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_nachosPlantain Nachos (from Well Fed 2)

Buffalo Chicken Chopped Salad (from Well Fed 2)

Chocolate-Chili-thumb-e1335558869328Chocolate Chili (from Well Fed)

mexican_meatza-e1326835111538Mexican Meatza (from Well Fed)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADeconstructed Gyro Salad (from Well Fed 2)

citruscarnitasStovetop Pork Carnitas (from Well Fed)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERARiceless, No-Soy Sushi (from Well Fed)



Nibbles & Sides

finalfriesCrispy, Oven-Baked Sweet Potato Fries

ricesalad2Herb “Rice” Salad*

muffaletta2Muffaletta Salad

coconutchipsCaramelized Coconut Chips (from Well Fed)

pearandbaconbitesPear & Bacon Bites (from Well Fed 2)

nye_snackSavory Paleo Granola (from Well Fed 2)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAStuffed Grape Leaves (from Well Fed 2)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAVeggies & Sunshine Sauce | Creamy Italian Dressing | Tahini Dressing


 A Little Something Sweet

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASweet & Salty Fudge Bombs*

 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFruit Crisp* (from Well Fed)


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  • Trisha says:

    Ah, you just reminded me I wanted to make those gyros again! Yum yum yum!

  • Jessica says:

    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.

  • Lisa says:

    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!!

  • Theresa says:

    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!