Super Bowl 2016 Do’s and Don’ts

DO opt for salsa as opposed to con queso dips which are extremely rich and high in fat and calories. There are about four calories in one tablespoon of salsa and about 45 calories in the same amount of cheese dip. Dip with caution…

DON’T forget to consider the calories in your booze.  The average length of the Super Bowl broadcast over the past two decades has been 3 hours and 35 minutes. You’ll likely indulge in more than one beverage during that time span, and if it’s beer, calories can and will add up. Choose a beer that is around 100 calories per 12 ounces. Our favorites include: Mich Ultra Lime Cactus, 95 calories, 4 percent ABC; Heineken Light, 99 calories, 3.2 ABV; and Same Adams Light, 119 calories, 4.3 percent ABV

DO keep hand sanitizers at hand. Whether it’s the remote control, fridge door handle, or the fruit punch ladle, germs are bound to be present at your super bowl party. Place a hand sanitizer dispenser in all rooms your guests may find themselves in and avoid post-game bugs.

DON’T have a bad attitude about the halftime show. Sure, not everyone is a fan of the fact that Coldplay will headline the show. While incredibly talented, the band just doesn’t give off that spunky Americana vibe we’ve seen from past performers. But who’s to say past performers won’t join these British crooners. A spokesperson for the NFL hinted that past halftime performers could join the band on stage. “That’s where you’ll have to tune in Feb. 7 to find out,” NFL vice president of programming and media Ron Semiao said.

DO prepare finger foods that won’t bust your calorie budget. You could potentially find yourself mindlessly munching for four hours straight, so it’s important to have options available that you won’t regret over indulging in. Veggies such as peppers, carrots, celery, tomatoes, mushrooms and cucumbers are great to pair with homemade, low-calorie dips.

Basic Facts in the 2016 Super Bowl

Date: February 7, 2016

Where: Levi’s Stadium in the City of Santa Clara. Levi’s Stadium is one of the greenest and most technologically advanced professional football stadiums in the US.


2016 marks the 50th edition of the Super Bowl in American football

In a departure from the NFL tradition using Roman numerals, this game will be marketed in Arabic numerals as “Super Bowl 50” instead of “Super Bowl L”.

by Sarah Turner

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