For all of you college football fans, tonight’s the big night!
For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, it’s the ACC Championship game aka a big night in sports and usually an excuse to drink some beers and eat some fried cheese!
I’m an NFL football fan first personally, so my big game isn’t for another month, but since I’m in the minority in this town, I’ll give you some great tips on how to get through the game as sugar-free as you possibly can! I know, you may not be perfectly sugar-free, but I’ll help you avoid a food hangover.
Avoid: Avoid things that are breaded and fried. Those are going to be the most important things you can avoid. Anything that’s with bread, really!
However, if you are the one hosting the party, you can make some adjustments to the menu yourself! Using an almond-flour breading for your foods is an awesome alternative – and your party guests probably won’t even know the difference! One thing you can make using this method is chicken tenders – use an almond flour breading, and make your own ketchup, BBQ, and honey mustard (using raw organic honey!)
If you’re out at a bar or are at a friend’s house for the party, offer to bring your own dish, and go for these items first!
– Hummus and Veggies
– Guacamole and Veggies
– Buffalo wings (avoid wings that have a sweeter sauce, like a sweet chili or barbeque)
– Bun-less Sliders and burgers
If you’re wondering which item you should splurge on, the cheese or the breading, pick the cheese. It’s better to eat the fat (rather and have that break down as sugar) than have the carbohydrates that break down as sugar.
Of course, water might not sound super appealing to you to have while watching a football game.
So if you’re going to drink, choose a light beer and avoid those ciders (unless you are gluten intolerant) since those are loaded with added sugars. You can also opt for red wine or a light vodka soda instead, that are lower in sugar and carbohydrates to break down. Also, if you’re going to have some alcohol, make sure you alternate a glass of water in between each drink to keep you hydrated!