Hey y’all! Super Bowl 50 is upon us and I have to tell you that I am SO excited! Not only am I a huge football fan in general, but Peyton Manning is one of my all time favorite celebrities. His career, philanthropy, and cheesy TV commercials have all been absolutely cherished by my family. The fact that this is (probably) his last season to play makes his Super Bowl appearance that much more exciting! GO PEYTON- VFL!
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Ok, ok…now for the reasons why you’re here. Some of us have wrapped up our Whole30 journey in time for the Big Sunday but if you’re like me, you might be a little apprehensive about reintroduction of those food groups we’ve stayed away from for the past 30 days. If you’re new here and wondering how to get started on your Whole30 journey, check out my post about it here: Whole30 Prep- What You Need to Know
Now, as we know, preparation while on Whole30 is key! We are hosting so we have more control over the menu but if you are attending a Super Bowl party, whip up a few of these to bring with you. I also recommend bringing your own veggie sticks or sweet potato chips so that you can munch on salsa and dips that might be compliant! At first I thought that I would make options for our friends and family who aren’t dieting but after I really thought about it, I realized that are PLENTY of options for all of us that following Whole30 😉
First things first, my favorite gadgets to prepare this spread:
Meatballer- for consistent sizing and less gunk on your hands!
Ninja Food Processor
Buffalo Chicken Dip is a great, spicy alternative to cream based dips Super Bowl parties are notorious for. I serve this with cut up veggie stick and sweet potoato chip!
Roasted Red Pepper Dip from PaleOMG is something very different and SO GOOD. Again, served with veggie sticks and sweet potato chips.
Crispy Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus– an old favorite for me…these are salty and crunchy. I indiviudally wrap these for parties so people can grab, munch, and go!
Jerk Chicken Wings– Is it even the Super Bowl without chicken wings? I like this take on chicken wings a lot…just be sure to leave out the honey and brown sugar!
Broiled Stuffed Tomatoes– I don’t even really LIKE tomatoes, and I love these! Broiling the tomatoes makes them so soft and smokey while the mayo and spices melt together inside. Good luck keeping these to yourself!
Classic Veggie Tray with Whole30 Ranch– You truly cannot go wrong with a veggie tray. Make sure that you have enough ranch to go around!
Chocolate Chili from Well Fed- This has become my go-to Whole30 Chili recipe and the key is in the spices. Follow her recipe and you WILL NOT be disappointed.
Whole30 Roasted and Toasted Potato Wedges– Crispy and salty potato wedges go with ANYTHING, am I right?
Slow Cooker Meatballs w/ Marinara– Meatballs are a favorite in our house every year! Make sure you start them early enough to finish cooking in time for kickoff!
Whole30 Chick-Fil-A Nuggets– SAY WHAT? If you haven’t tried these nuggets yet, stop what you’re doing and make them. They are seriously that good. I marinade mine in coconut milk for at least 6 hours (and up to 24) to make sure that all of the enzymes on the outside of the chicken are broken down so the batter stays on.
Nom Nom Paleo’s Award Winning Whole30 Guacamole– Like chicken wings, it really doesn’t feel like the Super Bowl without some good ‘ole Guac. I add tomatoes to this recipe but other than that it is PERFECTION
Whole30 Bacon Wrapped Dates – Because anything wrapped in bacon is always a crowd pleaser.
Whole30 Deviled Eggs– Creamy and Spicy just like deviled eggs should be! These taste like a treat but are totally comppliant!
So that’s what I’m making! I hope this provided you with some Whole30 inspiration leading into your Super Bowl weekend! GO PEYTON!