I absolutely LOVE it! When I was pregnant with Jett he was actually Due on Super Bowl Sunday - and I spent 9 months worried that I was going to miss the game - Thankfully he came two weeks early and we both got to watch it comfortably at home.
So if you happen to be one of the rabid millions who look forward to this all year - and plan a menu / party that is worthy of being called "SUPER" - have you thought about making some of your traditional football food a little bit better for you?
I have been thinking about what I was going to make - Everything needs to be made ahead of time, because I am not missing a second of the game to be in the kitchen. I'll go to the bathroom during the commercials.
I am not going to be sucked into old bad habits and things that food companies tell me that I "should" be eating to celebrate the world's biggest sporting event (biased? NAHH)
I plan on having a great big veggie tray. This is easy to plan, easy to prepare and a guaranteed eat. In fact, you should always have cut veggies around to munch on. They satisfy a lot of our snacking cravings, such as being crunchy and savory. There are lots of ways to get fancy with presenting your veggies, if you don't believe me, look on Pinterest. It is mind boggling, and I would be so paranoid that it was being messed up / eat improperly that any happiness I put into the effort would be wasted. I have a big platter and I just put the veggies on it. - I'm classic like that (Lazy). Make your dip with Greek Yogurt and the whole deal is guilt-free.
We are going to be having hamburgers with all the toppings. Somehow that makes it special - lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, onions, cheese, bacon, guacamole. If you buy lean meat, and pile on the veggies - hamburgers aren't too bad either - you can even get whole grain buns if you want to completely all out.
I'm gonna make Family Secret Potato Salad, Frog-Eye salad, and if I get super ambitious - deviled eggs (since I have to boil eggs for the potato salad).
Sounds pretty good, sounds pretty easy - and I bet most people won't even miss the giant bags of greasy chips and dips made with bricks of processed cheese.