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There is nothing more fun than friends and football. Oh wait, maybe there is… food! Whether you are tailgating or couch-gating, your friends and guests will thank you when you serve up these 5 delicious ideas that will help you “score” big points on Super Bowl Sunday!
Dip Baby Dip
Wings are a fan favorite at parties and tailgates, but don’t forget to put dips into play – they’re a great way to complement zesty wing flavors or help cool the heat. Litehouse has two delicious dressing flavors that are perfect for the big game: Litehouse Chunky Bleu Cheese, made with the company’s original dressing recipe and loads of award-winning artisan blue cheese chunks, and their Homestyle Ranch, which is a delicious combo of fresh herbs and vegetables, was recently declared the best-tasting ranch dressing by consumers. Both are also great with other party staples, like chips, veggie sticks, burgers, pizza and more. Look for Litehouse dressings in the refrigerated produce section of your local supermarket.
Crisps That Go the Distance
Image: Saffron Road
Skip the chips at this year’s Super Bowl party and check out these delicious White Cheddar ChickBean Crisps from Saffron Road! While most chips are void of any nutritional value, these crisps are made with milled chickpeas and real vegetables. Each serving contains 5 grams of plant based protein which also bumps up the fiber count. With two other varieties, Sea Salt and Zesty Ranch, your guests are sure to love the crunch!
Popped to Perfection
Image: KIND Snacks
Amongst all of the savory options served at a tailgating party, there are always a few guests (including myself!) who are looking for something sweet. I love the KIND Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt Popped Snack Bites. These little yummies are actually made with six super grains (oats, millet, buckwheat, amaranth, sorghum & quinoa) plus popcorn and deliver 18 grams of whole grains/serving. The dash of sea salt helps balance out the chocolate. They are also offered in a Salted Caramel flavor.
Image: Somersault Snacks
If you are looking for a healthy baked snack to munch on while watching the Super Bowl, look no further than Somersault Snacks. Sunflower seeds, the number one ingredient in Somersaults, are a good source of protein and antioxidants. Somersaults have 5 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber per serving making them a healthy snack that’s also delicious. I love the Salt and Pepper flavor- a perfect alternative to trail mix, chips, or nuts.
Grilling & Tailgating
Image: Laura’s Lean Beef
No matter what team you’re rooting for during the Super Bowl, the food is always going to be the star of the party. A Super Bowl favorite is burgers because of all the ways you can customize them for your guests. From different buns to toppings ranging from the traditional cheese and bacon to more gourmet options like the Red, White and Blue Burger made with blue cheese and homemade Bloody Mary ketchup, there’s a burger for every football fan.
Using a lean ground beef as the burger base makes for a healthier option. Of course, the quality of your beef is also important. Laura’s 92% Lean Fresh Ground Beef Patties are made with beef that is free of antibiotics and growth hormones, and they’re full of flavor and taste great. In packages of 4, these patties are pre-formed for convenience and come in 4-ounce servings – a perfect portion.