Remember that the game will cross dinner time--so you've got to make foods that can be munched down in front of the TV, right?
A few last minute suggestions to mitigate the carb attack on Superbowl Sunday.
Let’s play “Instead of -------, Make -------“
Instead of Nachos and Cheese Sauce---
Make a giant Taco Salad with chopped lettuce, onions, black beans, chopped tomatoes, shredded cheese, sour cream, and salsa
Instead of Hot Dogs and Chips---
Make Brats on low carb buns with grilled onions— served with Cole Slaw with vinegar-and-oil dressing and baked beans (you can make them low carb, too!). If you want to try some fresh fruit salad, the one to make is chopped melon cubes with berries, just sprinkle a little Splenda (or even a tiny bit of sugar) and toss to draw out the juices.
Instead of Hamburgers----
Make mini-meatballs from lean beef and/or lamb- serve with Greek cucumber and yogurt dipping sauce
Instead of Beer and Pop---
OK—you have to have beer, but why not have light beer in that cooler, along with really great low carb root beer, diet cola, diet gingerale, and seltzer! Encourage alternating alcoholic with non-alcoholic beverages.
Instead of Brownies for that sweet tooth---
Brew some really good, strong coffee and set out dark chocolate truffles or other dark chocolate candy.
Once you start thinking about these substitutions, I know you’ll come up with more great ideas.
Warning—don’t even try to put out veggies and dip or fresh fruit. You’re just kidding yourself.
Hope your team wins!