Healthy Snacks to Eat While Watching Sports Events

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Healthy Snacks

Since 2014, Anthony Courcy has served KFC Restaurants in a variety of positions, originally as a general manager of one store and now as the restaurant general manager and training coach for 15 stores in New York. Anthony Courcy is also a New York State certified personal trainer and nutritionist.

Sports spectating is often synonymous with snacking, and a large majority of these snacks are high in fat and calories and not good for your health. Events like the World Series, the NCAA Final Four basketball tournament, and the Super Bowl are especially dangerous to those watching their figures.

This season, try to swap out typical snacks for healthier versions. For example, consider making chicken wings with lemon juice, maple syrup, and olive oil for flavor and baking them, rather than frying them, to conserve on calories. Instead of regular stuffed potato skins loaded with cheese and bacon, make chipotle chicken sweet potato skins; sweet potatoes are high in fiber and chicken is one of the leanest meats. You might also add roasted vegetables for extra nutrition and flavor. Shrimp is always a delicious snack, especially seasoned with ginger and garlic, and offers nutritional benefits.

Do your own research to find healthy versions of all your favorite snacks so you can indulge without guilt this basketball, baseball, and football season.