It seems that this is the week of super bowl food. Forget the commercials, it’s all about the food. Is the game even worth a mention anymore? I’m not sure…

Pinterest is FULL of cheesy dips, party foods and sweet treats. Which is pretty standard, but I swear there are more than normal! (super bowl recipe pins)

There is a full-fledged shortage of chicken wings – buy them sooner than later and you will be paying a premium!

Every article and headline is either low-calorie recipes so you don’t gain weight, or the opposite – drool-worthy, cheesy, gooey recipes that are begging to make your super bowl party food list.

Commercials are getting us geared up to think that we absolutely couldn’t watch the game without: soda, beer and a pizza delivery.

And I’ve even joined a #superbowlplus hangout on google+.

It’s a bit ridiculous, right? But what are we to do? Go completely overboard and indulge in everything we’ve seen online or on tv? Or serve some boring grilled chicken breasts with veggies and a low-fat greek yogurt dip? Don’t even get me started on soup – so not super bowl food. Ugh.

I’ve never been one for making things too healthy, and I’ve never been one to have a snack spread lacking some sort of vegetable. And even though I think it is all a bit ridiculous, I’ll still have to partake in the super bowl food fest. :) My spread will look something like this:

A balance of healthy and indulgent, fun and veggies.

What is on your super bowl food menu this year?  

*image via what the health magazine

16 Comments (Reply )

  1. Saul Gilbert
    Jan 29, 2013 @ 7:33 am

    who makes all this stuff??? I wish I lived in a world where I would spend hours cooking up tasty little tidbits for my big honkin’ party and they would dig in with glee. 99% of football watchers want onion dip and chips from the store, pizza and wings from wherever, and beer. Lots of beer. They would look at all these super fancy bits n’ pieces with horror and most likely wouldn’t touch it. Eggplant? Layered bean dip? Only on the food channel, where they need to come up with something at every holiday.


    • Emily
      Jan 30, 2013 @ 3:42 pm

      Would they be horrified to know that I drink red wine during the game?! :)


  2. Kait @ ChickadeeSays
    Jan 29, 2013 @ 4:54 pm

    You can’t not have cheese dip at a superbowl party! I’m partial to artichoke dip!

    xx Kait


  3. Hyedi
    Jan 29, 2013 @ 8:29 pm

    YUM! We’re having BBQ pulled pork sandwiches and some other snacky-type stuff. I actually still haven’t decided what I’m going to make yet :)


  4. luv what you do
    Jan 29, 2013 @ 8:50 pm

    Totally random but my BFF and I have been talking about getting our famlies together for an evening of Indian food so we are combining the two. I haven’t figured out exactly what I am making but I can’t wait!


  5. Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth
    Jan 29, 2013 @ 9:08 pm

    I am thinking of making some caramelized onion and shallot dip for Sunday!


  6. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    Jan 31, 2013 @ 1:38 pm

    Oh man – I can’t even begin to tell you about all of the food that I’m thinking of making. It’s going to be ridiculous. The Super Bowl is like…well, MY super bowl of food. :)


  7. Cath
    Jan 31, 2013 @ 3:59 pm

    We do a Super Chili Bowl party – chili and fixin’s and veggies and dips. I’m thinking of making your Spicy Pepper Goat Cheese Spread! But, do you use bell peppers or hot peppers like jalapenos? And BTW, we always drink wine at the Super Chili Bowl party.


    • Emily
      Jan 31, 2013 @ 5:33 pm

      Nice to hear from another wine-drinker. :)
      Use bell peppers! If you like spicy food you could throw in a jalapeno or two, but I always use bell peppers. Sorry if that wasn’t clear, I’ll revise the recipe! Thanks for stopping by and let me know what you think of the dip!


      • Cath
        Feb 05, 2013 @ 9:40 am

        Emily, Your Spicy Pepper Goat Cheese Spread was absolutely *wonderful*!! Even serious foodies at the party raved that it was “Outstanding,” “Delicious,” etc, etc. And so pretty too – I used 3 colors of sweet peppers. Thank you so much for that recipe!


        • Emily
          Feb 05, 2013 @ 10:51 pm

          You totally made my day Cath! I’m so glad you enjoyed the dip and so glad you let me know!


  8. Joelle
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 12:06 pm

    Love the posts.
    I am a wellness coach and will return to your site on a regular basis.


  9. Marnie
    Jan 28, 2014 @ 7:33 pm

    I am so embarrassed to say I haven’t been on your website in so long… I LOVE the new look! Stunning job Emily. Also – I plan on making bacon wrapped water chestnuts, taco dip and a plethora of veggies with hummus. The sig fig is requesting buffalo dip… decisions, decisions!


    • Emily
      Jan 29, 2014 @ 10:35 am

      Thanks Marnie! I can’t stop thinking about taco dip now…I might have to add it to the menu!


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