For once, I thought I would get to experience the Super Bowl in a city whose team is actually playing. I fantasized about the awesome Super Bowl Party I would attend, and of course the great food and drink that would be requisite for the occasion. But the Broncos won’t be in the big game this year, thanks to the Ravens. And I’m not going to let that stop me from experimenting with fabulous game day fare to serve at the modest fiesta we’re hosting at our place. I scoured the web for tasty, lightened up recipes and I want you to benefit from my research. If you’re going to pig out it might as well be a little bit better for you, right?
Rosemary Parmesan Polenta Fries from fellow dietitian, EA Stewart. If you’re not familiar, polenta is cornmeal-based, naturally gluten free, and an interesting alternative to potatoes.
Ironically, I prepared Lauren’s Latest recipe for Sweet Potato Pulled Pork Sliders the night the Broncos lost to the Ravens. But it’s not bad luck, I swear! The deliciously tender pulled pork cooks to perfection in a slow cooker.
I don’t suffer from any known food allergies, but I have fallen in love with The Urban Poser whose recipes are fit for those on a “free” diet. Her Spicy Baked Tex-Mex Meatballs will please even the Paleo eaters at your party.
Regan Miller-Jones is a good friend and RD colleague of mine whose food blogging and photography skills I have admired for awhile. Regan always manages to make healthy food look good, and these Corn and Cheddar Stuffed Jalapenos from her Professional Palate blog are no exception!
And, let’s not forget dessert. I have been eyeing these Peanut Butter Balls ever since Cooking for Keeps posted the recipe. While not necessarily “light”, I just had to include them in this post because you can’t beat finger food (esp. dessert) for a Super Bowl party.
Let me know which recipe(s) you try, and have a peek at what other dietitians serve for the Super Bowl while you’re at it.