No matter which team you’re rooting for this weekend, there’s a good chance you will spend plenty of time thinking about your Super Bowl spread.
Good news: your menu doesn’t have to come with a full helping of regret.
Ashley Carpenter, a registered dietitian and certified health and wellness coach for FirstHealth Fitness, says it’s more important to focus on what you eat most of the year and not on the handful of individual holidays.
“Be mindful and intentional about your choices at least 80% of the time and then the other 20% can be for fun,” Carpenter said. “And remember to enjoy your food.”
That said, if you want to feel a little better about your Super Bowl menu, here are some vegetable-rich recipes featuring lean proteins and plenty of fibers. In place of your traditional nachos, buffalo wings, chips and dip, try this…
Kick things off with Mini Bell Pepper Loaded Turkey “Nachos,” include a crudité platter, a veggie-based dip like Greek 7 Layer Dip or Black Bean Salsa. You can also enjoy a fiber-filled main course with a dish like Buffalo Chicken and Bean Chili. For the second half, try some flour-less black bean brownies.