Treat your fellow fans to these easy-to-prepare, healthy game-day snacks

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Joanna Kriehn
Joanna Kriehn, MS, RDN, CDCES - Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES)

When you hear the phrase, "healthy game-day snacks," you might sarcastically think to yourself, "Yeah, right. That's interference!" You'll literally cheer for our advice on how to tackle hunger in healthier ways every weekend. Score big with our snack ideas and tips, so you can still hit your weight and health goals.

Healthy game-day snacks

Healthy game-day snacks start with planning ahead

Set yourself up for success by thoughtfully planning out which foods you will serve on game-day. Strive for a balance of lean proteins, veggies, whole grains, and healthy fats. At least one week before the big game, map out your menu, make a grocery list, and decide what can be prepped ahead of time.

Meet your weight-loss goals by swapping out traditional high-calorie snacks such as wings, chips, and heavy dips, for lower-calorie alternatives. Here are a few of my favorites:

Use MyNetDiary's recipe import feature to enter your game-day recipes into the app for accurate tracking.

What to drink during the game

Many people associate game-day with adult beverages or alcoholic drinks. Did you know a typical 12-ounce beer contains 150 calories? While one beer won't cause you to pack on the pounds, mindlessly eating and drinking while watching the game can undo all of the hard work you've put in the rest of the week.

Consider these tips when building your football game drink list:

Win big by bringing these healthy habits with you on game day

You don't have to resign yourself to gaining weight just because it is football season. Make a point to choose healthy game-day snacks, eat and drink mindfully, and enjoy the tradition of watching American football!

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Holidays / Parties->Football
Oct 26, 2020
Disclaimer: The information provided here does not constitute medical advice. If you are seeking medical advice, please visit your healthcare provider or medical professional.

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