It’s officially six days until the Super Bowl, and whether or not you care about watching football, chances are that you’re expected to come up with some delicious snacks to munch on during the game. And although it’s easy to order a pizza or melt some Velveeta and open a bag of Doritos, those options are hardly low calorie or nutritious.
Why not make something that’s fun to eat, but won’t make you feel terrible by halftime?
To help you come up with a nutritious menu, I gathered some of my older recipes and added a couple of new ones. You can use these or come up with your own ideas, but either way, I hope you have a healthy Super Bowl Sunday!
Click the photos to see the recipes!
Starters & Snacks:
- 3-4 cups popped corn, plain
- Buffalo Sauce:
- 1 T. Earth Balance, melted
- 2 T. hot sauce
- 1/2 t. white vinegar
- 1/4 t. Worcestershire sauce
- 1 shake garlic powder
Whisk together buffalo sauce ingredients and drizzle over the popped corn. Serve!
Tip: For an extra “cheesy” bonus flavor, sprinkle with nutritional yeast!
Salt & Vinegar Roasted Chickpeas
- 1 15.5-oz can chickpeas, drained
- 1 1/2 cups white vinegar
- 1 T. olive oil
- Sea salt to taste
Combine chickpeas and vinegar in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 15 minutes. Preheat oven to 425°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Drain chickpeas and toss them in the olive oil and sea salt. Spread them out on the baking sheet and roast them for 20-25 minutes, tossing once about halfway through, until golden and crispy. Allow to cool slightly on the baking sheet, then serve immediately.
I hope this post gave you some fun ideas for what to cook on game day! Many of these recipes can be made the day before (or Sunday morning in the slow cooker) to minimize the amount of time spent in the kitchen during the game.