Is Super Bowl about football or food?

Well DUH….it’s probably football, which I love watching.  I also love creating a great menu with healthy options!

Super Bowl is today!  Lots of sitting on the couch, so get out for a walk, play with your animals, or dance around hooping and hollering during the football game.

Besides football and all things, my mind floats to what food to make, always potluck style.  When I think of traditional foods, naturally I think how can I add a healthy element or sneak in ingredients.  Such as using lean meats like in my homemade meatballs – use ground chicken, turkey, or beef.  Add lots of flavor using garlic, herbs, parsley, and seasonings to pack in flavor while reducing salt.  


Greek yogurt based, hummus/beet/roasted red pepper hummus for dips

Roasted chickpeas for snacks and salads

Roast your own (unsalted) mixed nuts and add fresh herbs and a pinch of salt

Use an air fryer, outdoor grill or smoker to cook wings, mozzarella sticks, chicken tenders versus deep frying them 

Ground lean meat and veggies for chili

Nachos loaded with veggies and chicken/beans

7 Layer Dip with tomato, jalapeno, lime, corn, onion, whole beans, avocado, red pepper, low fat dairy

Cowboy Caviar (similar to 7 Layer Dip) with tomato, jalapeno, lime, black eyed peas, avocado, red pepper – all mixed together


  • Chips, salsa, warm pretzels
  • Mississippi Cheese Dip
  • Veggie Tray with homemade hummus
  • Guacamole Footballs with lime
  • Cheesy Meatball Pull-Apart Ring with marinara sauce
  • Homemade Jalapeno Poppers
  • Mini Beef Sliders with mozzarella and cheddar cheese
  • Gates of Valhalla beverage – lemonade, ginger beer, vodka

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