How To Survive the Super Bowl Healthy

With Super Bowl Sunday right around the corner it’s time to do some party planning. This party doesn’t have to end your healthy resolution though. Grundy County Memorial Hospital dietitian, Wendy Brewer RDN,LD provides some ways to keep the party healthy. Here are 3 simple ways to do that along with a delicious dip recipe.
1.) Set up
How you set up your food is half the battle. Keeping the food in a separate room away from the big game is a perfect way to prevent you and your guests from stress eating when the game gets intense.

2.) Portioning
Portioning can be hard when there is so much food in front of you. Setting out small plates and cutting up the food into the correct portions in advance is a perfect way to help prevent your guests from overeating.

3.) Healthy Snack Choices
Setting out fruits, vegetables, and healthier foods, such as Wendy’s dip recipe below, will help you choose the smarter choice. Cut up fruit or veggies beforehand- you can even make them into fun shapes!

Adding all of these things together will provide a healthy party and keep your body happy, even if your team loses!

Colorful Layered Dip- served in individual cups
1 can (15.5 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 tablespoon taco seasoning
1 cup corn
1 container (5 to 6 ounces) plain, nonfat Greek yogurt
½ cup salsa
1 cup reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend
1 avocado diced
1 roma tomato, diced
½ cup chopped bell peppers
¼ cup chopped green onion
1 jalapeno pepper, diced small (optional)

Over medium heat add black beans and taco seasoning and cook until warmed through. Press ½ of the beans with the back of a spoon. Mix those beans with the other ½ of the beans.
In 12 clear 8oz or larger wide mouth cups or jars spread black beans on the bottom of each cup. Follow by layering corn, Greek yogurt, salsa, and cheese. Sprinkle tops with avocado, tomato, bell peppers, green onion, and optional jalapeno pepper on top of cheese.
Offer various veggies and home-made baked chips for dipping.
Makes 12 single servings (or can be made in a 9 x 13 single glass pan)