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.
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!
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