This Whole30 Super Bowl Game Day Game Plan is your ultimate Whole30 super bowl healthy snacks roundup! From paleo dips to wings to chili on the menu, you can't go wrong.
As a general rule, I associate Super Bowl Sunday with junk food. Attend any Super Bowl party and you're bound to find fried foods, potato skins covered in melted cheese, potato chips, store-bought dips - the list goes on and on.
But what if I told you it didn't have to be that way? You can watch the big game, enjoy all the delicious food, and not feel like crap afterwards? It's true, and I'm here to show you how! These game day snacks will hit the spot for comfort foods without any of the guilt or stomachache afterwards.
You can still enjoy football season, have a good time, and lead a healthy lifestyle.
Roundup versus cookup
There are plenty of paleo Super Bowl recipe "roundups" out there. The thing with a roundup is, it gives you a great selection to choose from, but can be overwhelming.
I don't know about you, but those numbers are intimidating. 60 recipes? 35 recipes?
How do you choose? How do you know what to make? Which things will cook quickly and which will take the longest?
Here, I've put together five recipes for some game day snacks. Just five. It's plenty to feed a small crowd, and you can double it if you need to feed more.
And since it's a cookup, not a roundup, I'm going to walk you through the steps of how to prepare all five recipes at once as efficiently as possible, with no wasted time.
In just a couple of hours, you'll have everything you need ready.
This Whole30 Super Bowl food cookup provides a variety of healthy, flavorful snack options that will wow all of your Super Bowl party guests and have everyone going back for seconds.
Whether you are on a Whole30, will have just finished one up, or just choose to eat clean or gluten-free - these paleo Super Bowl recipes are for you!
What you'll make
It can be difficult to make multiple recipes at once, and have them all ready at the same time. With this cookup, in under an hour and a half, you will have:
-all ready at the same time for you and your guests.
Whether you're having a party for two or twenty football fans, these Whole30 Super Bowl snacks just made your life that much easier!
Start with the kickoff
Here's how it works: kickoff is usually at 6:30pm EST. (That's my time zone; adjust accordingly if you're in a different one!)
You'll get started at 4pm with the chili, as it requires more time than the rest of the recipes. Then, at 5:00pm, you'll do a quick cookup of everything else, having everything ready by 6:15pm and set out at kickoff time (which is your cooking touchdown time!)
Obviously if you want everything ready sooner, just head to the kitchen a bit early and get started on your cookup.
Let's do this!
We're going to start with our Turkey Chili, because it needs to cook the longest.
The thing that will take the longest for Turkey Chili is really just cutting up your peppers and onions.
Once you've got that done, your paleo Super Bowl recipes spread is rolling!
Follow the turkey chili recipe all the way through and get it simmering in the pot while you move on to everything else.
(And if you prefer a more traditional chili made with ground beef, you can find that here!)
1ST QUARTER: 5:00pm
Alright. Next up we're going to cook the bacon for our devils on horseback. I prefer to bake my bacon in the oven to eliminate the splattery, greasy mess, so today we'll use that method.
Preheat the oven to 400 °.
While the oven is preheating, cut up your pineapple into bite-size chunks and slice open the dates lengthwise. Set aside 1 cup of the pineapple chunks and 2 dates for the wing sauce later.
Lay the strips of bacon out on a baking sheet and place in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes. You want it cooked through, but not crispy, otherwise you won't be able to wrap with it!
While the bacon is cooking, combine the macadamia nuts, lemon juice, water, and salt in the bowl of a food processor and run until the texture resembles ricotta cheese. (You may have to scrape down the sides of the bowl a time or two.)
Transfer into a bowl and set aside. Wash the food processor bowl; you’re going to need it again!
When bacon is done, remove from oven and turn oven temperature up to 425°.
2ND QUARTER: 5:15pm
Remove the bacon from the baking sheet and set aside. Place the wings in a bowl and pour the remaining bacon grease from the baking sheet over the wings, then toss the wings to coat.
Wipe the baking sheet off with a paper towel, then coat with foil.
Lay the wings on a wire rack on the baking sheet in a single layer, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, flip, then bake for 15 minutes more.
While the wings are baking for the first 15 minutes, combine all sauce ingredients EXCEPT the arrowroot powder in the food processor or high speed blender until smooth. The dates and pineapple sweeten it naturally with no added sugar.
Scrape the sauce into a small saucepan over medium heat and whisk in the arrowroot powder. Turn the heat up and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes or until the sauce thickens and coats the back of a spoon.
(And, if you prefer more traditional buffalo wings, you can skip the sauce and toss them in something like this Primal Kitchen Buffalo Sauce, which is Whole30 friendly!)
HALFTIME: 5:30 pm
While the wing sauce simmers, if you used your food processor to make the sauce, wash the bowl ONE more time!
Remove the wing sauce from heat.
While the wings are baking for the second 15 minutes, stuff each date with a bit of the macadamia nut “ricotta.” then wrap each date with a piece of bacon and hold in place with a toothpick.
Alternate endings: crumble the bacon and top each date with it, or crumble the bacon and stir it into the nut mixture before stuffing.
3RD QUARTER: 5:45pm
Before removing the wings from the oven, turn the broiler on for 2-3 minutes and broil the wings to crisp them up, watching to make sure they don't burn.
Add the wings to the pot of sauce and use a spoon or spatula to toss and coat.
Remove the lid of the chili pot (or Instant Pot, if you chose that route), add the arrowroot powder, and stir. Allow the chili to sit for 5-10 minutes with the lid off to thicken before serving.
While chili thickens, use your skewers to stab a piece of pineapple, then fold over a piece of pepperoni twice and stab it, alternating until all pepperoni and pineapple is skewered.
These are one of my favorite finger foods and always a crowd pleaser!
On three separate platters, lay out the pepperoni and pineapple skewers, devils on horseback, and wings.
4TH QUARTER: 6:00pm
Pit the avocados and scoop into the bowl of the food processor. Add the cilantro, lime juice, cumin, salt and garlic and purée until smooth. Scoop this creamy dip into a bowl and serve with plantain chips, raw veggies, or pork rinds!
Paleo Super Bowl recipes TOUCHDOWN: 6:30pm
Set out your platters, dip, and pot of chili and relax and enjoy the game!
I created two printables for you - one that has all the ingredients needed for each recipe used, and one that has all the cookup steps in one list.
It's a printable version of the steps listed above, which will ensure that you are optimizing your time and all five recipes are ready at once!
These paleo Super Bowl recipes require minimal cooking and are all easy and quick recipes to put together.
Put on some upbeat music, get out all your ingredients, and get cooking! You'll be done before you know it.
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