Can you watch the Super Bowl without wings, nachos and pizza? We don’t think so. Here are three things you might want to offer your guests.
Pizza with Only Four Carbs
You and your friends love pizza, but some are staying away from carbs and others are looking for a way to boost the amount of protein they’re eating. The Real Good Food Company has the solution – seven-inch personal pizzas with 25 grams of protein and only 4 carbs per serving (half a pizza). The crust is made from chicken breasts and Parmesan. Yes, chicken breasts. It’s got a definite chew and is totally satisfying. We tried the pizza with uncured pepperoni. A tad salty, but delicious. They also make enchiladas with chicken-Parm crusts. Also worth a try.
$5.99 – $6.99 per pizza. Available at Kroger. realgoodfoods.com
Buffalo Chicken Wings for the Vegetarians in the Crowd
What Super Bowl party is complete without Buffalo chicken wings? Make sure your vegetarian guests get their fair share by serving Field Roast’s Fruffalo Wings. (The name is a combination of FR for “Field Roast” and “Buffalo.”) These battered and fried slices of their Smoked Apple Sage Sausage come with a packet of really delicious Buffalo sauce. The sausage is made from vital wheat gluten, apples and potatoes; the sauce is based on cayenne-pepper hot sauce. Together they’re so tasty all your guests will want a share. (They have vegetarian corn dogs, too. Well worth a try.)
$7.99 for a 10-ounce package. Available at Whole Foods. http://fieldroast.com
Jalapenos with All the Flavor, but Less Heat
Probably you’re serving nachos. They’re a Super Bowl favorite. But not everyone loves the heat of jalapenos, even if they like the flavor. Make your nachos with Mezzetta “Tamed Jalapeno Peppers” and your guests can enjoy that jalapeno flavor without worrying that the nachos will be too hot. These tamed jalapenos are crunchy slices of a hybrid pepper – a cross between a jalapeno and a bell pepper – developed at Texas A & M University. Tasted side-by-side with traditional pickled jalapenos, everyone (except the total chile hot heads) agreed they were just as flavorful and definitely delicious.
$2.50 per 16-ounce jar. Available at Ingles, Kroger, Publix and Walmart. http://mezzetta.com