Sunday Night About to Happen – 5 Ways to be Ready for Some Football

by | Nov 14, 2017 | Articles, Life & Style, Nutrition

NBC Sunday Night About to Happen! Are you ready? This Sunday the Cowboys take on the Eagles on Sunday Night Football. For many of us, Sunday night is prep night for oh…everything! It’s the time to get ready for the week doing laundry, cooking, packing snacks, etc. But honey, there is a game to watch this week! Just like the Boys will prep all week, consider taking these 5 steps to be ready for kick-off at 7:30pm!


Grocery shop early

Grocery stores are slammed on game days and on weekend afternoons so don’t get caught in the mess! A few good grocery shopping tips to get in and out are first make a list. That will keep you from buying more stuff than you need.

Oh, and don’t go hungry as you will really buy extra stuff. Finally, head out on Saturday morning or late Saturday evening and you can run through the isles without hitting anyone.


Saturday snack baggie party

Put your kids to work! Get out the snack baggies, crackers, nuts, etc. and get your kids bagging up their snacks for the week.  They can do this while watching their favorite Saturday morning shows and save you some time. Plus, they will have nutrient-rich snacks ready to go for the week. Research also shows that kids that help prepare food are more likely to eat it!


Prep quick breakfast options

Let’s face it, you will be up late because of the game so try overnight oats for your family’s breakfast on Monday. Fill up little jars of oats and milk then your kids can fill them up with their favorite granola, fruit, nuts, etc. Everyone will be out the door on time well-fueled!



Plan football party apps that can sit

You sure don’t want to be rushing around pre-game trying to mix and whip up food! Try snacks that can be made in advance and stored in the fridge! This week’s Game Day Goodie is a Sunday night win. Be sure to check out the Sundried Tomato Stuffed Eggs! Other things like Ranch dip made with Greek yogurt, skewered Mediterranean mozzarella and tomatoes drizzled with Balsamic vinegar, hummus and fruit cups are all great options. You can even create an anti-pasta platter that will be ready to whip out with dip and kick-off!


Plan the week out

Fall is full of events and games to watch so plan in advance! Making a list of what meals you and/or your family will eat this week will take off some of the stress and hopefully prevent some of the drive-thru stops. When it comes to eating right, it usually boils down to planning right! That does not mean you have to cook a Martha Stewart meal each night of the week, but on the nights you are eating in, have what you need so you don’t abandon the cause. We almost all eat better when we eat in!