'Tis the season to be eating Both football and the holidays are kicking in to high gear and so is your snacking. Here are a few tips to remember when transforming into the "couch quarterback."
#1: Because chips and crackers are the number one preferred snack of American sports fans, opt for a healthier crunch option.
• Choose baked chips over conventionally fried• Select whole grain or whole wheat crackers instead of the less-nutritious white flour options.• Make homemade popcorn on the stoveinstead of microwaveable bags that contain potentially harmful chemicals. Skip the butter and lightly salt to save calories.
#2: If you have a sweet toothe, try snacking on frozen grapes or other hydrating fruits like watermelon and oranges.
#3: Swap the meat and cheese plate for colorful assorted vegetables and either a Greek yogurt based dip, or guacamole. Avocados, the primary ingredient of guacamole, are loaded with healthy fats but are high in calories - so take it easy.
#4: A handful of nuts and dried fruits provide a bounty of nutrients while satisfying hunger.
#5: If you insist on a having a beer (or two) during the game, choose a low-calorie, extra light option.