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A Big Game, Not A Big Gorge

Every year american football games draw millions of viewers. According to CBS Sports, Super Bowl XLIX had 114.4 million viewers setting the record of most watched television show in U.S. history. The watching of the Super Bowl also comes in second place, only to Thanksgiving, as the biggest food day of the year, according to The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The abundance of food also means there are a lot of calories sitting on the table, literally.

In the past, the Calorie Control Council reported on a 1,200 calorie snack menu (potato chips, tortilla chips, pretzels, popcorn and nuts) as well as a 2,400 calories menu of pizza, wings, nachos and beer. This year, the Calorie Control Council wants to be a part of your party with this easy to manage menu that helps to keep your calories in check as you are hosting your big game party on Sunday, February 7.

DIPS

These can easily turn into high cal snacks  in as little as 10 mins of eating time! Try opting for vegetable-heavy options everywhere you can whether it be in the actual dip itself or the items you are dipping!

MAIN

DRINKS

You’ve heard the saying “don’t drink all your calories,” your drink choices are just as important as your food picks. Opt for the light beer or diet soda, instead of their full-calorie counterparts.

For more recipes check out The Skinny on Low Cal blog’s Super Bowl Pinterest and Stevia’s Football Season Pinterest board.

 

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