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What is your Paleo Super Bowl Menu looking like?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 09, 2011 at 4:46 AM

The Super Bowl is coming up on February 5 - weeks away. How are you going to navigate the classic American gauntlet that is Super Bowl food -

  • Host your own party with paleo food?
  • Go to someone else's house and fast?
  • Bring some paleo food to someone else's party?
  • Go to someone else's party without a particular plan other than to see what's there and maybe compromise?

What dishes and recipes are on your menu? List them, and for recipes, link up or write'em out - so the rest of us can learn from you and plan menus of our own.

Of particular interest for Super Bowl paleo snack hacks:

  • Perennial/traditional favorites
  • Fast assembly
  • Finger foods
  • Slow cooker foods (see the recent chili post for good paleo chili ideas)
  • Foods that can be prepared well in advance so that you can actually ENJOY the game and your company

6f6503f21b5c7140b51c85c101438967

(20)

on January 31, 2012
at 01:50 AM

Yikes! thanks for the tip :)

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on January 20, 2012
at 12:02 AM

@Tom R LOL me too, NOW. Now that we've talked about it I won't be happy with anything else.

072fd69647b0e765bb4b11532569f16d

(3717)

on January 19, 2012
at 11:33 PM

Thanks Nance and Ali. I'm thinking wings for the championship games on Sunday...

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on January 19, 2012
at 11:30 PM

@Ali, I agree. When I grill chicken, I don't add sauce until they're at least half cooked with a crusty skin already in place.

246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

(21420)

on January 19, 2012
at 11:16 PM

I do mine with coconut fat instead of butter and sriracha for the hot sauce. I usually grill them first outside (chicken fat just smokes up the oven at high temps), then toss them in the oil/sauce combo. Only tip for the coconut fat is to keep the bowl kinda warm - on a large enough grill I'll put it on the unlit side in a metal bowl.

61b801de5dc345b557cd4623d4a4f26b

(2682)

on January 19, 2012
at 10:59 PM

I love them off the grill, but they require a lot of attention. I rub butter on the grates, put the wings on naked, then dribble hot sauce on them while they're cooking. I don't put them in the hot sauce before putting them on the grill b/c it tends to make them a bit soggy.

61b801de5dc345b557cd4623d4a4f26b

(2682)

on January 19, 2012
at 10:57 PM

Great list! Watch the deviled eggs: they're delicious, but turn an ugly greyish color pretty quick. My downfall might've been not having lime on-hand, so don't leave that out.

61b801de5dc345b557cd4623d4a4f26b

(2682)

on January 19, 2012
at 10:55 PM

I got some hard cider for New Year's and it tasted a lot like a regular beer to me (I don't drink beer that often...).

61b801de5dc345b557cd4623d4a4f26b

(2682)

on January 19, 2012
at 10:54 PM

Funny: I have no kids and no plans to have kids, but just the possibility that I might one day have kids is one of the reasons I started this "weird phase." 8)

61b801de5dc345b557cd4623d4a4f26b

(2682)

on January 19, 2012
at 10:53 PM

Yup, we'll have wings, too. We'll probably grill them and drizzle hot sauce on them while they're cooking.

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on January 19, 2012
at 07:15 PM

A generous coating with the oil and then I bake them in the toaster oven. They're crispy enough to make you wonder if they're fried.

072fd69647b0e765bb4b11532569f16d

(3717)

on January 19, 2012
at 07:02 PM

Do you just coat the wings with oil and whatever spice/hot sauce and then bake? I have friends that grill wings and swear by them but most recipes I see are for baked.

531db50c958cf4d5605ee0c5ae8a57be

(8878)

on January 09, 2011
at 07:27 PM

I don't drink it anymore, but sorghum beer got me through for a good while. It's totally gluten-free and a few of the brands are quite good. Bard's Tale and Green's Discover and Endeavor ales particularly.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on January 09, 2011
at 04:34 PM

It still amazes me often, I remember when she was 8 months old I couldn't carry her up a flight of stairs without huffing & puffing. Now I carry her 90lbs around all the time, just for fun. We ice skated three hours yesterday, old me couldn't have done that!

