Yes, the Super Bowl is about football. However, it’s important to note that the Super Bowl is also about food. Growing up, I never had much of a stake in the Super Bowl because my team as of today has only appeared in the Super Bowl twice, and they are best known for blowing the lead at 28-3. Cheers to the Atlanta Falcons for that memory. Despite the Falcons having a disappointing end to their season almost every year, I always looked forward to the Super Bowl because of the food. Just thinking about it makes my mouth water. Jalapeno poppers, chicken wings, pizza, pulled pork sandwiches, sliders, nachos, potato skins…I’m gong to have to stop there because I could go on forever.
Every now and then, it’s totally okay to splurge with out diets, but there are healthier options should you want them. I know that it doesn’t sound like much fun, but I assure you they are delicious. You also don’t have to make every dish at your Super Bowl party healthy. After all, it’s the Super Bowl. Not only is it the Super Bowl, but it’s a Super Bowl hosted by Atlanta. If there’s one thing about Atlanta that you have to know, it’s that Atlanta loves to eat. Here are a few foods that are on the healthy side but also honor the great city of Atlanta, Georgia.
Healthy Super Bowl Snacks
When most people think Georgia, they think Peach State. Not to mention, almost all the street names in Atlanta start with Peachtree. You’re truly an ATLien if you can tell the difference between all of them. Here is a great recipe for making some delicious peach salsa. This salsa is so vibrant, and it goes great on with chips or on top of chicken or grilled fish. Your Instagram account will love this one.
I’m a big fan of cornbread. I do prefer my cornbread wrapped around a hotdog and on a stick, but plain cornbread is still pretty good. In fact, there are ways to make it healthy as well. I’ve included a recipe for healthy cornbread here.
Georgia is fortunate enough to have a coastline and barrier islands. Seafood is a large part of dining in Georgia, and grilled fish is amazing. Why not use some peach salsa and use it top off your grilled fish. Salmon and trout are great recommendations because they are not only healthy but also delicious.
To a non-Southerner, this may sound disgusting. I’m here to assure you that boiled peanuts is the best way to eat peanuts. I know that salted peanuts are great, but you haven’t lived if you haven’t had boiled peanuts. If peanuts aren’t really your thing, you can try pecans as well. Just make sure not to boil those. Pecans are another staple of Georgia, so be sure to give those a try.
With not one, not two, not three, but four Georgia Bulldogs playing the big game Sunday, what better way to celebrate a Super Bowl in Georgia than with puppy chow? Here is our favorite recipe for healthy puppy chow.
Writing this post has really made miss my home more than I already do. I will be sure to make all of these foods for when friends and family come over to watch the big game. Of course, I’m going to have the traditional Super Bowl snacks alongside these, but I do think they make a nice touch not only to the atmosphere but also for those who are looking to eat a little healthier. I for one cannot wait for Sunday. There is only one thing left to say. Go Rams!