1.31.2017

Guilt-Free Super Bowl Snacks

Starting in high school, I developed a love for Super Bowl weekend - primarily because I was paid extra to babysit during the game or I actually went to a party. I vividly remember hanging out at my BFF Perry’s house (P.S. we are still besties) during one of the games when I witnessed the absolute best halftime performance of ALL times! Does 2011 ring a bell?


I mean – JT shoots sparks from his hands AND my girl Britney (or as I called her "Baby Britney" as this video makes me feel old) makes an appearance, what’s not to love?!

While I doubt any game can replace that memory, which is totally engraved in my heart FOREVER, this year’s game is pretty special to our household. Being from Atlanta and living in the wonderful state of Georgia, our home team the Atlanta Falcons are making a long overdue appearance in the championship game this year. Even though I typically cheer for certain players in the NFL, I am a supporter of the Falcons since my husband has been a lifelong fan. In fact, one of our memories from this last year included a date to the Falcons v. Panthers game. Needless to say, we are thrilled to watch them compete this Sunday!

In preparation for the big game, I wanted to share a few healthy snacks that you can chow down on (and serve) guilt free. I threw these together when my husband decided to invite people over to watch the playoffs and it happened to be during my first week on Whole 30. :insert cranky face emoji here:


Fruit Salad


Homemade Guacamole for Veggies


Veggie Tray with Salsa


Buffalo Chicken Dip with Carrots & Celery


Jalapeno Poppers

The Buffalo Chicken Dip and Jalapeno Poppers were made with cream cheese from Kite Hill, which is Whole 30 approved. However, you can only purchase this from Whole Foods. Since we don't have one here, I stocked up on a few the last time we were in Atlanta and am so glad I was able to use these for this occasion. I plan on making another batch of poppers on Sunday! If I can think of any other compliant recipes that use cream cheese, I'll be sure to attempt them this weekend as well.

There you have it. My Whole 30 meal plan for week two will be posted next week since Super Bowl snacks clearly take priority! If you have a favorite football dish to share, please leave a link in the comments so I can check it out. And, if you feel so inclined, drop a comment with your pick for the Super Bowl LI!

Here's to a hopefully awesome game for our Falcons - RISE UP!






16 comments:

  1. I hadn't thought about making a fruit salad but what a great idea. Veggies and different dips are always a must.

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    1. Sweet & savory is the BEST combination! My toddler probably ate 2/3 of the fruit salad, lol.

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  2. Guacamole wins every time! YUM!

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  3. Ah! I went gluten free a few months ago (best decision ever, might I add) and you just saved me some serious temptation this Sunday! I'll definitely be bringing some of these with me to snack on. Thanks for sharing!


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    1. Are you still GF? It's crazy how much better people feel after eliminating gluten from their diet.

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  4. I'm probably going to make quac and fruit salad too!

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  5. YUM! Obsessed with these! The fruit salad is such a great idea for a sweet treat.

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  6. Mmm these sound like delicious ideas, and I love that the poppers are Whole 30 approved!

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    1. Only thanks to the compliant cream cheese for Whole 30 - was such a delicious snack!

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  7. I love football, so the super bowl is just an excuse for me to eat all my favorite snacks and hang out with friends. Those Jalapeno Poppers look delicious!

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    1. Girl, I love football too. Good times and great food!

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  8. These are really great ideas. Thank you! i so needed this because iw as worried i was going to make some bad food choices!
    XO Ellen from Ask Away
    www.askawayblog.com

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