Our Paleo Family

A Whole 30 Super Bowl Party

If ever there was an oxymoron, Whole 30 Super Bowl Party is it! This happens to me every year – I start my Whole 30 right after my birthday, which is mid-January – and this puts me smack dab in the middle of my Whole 30 when Super Bowl time comes around.

The Super Bowl has been a big deal in my house for a long time because of the food. My kids talk about this meal all year long. This is our menu when I’m not doing Whole 30:

  1. Meatballs with marinara (recipe in my book)
  2. Mozzarella Sticks
  3. Chicken Wings – both Teriyaki and Buffalo
  4. Veggie Tray with homemade Ranch Dressing
  5. Plantain chips with Queso Dip (recipe in my book)

I admit that my favorite food on that list is the mozzarella sticks. Since there is no dairy allowed on Whole 30, those are out, as is the queso dip. But all the rest are a-okay!

And it’s really a feast! There is no reason for any of us to feel deprived. Chicken wings, lots of veggies with ranch, meatballs! I think that’s a hearty meal. I will probably add a tray of cheese and crackers for my family (because that won’t tempt me, but I cannot refuse mozzarella sticks!).

Alternatively, if you don’t want an all appetizer meal, you could make a Chili feast. I have a brand new White Chicken Chili recipe that is great in the Instant Pot and a traditional tomato based chili. You could set out all sorts of toppings and let your family and guests dress up their bowl just how they like it.

White Chicken Chili

P.S. Just in case you’re not super into football and have no idea when the big game is occurring, but you are into food and are always up for a party, the Super Bowl is being played on February 3rd at 6:30 PM this year. You’re welcome. šŸ˜Š

Don’t they look amazing? They really are, if I do say so myself! So, obviously these are not paleo, but they are gluten free and primal (paleo with dairy).

P.P.S. You can bet I will be whipping up a batch of the Mozzarella Sticks as soon as I’ve reintroduced dairy to my diet!