It’s time for the Big Game, which means three things: clever televisions ads, the halftime show, and the party food. Oh, and then there’s the football game. It’s a celebration of epic proportions, and unfortunately, that generally applies to what you chow on during the pre-game and throughout breaks in play. Chips, dips, wings and chili can be loaded with fat and high in calories, so if you want to be as fit as Beyoncé when she takes the stage Sunday, you’ll need a new playbook for how you snack.
Good nutrition doesn’t mean you have to abandon the classics, however. We put together a team of dietitians, nutritionists and health-minded chefs to help you skip the junk food, swap the sodium and slim down the recipes you love without sacrificing taste. After all, the only showdown should be between the Ravens and the 49ers—not between you and your waistline the next morning.