Well, it’s all settled. The Patriots will face off against the Rams in Super Bowl LIII. Now that we know who’s playing, all that’s left to decide is how to watch the big game. Our favorite way to watch is surrounded by family, friends, and scrumptious snacks. While some snacks are definitely more tasty than others, keep in mind that some are far better for you than others as well. To keep you at the top of your game-watching game, we present our 5 guidelines for Super Bowl snacks.
Know the Game Plan – A good Super Bowl party planner knows it’s all about the spectacle. We love to have a wide spread of scrumptious bites available, but nobody wants to spend the whole time in the kitchen! Plan for snacks that can be made ahead of time and kept warm in slow cookers, or that don’t need to be kept warm at all. Sausage and Cheddar Biscuits are a great option that can be made ahead!
Mange the Mess – It’s not just the game that captures our attention this time of year, it’s everything that comes with it. We don’t want to miss a second of the gridiron action, but we also want to catch the funniest commercials and rock out to the halftime show. With all eyes on the TV, it’s best to avoid foods that need forks and knives. Stick to finger foods, or foods that can be individually speared on a toothpick, like some flavor-packed Boulder Sausage Currywurst.
Grab Something Green: A full on salad with dressing probably isn’t the best bet for TV tapas, but that doesn’t mean you should scrap the vegetables. A good veggie selection brings freshness and bright flavors to your lineup and keeps your guests from feeling weighed down. Crudite platters are always a hit, but if you’d like something a little fancier, give these Wedge Salad Appetizer Bites a try, using our delicious Peppered Bacon!
Don’t Neglect the Protein: Alongside those veggies, you’ll definitely want some protein heavy munchies. We’re hoping for an exciting game, and you’ll need plenty of energy to keep up if it goes into overtime! Protein packs a great pop of energy to keep you going, and our delicious bacon adds a big pop of flavor when wrapped around cream cheese stuffed jalapenos.
Flag the Additives: It may be quicker to grab a bunch of frozen highly-processed snacks, but it’s a definite food fumble. Boulder Sausage products are never frozen and are never made with chemical additives. Check the labels on every product you buy, and make sure you’re feeding your friends and family sausages made with only lean pork shoulder and flavorful spices, never MSG or preservatives. Check out our kid-pleasing Corn Dog recipe for a familiar favorite without all the chemicals.
When the game’s over, and the party’s winding down, you’ll be glad to know that your guests are full of real, nutritious, healthy food made right here in Colorado. As we always say, your health is your wealth, and we’re here to make sure that you can enjoy the game with the freshest, tastiest, and healthiest sausage around.