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How to have a Healthy (ish) Super Bowl Sunday

Traditional Super Bowl fare is usually not what you’d consider healthy. With everything from pizza, nachos, and wings on the menu, you can quite quickly consume more than a day’s worth of calories during the big game. While we can all agree that these high-calorie, high-fat, low-nutrient foods aren’t what one should regularly eat when trying to maintain a healthy diet, it is also important to remember that it is okay to indulge a little for one day.

Before we get to the food, here are a few ways to enjoy yourself, the game, and the food while staying conscious of your nutritional choices.

1. Hydrate

Most Super Bowl gatherings will include beer or other alcoholic beverages; while consuming alcohol, it is essential to stay hydrated. Ensuring that you’re hydrated will help to prevent overeating, drinking plenty of water throughout the day, especially before the Super Bowl festivities, will also help you flush the sodium-rich food.

2. Exercise

Aside from cheering and refilling your plate, Super Bowl Sunday involves a lot of couch time. Combat that extra sitting time with a dose of exercise. Go to the gym, do a home workout or simply take a long walk before heading to the party. 

3. Prioritize 

Super Bowl and the tasty food that goes along with it is not a time to deprive yourself; after all, it happens only once a year, so you should enjoy your favorite comfort foods! If you love nachos, have a plate (or two!), but try not to load your plate with every snack available, just because it is there. 

4. Make a healthy alternative

Whether you’re hosting or coming as a guest, it is a good idea to have one or two healthy options available. Try these alternatives; chances are, there will be others that are trying to stay healthy also.

If you’re looking for snack ideas for the Super Bowl, we have a few that should definitely make an appearance at the big game! 

Super Bowl and hot wings go together like peanut butter and jelly! But for those looking to skip the wings but still want that classic flavor, this Loaded Buffalo Hummus is a touchdown! 

Nachos, while delicious, can be messy and not so healthy, but these Easy Baked Flautas are a great alternative!

Keto, kid-friendly, and gluten-free, these Corn Dog Muffins check all the boxes! And with only 7 ingredients, they're also super simple!

When you want pizza but don't want to overload on carbs, grab your muffin tin and make these Low-Carb Pepperoni Pizza Cups.

Super Bowl Sunday would not be the same without tasty snacks, and these healthy alternatives will make even the pickiest fans cheer for healthier ingredients!