Monday, January 28, 2013

Tips from Pirate’s Booty on How to Kick Off Your Super Bowl Party with Healthier Crowd Pleasers ~ Plus a Pirate's Booty Limited-Edition Giveaway!

While Big Game parties are a ton of fun, they can be a challenge if you’re trying to eat healthier. While a healthier and fun Big Game party may sound like a contradiction in terms, it doesn’t have to be when you have Pirate’s Booty on your team.

Emily Whelan Anschlowar, registered dietician and in-house nutrition expert at Pirate’s Booty, has created the following healthier swaps for a party that is sure to score points with family and friends. “Big Game Day is the biggest calorie fest of the year behind Thanksgiving,” said Anschlowar. “The average person will consume an entire day’s worth of calories in just three hours. Instead of your typical Big Game spread that is high in fat and calories, try the following tips that won’t leave your guests feeling sacked,” she continued.

• Crunch Time.
o An estimated 28 million pounds of potato chips are consumed during the Big Game. Bench regular fried potato chips and choose a better-for-you alternative like Pirate’s Booty, which has all the fun with half the fat and fewer calories. Pirate’s Booty is gluten-free and made in a peanut and tree-nut facility, so it’s great for the whole team. Pirate’s Booty is deliciously baked, all-natural and trans-fat free too -- touchdown!

• Sack the Main Course.
o Pizza can be a great choice especially when it’s loaded with veggies and on top of a heart healthy whole wheat crust.
o On sub sandwiches, swap mayo for mustard, use low-fat cheese and lean meats like turkey and chicken. Also, pile on those veggies!
o When you swap out ground beef for a leaner meat like ground turkey in your pot of chili, you’re cutting down your fat intake.

• Sweet Spike.

o S’mores are always a win! Just swap milk chocolate for dark chocolate to gain the benefits of antioxidants.
o A fruit platter served with vanilla yogurt for dipping is also a great healthy choice.

• Tackle Beverage Bulge.

o Opt for light beer or water instead of regular beer or soda and watch consumption to avoid belly bloat and the extra calories.

Pirate’s Booty is Big Game Day’s MVS (Most Valuable Snack)! Pirate’s Booty is a deliciously baked, all-natural snack that the whole team loves. Pirate’s Booty just launched a limited-edition football themed 7 oz. bag of Pirate’s Booty Aged White Cheddar -- perfect for the Big Game. The limited-edition football themed 7 oz. Pirate’s Booty Aged White Cheddar bags are available at grocery stores nationwide. The suggested retail price is $2.99.

NOTE FROM SUSAN: Pirate’s Booty is popular with kids, too! As soon as our review samples arrived, my boys both begged me to include some Pirate’s Booty in their school lunches. They love the crisp cheesy taste, and I like that they’re a much better alternative to greasy chips. I hope you’ll pick up some Pirate’s Booty for your child’s school lunches -- and your upcoming Super Bowl party! You can check in with Pirate’s Booty on Facebook and Twitter, too!

GIVEAWAY

One lucky winner will receive two limited-edition football-themed 7 oz. bags of Pirate’s Booty Aged White Cheddar! To enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends at 11:59 PM EST on Monday, February 11, 2013.



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124 comments:

  1. I love guacamole with whole grain tortillas!

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  2. Frozen grapes.
    Or fresh cut veggies and some hummus .

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  3. carrots and celery

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  4. fruit and vegetable platters

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  5. a veggie tray and a fruit tray!


    freebiegoddess03@aol.com

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  6. My favorite healtier snack is veggies and salsa.

    arifamily at comcast.net

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  7. Anonymous9:03 PM

    I like broccoli and carrots with a yogurt dip or hummus.

    Love3570@aol.com

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  8. My family loves vegetarian chili.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

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  9. carrots and hummus!

    jfong1130 at yahoo dot com

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  10. Carrots with ranch dressing.

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  11. I like to make homemade white bean dip without all the preservatives and such in the canned kind you buy at the grocery store.

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  12. Spicy hummus with carrot sticks

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  13. cut up veggies with a low fat dip

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  14. I like a vegetable platter. I usually just eat the veggies--no dip!

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  15. Ann Fantom10:10 AM

    I like to snack on mixed nuts

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  16. I make a fresh fruit platter with yogurt as a dip

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  17. It's a "healthier" option, not an everyday option, but I make spicy wings with a vinegar based hot sauce (not butter!), and bake them. At the end of the bake time, I put them under the broiler for a few minutes on both sides. Crunchy and flavorful without the added fat from butter or frying!

    Thanks.

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  18. pretzels and popcorn debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

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  19. vegis with greek yogurt dip

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  20. wayne dougherty1:19 PM

    I love my spinach dip. It is much better than the rest of the crap I eat on Super Bowl Sunday.

    receiverwd at yahoo dot com

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  21. fruit and vegetable platters

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  22. I love a veggie tray!

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  23. Tortilla chips and homemade salsa! Thanks!

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  24. hummus and flatbread
    jessicawedwards@gmail.com

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  25. We make Baked "fried" chicken for the big game!

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  26. I like pita and hummus.
    elysesw@aol.com

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  27. We have fresh veggies and dip.
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  28. Audrey6:38 PM

    veggies and dip!

