Healthy alternatives for your Super Bowl party
METRO—You can celebrate the Super Bowl without ruining a diet or hurting your wallet.
Super Bowl Sunday is the day many New Year's resolutions go straight out the window.
"You associate a Super bowl party with nachos, and potato skins, and fried chicken wings, and all these things that maybe aren't so healthy," said Melissa Smith, Natural Grocers Nutritionist.
At 1,000 calories for one serving of loaded nachos or nearly 150 calories for each slice of pizza you eat, it's easy to forget about limiting your intake.
"It's one of those days where you don't really think about what you're eating until the next day when you feel pretty rough," said Jason Prue, Natural Grocers.
The good news is that there are small ways to integrate healthy eating without sacrificing flavor, like make Buffalo Cauliflower Bites over Buffalo Chicken Wings.
It's recommended to substitute ingredients with healthier options like using peppers instead of chips in nachos, you can also opt for fresh ingredients over frozen or boxed foods.
Choosing healthy food often comes with an common misconception that it's more expensive, but Smith says that's actually not true.
"A lot of people are hesitant about eating healthy because it their head, they think that it's a lot more expensive, but I think there's definitely ways to eat healthy without tacking on a huge price tag," said Smith.
A few tips for one less thing to worry about for your Super Bowl Party.
Natural Grocers hopes you'll continue making healthy choices past game day; the store offers food prep classes throughout the year.