Top 10 Super Foods for Super Bowl Sunday

For a tasty twist, try these sausage-stuffed jalapenos. You'll need the following ingredients:

1 pound ground pork sausage

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 pound large fresh jalapeno peppers, halved lengthwise and seeded
1 (8 ounce) bottle Ranch dressing (optional)

Garth Wakeford, a manager and trainer at LA PALESTRA at the Rushmore in New York City, along with Tiffanie Barton, a trainer and nutritionist at the same location, say this'll put you at about 369 calories per serving with roughly 35 grams of fat. This is the equivalent to a vigorous effort on the stationary ergometer (rowing machine) for 30 minutes.

Most people may think starving till the party is the way to go, but Lakatos Shames says not to do this.

"Don't skip breakfast the day of the Super Bowl, anticipating eating a lot at the party," she told

"Be sure to eat a well-rounded breakfast, making sure you include fiber to fill your stomach and protein to help to keep you satisfied. This will help keep you on track all day long. Think, oatmeal and a hard-boiled egg or a whole grain toast with an apple and a tablespoon of peanut butter," she said.

Sausage and Cheese Pinwheels

Sausage and Cheese Pinwheels

Kate Miller of Stolen Moments Cooking has the prettiest recipe on the Web.

A slice of her sausage and cheese pinwheel packs about 300 calories, or roughly 31 minutes of playing basketball.

Michelle May, author of "Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat: How to Break Your Eat-Repent Repeat Cycle?" says don't eat till you're stuffed.

"You'll enjoy the game and the party a lot more if you feel satisfied and content rather than stuffed and miserable," May said.

Lakatos Shames says while one day of indulging isn't terrible, if you're trying to lose weight, don't let yourself go entirely.

"Often people fall off of their New Year's weight loss resolutions at about this time and after eating too much at their Super bowl party, they throw the towel in altogether," she said.

Pigs in a Blanket

Pigs in a Blanket

Pigs in a blanket are a hit at any house party. If you're looking to cook everything from scratch, head to Food Create for a delectable recipe. If you're hesitant to pound your own dough, then head to Whole Foods. Or you could try Hebrew National's great frozen pigs in a blanket.

If you try these, expect to inhale roughly 66 calories per "pig." To work off the pig in a blanket, head to the alley for a 20-minute round of bowling.

May says eating on Super Bowl Sunday doesn't have to be all bad.

"The great thing about a Super Bowl buffet is that you get to be choosy," she told

"You don't need to bother with ordinary options, store-bought snacks, or food that's not fabulous," she said.



Chef John Mitzewich, or Chef John as he likes to be called, is one of the most popular cooking instructors on the Web. He's published more than 400 original video recipes for YouTube,, and for his personal blog Food Wishes.

His slider recipe is delectable.

But tread lightly. Sliders can be small, but sneaky. A juicy serving of four sliders could run you up to at least 1,400 calories.

May gives a helpful tip on not overeating the sliders, or any foods on this list.

"Enjoy the first few bites completely," she said. "Every other bite becomes progressively less tasty."

If you delve into the slider tray, pack your hiking gear and plan on a long three-hour trek.

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