It’s a big football Sunday here with the Chiefs making the playoffs and then heading off to a friends to watch their team of choice. Thus meaning my long run will be done bright and early to allow for plenty of relaxing and munching.
All of this cheering and fun will culminate in a Super Bowl Sunday party here, which is what lead me to start hunting for recipes. Because as you know I’m working on my hostessing skills!
There loads unhealthier long time game day foods like cheese dip or bacon wrapped weenies, but this is me we’re talking about. So I went on the hunt for:
- Healthy foods that could be made football themed
- Mostly dairy free
- Lots of gluten free
- So delicious no one will realize that it’s not a calorie bomb of the past
Turns out it is surprisingly easy to take regular foods and turn them in to football themed recipes!
While I could munch on the sugary stuff all day, I love balance of some savory snacks and know that’s some people’s jam! Most are also an easy way to sneak in veggies!!
Healthy Seven Layer Dip (make the top layer refried beans and then put Greek yogurt in a zip loc bag, cut tip and use to create football laces across the top or use guacamole and make field lines) from Fannetastic Food Cauliflower Hummus Bites from Food Pleasure and Health
Baked Fries from Apollo and Luna
Avocado Fries from Athletic Avocado — enjoy with Sugar Free Ketchup from As Sweet As HoneyCrispy Tofu Dippers from Laura Paelli
Spicy Red Lentil Dip (a great hummus alternative) from RunToTheFinish
Healthy Deviled Avocado Eggs (then use olive slices or green onions to make it look like a football) from To Simply Inspire
When it come to food, most people are munching for hours, so instead of anything fancy or formal I look for crockpot recipes or things that can stay simmering on low to be ready whenever someone feels the urge.
Baked Turkey Zucchini Meatballs (shape into oval and flatten instead of round, then use string cheese or crushed crackers to make laces of football. Will make fewer mini meatloafs than balls)– Baker by NatureCrockpot Veggie Lasagna (I’d make dairy free) from Well Plated
One Dish Pork Chop, Broccoli and Stuffing from RunToTheFinish
Crockpot Chicken Salad Sliders from Cotter CrunchVegan Butternut Chili from Fitting Into Vegan
Spicy Black Bean Burgers from Nourished the Blog
Super Bowl Sweet Treats
Vegan Peanut Butter Bars (bend an empty can to form a football shaped cookie cutter) a from Joy Food Sunshine
Chocolate Covered Strawberry footballs from Domestic Eats (I’d use carob chips to make Dairy free)Vegan Monkey Bread from Beaming Banana
Vegan Coffee Ice Cream from Seven Roses
Football Fruit Helmet – How to from Watermelon BoardFudgey Black Bean Brownies from Hummusapien
Healthy Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats from Abbey’s Kitchen
Red Lentil Museli Bars from RunToTheFinish
Vegan Chocolate Cake (then use white icing to form laces or make cupcakes like those seen below) from The Pretty BeeFootball themed cupcake from Mini Baker (not a healthy option)
Super Bowl Decor Ideas
Just a few extra fun ideas that I found, which are featured in the main image at the top. I figure if there are a few quick and easy things I can do besides buying bowls that look like footballs I might as well.
Goal Post Drinks from Creative Juice – any drinks work in this fun cupPenalty Flag napkin idea from Kara’s Party ideas
Fill up a water jug and put a sign on it.
Grab a football field tablecloth and tape it to the wall to create a fun area for photos.Team popcorn — create two bowls of popcorn and then toss in M&M’s to match team colors, so everyone can cheer for their team with the appropriate colors.
Football Themed Splurge
Ok these are absolutely not healthy, but too darn cute not to share! They might give you some inspiration for healthy ways to make these over. Like using a recipe from A Whisk and Two Wands for a pizza that you style like a football or a field, like this one from Babble.com.Jalapeno Popper Cheese Ball from Peas and Crayons (Checkout Foodie Crush for a lightened up version and then you can decorate it like this!)Football Fudge from Wilton — (An easier healthier recipe option on The Big Man’s world)
Well now that I’ve found all these goodies, all that’s left to do is get cooking!
If you do decide to enjoy the splurge or maybe you just have 22 servings more of guacamole than planned, try adding this football themed workout to your day! I’d LOVE to see just how many of your friends and family you can talk in to doing this.This Super Bowl workout challenge will either be very easy if it’s low scoring or a very good workout!
Is your team still in the playoffs?
What’s your Super Bowl Plan?
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