…And eating the mountain of junk-food that usually goes hand-in-hand with Super Bowl watching? If you’re finding the memory of last year’s Super Bowl stomachache too painful to think about, this year, take a time out from the traditional nachos, chili, chips, dips, and wings. Swap the fattening food for healthier fare like these:
· Fresh-cut veggies with low-fat dip
· Air-popped popcorn sprinkled with garlic powder and Parmesan cheese
· Whole-wheat crackers topped with reduced-fat cheese (light Jarlsberg is one of my favorites)
· Plain, low-fat yogurt with sliced fruit and a sprinkling of granola
· Pistachios (one serving equals a whopping 49 nuts and only 170 calories!)
So what if you try not to overindulge; yet somehow, find it impossible to resist? If mindless munching leads to a tummy in turmoil, make a Hail Mary pass of your own with one of these terrific taming teas:
· Gas-Away Tea. Add 1 teaspoon each of crushed dill seeds and peppermint to a cup of boiling water, and let the mixture steep for 15 minutes. Strain out the herbs before drinking.
· Tender Tummy Tamer Tea. Mix 1 teaspoon each of peppermint, catnip, sweet marjoram, and lemon balm in a bowl. Scoop 2 teaspoons of the mix and add it to a cup of boiling water. Let it steep for 15 minutes, strain out the herbs and sip. Store the rest in an airtight container.
· Stomach Soothing Tea. Mix together 1 teaspoon each of bay leaves, ground ginger, and peppermint in a bowl. Scoop 1 teaspoon of the mixture into a cup of boiling water. Let it steep for 5 to 10 minutes, then strain out the herbs and add honey to taste.
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