That is what was on MY superbowl menu. I'd bet it wasn't the worst of the menus around though.
I'd have to say, I think I did pretty well considering. Feeling deprived wasn't an option and I would be eating the 'good stuff' so here is what I did:
- Made hummus. I love hummus! It is a delicious snack food and is loaded with protein, fiber and nutrients. It helps that I really don't care for the taste of nachos made from Velveeta so passing on them wasn't too difficult, but hummus was a good stand in. I didn't limit myself on the hummus. The more hummus I ate, the less I would eat of all the other stuff. I ate about 2 tablespoons (2 servings) with tortilla chips.
- When it came to chicken wings, I tried to limit myself. I ate four. I made sure to eat plenty of celery (and one red bell pepper slice) with it. Every bite of veggies equals less of the fattening things I was eating.
- I made bread. I've got this recipe that is super quick, no kneading, loaded with everything good and nutritious. I made this whole wheat bread with lots of fiber to help fill me up. I served it with margarine and most of it was gone at the end of the day.
I am actually still surprised that I was able to eat as well as I did. I guess we'll see just how well it really was, on the scales. :)
BTW - I do NOT recommend eating margarine. I bought it to make the donuts and it was convenient to serve with the bread as well. It is more damaging to your health than you can imagine. I plan to cover the topic soon in a post about eating fat to lose weight.
You guys haven't had good bread until you've tried this recipe:
Healthy Bread in Five on YouTube
Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day
(Note: I use regular salt. Vital wheat gluten is easy to find - look next to the flour at Walmart.)