How You Can Eat Healthy during NFL Playoffs!

How You Can Eat Healthy during NFL Playoffs!

It’s time for NFL playoffs and for some of you that means parties, cookouts, tailgating and lots of fatty foods.  See how you can still enjoy great foods, without adding pounds to your hips!  Franklin Athletic Club gives you a few ideas on what to eat this while keeping you slim and trim!

 [titleblock size=”h3″]Turkey[/titleblock]

You are safe with turkey. Turkey is high in protein and provides almost half of the recommended daily allowance of folic acid.  Also a great source for vitamin B, zinc and potassium, turkey keeps your blood cholesterol down, boost immune system and protects your heart!  You’ll save hundreds of calories at the holiday meals if you stick with the white meat and don’t eat the skin.

[titleblock size=”h3″]Pomegranates[/titleblock]

Pomegranates power!  This amazing fruit is one of the richest sources of antioxidants around.  You can drink it’s juice or sprinkle the seeds over a salad, however you eat it, enjoy this worthy delicacy!  Indulge with this decadent recipe.

Pomegranate Coconut Chocolate Bark

 10 ounces dark chocolate, melted

½ cup finely shredded coconut flakes, very fine

½ – 1 cup pomegranate seeds


.     Melt chocolate or chocolate chips in a double boiler or microwave.

.     Mix in coconut into melted chocolate.

.     Spread out coconut chocolate on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Spread out to about ⅛-1/4 inch thick.

.     Sprinkle chocolate pomegranate seeds.

Place in freeze and freeze for 1+ hours until hard. Break into pieces and serve immediately.

[titleblock size=”h3″]Pecans[/titleblock]

Yes to pecans, no to the traditional pie.  Pecans are a great source of vitamin E and magnesium, which supports muscle strength.  Not to mention the protein, fiber and healthy fats these little guys provide, you will be snacking towards health with this choice.  Pass on the traditional pie, but opt for a gluten free pecan bar instead.  Many recipes are available, find one you like and bring it to your family get-togethers.

Staying healthy and fit, especially in the midst of weekly parties isn’t difficult.  Just plan ahead and you will plan for success.  More than just the best gym in Franklin, we offer a clean living, healthy fitness community.  Call us for more information! (615) 599-5544