Holidays and special events like the upcoming Super Bowl LII (or the big game as most marketers’ now call it because they can’t use the term Super Bowl) often are the most difficult times to stay on your preferred eating plan, be it low-salt, low-fat and/or low-sugar. I’ve written a lot about this over the years here, trying to create alternatives you can enjoy.
My first post about Super Bowl eating dates back to 2013, shortly after I started the blog, and it looked at items I bought, like no-salt potato chips and low-fat cookies.
But in subsequent years, I started making my own treats, like my home-made, no-salt, no-fat potato chips.
I also suggested a great entrée like swordfish steaks. That will dazzle and surprise your guests for sure.
As always though, my go-to Super Bowl entrée is whole wheat stuffed manicotti, using fat-free ricotta and fat-free mozzarella. I was just speaking with a group fo heart patients about eating when one mentioned to me how the thinking about fat being evil is being turned upside down these days.
Maybe, maybe not, food science is a moving target for all of us. My feeling is if I can cut fat without substituting other harmful ingredients, I’ll do it. If you feel differently, use regular cheese instead and enjoy!
Time for kickoff!!!