The playoff picture is starting to take shape with every Sunday more important than the last. With passionate, die hard football fanatics worried only about their teams making the cut this post season, not much thought is directed towards what is being put in their bodies throughout the long football filled day.
Hundreds of calories taken in aren’t exactly burned off from high-five’s and fist pumping every time there’s a broken tackle or a touchdown pass. Many of the usual suspects in the food department are a far cry from healthy, but don’t worry SURGEX has compiled a list worthy of healthy alternatives for this glorious day, while allowing you to hold on to your man card in the process.
As such, Carl Germano, RD, CDN, a NY Board certified clinical nutritionist and Chief Science Officer of Inergetics - makers of SURGEX, recommends the following delicious, healthy food alternatives for the big game.
(See their healthy, yet party-pooping, culinary game-day recommendations after the 'Jump')
Instead Of These Party Killers, Try These Low Fat, More Calorie Friendly Alternatives!
- Instead of: Beef Sliders with Cheese
Try: Turkey Sliders with sliced tomato
- Instead of: Franks in the Blanket with Mustard
Try: Chicken Teriyaki Skewers
- Instead of: Nachos with Cheese & Jalapenos
Try: Baked Nachos with Guacamole, Tomatoes and Jalapenos
- Instead of: Fried Cheese Bread Sticks
Try: Sourdough Bread Bowl with Low Fat Spinach Dip with celery and carrots
- Instead of: French Fries
Try: Baked Potato Skins with tomato/basil bruschetta
- Instead of: Beef Chili with Shredded Cheese
Try: Low Fat Turkey Chili with Black Beans, Corn & Salsa
- Instead of: Fried Buffalo Wings with Ranch dip
Try: Baked Chicken Wings with hot sauce dip
- Instead of: Regular Pizza
Try: Whole Wheat Margarita Pizza
- Instead of: Chips, Cookies & Brownies Platter
Try: Air Popped Popcorn, Oat Pretzels, Fresh Fruit,
10. Instead of: Beer, Soda, Juice
Try: Flavored Seltzer and Water