How to keep healthy for staying up late to catch World Cup game
However, you could not spoil your health by grasping the rubbish foods with watching the football games. The typical snacks include:
1. Beer or Code
2. Fried Peanut
3. Instant Noodles
If you are also eating the above five snacks for the World Cup, you are out! You should not eat the bargain bucket of rubbish food to chew on nervously when your team is playing. Telly snakcs don’t always need to be istant noodles or fried peanut and tins of rubbish fizzy stuff.
Here, I collect another five telly snacks for the World Cup. They are easy to make, good for you and delicious.
1. Popcorn – DIY
Popping your own popcorn is easier than you may think. By doing it yourself it will be fresh and you can control the amount of salt and sugar you put in.
Popcorn is full of energy, high in fibre and has lots of iron, vitamin B and plenty of protein in it aswell. Go easy though and don’t eat a portion the size of a small suitcase.
2. Corn chips and dips
Like popcorn, corn chips have similar nutritional values because they are both corn. Obviously, they are processed and should be eaten in moderation. Tortilla chips are put through a process called, ‘Nixtamalization’. This process increases their nutritional content and gives them that unique flavour.
Dip them in some hummus, which is a fantastic source of protein, B6 and fibre. Or try crushing up an avocado, which has lots of good fats in it with finely chopped tomatoes. Together with corn chips they make the perfect all round telly snack.
3. Dipped fruit in dark chocolate
Now, I don’t want any comments about me throwing chocolate into the mix. It is well documented that dark chocolate with 70% cocoa solids in moderation has many health benefits. Studies suggest that eating a little dark chocolate can help reduce blood pressure. PERFECT for an England game.
Melt some dark chocolate in a bowl on some hot water. Then dip in some strawberries and pineapple pieces. Pop them onto a tray with grease proof paper on it and put in the fridge at the start of the game. By half time you wont care what score it is.
4. Edamame beans (Soy Beans in pod)
For those of you who fancy a savoury snack, Edamame has to be in the starting line up. Simple to prepare and will totally satisfy that hand to mouth nervous eating disorder that watching your team brings. High in good fats and fibre and a great source of protein this power packed Japanese snack is a big winner.
If your getting through a few beers or glasses of red during the match, the old favourite, a packet of nuts, has to be on the list of top healthy telly snacks. Nuts are rich in the right fats, protein, minerals and vitamins. Here’s the catch, don’t eat salted or dry roasted or nuts that are covered in any rubbish.
One last thing, if you are snacking watching the footie on telly, make sure your main meals reflect this and keep the portion sizes small.