100 Calorie Count Super Bowl Foods

February 2, 2018

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: It's the final football game of the year, Super Bowl 52 is Sunday live from Minneapolis, Minnesota when the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles play for the championship.  But the Super Bowl is more than football, it's commercials, the Puppy Bowl, musical performances from Justin Timberlake at halftime, Pink performing the National Anthem and Leslie Odom Jr., who played Aaron Burr in the musical "Hamilton" performing "America the Beautiful." The Superbowl is also about food.  From seven-layer dips to Buffalo-style chicken wings, it's a calorie cavalcade like no other.  With many New Year’s resolutions to lose weight still in place, we're offering you a guide for portion control.  We’ve calculated what 100 calories of common Super Bowl foods are and it isn't much.  Let's start with one of the most common dipping foods, guacamole.  3 1/2 tablespoons equals 100 calories.  And you can dip 5 Tostitos original Restaurant Style Chips for another 100 calories.  Blue cheese dipping sauce?  1 1/3 tablespoons should do it and 23 baby carrots for a total of 100 calories each. On to the wings, enjoy 1 and 2/3 buffalo style wings to reach that 100 calorie mark and 1/24 piece of a Dominos hand tossed cheese pizza. To wash it down, reach for a Budweiser beer, but just consume 8 oz. of it.  Similar sizing for Coca Cola where 100 calories is 8.5oz.  If you’re sticking to a 2,000 calorie-per-day diet, plan on consuming 500 to 700 calories if those Superbowl foods as your dinner.  And the best advice?  Don't skip breakfast or lunch to "save calories" as you'll be more prone to overeat because you’re so hungry.  Superbowl 52 kicks off Sunday evening at 6:30 on NBC-TV.

SOURCE: Boston Globe & Consumer Reports

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