Yay!!! SUPERBOWL! WOOHOO! I sound excited right?!!? I mostly get excited for the food…the game just happens to be on =) Most people go to big Superbowl parties, eat, drink, watch the game… AWESOME! Do you make good food choices or totally throw it out the window… I mean some people consider this a holiday?!? An excuse to eat whatever & feel like junk the next day!? Well, let me tell you, there is a way to eat all that you desire & still not kill your gut!!!!! YES!!! I just wanted to throw some food & app ideas out there for anyone who may be hosting or bringing a dish to a party!! (Can’t show up empty handed!!) These dishes are totally Superbowl worthy, will be liked by EVERYONE & super easy to whip up!! Sunday is right around the corner people! Get moving!!
Food & App Ideas:
Paleo MEATZA – This is 1/2 ground turkey, 1/2 ground beef, mixed just like a burger mix (almond or flax meal, egg, etc), add some cumin, chili powder, salt & pep, make one big “burger” but flatten out, bake until almost cooked completely. 375 for about 15 mins (time varies, contact for specifics) Take out, top with sauce, veggies, onions, grass-fed cheese if you’re feeling fancy, whatever you like! I like the guacamole on top, yum!
Sweet Potato Fries:
Slice up some sweet potatoes into “fries” or wedges, Put them in a bowl with some olive oil (only alittle to coat them, you don’t want them too soggy!), salt, pepper, garlic powder, cumin (i looooove cumin) & a sprinkle of chili powder! Bake in a preheated 500 degree oven for about 15-20 mins until cooked and browned!
Paleo Pizza: This is my pizza crust recipe (available for order in any quantity @ any time, GET YOURS FOR SUNDAY!) It’s topped with sauce, ground turkey & veggies.
Sausage & Peppers: Super easy to whip up! Saute some garlic in olive oil, add onions & peppers, then your sausage! I like Longhini sausage patties ( I hate that gross skin on the links). I typically finish it with a red sauce, but its awesome plain too!
BBQ Pulled Chicken: So forever now I have been doing my “pulled” items in the crock pot. I mean how else would I do it?? Until one night I’m thinking Ok, I want pulled chicken, I don’t have 6 hours to wait…unless I’m having dinner at 1am. No, I’m not. So here is what happened. I took a package of chicken breast, rinsed & trimmed them. Put them in a pot covered with chicken stock. Brought to a boil until they were cooked, about 12 mins or so, & they shred so easily with a fork!!!!! I know, brilliant! I drained the liquid & added some homemade BBQ & killed it! That night, it was served over zucchini ribbons, but you can have it plain, on some flax bread, with a salad, whatever!
Last but not least….BACON…mmmmm mmmmmm! Not only bacon, but Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potatoes! Did I just die & go to heaven?? Yes.. Another easy party food. Great for a big crowd. It does involve some chopping & toothpicking but you’ll survive. First things first….I have made this mistake before… be sure to soak your toothpicks in a bowl of water prior to putting in the oven!!!!!!! Now, back to the food. Take a couple lbs of sweet potatoes, chop into cubes (not too small, but small-ish so that they don’t take forever to cook!) Take a package of Unsulfured, nitrate free bacon (sounds great right?? ;)) & cut into 2-3 in pieces (needs to wrap around the sweet potato cube). Wrap around cube, secure with toothpick & bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for about 20 mins or so until potato is soft & bacon is crispy!!!!
WAIT!!!! What about sweets?? I mean bacon is delish I know, but you can’t have a party without desserts! Here are just a couple of ideas. My Paleo TOGO Menu has a ton of other options if you would like to bring them to your fiesta!!
Paleo Coconut Bars & Chocolate Brownies …. I’m drooling. These are available for order at any time, especially for Sunday! & then we have Apple Nachos! A quick easy treat!!
Take a couple lbs of apples (any kind) Cut them into thin slices & put in a bowl of lemon water. (Prevents them from browning!) Then when you are just about ready to serve. Lay them out on a dish or platter. Heat up some Sunbutter or Almond Butter & Drizzle all over. Then add whatever toppings you’d like!! I chose 60% dark chocolate chips, almonds & coconut! That’s it! They also refrigerate pretty well, just in case you have leftovers =)
Have a fabulous, well fed (no excuses now!) Superbowl weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!