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Super Bowl Sunday: How a Foodie Keeps Score

 

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I’m not a football fan, my favorite sport is eating.  When I found out that the Super Bowl is the 2nd biggest eating day after Thanksgiving, I realized I’m not the only one.  Besides the commercials, I show up for the Super Bowl for the food.  That is why I shared some great tips for a healthier party and tips for a great game from tailgater extraordinaire Elliot Chrem. Last year, our friend Ari Yokult shared his favorite game day recipes.

Did you know that there is a 25% increase in carrot eating on Super Bowl Sunday as compared to other Sundays?  The Wall Street Journal shared this statistic as well as the idea that healthy food makers “vie for a spot on game day”.  Yogurt makers want you to use their products in dips and what’s a party without guacamole?

How does it all break down?  You won’t believe the score!

100,000,000

  pounds of chicken wings

43,200,000

pounds of tortilla chips

45,800,000

  pounds potato chips

13,200,000

  pounds pretzels

71,400,000

pounds avocados

111,000,000

gallons beer

4,400,000

   pizza pies

 

Source: Wall Street Journal

 

??carrot bar graph – http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-photo-9531082-carrot-bar-graph.php?st=7d45509

 

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About Tamar Genger MA, RD

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Tamar lives in New York and is the mother of three amazing children, a Registered Dietitian, professor of Nutrition, and as you can probably guess, a foodie! Tamar loves to travel with her family and visits kosher restaurants wherever she goes. Although she loves the sights, she spends more time talking about the restaurants and food she ate! As a mom and a nutritionist, Tamar tries to balance her passion for healthy cooking with her insatiable desire for chocolate! Find more on Google

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