Low Carb Cooking 101 Special Edition #4: Low Carb Super Bowl Party
It’s never a good feeling to go to a party and find out that there’s nothing low-carb that you can eat. A Super Bowl party is even worse than a holiday party, because the people at a Super Bowl party naturally assume that you are actually going to be entertained by the football game. (My apologies to those of you who are genuinely interested in Sunday’s outcome; I just don’t happen to be one of you. By the way, who’s playing?)
So, as always, we need to be prepared. If we’re the ones hosting the party, we need to think of ourselves and not just our guests. If we’re going to a party, we need to bring things for ourselves–and plenty of them, because football games do not take place in real time; a “football minute” is the same as 5 or more minutes of real time. Sometimes a “football minute” is even longer, or maybe it just seems that way.
Low-Carb Party Strategies
A Super Bowl party is a testosterone-laden event, so focus on hearty foods and lots of meat. Prepare several kinds, if you can. Real men and women eat meat at Super Bowl parties. I don’t think it’s even legal to bring anything with tofu in it.
Forget the chicken wings; they’re woosie. Make chicken legs! You get more meat for your time, effort, and money that way. If anybody questions your nontraditional choice, tell them that you did bring chicken drummettes; they’re just from really big chickens.
If you are going to a party where you know dips will be served–but with taco chips or some other type of high carbohydrate nonsense–simply bring your own low-carb crackers, tortillas, or vegetables for dipping. Chili con queso dip is wonderful on sliced cucumbers!
It doesn’t hurt to toss a few bottles of water or diet soda in the car just in case your host runs low or doesn’t believe in diet drinks.
Here are some of my favorite low-carb appetizer recipes
- Sesame Chicken Drumsticks
- Merry Meatballs Recipe
- Mexican Chicken Pizza Casserole
- Testosterone Chili Dip
- Hot Rueben Dip
- Cucumber Bulls-Eyes
- Rod’s Favorite Spread
- Devilishly Creamy Deviled Eggs
Whip up some these scrumptious appetizers and I guarantee you’ll enjoy the party and so will the rest of the guests!