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Super Bowl Food

 

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For years we either hosted or contributed food to a big super bowl party with all of our friends. The food consisted of the usual wings, chili and lots of fried goodies.  The main promise always being lots of meat, we save dairy for our Oscar parties.  The guys would gather around the TV and watch and eat while us girls, at least most of us would play games or chat in the kitchen coming out  only for some of the commercials.  Fast forward a few years and a few kids later and we can’t be bother to host or to attend any of these late school night shindigs, but that doesn’t mean we don’t party.

Nowadays, we make it fun with our kids by planning the traditional goodies with my healthy spin and the real special treat in our house is that we all eat in front of the TV.  Here are a few of my favorite snacks to serve, they all require a good vacuuming, but what’s a party with out crumbs.  Plus check out a few more Super Bowl party ideas from our friends that are not quite as healthy as mine.

Kale Chips

Forgo the usual bagged potato chips for these healthy and delicious kale chips, keep them plain or add your favorite seasoning, they are a real crowd surpriser.

Baked Corn Tortilla Chips

I don’t even buy bagged tortilla chips anymore and we make these on a weekly basis.  Just keep some corn tortillas around and you can bake these up in 10 minutes any time.  But for the big game day, take these chips and turn them into the best nachos you have ever had. I am actually working on some nacho recipes to share, yes, they can be healthy and made without cheese or less cheese.  Assuming you are having meat, top these with some cooked lean ground beef and/or homemeade refried beans (just mash up a can of beans and cook in a little oil with diced onion and garlic and chopped cilantro if desired), salsa, guacamole and some non dairy sour cream, you can even get some sliced olives and jalapenos if that’s your thing.  If going dairy try some fake meat or my favorite, soyrizo with the cheese.

pigs in a blanket

Pigs in a Blanket

Here is where we go a little on the naughty side, but who can resist some pigs in a blanket for a Super Bowl party.  What I do try is the mix in some veggie dogs in the mix, so at least some of the dogs are lower in fat and calories and sometimes instead of the heavy puff pastry I use wonton wrappers instead, baked or fried they are lighter.

The main goal for me any time I host is to serve lots of veggies so that I can fill up as much as I can on those.  I will have a crudites platter even if just for my family and we can eat them all night and all week long.

A Super Bowl Party To Remember

Here is a guide to having the best super bowl party with a recipe for Meatballs Sliders.

Super Bowl Party

And finally a real super bowl classic with pigskin puppies, click on the picture for the recipe.

What are you planning for the big game day?

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About Tamar Genger MA, RD

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Tamar lives in New York and is the mother of three amazing children, a Registered Dietitian, professor of Nutrition, and as you can probably guess, a foodie! Tamar loves to travel with her family and visits kosher restaurants wherever she goes. Although she loves the sights, she spends more time talking about the restaurants and food she ate! As a mom and a nutritionist, Tamar tries to balance her passion for healthy cooking with her insatiable desire for chocolate! Find more on Google

 

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12 Responses to Super Bowl Food

  1. I love the healthier approach to superbowl food. I like the idea of using baked chips with the nachos. With all the other stuff no one will notice the difference.

  2. I love that you included kale chips in the mix! Pigs in a blanket are truly a guilty pleasure. And I love anything deep fried. Terrible for me, but sooo good!

  3. avatar says: jbbm

    everything looks great! i wonder if my husband would go for this healthy superbowl menu?

  4. Our kale chips never make it to the table… we snack on them fresh from the oven.

  5. Super Bowl food without the Super Guilt! I love the chips and the sliders – they look so good!

  6. avatar says: Dani

    Yesterday’s WSJ made fun of people who bring Kale chips to a SB party. I think I’ll have to agree. Save it for the day after.

  7. Kale chips are my favorite. Loving this party menu!

  8. Kale chips are a staple here! And I never thought to make my own corn chips but am going to do that today with the tortillas in my fridge. We do a dairy Superbowl at my brother’s house, so I am going to make some with cheese. Any recipe for the veggie dogs? I can’t find it.

    • Oh, Ronnie, once you make your own tortilla chips you will not go back. For the veggie dogs, I make them the same as the pigs in a blanket just using veggie dogs, either baked in puff pastry or pan fried in wonton wrappers.

  9. All of this looks so fantastic! Love the baked corn chips – can’t wait to try those out. What a great recipe to have on hand to add to so many different meals/ snacks! Thanks!

  10. See now, this is why we need to have the Super Bowl every weekend. This looks great!

  11. I love that you sneak some veggie hot dogs in the mix. And the wonton wrappers is a great idea!

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