Millions of football fans will be huddled around the television for this year’s Super Bowl. What a perfect opportunity to spend time with family and throw a party! Why not think outside the chicken wing this year and have more nutritious options available? A fruit platter, English muffin pizzas or vegetarian chili with whole-grain crackers all make for guilt-free options. Preparing these yummy dishes with your kids teaches them that healthy food is not limited to carrot sticks and celery, and making the food together can be just as fun as eating it. In the video below, Registered Dietitian and nutrition expert for Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS), Dena McDowell, shows how to make a game day taco dip that will make your family happy regardless of which team they’re rooting for.
Score extra points by tossing around a foam football during commercial breaks and at half time. This is a fun way to sneak in extra physical activity and live the mission of Together Counts.
Wholesome, tasty fare combined with light activity is a great way to make your party a hit and help everyone feel like a winner. So this game day, gather with the family and get some quality time being active together.
Maggie Thorison is the Wellness Manager at TOPS Club, Inc., the original nonprofit, noncommercial weight-loss support and wellness education organization. She writes the Wellness Wednesday blog for TOPS’ website.