Healthy Super Bowl Food Galore–Gluten-free and Vegan-ish

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Need some treats for your next gathering or game day? These recipes all gluten free, dairy free, egg free and sugar free – and promised to be a hit at your Super Bowl Gathering!

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:
    • Helping with linking my site to blog hops
    • Handling emails occasionally
    • Proofreading my posts (sometimes)
    • Updating my Recipes page with new recipes

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 :-).

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Healthy Super Bowl 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 simply worth all the time I spent looking!

hand dipping tortilla chip into fresh salsa in white bowl

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).

homemade chicken nuggets with dipping sauce on white plate.

Super Savory Hummus

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

Hummus with a Twist--This Sesame-free Hummus is one of our all-time favorite recipes. Loaded with healthy ingredients and savory spices you're sure to love!

Fast and Yummy Bean Dip

I get a lot of requests for this recipe.

Vegan Black Bean Dip - gluten-free, healthy, easy, whole30, dairy-free, low fat

Focaccia Flax Bread

Great for dipping into the above dips or in my Almond Butter Fruit Dip (see below).

This Focaccia Flax Bread Recipe whips up super fast and tastes great with both sweet and savory fillings. Plus it's grain-free too and freezes great! Perfect for dipping or sandwiches!

The Best Homemade Popcorn

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

Homemade Popcorn Seasoning

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

Gluten-free 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!

Healthy Paleo Lemon Bars - Gluten-free Lemon Bars

Almond Butter Fruit Dip

This Vegan Fruit Dip is a super fast and tasty dip using only a few ingredients so it comes together in a flash.
Great also as a drizzle for cakes, pancakes, ice cream–whatever!

hand dipping strawberry in dairy-free fruit dip in white bowl, surrounded by fresh fruit

Coconut Chocolate Chunk Macadamia Cookies

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 Chips.)

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Silky Smooth Bean Fudge

Again, a duplicate of my Healthy Snacks post.  Again – couldn’t resist.  This recipe is a winner!

Healthy Bean Fudge - gluten free, grain free, dairy free, sugar free, vegan

Healthy Lemonade (sugar-free)

 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 in glass with lemon slice garnish and straws with lemons

Crispy Sweet Garbanzo Beans

I’ll for sure be making these soon!

These crispy sweet garbanzo beans

Garlic-Lovers’ Guacamole

This Guacamole is one of the Easiest Guacamole recipes you will ever try, but it tastes amazing. Loaded with garlic and the perfect blend of spices, it beats any store-bought guac hands down

aip guacamole in white bowl with paleo tortilla chips

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 Super Bowl this year?

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  1. 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!

  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!

    1. Michelle, I hope you like the dip. We did have it on the SB day and our guests really liked it. Take care!

  3. 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