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Are the bleak days of Winter weighing you down? Then throw a party! Here are two big excuses – the Super Bowl and the Olympics, both just a few weeks away.

The links below have you covered if you can’t imagine the big game without chili and nachos. But if you’re ready to shake up that same old menu, try a simple rule of thumb: Make the table as colorful as possible.

Think small changes with foods that have gone mainstream. More vegetables than tan food (chips or anything fried). More salsa or dips that use greens, less sour cream and mayo. And edamame or nuts to munch on instead of pretzels.

Keeping your 2018 healthy eating habits going is easier than you might think. Here are 3 hacks to try:

  1. Drink plenty of water throughout the day (not just during the party);
  2. Eat before you go, so you’re not tempted to nibble the night away; and
  3. Set a limit on your splurge foods.

Having fun with your nearest and dearest is good for your health, reducing symptoms like high blood pressure. Just go easy on the crockpot meatballs and chicken wings!

Enjoy! (And go #TeamUSA!)


Williams-Sonoma Salsas, Dips & Spreads

Williams-Sonoma Game Day Favorites

Pioneer Woman’s Best Recipes for a Crowd

Cooking Light 20 Minute Appetizers

13 Whole 30 Appetizers

Cooking Light 16 Chili Recipes

15 Fabulous Pitcher Drinks