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Ultimate Paleo Super Bowl Recipes
In 2012, I confessed that I have a weakness for NFL football playoffs and awards shows. This year, for the first time ever in my life, I truly became a football fan. I read magazines and websites, I developed opinions on coaches and teams, I watched football every Sunday, and I was so very disappointed when my beloved New England Patriots lost the AFC Championship to the Denver Broncos — who, I must admit, I really, really like… because Peyton Manning
I should also be completely transparent about this: I am a somewhat fickle football fan. I have no geographical nor historical allegiance to teams. I’ve selected my favorite teams based on completely subjective criteria like whether or not I think the people involved — especially QBs and coaches — are good people or are entertaining, or at least stand for something I can get behind.
For example, I’m a fan of the Harbaugh brothers because John (Baltimore Ravens) seems like a good person and Jim (San Francisco 49ers) is so entertaining on the sidelines. Ravens? YES! OMG Jacoby Jones! I dislike the Steelers because I have thoughts about Ben Roethlisberger and Mike Tomlin. I’m blown away by Peyton Manning‘s recovery from surgery to be better than ever — and I have completely fallen for the Tom Brady+Bill Belichick show.
So Super Bowl Sunday. YES! A thousand times yes, even though my favorite-favorite team isn’t playing. Peyton Manning tops my list of good guys, so we’ll be cheering for the Broncos. And also food.
Super Bowl Food!
Here’s my list of crazy-delicious, 100% paleo, mostly Whole30-approved football watching eats. Enjoy! (The ones with a red asterisk are not Whole30 approved; everything else is good to go for Whole30.)
Main Event Dishes
Plantain Nachos (from Well Fed 2)
Buffalo Chicken Chopped Salad (from Well Fed 2)
Chocolate Chili (from Well Fed)
Mexican Meatza (from Well Fed)
Deconstructed Gyro Salad (from Well Fed 2)
Stovetop Pork Carnitas (from Well Fed)
Riceless, No-Soy Sushi (from Well Fed)
Nibbles & Sides
Crispy, Oven-Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Herb “Rice” Salad*
Caramelized Coconut Chips (from Well Fed)
Pear & Bacon Bites (from Well Fed 2)
Savory Paleo Granola (from Well Fed 2)
Stuffed Grape Leaves (from Well Fed 2)
Veggies & Sunshine Sauce | Creamy Italian Dressing | Tahini Dressing
A Little Something Sweet
Sweet & Salty Fudge Bombs*
Fruit Crisp* (from Well Fed)
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Ah, you just reminded me I wanted to make those gyros again! Yum yum yum!
We just had that last week,and it was really tasty. I forgot how good that meat is 🙂
I love this! I am a huge football fan and watch my Oregon Ducks religiously. I watch a ton of NFL too but am similar in my thinking in that I tend to root for some local teams (Chargers, 49ers) but will always root for the good guys and against the guys whose character I disagree with. I know, a very girlie way to choose a team, so I was glad to read you are the same. But really, I am now sad football season is over because I need a good excuse to make plantain nachos. Those look ridiculous! Plantain is my all-time favorite food (always the answer to the question if you could eat one food for every day the rest of your life, what would it be?). Thank you! I can’t wait to try many of these recipes but especially this one. And go Peyton.
PLANTAIN NACHOS for the win!
Have fun on Sunday! GoooOOOOOO, Peyton!
The big food winner for us last night was when the chorizo from Well Fed 2, met the stuffed mushroom cap recipe from Jan’s Sushi Bar. A match made in heaven!!
OMGEEE! I <3 me some Payton Manning! Swoon!! AND he is such a stand up guy! You never hear of drama with him or his team! As a teacher, I love those athletes that serve as role models for our youth!! JJ Watts? YUMM-O! lol
Thanks for the great recipes! I just started (today!) another Whole30 (it had been a while!) so I think the chili is on the menu for us for the weekend!
I should have said JJ Watts was a great reason to watch Houston! lol