"Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is" Vince Lombardi
I thought it would be appropriate to find a football quote or an inspiration with Super Bowl XLV looming over us. Since many of us attend parties or purchase lots of junk food and overeat on Super Bowl Sunday, what would be better than for me to give tips to my faithful readers on how to survive this American iconic day. After all we invented the Super Bowl (I really think it has to do more with gorging than sport) and it has turned into a winter holiday eating event for all Americans. I am going to give some advice on what to eat and what not to eat (I threw a little Shakespearean connotation in there, sorry if that’s not very American). So, here are the options to choose from: Instead of potato chips-why not eat rice cakes they are both starches and the rice cakes are lightly salted. Instead of a slice of pizza-have an english muffin pizza (top and bottom are 100 calories, with tomato sauce and low-fat mozzarella cheese). As a substitute for buffalo wings-grill chicken tenderloins with a hot and spicy rub instead (just by grilling the chicken can reduce the calorie and fat amounts by 25%).
1-ounce (approx 10 chips) 1 rice cake lightly salted
150 calorie, 90 fat calories 35 calories, 0 fat
250 calories, 15 g fat 175 calories, 7.5 g fat
Average 12 wings 4 grilled tenderloins w/spices
1,000 calories, 90 g fat Approx-185 calories, 8 g fat
This is just a sampling of what you can eat as a healthy alternative. I wouldn’t recommend these different choices as everyday menu items, and you can certainly substitute your own healthy choices as well (we love to benefit, so please share your healthy recipes with us if you would like). I recently read that vegetable platters are one of the top 5 items for hosting a party. I get all goose bumps when I read these articles (it gives me hope that the population is at least trying to eat healthy). I posted these above suggestions to keep you motivated and inspired for the “big day”. Keep healthy and fit!
Next time: “Commit to be Fit”