FRESNO, Calif., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- When a player is just not doing their job on the field, the coach yells for a substitution. Yet, when fun celebrations for watching the Big Game are being planned, most hosts often serve up some of the most caloric and nutrient-poor snacks around. Renowned healthy chef Kathleen Daelemans, author of "Cooking Thin with Chef Kathleen," and registered dietitians Keri Glassman author of "The O Diet" and Alyse Levine, diet and nutrition contributor for LiveStrong.com, offer up their own "game analysis" on how to score some great substitutions for favorite party fare that are still easy and delicious (and shocker better for your health)!
Super Naughty Snack: Wings and Blue Cheese Dressing
Super Smart Substitution: Shrimp and Cocktail Sauce
Why: That deep-fried coating and creamy blue cheese dip is enough to throw a flag on the field. Calories for shrimp and cocktail sauce are less than 140, while chicken wings & blue cheese dressing are nearly 420 – the worst kind of party foul! Additionally, fat and saturated fat are 1g (2% DV) and <.5g (2%DV) respectively in the shrimp, while the chicken wings and blue cheese pile them on with 34 g (52% DV) fat and 7 g (37%DV) saturated fat.
Game Call: Don't Be a Wimp, Choose the Shrimp!
Super Guilt-Filled Snack: Potato Chips
Super Nutrient-Rich Substitution: Lightly Salted Pistachios
Why: For the same amount of calories and that same satisfyingly salty crunch, but a lot less guilt, pistachios offer many other important nutrients. Based on comparing nutritional labels of leading chip brands, pistachios give you 6g of protein (versus a mere 2g per ser
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