Super Bowl Eats

Did you guys know that Super Bowl Sunday is the second largest day of food consumption just behind Thanksgiving? While Thanksgiving food generally includes lots of home cooking and veggies…we can’t say the same for the Super Bowl.  It’s all about the snacks.

In the spirit of the Super Bowl, I’ve gathered some awesome recipes that perfectly fit the theme without keeping you from fitting in your jeans :)  We aren’t hosting a party this year, but if we were, this would be my menu.

Let’s start with this amazing Diablo Chicken Wing Recipe from Martie Knows Parties. You might remember her from Season 8 Food Network Stars.

Diablo Chicken Wings


I think these fruit kabobs with ginger lemon yogurt sauce would be an amazing compliment to the spicy wings.  It’s an easy, but delicious recipe from The Lemon Bowl that even the kids could help prepare.


You can’t have a super bowl with out salsa and guacamole.  These are my personal recipes.  I make this salsa all the time.  I haven’t found a jar brand yet that tastes this fresh and delicious. (Not to pat my own back, but it really is good).


I like to make sure there are at least a few veggies on the table.  So I think the little plastic cups with homemade ranch dressing and a bouquet of carrots, celery, and bell peppers would be the perfect addition to the Super Bowl menu. You’ve seen the cute pictures on Pinterest right? I love the version pictured below from If you try my homemade ranch dressing, you can also swap out full fat Greek yogurt in place of the sour cream and buttermilk.


It wouldn’t be a party without dessert. Lately, I’ve been craving brownies and I love the black bean version.  They’re rich, creamy, chocolately and delicious and your guest will never  guess the secret ingredient.  Try this recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie. She really delivered on this one!


Don’t forget to make plans to keep your food fresh and safe. Party food can sit out for hours at a time, which increases your risk of food born illness.  Put fruit and veggie dishes in trays of ice and refill as needed.  Move meats to the fridge when snacking has slowed and put them in the oven for a quick warmer if people stick around. Check out more tips for keeping it healthy and safe on Super Bowl Sunday.

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