Friday, February 3, 2012

Super Bowl Food!!! Hungry Girl....

Whether you're a die-hard sports fan or just there for the halftime show, Super Bowl parties are fun. But it's REALLY easy to over-do it with the chewing. The game is long, there are lots of commercial breaks... and there's food EVERYWHERE. Check out our tips and picks for Super Bowl Sunday -- just don't expect us to predict the winner. 
Crunchy Snack-Table Coverage

Sure, cut veggies are always smart, but THESE guilt-free snacks are also great. Grab a bag or two, and you'll score extra points with fellow game-watchers...

Aged White Cheddar Pirate's BootyPER SERVING (1 oz.): 130 calories, 5g fat, 140mg sodium, 19g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g sugars, 2g protein -- PointsPlus® value 4*

Cheesy, crunchy, delicious, and you get to lick cheese dust off your fingers (everyone does it). Note the lack of excess calories and scary neon orange color. Click here to locate or to order online.

Michael Season's Baked Original Multigrain Chips
PER SERVING (1 oz., about 19 chips): 110 calories, 4g fat, 130mg sodium, 19g carbs, 3g fiber, 2g sugars, 2g protein -- PointsPlus®value 3*

Like SunChips? You'll loooove these! They're delicious in that great, slightly sweet, wheaty way. They come in Cheddar and Honey Chipotle, too, but the plain salted ones are the best. Bonus: Twelve grams of whole grains per serving! Click here to order online.

Guiltless Gourmet Yellow Corn Tortilla Chips
PER SERVING (1 oz., about 18 chips): 120 calories, 3g fat, 250mg sodium, 19g carbs, 2g fiber, 0g sugars, 2g protein -- PointsPlus®value 2*

These are the BEST no-guilt tortilla chips out there, so don't be fooled into thinking they're all the same. Check out the crazy array of flavors... There's even an unsalted variety for sodium-counting chewers. Click here to scout out stores selling 'em or here to buy 'em online. P.S. They're delicious with our Holy Moly Guacamole!

PER SERVING (1 oz., about 19 - 22 chips): 120 calories, 4g fat, 250 - 290mg sodium, 20g carbs, 1g fiber, 0 - 2g sugars, 1 - 2g protein --PointsPlus® value 3*

What can we say about Popchips that we HAVEN'T said a bazillion times already? Probably NOTHING. So just take our word for it and get some. Okay, if you're new, click here for the 411. Find PopchipsHERE.
Beer Draft

For some, Super Bowl Sunday's not the same without a brew or two. If that's you, follow these tips to avoid calorie overload...

#1 - Limit yourself. Don't just slug 'em back as quickly as you can drink them. That's not smart and you know it.

#2 - Lighten up. Drink the light stuff. You know you're gonna be drinking and snacking for a while, so it's a good way to pace your intake. On average, you'll save about 35 calories a bottle -- or you can REALLY slim it down and try Select 55 or MGD 64. A bottle of either of those has (you guessed it!) just 55 or 64 calories.

#3 - For every beer you have, drink a glass of water. Alcohol tends to dehydrate you (as do salty snacks). Keep hydrated with actual WATER, instead of grabbing a beer every time you're thirsty.
All-New Tailgate-worthy Recipe Round-Up!

Here are the best HG party recipes from the past year...

10-Alarm Turkey Chili - This chili was actually formulated for a Super Bowl party. Just set it up in the A.M., and by game-time you'll have chow!

Saucy Chick BBQ Nachos - Classic because they're nachos, unconventional because they're BBQ. Mmmmm!!

Crispy-licious Faux-Fried Frenzy - So good, your guests will FLIP. Literally. So move the breakables...

Exploding Chicken Taquitos - Beware: These will be gone before you know it. No, really. They're that good.

Sweet Caramelized Onion Dip - Hall of Fame material. Your friends will BEG you to make it for next year's event!

Sweet 'n Sassy Boneless Hot Wings - Always a touchdown, never a fumble! Alright, enough of the football lingo.

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