The Super Bowl… a day for football or a day for friends, family, commercials, halftime shows, puppies and snacks (depending on your interests, not necessarily in that order)! If your focus is food (and whose isn’t?), why not upgrade your spread with some locally-grown, sustainably produced fare this year? Blindside your guests with tasty and healthy snacks! Clothesline anyone who tries to bring in fast food! Make sure no off-season veggies show up to play!
OK, OK… that was a lame attempt to use some football terms that I don’t understand, but I do understand the importance of making healthy food delicious so that everyone enjoys it and comes back for more. Super Bowl, health and sustainability aren’t usually used in the same sentence, but it can be done. There are many ways to upgrade your party food and here is a roundup of some doable ideas:
- Make your own. Plan ahead and take the time to cook from scratch.
- ANY recipe can be made more sustainable by the ingredients that you choose. Look for antibiotic-free meat, pesticide-free vegetables, local produce and hormone-free dairy.
- Look for recipes with a healthy (and tasty!) twist:
Healthy Super Bowl Recipes and Menus from Eating Well
Top 10 Vegan Super Bowl Recipes from Ecorazzi
Healthy Super Bowl Recipes from the Healthy Living section at the Huffington Post
Healthy Super Bowl Party? Start with a Big Pot of Really Good Chili from Fat Free Vegan
- And beer! Make it sustainable too – Brewing Better Local Economies with American Craft Beer on Ecocentric.
And there you have it folks, a touchdown!