Here is a frightening statistic: the average super bowl viewer will consume about 6,000 calories that day. Think about “INFLATE-GATE”.
I’m about the 80/20 rule; if your food is good and clean 80% of the time, 20% allows for life, and super bowl, to get in the way. Four hours of over-indulgent eating really won’t make a tremendous difference in your weight loss journey. You may feel bloated and gross the next day, but if you get right back on track you should be fine.
Here are some eye opening facts about super bowl foods:
Regular beer , 3 cans = 458 calories.
Potato chips, roughly 35 chips = 465 calories.
6 fried wings and blue cheese dip = 570 calories.
You can still go to or host a super bowl party, watch what you eat, and STILL ENJOY!!! Put out a large veggie tray with hummus or guacamole. Make a turkey chili in a crockpot and have a garnish bar with beans, fresh salsa, reduced-fat Mexican blend cheese, just for a suggestion. Below you will find a recipe for a crockpot turkey chili which is so good. Make a double batch.
One thing I always recommend is to have breakfast. Breakfast will get your metabolism up and running and start your day on a positive note. About an hour before your party, have a snack so you are not starving when the party starts. Follow every alcoholic beverage with water or seltzer. If you do over do it on super bowl Sunday… just reign it in and get back on track Monday morning.
May your team win!!! (I’m guessing you’re not a fan of either…)
SLOW COOKER TURKEY CHILI
1.3 pounds 99% lean ground turkey
1 teaspoon oil
1 medium onion, minced
1 medium red bell pepper, diced
1 garlic clove minced
1 1/2 cups frozen corn kernels
10 oz. can mild diced tomatoes
8 oz. can plain tomato sauce
1/4 cup chicken broth
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
-Coat slow cooker with cooking spray.
-Heat a large skillet over medium high heat…add the turkey, season with salt and cook breaking up with a spoon until turkey browns and is no longer pink.
Place in slow cooker.
-Add oil to skillet and saute onion, garlic, and bell pepper over medium heat for 4-5 minutes. Spoon over turkey in slow cooker.
-Stir in corn, tomatoes, tomato sauce, cumin, chili powder, paprika and salt. Mix until well blended.
-Pour chicken broth into slow cooker and stir.
-Cover and cook on High for 4 hours or on Low for 6 hours.