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on January 09, 2011
at 03:38 PM

Setting an example for my daughters is a primary motivator for me, too.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on January 09, 2011
at 03:34 PM

My hubby hasn't really enjoyed much of this journey. He eats 100% SAD and thinks working out is ridiculous too. (He's one of those weird skinny fat, can eat anything people.) I'm shocked I managed to lose so much weight with absolutely no support, but I wanted to do it for my daughter and my health.

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on January 09, 2011
at 03:07 PM

Yes, so far my "weird phase" has lasted 7 months. They might still think of it as a weird phase at 7 years. Too bad your hubby doesn't credit your last body fat percentage drops and toned look to paleo eating and smart exercise.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on January 09, 2011
at 02:57 PM

Nice! Sounds yummy!

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415ce5b8f88f4d762fa946f9f43d94b6

(564)

on January 09, 2011
at 06:39 AM

Traditional Buffalo Wings consist of chicken wings, butter, and hot sauce. I'll be taking 10 pounds of wings to my friends' annual party. On the other hand, I won't be especially strict that day.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on January 09, 2011
at 02:57 PM

Nice! Sounds yummy!

246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

(21420)

on January 19, 2012
at 11:16 PM

I do mine with coconut fat instead of butter and sriracha for the hot sauce. I usually grill them first outside (chicken fat just smokes up the oven at high temps), then toss them in the oil/sauce combo. Only tip for the coconut fat is to keep the bowl kinda warm - on a large enough grill I'll put it on the unlit side in a metal bowl.

61b801de5dc345b557cd4623d4a4f26b

(2682)

on January 19, 2012
at 10:53 PM

Yup, we'll have wings, too. We'll probably grill them and drizzle hot sauce on them while they're cooking.

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D5d982a898721d3392c85f951d0bf0aa

(2417)

on January 20, 2012
at 12:19 AM

We never seem to get tired of goat cheese stuffed dates wrapped in bacon. And this year we found really good locally made bacon. I'm going to get it sliced really thin for wrapping the dates, and then enjoy every salty sweet calorie.

And I finally found an incredibly respectable beer substitute - Finnriver dry hopped hard apple cider. Yes, HOPS! If you're in WA, OR, AK, MN, or FL, they can ship to you. I think it's so worth it. Beats the h*** out of the gluten free beers that I've tried, and for that matter, I like it better than any of the basic British hard ciders I can find around here.

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96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on January 19, 2012
at 06:35 PM

I plan to make chicken wings coated with coconut oil--they get very crisp.

I'm also going to make homemade chips and dip, the latter using my homemade yogurt. I've made sweet potato chips before using my mandolin and for this event I'll make both white and sweet.

I'm probably going to watch the game with friends, but my order of eating will be:

  • fruit appetizer, either a banana or grapefruit
  • chicken wings, 2 or 3
  • chips and dip, a nice handful

After that, I'll just sip my water kefir while my friends go through their usual routine of teasing me that it's "booze."

For me, it just wouldn't be right not to have chips.

072fd69647b0e765bb4b11532569f16d

(3717)

on January 19, 2012
at 11:33 PM

Thanks Nance and Ali. I'm thinking wings for the championship games on Sunday...

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on January 19, 2012
at 11:30 PM

@Ali, I agree. When I grill chicken, I don't add sauce until they're at least half cooked with a crusty skin already in place.

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on January 19, 2012
at 07:15 PM

A generous coating with the oil and then I bake them in the toaster oven. They're crispy enough to make you wonder if they're fried.

61b801de5dc345b557cd4623d4a4f26b

(2682)

on January 19, 2012
at 10:59 PM

I love them off the grill, but they require a lot of attention. I rub butter on the grates, put the wings on naked, then dribble hot sauce on them while they're cooking. I don't put them in the hot sauce before putting them on the grill b/c it tends to make them a bit soggy.

072fd69647b0e765bb4b11532569f16d

(3717)

on January 19, 2012
at 07:02 PM

Do you just coat the wings with oil and whatever spice/hot sauce and then bake? I have friends that grill wings and swear by them but most recipes I see are for baked.

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on January 20, 2012
at 12:02 AM

@Tom R LOL me too, NOW. Now that we've talked about it I won't be happy with anything else.

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5e6a6f5c0fd3ab048f81c0a500206f41

on January 19, 2012
at 06:27 PM

Definitely guac, wings, bacon-wrapped anything....

