The Super Bowl is known for the game, the commercials and, of course, the eating. In order to give you some perspective, what follows are some of your favorite Big Game foods and the cost to burn them off. Yes, you can enjoy this one day; however, the concept helps to illustrate the cost of various foods in a language you can understand. So read on to make sure your choices are splurge-worthy.
BLIMPE'S SUPER STACKED BLIMPIE BEST = 313 MINUTES OF CHANTING, POINTING AND WAVING A FOAM-HAND NUMBER ONE
This calorically laden sub includes slow-cured ham, salami, cappacola, prosciuttini and provolone.
Fit Tip: Go for low-fat cheese and skip the mayo. If you're buying at Blimpe try the Deli Trio Sub, a low-cal combination of ham, oven-roasted turkey and roast beef at 330 calories for a 6-inch sub.
THREE FRIED MAC AND CHEESE BALLS = RUNNING 249 FOOTBALL FIELDS
At more than 500 calories per ball, made with peanut oil, egg, cheese, butter, flour, macaroni and milk (and more), what do you expect?
Fit Tip: Try baking, adding veggies and using whole-wheat pasta and low-fat cheese.
THREE PIGS IN BLANKETS = PLAYING CATCH WITH A FOOTBALL FOR 68 MINUTES (NON-STOP)
Hot dogs wrapped in a crescent or biscuit dough adds up: Each one of those you pop in your mouth is 66 calories.
Fit Tip: Low calorie franks (fat free), with low fat crescent dough.
SIX BOTTLES OF BUDWEISER BEER = DOING "THE WAVE" 4,280 TIMES
Beer and football just go together, but keep in mind, each beer is 145 calories.
Fit Tip: Planning on having a few bottles? Try Beck's Premier Light at only 64 calories per 12-ounce bottle, or MGD Light, 64 calories, Michelob Ultra 95, Natural Light 95, or you can go real low with Budweiser Select 55. Best bet is to sample a few very light beers before the game to see which ones you prefer.
ONE DEVILED EGG = 12 MINUTES OF CHEERLEADING
Ever try doing one of those cheerleading routines? I didn't think so. Deviled eggs are made with mayo, (in case you weren't sure, mayo is very high in calories).
Fit Tip: You can use low-fat mayo, or how about just hard-boiled eggs with hot sauce?
ONE SLICE OF HOOSIER SUGAR CREAM PIE = 58 MINUTES OF CLIMBING THE STADIUM STAIRS
It's been said that this is the unofficial state pie of Indianapolis (where the Super Bowl is being held this year). The name says it all—"sugar cream pie"—it's made with sugar, flour, whipping cream, milk, butter, in a pie shell.
ONE KFC EXTRA CRISPY CHICKEN BREAST AND ONE EXTRA CRISPY DRUMSTICK = 203 TOUCHDOWN DANCES IN THE END ZONE
That's a lot of dancing!! Deep-fried chicken is very high in calories, especially the extra crispy kind.
Fit Tip: Bake skinless chicken and use whole-grain bread crumbs.