Healthy Superbowl Food Galore!

Healthy Super Bowl Recipes - all gluten free, dairy free, egg free and sugar free

So the Superbowl is this weekend and you are scrambling to have some healthy options to munch on or serve to your guests.

The truth is, we may or may not be watching the Superbowl this year.  We are really an ice hockey family and we get our fair share (or actually, much more than that) of sports each year (especially in the winter season) without football being added to it.

But if we can incorporate spending time with others and the football, then maybe we too will be watching the Big Bowl.

Just yesterday my son said, “You know, Mom, you really should write a post about Superbowl Foods.  I see a lot of people writing posts on it!”

I hesitated, thinking that I ‘d just written Healthy Snacks to Nourish You on the Go, but decided to go ahead with this post for two reasons:

  • There are things that wouldn’t classify as a snack that would be great for the Superbowl
  • To celebrate my son’s great idea.  Most of you know that he has autism (Asperger’s Syndrome).  One of the reasons that I keep plugging along with this blog is that he helps me with a few “behind the scenes” things.  Like:

I am just thrilled with how his autism has been healing and that, despite the fact that sometimes he messes something up and I wonder why oh why I am working on this with him, sometimes he really surprises me with a great idea.  So – in honor of my son, here is a list of things that we think would be great additions to your Sunday celebration, with or without the Superbowl.

(Actually, I am wondering if he suggested this to make it more likely that we’ll say “yes” to letting him watch the Superbowl :-)!  I probably will.)

So – on to the Healthy Superbowl Food Ideas!

I’ve got a list of recipes from my site that I think would be great additions, as well as some yumminess from some other great bloggers that you may wish to check out as well :-).

Healthy Superbowl Recipes

“The Best” Garden Fresh Salsa
I had this salsa at a baptism and got the recipe.
Lost it and spent a lot of time looking for it.  It is simple worth all the time I spent looking!

Homemade Salsa

Baked Chicken Nuggets
These are super quick and taste like you spent a lot of time on them.  Yum!
Serve with a side of Homemade Barbecue Sauce (from this post).

Easy Chicken Recipe

Super Savory Hummus
One of my closest friends says this is the best hummus she has ever had.

Homemade Hummus

Fast and Yummy Bean Dip
I get a lot of requests for this recipe.

black bean dip

Flax Bread
Great for dipping into the above dips or in my Nut Butter Dip (see below).

Gluten Free Bread Flax

Special Seasoned Popcorn
I know, I talk about popcorn all. the. time.  These popcorn recipes are really that good.

Best Popcorn Seasoning

Sweet Treats

Chocolate / Carob Coated Almonds (or other nuts / seeds).
These are a great healthy alternative to traditional chocolate covered almonds (one of my weaknesses).
You’ll need a little lead time on these so start soaking now.

Carob Chocolate Coated Almonds

Luscious Lemon Bars (gluten, egg and sugar free options)
Who doesn’t love lemon bars?  And now you can have them no matter your dietary restriction!

Sugar and Gluten Free Lemon Coconut Bars

Nut Butter Fruit Dip
This is a super fast and tasty dip that only takes a few ingredients so you should be able to put it together without any hassle.
Great as a drizzle for cakes, pancakes, ice cream–whatever!

Apple Dip Recipe

Coconut Chocolate Chunk Macadamia Cookies (grain free with allergy options)
Whether you are grain free or not, these little nuggets meld the goodness of coconut, macadamia and chocolate together for a wonderful treat.  (Made with my Homemade Chocolate / Carob Chips.)

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Silky Smooth Bean Fudge
Again, a duplicate from my Healthy Snacks post.  Again – couldn’t resist.  This recipe is a winner!

Silky Smooth Fudge made with--BEANS! And it's dairy and sugar-free too. A great way to get beans into your diet and it's a great no-bake treat for warmer months too.

Homemade Lemonade (sugar-free option)
Of course, you need something to drink along with all of the goodies.
Say “no” to sugar-laden soda pop and “yes” to this super healthy and satisfying alternative.

Sugar Free Lemonade

And how about these yummy-looking options from other whole food bloggers?:

Chicken Mole Wings from Cooking Traditional Foods.
I’m not a wings fan (I like the Red Wings but not chicken wings), but these just might change my mind!

Crispy Sweet Garbanzo Beans
I’ll for sure be making these soon!

Sweet Potato Fries 3 Ways!
These take a little more work than our family favorite sweet potato wedges (post to follow) but they look wonderful.  Ricki is simply a genius in the kitchen!

I hope these ideas get your creative juices flowing as to what you can serve your family and friends to satisfy both their desire for tasty treats and your desire to nourish their bodies.

And just in case you are wondering what we’ll be having, my sons’ requests this year are the Baked Chicken Nuggets :-)!

Will you be watching the Superbowl this year?

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  1. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great day and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  2. Yum! Thanks for linking up this awesome array! I’ve been meaning to make your bean dip for a long time. Thanks for the reminder. I was just thinking about lemon bars the other day..I’ll check them out too. Hope to see you again next week at Allergy-Free Wednesdays!

  3. This is, perhaps, my most slow-pokey week yet. My apologies for taking so long to get over here from “A Little Birdie Told Me..” to enjoy your post. It’s important to me to visit and really give my full attention to all the links, but as the party grows it’s taking more and more time. Thank you so much for bearing with me, and for continuing to share your talent at Rook No. 17!
    Jenn