A delicious collection of low carb, gluten-free appetizer and snack recipes, perfect for watching the big game.
My maternal grandfather played football for the Toronto Argonauts back in the late 1940′s. I never met the man, as he died before I was born, but to all accounts, he was quite the character. He broke his nose so many times, they removed some of the cartilage and he could push the fleshy portion back into his face. Gross? Yes. Entertaining? Questionable, especially to a small, impressionable child. But I do get the sense that he and I might have got along like a house afire. My fair, blond appearance came from him, and I suspect some of my feistiness may have as well. And thus ends my relationship with football. I have no affinity for any of the Canadian teams beyond this tenuous connection, and I don’t believe I have ever watched the Grey Cup.
I do watch the Super Bowl every year, but I couldn’t care a fig about who wins and who loses. I just care about the food, the drink and the friends. For me, any Super Bowl event must include copious amounts of wings, beer and other finger foods, dips and appetizers. I want to eat myself silly, chat with my friends, and occasionally look over at the screen to see what the score is. I may or may not pay attention to the half-time show (last year, we got all the adults and kids dancing to Madonna). I try to watch at least a few of the commercials, to catch the funny ones. And then I eat some more and go to bed with a tummy ache.
This year, my Super Bowl preparation includes gathering up many delicious, low carb, gluten-free recipes from friends and fellow bloggers. And a few ideas for quick store-bought items if you don’t have time to make your own. Check them out!
Chicken, Meat and Fish
Chips, Crackers and Dips
Storebought Ideas(when you just don’t have the time or energy to make your own!)
Cheese Crisps from Kitchen Table Bakers – 8 great flavours. I loved the Aged Parmesan.
Whip up a quick dip made with Stonyfield 1.5% Organic Greek Yogurt (I am trying to convince them that they need to make a full fat greek yogurt!) and Gourmet Garden Herbs. I love tossing some of garlic, cilantro and red chili pepper into yogurt to make a southwestern style dip.
Stores like Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods are now starting to sell kale chips. Sure, they are easy enough to make at home, but sometimes you just want to open a bag…
Many stores like Target now sell Freeze Dried Fruit Snacks and my kids love these things. Just be sure to get the ones with no added sugars.