Sarah Fragoso has some good superbowl eats: http://everydaypaleo.com/2011/02/04/2011-super-bowl-eats/ http://everydaypaleo.com/2010/02/06/super-bowl-2010/

These are the crockpot wings I make...delicious! http://civilizedcavemancooking.com/crockpot/crock-pot-hot-wings/

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6f6503f21b5c7140b51c85c101438967

on January 19, 2012
at 06:02 PM

I found a great list that I'll be referencing for my Super Bowl preparation - The Ultimate Paleo Super Bowl Party Menu. Anyone who wants to add some ideas definitely should! My favorite though is the BLT without the bread...looks so good!

61b801de5dc345b557cd4623d4a4f26b

(2682)

on January 19, 2012
at 10:57 PM

Great list! Watch the deviled eggs: they're delicious, but turn an ugly greyish color pretty quick. My downfall might've been not having lime on-hand, so don't leave that out.

6f6503f21b5c7140b51c85c101438967

(20)

on January 31, 2012
at 01:50 AM

Yikes! thanks for the tip :)

2
21084e275703e9a3909dafa28e5d29b5

(1103)

on January 09, 2011
at 04:41 PM

I was going to make guac and instead of chips I was going to have veggies.

We are going to a party and thankfully there will be other paleo eaters there, so I'm excited to see what other items show up. Someone already said they are making paleo meatballs (none of that sticky sauce on them). I hope someone brings wings!

I'd love to hear what others are making/bringing. I love football and it's been a little odd this year without beer and chips, but I also FEEL amazing and don't have that "oh, sigh, time to loose that weight/I feel miserable and fat" thoughts and feelings going on.

531db50c958cf4d5605ee0c5ae8a57be

(8878)

on January 09, 2011
at 07:27 PM

I don't drink it anymore, but sorghum beer got me through for a good while. It's totally gluten-free and a few of the brands are quite good. Bard's Tale and Green's Discover and Endeavor ales particularly.

61b801de5dc345b557cd4623d4a4f26b

(2682)

on January 19, 2012
at 10:55 PM

I got some hard cider for New Year's and it tasted a lot like a regular beer to me (I don't drink beer that often...).

1
1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on January 20, 2012
at 03:24 AM

Potato skins at our place.

1
7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

on January 09, 2011
at 03:00 PM

My husband always hosts a big party for his poker friends. He makes his annual chili (not Paleo) and I usually handle the appetizers. I may make some Paleo stuff, like deviled eggs and veggie platter, but I will probably make them their usual spinach dip and such too.

I'm the only Paleo person in my household, no one else has bought in and frankly, aren't likely to. I think they assume it's a weird phase I'm going through.

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on January 09, 2011
at 03:38 PM

Setting an example for my daughters is a primary motivator for me, too.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on January 09, 2011
at 03:34 PM

My hubby hasn't really enjoyed much of this journey. He eats 100% SAD and thinks working out is ridiculous too. (He's one of those weird skinny fat, can eat anything people.) I'm shocked I managed to lose so much weight with absolutely no support, but I wanted to do it for my daughter and my health.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on January 09, 2011
at 04:34 PM

It still amazes me often, I remember when she was 8 months old I couldn't carry her up a flight of stairs without huffing & puffing. Now I carry her 90lbs around all the time, just for fun. We ice skated three hours yesterday, old me couldn't have done that!

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on January 09, 2011
at 03:07 PM

Yes, so far my "weird phase" has lasted 7 months. They might still think of it as a weird phase at 7 years. Too bad your hubby doesn't credit your last body fat percentage drops and toned look to paleo eating and smart exercise.

61b801de5dc345b557cd4623d4a4f26b

(2682)

on January 19, 2012
at 10:54 PM

Funny: I have no kids and no plans to have kids, but just the possibility that I might one day have kids is one of the reasons I started this "weird phase." 8)

1
5841391284e7af8c495c54bd90d3a795

(2764)

on January 09, 2011
at 07:16 AM

My tradition has been a pint of onion dip and a bag of Ruffles but I'll probably substitute pork rinds for the chips. As for the game... well, I never watch the game because I don't have a TV and I'm not usually interested enough. I'd rather spend the time hanging out and talking with friends.

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