Okay mommies-2-be, we’ve got you covered in the munchies dept. No, this isn’t the eat off the veggie tray only list. BORING, don’t you think? How about some lettuce wraps stuffed with organic chicken, water chestnuts, and carrot straws sauteed with ginger, garlic, in a splash of canola oil? Is your mouth watering??? Well then read on…the keys to surviving the super bowl food fest is maintaining your blood sugar levels to curb food cravings and to treat yourself to some yummy culinary delights that support your nutrition goals for your pregnancy.
On game day, start on the right foot nutritionally. Even though kick off isn’t until the afternoon, your nutrition game starts in the AM. Your first play of the day should be a balanced breakfast such as: egg whites scrambled with organic broccoli, red bell peppers, and a 1/4 c. of yukon gold potatoes. Add a sprinkle of low fat sharp cheddar cheese to kick up the flavor.Wrap this in a whole grain low-fat tortilla and some mild salsa and you’ve scored a few points for nutrition, flavor, and satisfaction!
For your next play of the game, have some tasty treats like the asian lettuce wraps mentioned above, or baked potato skins stuffed with seasoned chicken and sprinkled with sharp cheddar cheese. We think that the baked skins is a field goal solution for you and baby. Potatoes are a Super Bowl MVP in our book because it has a low glycemic load and has an enzyme found in the “juice” of the potato that signals the brain that your full! Another great snack is hummus with grilled zucchini. We think that this will be sure to score some points for your running game.
If you find yourself not able to prep some of these fab dishes we mentioned, don’t get blind-sided! Make a play for the baked low fat organic tortilla chips and double team it with a black bean dip or mild salsa. Grilled organic chicken on a stick, dipped into some fun creative sauces will be a touch down right before half time.
You don’t have time to run any of these food plays we mentioned? Follow our drop back ten yards and punt rule; steer clear of overly spicy or greasy foods that could cause heartburn or indigestion. BabyMomma you’ve got the play book, let us know how you score! Run your best offense nutritionally and you will be a winner on Super Bowl Sunday.