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  29. Brynn Dexter7:00 PM

    100 calorie wholly guacomole packs

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  30. We love cut veggies and yogurt dip!

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  31. Carrots and hummus!

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  32. veggies and yogurt based dip, nuts, guacomole made with greek yogurt

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  33. Veggie sticks and dip. Pita bread and spinach dip.

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  34. I like hummus and carrots.
    jtmagmom73(at)gmail(dot)com

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  35. Veggie trays and fresh fruit.Thank you for the cool giveaway! :)

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  36. We fix air popped popcorn and a fresh veggies tray.

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  37. DeeAnn S10:51 AM

    Instead of fried chicken wings, I remove the skin, toss in spices, and bake in the oven till crispy. I serve them with a Lite dressing.
    sweepster49 at comcast dot net

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  38. I love granola bars!

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  39. I like veggies and dip.

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  40. Janice6:03 PM

    Light Popcorn

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  41. Traci Lynn Butler7:25 PM

    pretzels and hummus

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  42. Anonymous7:29 PM

    I have to go with the healthy veggie tray!
    Hanna
    Fantasticafternoon at yahoo dot com

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  43. Apples with peanut butter spread! yum- Sometimes even Nutella

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  44. Leave a comment on this blog post sharing your favorite healthier Super Bowl snack!

    unlees its carrot sticks...i eat hamburgers a pizza for health...

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  45. Mary Calabrese11:38 AM

    I always have fresh veggies available.

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  46. Linda W.12:02 PM

    I always keep cut up veggies in the fridge for the kids.

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  47. Amy Z.1:46 PM

    Fruit salad!

    flutterby2188 at yahoo dot com

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  48. Fruit and a low fat dip made from cream cheese

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  49. Anonymous5:38 PM

    Thin crust, garlic chicken pizza.

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  50. I like homemade salsa with rice tortilla chips.

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  51. We have a crudite tray with 1 regular dip and 1 lowfat one.

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  52. Audra Weathers6:13 PM

    I always enjoy veggie plates with a low-fat dip.

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  53. My favorite is homemade salsa.

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  54. Blue corn chips and guacamole!

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  55. Vegetables with a healthy dip.

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  56. I eat hummus and guac.

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  57. celery sticks n dip

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  58. i love veggies and ranch dip!

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  59. enjoyed a veggie platter with low fat sour creme and onion dip

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  60. healthier, I don't know, but I love a spinach dip bowl.
    Virginia Rowell

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  61. veggies cut and strips with dips
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
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  62. Shrimp cocktail!

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  63. hummus with red pepper and carrot slices to dip

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  64. veggie tray and dip or peanut butter

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  65. Wholly guacomole and organic tortilla chips

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  66. Veggies and Hummus

    Thanks for the chance to wiN!

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  67. I'd have to say a fruit salad.

    katfam95 at aim dot com

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  68. Katherine B6:30 PM

    I don't really know any real healthy recipes for super bowl, me and my husband just ordered pizza

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  69. Veggies and fat-free ranch dip.

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  70. I cut up a ton of fresh fruit, and ironically, it is the first thing to go!
    onecheaplady@yahoo.com

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  71. tortilla chips with salsa dip

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  72. Fresh veggies

    Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

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  73. Veggies with low calorie ranch dressing

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  74. Elaine C9:56 AM

    This year I made a "keeper" - caramelized onion, bacon and cheese dip - the only down side I didn't make enough!
    elaineneal389(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  75. my fave is fresh fruit
    Diane Baum
    esldiane@gmail.com

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  76. Sarah S2:34 PM

    Veggie stix. s2inamug at aim dot com

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  77. fruits and veggies and low cal popcorn

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  78. David Balkin3:07 PM

    Veggie chips.

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  79. I like to serve hummus with veggies and crackers.

    jennylovesjeff (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  80. Kayla9:31 PM

    Veggies and dip and fruit salad!

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  81. i like chex mix

    lmurley2000@yahoo.com

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  82. pretzels and veggie tray

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  83. cut up broccoli and cauliflower with healthy ranch dip. and also Guacamole with chopped up lettuce and tomatoes with wheat ritz crackers.

    wendym at cableone dot net

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  84. I like lite cream cheese and strawberries
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

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  85. misses giveaways6:04 AM

    veggies with hummus

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  86. I make a jalapeno ranch dip with non fat yogurt instead of sour cream.

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  87. There's a great recipe for a 7-layer dip on Skinnytaste that is AMAZING

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  88. Anonymous2:07 PM

    Veggie tray

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  89. my healthy snack is dark chocolate.

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  90. my fav. healthy snack is dark chocolate bars.

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  91. Anonymous2:17 PM

    I heart cashews too!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  92. my favorite healthier super bowl snack is fresh fruit
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com
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  93. A veggie platter with dip

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  94. hummus an pita chips

    jagar0047 at yahoo dot com

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  95. I like carrot sticks and a spinach dip

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  96. lisa lo (rc form) Cashews

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  97. A veggie platter at the beginning and fresh fruit at the end. sleveene@hotmail.com

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  98. pretzels and almonds

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  99. I found a weight watchers recipe for chili con queso. It's great with vegetables!

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  100. Fresh fruit & yogurt dip :)

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