Helllllo weeekendd! I feel like this week really kicked my butt. I’m exhausted physically (my muscles are so sore!!) and mentally and am looking forward to a few days hopefully full of fun and relaxation.
Speaking of weekends, next weekend marks the 47th Super Bowl. A few of the clients I do public relations for are involved in the game’s production, and it’s been pretty cool getting to work on some Super Bowl related projects and hearing some behind-the-scenes info. Here’s a crazy stat about Super Bowl XLVII: This year marks the priciest 30-second commercial spots, which were bought for $3.7-3.8 million each and sold out a few weeks ago.
If you’re on the hunt for finding some fun, easy recipes perfect for munching on during the big game, look no further! Here are some of my favorite ideas for eats & treats for the Super Bowl:
Spicy Tomato Salsa
This salsa recipe is a super easy homemade version of the jarred stuff. It takes just a few minutes to throw together, then simply pair with tortilla chips for a yummy appetizer!
Spinach & Artichoke Dip
A healthy alternative to your typical greasy fries, these babies are a perfect app to munch on while watching the game.
The combo of avocado + chickpeas makes for one tasty, good-for-you Super Bowl snack! Pita chips pair perfectly with it.
Heirloom Tomato & Avocado Bruschetta on Focaccia
This bruschetta recipe seems kind of fancy but is simple to make. It’s a great recipe to keep in mind if you’re hosting a Super Bowl get-together.
This one is for all of you cheese lovers! I got this recipe from Vegetarian Times, and it turned out super creamy and rich. Instead of just eating it with crackers, pair it with skewers of cherry tomatoes & soft pretzel pieces as I did for a fun twist.
And since we can’t forget dessert…
Yogurt Cream Cheese Fruit Dip
This 4-ingredient dip is a great healthy dessert to pair with pieces of fruit.
I like to think of these bars as the gourmet version of a brownie, ”healthified” a bit with dates and oats.
I first made this dessert last Super Bowl, and trust me, they’re delicious!
Since my Giants aren’t in the big game this year, I think I’ll be rooting for the 49ers to take it. I do find Ray Lewis entertaining so I’m somewhat glad that the Ravens will be playing. No matter who wins, I know that my Super Bowl will be full of yummy, healthy eats!