With the sports season hitting the high would you more often find yourself spending time in a sports bar? Isn’t it appealing to watch your favourite team lock horns with its opponent in a bar filled with sports geeks? However, if you are trying to lose weight, you would likely be more worried about the waistline. Fret not! Though the menu in a sports bar is loaded with junk food, you can make calorie-safe smart choices too.
It is easy to get carried away with the game and maintain a track of what you are consuming. If you are planning to watch your favorite game in one of the best local sports bars like Katie’s Kitchen, work out a healthy eating plan. They have a handful of great options. Take your time going through the menu and know what are the ingredients used. If you know which foods you should stay away from, you can savour your food guilt-free.
- You don’t have to give up on your favourite food just because you are watching your weight. The key is to make a few changes to your favourite food. If you are eyeing on the wings which are fried, ask for grilled option.
- Be in control of the portion size to avoid gorging more than you normally would. You could opt for half a sandwich/burger.
- Go light on the cheese and heavy on the veggies and choose salads instead of fries.
Turkey Burger: With burgers choosing the right additions and condiments is important. One of the healthy options is Turkey burger which has less fat and is protein-rich. A cheeseburger comes loaded with calories when compared to a hamburger.
Chicken salad: It is a healthy option when the chicken is grilled rather than fried. In case, fried chicken topped with mayonnaise is used, it is a calorie bomb. It comes down to how the salad is prepared. Ask the waiter about how it is prepared.
Grilled or roasted chicken sandwich: Just like in burgers, be careful with the condiments. Go light on the sauce and avoid fried chicken burgers.
Sides: It is hard to resist fries but it is high in calories. A potato salad is a good alternative as it is comprised of boiled potatoes. Any vegetable salad works fine.
Soup or salad: If you start with soap or salad before going for your main course, you end up having less of the main course.
You could also substitute bacon with layers of tomatoes and lettuce. Replace mayonnaise with mustard sauce for more nutritional value. Dressings and sauces are rich in fat and calories and so you can ask for it on the side so that you are in control of how much you consume.
Though you need to stay clear of loaded nachos, fried onion rings and cheesy dips if you are serious about losing weight, it is okay to occasionally treat yourself to a reasonable quantity of them. Enjoy the next game at a sports bar with healthy and smart food choices.