in fat, cholesterol, carbs and sugar. Yes, it's a special day to scarf down cheesy nachos with beer, but you can celebrate the big game by eating right – and not regretting it the next day. Here are a few ideas: 

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Dips
Warm Spinach-Artichoke Dip is a healthy way for your family to get in more greens into their diet. All you really need is: olive oil, cream cheese, lemon juice, green onions, etc. Check out the recipe right here. 

Wings
Get your protein for the day, in a healthy way. Try these delicious Lemon-Drop Chicken Wings which have a tangy lemon taste and are baked – not fried.

Fries
Forget about french fries and try Zuchinni Fries instead. Not only do you get a full boost of vitamin C but you also get to eat these fries guilt-free since they are half the calories of regular french fries.

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Burgers
If you need a break from red meat, try these Mini Turkey Burgers with Gorgonzola. These mini burgers are full of protein and make perfect finger food for guests (another guilt-free item that's just 169 calories!).

Hearty Chili
Beef and Beer Chili. 'Nuff said. In just 40 minutes, this recipe makes for a full meal.