I sat down with Bergen County resident, Mom of two-boys, and the force behind Cooking Full Circle to get her recipe roundup for Super Bowl! Here’s what she had to say:
When I hear “Super Bowl” I think of a day synonymous with snacks and indulgence! I love to find ways to keep the food fun and festive, but also make sure the options are somewhat healthy for my family and friends. Here are some ideas to get you excited about the big game!
Go with a theme!
Did you know the Cobb Salad was invented in LA? Why not set up a fun salad bar with all of the fixings! Grilled chicken, chopped veggies, different cheeses and dressings! Let everyone build their own salad for a super healthy game day option. Or, if you’re looking for something a little more hearty, how about a chilli bar to honor Cincinnati! Serve up a big pot of chilli (that you can even make the day before) with chips, guacamole, cheese, jalapenos, cilantro, radishes, sour cream and rice.
Dips and Dippers Board
Anything I call a snack or appetizer, my kids will devour! Grab a big platter and load it up with cut up veggies, pretzels or crackers, cheese, fruit and nuts. Customize your Dips and Dippers Board with all of your family’s favorites. Add in my simple baba ganoush or some hummus to round it out, and you have a snack that will last the whole game.
It can be a lot of work to put together a big meal on the day of the Super Bowl. If you want to just hang out with your family and friends, these chicken enchiladas are a great way to accomplish that! You can take help from the store and use a rotisserie chicken and make the sauce ahead of time. A quick assembly line, and this dish is in the oven ready to go in no time. And these pair perfectly with a margarita!
Buffalo wings for the Super Bowl are basically non-negotiable. But if your kids are anything like mine, spicy is off the table! Try this super easy fried chicken instead. Bonus points: you can easily make this in the air fryer too!
Homemade Sandwich Platter
Whether hot or cold sandwiches or even a variety of grilled cheeses–a sandwich platter is a home run (I mean touchdown!) Premake the sandwiches and cut into quarters for a grab-and-go option. Or lay out a variety of breads, meats, cheeses and fixings for a make-your-own experience. Serve with a side salad, pickles and some chips and everyone will be noshing all game long.