Happy Friday! I’m so ready to get this weekend started!
It dawned on me recently that because of my competition prep, this is going to be my first Super Bowl Sunday in probably the last decade that hasn’t involved copious amounts of beer, nachos, and chicken wings. Sad to say, but true! I actually believe that the Monday after the Super Bowl should be declared a national holiday so that we can all recover from our food hangovers.
That being said, I wanted to share an inspiration with you – Lori Harder.
Not only is she friggin’ gorgeous, but she also seems like such a sweet, down-to-earth person! She has a great site called Busy Girl, Healthy Life where she shares all kinds of yummy recipes, cute videos, training ideas, and more.
Visit Lori’s site for some great (healthy) recipe ideas for Super Bowl Sunday, too!
Here are some fun Super Bowl Sunday food stats to chew on this weekend:
1,200: Average number of calories consumed during the Super Bowl. It’s the second largest day for U.S. food consumption. Only Thanksgiving tackles the big game day.
71.4 million: Estimated pounds of Hass avocados that will be consumed for the game this year, according to the Hass Avocado Board. That’s enough to cover Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium end zone to end zone in more than 27.5 feet in avocados.
1.25 billion: The number of chicken wings Americans are expected to eat Sunday, according to the U.S. National Chicken Council.
17: Average number of people at any given Super Bowl party, according to Treehugger.com.
32: Percentage of U.S. grill owners who will be firing up on Game Day. According to Weber, the Super Bowl ranks as one of the top 10 most popular ” holidays” to grill.
325 million: Gallons of beer to be consumed.
The Calorie Control Council says we’ll also eat:
— 11.2 million pounds of potato chips.
— 8.2 million pounds of tortilla chips.
— 4.3 million pounds of pretzels.
— 3.8 million pounds of popcorn.
— 2.5 million pounds of nuts during their Super Bowl parties.
The potato chips alone will account for 27 billion calories and 1.8 billion grams of fat.
Let’s get ready for some football!!!!!