It just so happens to be a big weekend. Football lovers will be glued to the season’s most exciting game and the chefs will be in the kitchen whipping up all the best finger foods for the event. I won’t bore you with too much chat, as the recipes I happen to be sharing today are nothing less than what you would expect to find at your average Super Bowl party. All of them are prepared with healthy Paleo ingredients though so here people will be able to enjoy a good time in good company without compromising their health.
The following three recipes come just in time for the super bowl, but they are also perfectly suited for any party or gathering where people wouldn’t usually expect to find healthy food. Of course, this isn’t healthy food in the way most people think it is. These are not your typical bland veggies and dip. These are spicy, fatty and meaty preparations. Only the good kind of fat though!
No finger food selection is complete without some juicy Buffalo chicken drumsticks or wings. You may want to play on the safe side and whip up some traditional Buffalo sauce. Nothing too out of the norm, as I feel like most football lovers aren’t too fond of anything that strays much from American cooking. I mean, let’s be honest, the worst thing you could possibly do is prepare some not so tasty food for a party solely focused on snacks and the game. Just as a side note, I recently enjoyed a meal at Anchor Bar, home of the original Buffalo Wings. It was quite an experience! I can only imagine that this weekend will be a full house for them! Anyways, this recipe is nothing famous, but it’s certainly tasty and a great alternative to the original.
I needed a little something to go along with these chicken drumsticks. I was thinking of potato chips, but when made from scratch, it can be a bit of a demanding process. Instead, I opted for some delicious herb fries. Nothing beats these fries, as the natural flavors from the herb combination is mouthwatering! By the way, it is a must to make these with fresh herbs! They also work well to soak up all that excess Buffalo sauce from the drumsticks.
Warning: White potato fear
As I mentioned in previous recipes such as the hearty beef stew, the pesto mashed potatoes or the fish cakes, white potatoes are not the enemy and are perfectly healthy for most people. The bias against white potatoes is an old myth in the paleo diet community that just won’t die. I explained some more about white potatoes and their place on a healthy paleo diet in my article on Paleo 2.0. If you’re still scared of regular white potatoes, I would definitely recommend reading that article.
Here is a recipe for some quick and easy spiced nuts. For events such as the Super Bowl, you should always have a snack situated on the bar, or small side tables. If you’re familiar with the bar scene, you probably have caught yourself reaching for the assorted nuts more often than you should have so you’ll understand the need of sports fan to have a readily available snack. I like to have a tasty nut mixture available for a quick and easy protein fix, but it’s also good to keep in mind not to go too nuts on nuts.
And there you go…a finger-licking good assortment of easy snacks! Enjoy!
P.S. Be sure to check out the Paleo Recipe Book. It’s a cookbook I’ve created to help you cook the best food for your health. It contains over 370 Paleo recipes and covers absolutely everything you’ll ever need.