Best Big Game Food Swaps

Traditionally guy-centric foods, like wings, fried cheese, burgers and fries, are fair game at your next party with these healthy tweaks and trade outs

January 27, 2012
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Be honest. If game day foods, like wings, pizza, fried cheese and burgers didn't max out the muffin top, we'd all be fighting to get to the front of the buffet line. But high-fat cheeses, enriched white flour, and the calorie-packing power of the deep fryer make these tasty treats totally taboo. Still, that doesn't mean you can't enjoy them from time to time, especially on an occasion like the big game.

"Don't be the host with slightly healthier alternatives that don't taste good," says Monica Reinagel, licensed nutritionist and creator of the Nutrition Diva podcast. "Instead of reengineering a high-calorie snack to make it low in calories, make better choices to begin with."

The following advice from our diet and nutrition experts will make your party the big game of healthy eating without giving back a point on the taste-o-meter. (Looking for great game day recipes? Your search is over).

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