Super Bowl Party Central
The Big Game is on Sunday. It is the second-biggest eating day of the year (after Thanksgiving, if you’re wondering). That can only mean one thing: weight loss. Stick around The BariatricPal Store for ideas, and this might be the healthiest Super Bowl Sunday of your life.
Super Bowl Sunday is almost synonymous with chicken wings. Go right ahead, but make a few changes from your usual fried, fatty fare. Try coating strips of skinless chicken breast not with regular, carb-laden breadcrumbs, but with Panko Pork Rind Breadcrumbs that add 9 grams of protein per half-ounce. Bake your “fried chicken” and know you are getting protein without grease from frying oils.
Pizza also ranks high on this day, as Super Bowl Sunday has been the top day of the year for delivery. Again, we say, “Go for it!” as long as you make a few smart moves. For instance, choose Pizza-Flavored Snacks, such as Crunchy Protein Snacks or Pepperoni Snack Sticks, and save yourself the trouble of 30 grams of carbs per slice (that’s 240 grams per pizza…).
If nothing but pizza will do, you have plenty of options for a low-carb crust. Use a portobello mushroom or half an eggplant, or add protein by using High-Protein Brown Bread as a crust. Then pile on the tomato sauce or diced tomatoes and basil, olives, veggies, and anchovies or diced chicken breast.
Come on in and grab yourself a bite. Just make sure to skip the chocolate candies, potato and tortilla chips, and cocktail wieners. What does that leave? It leaves all kinds of flavors and textures to experiment with.
A snack mix, or a few different snack mixes, can make everyone feel welcome without giving them a sugar overload before kickoff. Select a few items to create each mixture of sweet, salty, savory, or spicy flavors. You might consider:
- Protein Chips
- Protein Cereal
- Protein Cookies
- Cheese Snacks
- Protein Chocolate and Candy
- Nuts and peanuts
You can always lighten up your appetizers by skipping the doughy and fried foods. Plain skewers give plenty of options. Try combos such as:
- Cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, and olive oil
- Mushrooms and ground turkey meatballs
- Apple chunks and cheddar cheese
The BariatricPal Store cannot guarantee that your favorite team will win, but we can promise lower-sugar desserts that may make your Super Bowl Sunday a success regardless of the winner. Protein Brownies, Cookies, and Cake, and Protein Hot Cocoa, are sure hits.
The Super Bowl comes only once a year, so be sure to embrace it fully! Enjoy your favorite flavors and skip the guilt as you down protein without trans fats or sugar. Just consider The BariatricPal Store your Super Bowl Party Central!
- Alex Brecher