Many NFL football fans will be doing more than watching the big game this Sunday - they'll be loading up on extra calories, as well.
Even though it's only one day out of the year, try not to go overboard with what you eat. Don't go to a party or celebration hungry. Have a healthy snack before you head out so you'll be less likely to overeat. The game is not until the evening so get some exercise in before kick-off.
You can enjoy your favorites whether it's chicken wings, pizza, salty snacks or other treats but do so in moderation. Nutrition experts suggest you put a few of these treats on your plate and then fill the rest with fruits, veggies and whole grains. Try to eat slowly and, if you come back for seconds, opt for more fruits and vegetables.
If there are low calorie dips available, go for those and try dipping with veggies instead of chips.
If you drink alcohol, consider low calorie options such as light beer and drink water between beverages. Alcohol lowers your blood sugar, which can leave you hungry - and more likely to overeat.
Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe
- 16 oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 8-oz. fat-free cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup fat free sour cream
- 1/2 cup Frank’s RedHot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce
- 2 tbsp low calorie butter ( I used Brummel & Brown)
- 1/2 packet of Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Dry Mix
NOTE: If you are feeling lazy, you can use two 9.75oz cans of white chicken meat in water (drained), instead of the grilled chicken, but the taste isn’t nearly as good as using actual grilled chicken breasts.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Rub chicken breasts with salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder. Spray a skillet with non-fat cooking spray, and set on med/high heat. Put in chicken breasts, and cook until brown on both sides and meat is cooked through. Once meat is cooked, cut it up into bite sized shredded chunks. Set aside. In a large, oven safe bowl, stir cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add in chicken and other remaining ingredients, and mix until thoroughly combined. Bake in the oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until dip has heated all the way through.
Serving size is approx 1/2 cup
Each serving = 2 Point Total
Entire recipe makes 12 servings