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Game Plan: Super Bowl on the DASH Diet

January 31, 2018

It’s no surprise that so many people get off track with snacking during football season, and Super Bowl parties can be the worst. Fewer hours of sunlight, colder weather, and so many high calorie, junk food options can lead to lots of over consumption, just for the fun of it.

Do you ever find yourself wondering what you can eat, five minutes after the last snack?

OK. Let’s fix that! Here are 5 simple tips for the right foods to make your Super Bowl party help you stay super healthy. If you aren’t throwing the party, bring one or two of these easy choices. The hidden trick in these foods are that they are satisfying, quench your hunger, and just happen to be nutritious.

Your Game plan

For a great party, you will want to include:
Raw Veggies

  • Cut up raw veggies: bell peppers, carrots, zucchini, cucumbers, radishes, raw green beans, celery, and more.
  • Fruits: Apples, pears, berries, sliced melons, and, especially at this time of year, tangerines
  • Nuts and nut butters: Cashews, almonds, peanuts (preferably in-the-shell), hazelnuts, etc.
  • Dips: Salsa, guacamole, hummus
  • Cheese (Preferably light): Swiss (very low in sodium), Colby-Jack, Cheddar, Brie, etc.
  • Protein-rich foods: Hard-boiled eggs, slicked turkey, chicken, or beef, chickpeas, etc.
  • Chili with lots of veggies from The DASH Diet Weight Loss Solution — Hearty Extra Veggie Chili.

Mix it up.

Serve foods that are bulky along with foods that are satisfying.

Hearty Veggie ChiliFor the Super Bowl main course, the chili scores on both counts! For snacking, pair up fruits or raw veggies with nuts, cheese, or the other protein-rich foods. Or top your raw veggies with one of the dips. The fruits and veggies are bulky and filling. The foods that have the protein and/or the heart healthy fats (nuts and guacamole) are going to quench your hunger, without putting you on a sugar roller coaster that can trigger cravings.

All of these foods are simple to keep on hand, ready-to-eat. If healthy, good snacks are easily available, you don’t have to have lots of discipline or willpower to stay on track. The new style of dieting doesn’t make you fight how your body works. What a concept! This actually is easy to do!

Football season is fraught with eating and drinking pitfalls. Make it easy on yourself by keeping great snack foods on hand.

Learn more easy-to-follow diet moves in The Dash Diet Weight Loss Solution.

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Game Plan: Smart Snacking for Football Weekends

November 30, 2014

It’s no surprise that so many people get off track with snacking during football season, especially between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Fewer hours of sunlight, colder weather, and boredom can lead to lots of junk food consumption, just for the fun of it.

Do you ever find yourself wondering what you can eat, five minutes after the last snack?

OK. Let’s fix that! Here are 5 simple tips for the right foods to keep on hand. These are foods that are satisfying, will quench your hunger, and just happen to be nutritious.

The DASH Diet BountyGame plan: Keep these key foods on hand.

  • Fruits: Apples, pears, berries, sliced melons, tangerines
  • Cut up raw veggies: bell peppers, carrots, zucchini, cucumbers, radishes, raw green beans, celery, and more.
  • Nuts including nut butters: Cashews, almonds, peanuts (preferably in-the-shell), hazelnuts, etc.
  • Dips: Salsa, guacamole, hummus
  • Cheese (Preferably light): Swiss (very low in sodium), Colby-Jack, Cheddar, Brie, etc.
  • Protein-rich foods: Hard-boiled eggs, slicked turkey, chicken, or beef, chickpeas, etc.

Mix it up. Something bulky, with something satisfying.

Pair up fruits or raw veggies with nuts, cheese, or the other protein-rich foods. Or top your raw veggies with one of the dips. The fruits and veggies are bulky and filling. The foods that have the protein and/or the heart healthy fats (nuts and guacamole) are going to quench your hunger, without putting you on a sugar roller coaster that can trigger cravings.

All of these foods are simple to keep on hand, ready-to-eat. If healthy, good snacks are easily available, you don’t have to have lots of discipline or willpower to stay on track. The new style of dieting doesn’t have you fighting how your body works. What a concept! This actually is easy to do!

This season is fraught with eating and drinking pitfalls. Make it easy on yourself by keeping great snack foods on hand.

And learn more easy-to-follow diet moves in The Dash Diet Weight Loss Solution.

 

 


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