Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Eating Green: Super Bowl Swaps

I just read that people can consume between 1,500 and 3,000 calories during a typical Super Bowl party. That's a day's worth of food, much of it often high-sugar or high-fat foods.

Whole Foods Market’s healthy eating chef Chad Sarno shares tips from his healthy eating playbook for lighter takes on game day favorites that will have your guests cheering.
Easy Swaps for Dips and Appetizers:
      ·  Revamp the classic crowd pleasers, salsa and hummus, with healthful alternatives such as Black Bean Hummus or Fresh Pineapple Salsa
      ·  Ditch those oily chips and fatty dips, and serve up some Edamame Guacamole or Nutty Red Pepper and Basil Dip with fresh veggies or make your own Cheesy Kale Chips for a nutrient-packed, crunchy snack.
Enough to Feed the Whole Team:
      ·  Appease even the pickiest of eaters by offering a smart alternative to personal pan-pizza with Engine 2’s Plant-Strong Tortilla Hummus Pizzas
      ·  Entertain your whole sideline with Pita Chips with Sweet Potato Mash and Smoked Almonds
      ·  Put your own twist on a traditional game day dish by serving up protein-packed Lentil Chili, Bison Chili or Turkey Sloppy Janes.  
If Your Party Goes Into Overtime:
      ·  Once the fourth quarter comes to a close, surprise everyone by breaking out some special treats from our playbook such as Cocoa-Oat Truffles or No-Bake Thumbprint Cookies     
      ·  Try this tip! Lighten up baking even more by swapping up to half the butter/margarine in a recipe for unsweetened applesauce or try adding in beets or dates, which are naturally sweet for added flavor and health!
About Whole Foods Market®
Founded in 1980 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market (wholefoodsmarket.com, NASDAQ: WFM) is the leading natural and organic food retailer. As America’s first national certified organic grocer, Whole Foods Market was named “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store” by Health magazine. The company's motto “Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet”™ captures its mission to ensure customer satisfaction and health, Team Member excellence and happiness, enhanced shareholder value, community support and environmental improvement. Thanks to the company’s nearly 60,000 Team Members, Whole Foods Market has been ranked as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America by FORTUNE magazine for 14 consecutive years. In fiscal year 2010, the company had sales of more than $9 billion and currently has more than 300 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

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