5 Super Bowl Calorie Bombs to Avoid This Sunday

And what to eat instead.



There is no argument: Everyone loves a good Super Bowl party. Honestly, you don’t even have to be into football to enjoy Super Bowl Sunday; with all the gambling, trash-talking, snacks and beer, you’re bound to have a good time. But then Monday morning rolls around and you realize, “Holy cow, I consumed at least 7,872 calories yesterday and I really don’t see myself being able to button my pants today.” That part’s not so fun.

So here are a few popular Super Bowl snacks you might want to skip this Sunday. Because everyone loves a Super Bowl party but nobody loves a Super-Bowl-snack hangover. Am I right?

Buffalo Wings

Buffalo wings are pretty standard Super Bowl fare, but beware: Just four of these little wings pack 210 calories. And let’s be honest, who really stops at four? Plus, that doesn’t even include the fatty ranch or bleu cheese dipping sauce that usually accompanies them.

Skip this: Pizza Hut Hot Buffalo Wings
Serving size: 4 pieces
Calories: 210
Calories from fat: 108
Total fat: 12 grams
Sodium: 900 milligrams
Carbs: 4 grams
Protein: 22 grams

Try this: Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
Weighing in at just 119 calories for an entire cup of buffalo cauliflower, this snack is pretty hard to beat.

Ranch Dip

Now, this one is a serious heartbreaker: Ranch dip should probably be avoided at all costs. Sadly, this delicious snack-table staple is basically just pure fat. Honestly. If you’ve gotta have it (because it really is irresistible), be sure to stick to the serving size.

Skip this: Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing
Serving size: 2 tablespoons
Calories: 140
Calories from fat: 130
Total fat: 14grams
Sodium: 230 milligrams
Carbs: 2 grams
Protein: 0 grams

Try this: Creamy Tzatziki Sauce with Garlic and Dill
Step aside ranch: This creamy dip is a steal, coming in at only 42 calories for half a cup. Yes, please!

Delivery Pizza

Fact: Delivery pizza goes hand in hand with watching football and guzzling beer. But coming in at 324 calories for just one slice, Domino’s pepperoni pizza is a serious calorie bomb.

Skip this: Domino’s Pepperoni Pizza
Serving size: 1 slice
Calories: 324
Calories from fat: 114
Total fat: 13 grams
Sodium: 608 milligrams
Carbs: 39 grams
Protein: 14 grams

Try this: Flat bread with Pancetta and Asparagus
This dish saves you nearly 200 calories per slice, without sacrificing any flavor.

Loaded Nachos

I am seriously regretting every time I have ever eaten a nacho right about now. After snacking on just a handful of this popular appetizer, you’re already out nearly 600 calories. And don’t even get me started on the sodium. Yikes!

Skip this: Nachos with cheese, beans, ground beef and peppers
Serving size: 6-8 nachos
Calories: 569
Calories from fat: 262
Total fat: 31 grams
Sodium: 1800 milligrams
Carbs: 56 grams
Protein: 20 grams

Try this: Sweet Potato Irish Nachos
These delicious nachos have half the calories of the traditional snack. Plus, the fiber-packed sweet potatoes will fill you up. #Winning


Arguably, everyone’s favorite part of Super Bowl Sunday? Beer. So. Much. Beer. But just two cans of Budweiser puts you out nearly 300 calories.

Skip this: Budweiser
Serving size: 1 12-ounce can
Calories: 146
Calories from fat: 0
Total fat: 0 grams
Sodium: 11 milligrams
Carbs: 11 grams
Protein: 1 gram

Try this: White wine spritzer
Okay, so you might get made fun of. But hey, at less than 100 calories per drink, it’s totally worth it.

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