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Last year a friend of mine made Oreo truffles in the shape of little footballs!! So cute... and portion controlled!
Happy Super Bowl Sunday!!  I hope you're all having a great day and getting prepped for your night-time party!   Cheering on your favorite team, spending time with friends... and enjoying fattening food!!!  Superbowl snacks are not known for being very nutritious... but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy your favorite foods.  If you know my eating philosophy, then you know that I'm all about portion control and moderation.  So when you're at your Super Bowl party (or any other party) don't feel like you have to turn your nose up at all the delicious treats... instead, remind yourself that they are 'treats' to be eaten and enjoyed in small amounts on special occasions!  Here are 3 quick tips to keep your Game day on the healthy side.

1.  Bring your own snacks!  Why not take along a veggie tray with some garden hummus?  This way, when everyone is chopping down oily chips, you can munch on some fresh celery and baby carrots!  (You may be surprised at how many of your friends will join you and appreciate the healthy option!)

2.  Skip seconds.  What?!  No seconds?  Well, why don't you just grab a plate and fill it with a moderate amount of food and eat it reeeeeally slowly?  This way you'll know exactly how much you are eating.  Even though it's already on your plate, don't feel pressured to eat it all in the first quarter... instead spend time cheering for your team and socializing with the group!  After all, that's a really fun part, too!

3.  Be choosey.  Do you LOVE chocolate, but think could 'pass' on savory fattening foods like wings and chips?  That's me... or maybe you LOVE those nachos, but cookies aren't really your thing.  Well whichever it is... just choose the food that you LOVE.  There's no point in filling up on brownies if you don't really love them... At the same time, there's no reason you should avoid them if they're one of your fave treats.  If it's something that you LOVE, then take a small portion and really ENJOY it!  If you don't love it... don't even take it!

Well, those are my quick tips for a fun, festive... and HEALTHY game day (which happen to apply to any other social/eating event you may go to!)  Have a happy, healthy day!!

 


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02/02/2014 4:51pm

Great tips, Calee. I always make sure to bring a filled water bottle to help me steer clear from unnecessary drink calories.

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02/05/2014 10:05am

Thanks Jessie!! And good for you girl!

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02/02/2014 4:58pm

I think this is just one of the days every year that you gotta let loose!

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02/05/2014 10:06am

So true!

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02/02/2014 7:05pm

I got whole foods and CHOWED DOWN! ;)

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02/05/2014 10:07am

Sweet!! Sounds healthy and tasty!

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02/03/2014 7:15am

Thanks for the tips!

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02/05/2014 10:08am

Your welcome!!

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What great tips! They are great for pretty much every occasion. Thanks so much :)
I think a lot of people (including me) eat a second portion, just because the food is there.

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02/05/2014 10:08am

Thanks Josefine!! Glad that you liked them!

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02/04/2014 1:22am

Love all the tips especially the one about being choosy as to what you really love!

I also think those truffles your friend made last year are too cute.

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02/05/2014 10:09am

Thanks Jan! Glad to hear that you liked the tips!!

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02/04/2014 1:52am

Nice tips...valid on any day! :) ela

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02/05/2014 10:12am

Thanks Ela! Glad that you liked them!

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02/04/2014 12:49pm

Great tips! I'm definitely with you on eating the foods you love most. I do that too! :p Why waste calories on stuff you don't care about? Just give me the chocolate haha.

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02/05/2014 10:14am

Soo true!! I love chocolate!

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02/05/2014 1:53pm

Love your tips on everything! Bring on the chocolate :--)

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02/06/2014 11:20am

Thanks Consuelo!! So glad!

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Those oreo footballs are so cute! I agree with your tips, especially # 3- when I'm at a party or any other social gathering, I try to choose only what I REALLY want to eat!

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02/06/2014 11:21am

Thanks so much!! I'm so glad :)

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