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Instead of a meat-laden pizza, maybe a green salad with a nice mix of nuts, shaved carrots, cucumber slices and a reasonable serving of dressing?
Instead of a meat-laden pizza, maybe a green salad with a nice mix of nuts, shaved carrots, cucumber slices and a reasonable serving of dressing?

Stats might urge you to eat healthier Super Bowl Sunday snacks

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Did you know that Americans  consume 27 billion calories from just potato chips alone on Super Bowl Sunday?

Or that we ate 1.23 billion chicken wings during the game last year?

Or that more than $1 billion was spent on alcohol?

Or that in 2010, 40 percent of fatalities on the day of the big game were the result of drunk driving?

Those are some mind-boggling numbers and surely ought to serve as a reminder to drink in moderation and ride with a designated driver or call a cab if you've been indulging.

But what about the snacks? Have you ever been to a Super Bowl party stocked only with healthy food? Would you, could you enjoy such a party?

What would you serve? Instead of taco dip, maybe whole grain chips and guacamole? Instead of a meat-laden pizza, maybe a green salad with a nice mix of nuts, shaved carrots, cucumber slices and a reasonable serving of dressing? Maybe a dash of goat cheese for some zest?

A number of online resources can help cut the calories and fat out of a meal of unwieldy and unrecommended proportions (and portions).

For example, The Daily Green has some tips for cutting 1,700 calories from your Bowl snacking.

There are also healthier Super Bowl snack recipes at WholeLiving.com and EatingWell.com. Even CNN has some suggestions.

I guess you could also fast for a couple days before and after to make up for that annual caloric explosion, but even that's probably not the greatest of ideas. Moderation, folks. Moderation.

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