Good Eats for Super Bowl Sunday
Some fun facts about the granddaddy of all bowl games:
- Super Bowl Sunday is one of the biggest eating days of the year, second only to Thanksgiving.
- The average Super Bowl party has 17 people; only 5 percent of the viewing audience watches alone.
- Football fans down about 1.25 billion chicken wings, 4.4 million takeout pizzas, 325 million gallons of beer (yes, gallons) and 28 million pounds of potato chips on Super Bowl Sunday.
There’s also some good health news in the Super Bowl eating frenzy: It’s just about the biggest day for avocados and carrots, too! About 72 million gallons of guacamole are consumed, and carrot farmers see a 20 to 30 percent increase in carrot sales in the weeks before the game. Other healthier foods that enjoy a spike before the hike are Greek yogurt and whole-grain chips and pretzels.
Try mixing the good with the good-for-you in a delicious Super Bowl menu. Start by making our incredible Vegetarian Chili and maybe some mini meat loaves for the carnivores in the crowd. Mix a couple tablespoons of toasted wheat germ into all of your cream-based dips. And if you’re planning to make some mini muffins, check out our Substitution Chart, which shows you how to add a healthy boost to these sweet treats by bringing wheat germ in as an ingredient.