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Score Big on Super Bowl Sunday with Snack Ideas from West Hartford Dietitian

Butternut fundido is a healthy, and yummy, snack for Super Bowl watchers. Courtesy of ShopRIte of West Hartford

Shana Griffin, registered dietitian for the ShopRite of West Hartford, shares some dietitian-approved game day snacks.

Butternut fundido is a healthy, and yummy, snack for Super Bowl watchers. Courtesy of ShopRIte of West Hartford

Butternut fundido is a healthy, and yummy, snack for Super Bowl watchers. Courtesy of ShopRIte of West Hartford

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Shana Griffin the Registered Dietitian at the ShopRite of West Hartford is sharing six of her favorite recipes (see PDFs below) that will be part of her game day spread. Enjoy your Super Bowl festivities without the calorie overload of your typical wings, nachos, dips and sauces.

Research shows that on average, a person consumes 1,000-1,200 calories in snack foods alone during the Super Bowl. That’s well over half of the calories you need for the entire day!

Here is the Recipe Line Up:

  1. Baked Sweet Potato Fries
  2. Grilled Chicken Cheesy Spinach Quesadillas
  3. Butternut Fundido Dip
  4. Buffalo Chicken Bites
  5. Endive Caprese Boats
  6. Fresh Cut Crudités with Hummus and Tortilla Chips

General Game Day Eating Rules:

FIRST QUARTER: Fill up at the start of the game by eating foods high in fiber & protein- hummus and vegetables and butternut fundido dip fit the bill!

SECOND QUARTER: For mindless snacks, think of high volume, low calorie foods, especially fruits and vegetables

THIRD QUARTER: Try for something light, but delicious such as buffalo chicken bites or grilled chick cheesy spinach quesadillas.

FOURTH QUARTER: End the game with sweet thoughts and go for a healthy dessert!

Final Tips for Success:

  • Drink water throughout the game to avoid drinking your calories. Water will also help to fill you up and minimize overeating.
  • Try to put your food on a plate rather than eating out of the serving dish to help control your portion size.
  • Have a small meal or snack before going to the party. Going on an empty stomach may cause you to over eat.
  • Scope out all of the food first and then decide what you want so you can make healthier choices.

Shana Griffin is the registered dietitian for the ShopRite of West Hartford. Shana has an office in the store, located on the corner of Kane and Prospect streets, and offers a variety of free health and wellness services, including one on one nutrition consultations, grocery store tours, weight management and culinary workshops as well as food sampling and recipe demonstrations.

All nutritional services are available to customers free of charge. To make an appointment, customers can call Shana at 860-233-1713 or e-mail her at [email protected]. For her latest happenings at the store, follow Joseph Family Markets on Facebook: www.facebook.com/josephfamilymarkets.

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