The Super Bowl isn’t just about football anymore. It’s about the halftime show, spending time with friends or family, and most importantly: the snacks!
While we love to gather around the TV with our favorite goodies, oftentimes those snacks are loaded with greasy, fattening, and processed ingredients. Registered dietician Cassidy Wright provides us with some simple, delicious, and healthy alternatives to those game-day cravings.
Cassidy says: Not only is this recipe vegan, it's also gluten-free! Adding whole food plant-based ingredients in place of higher-fat animal products is a great way to reduce saturated fat and increase fiber.
Cassidy says: Substituting vegetables in place of processed carbohydrates, like frozen fries, is a great way to consume more fiber and reduce calories in popular football snacks. Baking a whole food recipe like this one in place of frying or baking pre-fried frozen snack foods is extremely beneficial for your health!
Cassidy says: Choosing lunch meats and processed meats free of sodium nitrate/nitrite reduces the overall risks these chemicals pose to your heart and colon health.
Additionally, choosing low-fat dairy products is a great way to reduce your calorie and saturated fat intake. Foods labeled part-skim, low-fat, 2% or 1% milk-based, or skim indicate low-fat dairy product options.
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