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Edible audibles for the Big Game

DALLAS – Jan. 28, 2019 – Making a healthier meal doesn’t always mean sacrifice. There are plenty of options for cutting calories as well as substitutes for some of the more high-calorie options, UT Southwestern Medical Center nutritionists say.

“Let’s face it, people do not go to a Super Bowl party expecting ‘health food.’ Super Bowl Sunday, however, does not have to be a complete nutritional smackdown. For a nutrition touchdown, aim to make half your plate nutrition winners to balance out some of the less healthy options,” says Dr. Lona Sandon, a clinical nutritionist at UT Southwestern.

But be realistic, she adds. Fat-free does not necessarily equate to lower calorie intake and the lack of flavor of some substitutes might actually lead people to want to eat more.

Avoid calorie blitzes with these options


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UT Southwestern, one of the premier academic medical centers in the nation, integrates pioneering biomedical research with exceptional clinical care and education. The institution’s faculty has received six Nobel Prizes, and includes 22 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 17 members of the National Academy of Medicine, and 15 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators. The faculty of more than 2,700 is responsible for groundbreaking medical advances and is committed to translating science-driven research quickly to new clinical treatments. UT Southwestern physicians provide care in about 80 specialties to more than 105,000 hospitalized patients, nearly 370,000 emergency room cases, and oversee approximately 2.4 million outpatient visits a year.