This Sunday is the snack-lovers holiday . Super Bowl Sunday . Even for non-football fans , this day is normally filled with hours of eating , drinking and socializing with friends . While the game may only last about 4 hours , many of us consume more than a day's worth of calories . The average person snacking on typical Super Bowl snacks such as pizza , soda , chips , dips , and beverages can easily consume up to 2,500 calories . Don't let the festivities ruin your healthy goals . Here are a few tips to help you enjoy your healthy plans for the new year .
Chips and dips can be full of calories and saturated fat . Try some whole grain chips with hummus . Substitute plain Greek yogurt for sour cream or mayonnaise to reduce fat in homemade dips.
Add nuts and protein foods . A variety of nuts such as almonds and pistachios are great alternatives , as they are great sources of of protein and healthy fats which are filling and can help you control your eating . Lean proteins such as shrimp are also excellent choices .
Be mindful of your liquid calories . Sodas and alcoholic beverages can add considerable calories to the festivities . Make sure you stay by hydrated by alternating and sweetened or alcoholic beverages with water .
Wings And Ribs
3 pounds pork back ribs
1 cup frozen pineapple-orange-apple juice concentrate, undiluted
3/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
1 garlic clove, pressed
2 teaspoons sugar
1 . Cut off wingtips, and discard; cut wings in half at joint. Place wings and ribs in large shallow dishes or heavy-duty zip-top plastic bags.
2 . Stir together juice concentrate and next 6 ingredients. Reserve 3/4 cup mixture for dipping. Pour remaining mixture evenly over wings and ribs; cover or seal, and chill 8 hours, turning occasionally.
3 . Remove wings and ribs from marinade, discarding marinade. Place meat on racks in shallow roasting pans.
Bake at 375° for 30 to 35 minutes or until done.
4 . Microwave reserved 3/4 cup sauce in a 1-cup glass liquid measuring cup at HIGH 1 to 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring once. Serve with wings and ribs.
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