Super Bowl Snacks That Won't Derail Your Diet

Whether you are planning the party or bringing potluck to a friend's home, it's good to provide some options for anyone--including yourself--who is following particular dietary guidelines.  We're suggesting some dishes that will be delicious and nutritious for anyone on your guest list.  Keep reading to learn more about simple dishes you can make for party-goers following Whole 30, Ketogenic, Paleo, or plant-based diets.

Whole 30

Whole 30 requires eliminating foods that could cause inflammation (such as sugar, grains, dairy and legumes) from your diet for 30 days, giving your body a chance to reset from any inflammation you maybe experiencing.  Meals on the Whole 30 program use less processed foods and more fresh (or freshly made) foods. You can enjoy moderate portions of meat, seafood and eggs, lots of vegetables, some fruit, and plenty of natural fats, herbs, spices and seasonings.

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Ketogenic (Keto)

Keto is considered high fat, low-carb diet. Instead of burning glucose, or energy from carbohydrates, your body switches to burning ketones, the energy produced by fat. True ketogenic diets focus on getting calories from unsaturated fats in foods like nuts (almonds, walnuts), seeds, avocados, tofu, and olive oil.  Carb-rich foods including legumes, sugar, and starch—so most bread, pasta, potatoes, and juices are out.keto-spinach-dip-POST

Paleo

A paleo diet limits foods that became common when farming emerged about 10,000 years ago, like dairy products, legumes and grains. These limitations are based on the thought that the human body is genetically mismatched to the modern diet that emerged with farming practices. You can eat lean meats, fish, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, eggs, fruits, vegetables, olive and coconut oil, and small amounts of raw honey.blueberry-ribs-POST

Plant Based

A plant-based diet focuses on minimally processed foods--specifically plants--and is effective at stimulating weight loss and improving health.  Dairy, added fats, refined flours, and any foods with added sugars (i.e. candy bars) are discouraged on a plant-based diet, while locally sourced, organic whole plants such as grains, nuts and fruits are encouraged.

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Hope your Super Bowl Sunday is a winner!  Learn more about Whole 20, Ketogenic, Paleo, and plant-based diets by reading up on Part 1 and Part 2 of our Sorting Through Nutrition Trends series.  And in case you missed it, you can find another healthy appetizer option made by one of our members here.super-bowl-party_PIN

 

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