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Centsable Health: Super Bowl snack check

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Super Bowl Sunday is not just about the football. It's about the food. On this week's Centsable Health, Fareway registered dietitian Whitney Packebush is sharing some great party ideas.

USA Today reported that the average Super Bowl viewer eats almost 2,000 calories during the game! It would take 3 hours running at 6 MPH to burn that off!

32% of viewers like dips and spreads the best. So here are some ways to save calories on those dips and spreads.

Use Greek yogurt instead of sour cream.

Replace regular Ranch dressing by combining Greek yogurt and a Ranch seasoning packet.

Use fat free or low fat options whenever possible.

The buffalo chicken dip recipe in this segment has 73% less fat than traditional with only 96 calories per ¼ cup.

Some good advice when you're attending a party is to scan the table before you fill your plate.

Indulge in dishes that you can only have on special occasions.

Offer to bring a dish to the party, so you can control ingredients.

Don't go to the party hungry or "save up" your calories. And, be aware of liquid calories.

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Makes 20 (1/4 cup) servings

Total time: varies

INGREDIENTS

2 (10 ounce) cans chunk chicken OR 2 cups shredded cooked chicken

2 (8 ounce) containers fat free cream cheese

1 (8 ounce) container fat free Greek yogurt

1 Tbsp. Ranch seasoning

¾ cup hot pepper sauce

1 cup cheddar cheese

DIRECTIONS

SEASON Greek yogurt with Ranch packet. For microwave, COMBINE all ingredients in microwave-safe dish. MICROWAVE, uncovered, on high for 5 minutes, or until hot, stirring half way through cooking. For crock pot, COMBINE all ingredients. PLACE mixture in small crock pot and COVER. HEAT on high for 1½ hours or until hot and bubble, or on low for 2½ to 3 hours. STIR and ENJOY.

Nutrition information per serving: 96 calories; 3 g fat; 2 g saturated fat; 25.7 mg cholesterol; 420 mg cholesterol; 2 g carbohydrate; 0 g fiber; 12 g protein

If you have questions about this or any Centsable Health topic click here or check out http://www.fareway.com.

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