I have to admit, before I met Jeff the Super Bowl consisted of watching and rating the best commercials and sometimes enjoying an entertaining halftime show (Janet Jackson, anyone?). There really was no doubt I would become a Chicago Bears fan, growing up in a Bears-lovin’ household and marrying a life-long Bears fan.
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Pigskin Paleo is the perfect game day party companion with over 70 game day recipes to bring the sports bar home.
I never used to care for watching sports on TV. I’m sure it had a little to do with the fact that my dad would watch every single sport imaginable (even golf!) while I was growing up. And now I don’t even care to watch live TV, including sports, unless it’s football season! Once I learned the rules, could follow along, and played football myself, it became much more entertaining.
Jeff has seen every single Bears game (aside from 2, and if you ask him he will tell you where he was, when they took place, and why he missed the games) since he can remember.
But you don’t care about Jeff’s (or my) love for football, all you want to know is how to tame all those feisty folks who are yelling about the plays not being made, and the money they’re losing from their bets. You want enough food available to keep their pie-holes filled!
So I’ve gathered together some ideas below for your Paleo Super Bowl party. Hopefully, the foods I’ve served the past few years can give you some ideas for how to keep it healthy and tasty at the same time!
And there should be no doubt why our first cookbook, Pigskin Paleo, is jam-packed with game day recipes. Football fare is my go-to meal to prepare. :)
Now, let’s get on with the food!
Always Serve Crudités
When all else fails, you just can’t go wrong having crudités (raw vegetables) available for crunchin’ and munchin’! Be sure to cut up some carrots and celery, if nothing else, and pick up a bag of mini peppers too. It just may be the healthiest, and quickest, dish to prepare. (Just make sure they’re fresh.)
Our 2014 Paleo Super Bowl Menu
In 2014 Jeff & I stayed home and watched the Seahawks whip the Broncos butts from the comfort of our couch, just the two of us. And this is what I prepared:
- Carrots, celery & olives
- Sliced cucumber spread with cream cheese topped with diced pancetta and fresh minced chives
- Duck fat sweet potato chips
- Grilled Ribeye Steaks
- Homemade Kombucha
- Sliced blood oranges
Our 2013 Paleo Super Bowl Menu
In 2013 we invited a couple of our friends over to our house to watch the Ravens beat the 49ers. Everyone prepared a different dish to share and this is what our menu included:
- A raw veggie platter including carrots, celery, mini peppers and sliced zucchini with a side of Paleo Onion Dip (see image above)
- Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad
- Crock pot Paleo White Chicken Chili
- Garlic-Dill Paleo Breadsticks and Flatbread (with the leftover dough)
- Thyme for Butternut Squash Fries
- Baked sweet potato chips
- Raw kiwi bars
- Raw Apple Pie
Our 2012 Paleo Super Bowl Menu
In 2012, the Giants defeated the Patriots (thank goodness, because I like Manning much better than Brady) and we forced Dave to watch football with us while he was in town. I prepared buckets and buckets of wings and here is what was on the menu:
- Raw broccoli, cauliflower, celery and carrots served with Guacamole for dipping
- Sweet potato fries
- Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers
- 5 lbs of Chicken Wings
Paleo Game Day Finger Food
- Paleo Onion Rings
- Turmeric Pickled Eggs
- Fowl Balls
- Sweet potato paleo nachos with grilled chicken and all your favorite toppings
- Crispy Prosciutto Fruit Cups
- Cocoa-Nut Apples
More Paleo Super Bowl Options
We love love love our cookbook Pigskin Paleo and we know you will too. It’s chocked full of over 70 gluten-free, grain-free, paleo game day recipes to bring the sports bar home. If you pick up a copy you’re helping us keep the lights on here at Paleo Porn so thanks!
If you want to stick to the freebies we have even more Game Day Recipes.
And finally, if you missed it, I wrote a Super Bowl Roundup on Paleo Parents.