Superbowl foods

re1ndeer
By re1ndeer Latest Reply 2011-02-07 18:59:12 -0600
Started 2011-01-31 21:39:35 -0600

Hi, Community I'm looking for wholesome foods (could be snacks) for a superbowl party I will be having on sunday.

Husband invited some of his buddies over from work (3 are diabetic) the other 7 are not.

So, I'm looking for foods that can be served to all, yet be tasty and diabetic friendly.

I don't want to cook a lot yet I'm willing to do some recipes.

I just don't want to serve just snacks, and I don't want to have a sit down meal.

I know we have a lot of recipes in our file here, but it would take to long to go through so many to find ones that are quick and easy.

Maybe, you can help me out with some of your suggestions.


48 replies

re1ndeer
re1ndeer 2011-02-07 18:59:12 -0600 Report

First off I would like to say Thank you to all of the DC community that helped my Superbowl party get it's Kick Off.

I would like to Thank kdroberts for giving the ideas on the marinades, They went really good, everyone enjoyed them.

I want to Thank squog master for his Turkey chili idea, another winner.

I would like to Thank Aaron1977 for his Ideas for the buffalo wings.

I want to Thank RAYT721, for the tortilla pizzas, was a winner.

And I want to Thank Nonna2Three's for her Bean dip, I should of made more, it was gone before half-time.

So, again I want to Thank all who summited ideas. I wish I could of had made all.

re1ndeer

fancyfree
fancyfree 2011-02-03 12:17:21 -0600 Report

I just saw a tip on another site that is really easy. Use air-popped popcorn & instead of adding butter add cinnamon, Parm. cheese or anything that has low/no carbs.

Nonna2Three
Nonna2Three 2011-02-02 13:20:54 -0600 Report

I don't have nutritional label info for this, but it seems like a lot of this is acceptable. This is a recipe that I have made for years whenever we would have a large gathering or go to a large gathering and it is always a crowd favorite. We always have it with Frito's for dipping. And, if the bean dip label indicates it is a poor option I would try using re-fried beans:

2 cans jalapeno-flavored bean dip

3 medium avocados
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp pepper

1 cup sour cream
½ cup mayonnaise
1 package taco seasoning mix

2 large or 3 medium tomatoes - cored, seeded and finely diced
2 small cans (or 1 large) sliced black olives - drained
1 8oz. shredded cheddar cheese (alternate: taco blend shredded cheese)
1 small bunch green onions - sliced (use mostly the green tops)

Prep:
Peel, pit & mash the avocados in a bowl.Add lemon juice, salt & pepper. Set aside.

In another bowl combine the sour cream, mayonnaise & taco seasoning mix. Set aside.

On a very large serving tray, layer as follows: bean dip, avocado mixture, sour cream mixture, tomatoes, olives,
grated cheese and green onions.

AND . . . If any of the more astute carb/diabetic knowledgeable people on here can critique this, I am not going to be offended since it will better help me next time we plan to make it.

re1ndeer
re1ndeer 2011-02-02 13:50:40 -0600 Report

Sounds delicious. I'm not sure on carb or calorie count. But, it's a one day event, once a year. I just might make this. Thanks for your reply.

Aaron1977
Aaron1977 2011-02-01 21:18:40 -0600 Report

I read an article awhile ago about the best things for a diabetic to eat out. To my surprise - Chicken Wings was top on the list. Non-breaded wings have very little carbs.

I tried to convince my wife that I should eat more of them - but she wasn't going for it…

NEWONE91
NEWONE91 2011-02-04 09:30:45 -0600 Report

SOUND GOOD CAN YOU TELL ME WHAT ARTICLE THAT WAS

Aaron1977
Aaron1977 2011-02-04 13:45:36 -0600 Report

It was a while ago - probably from Men's Health or MSN.com - usually the two sites I visit. From what I remember - the main point of the article was that there are a lot of hidden carbs in restaurant food and to be careful what you order.

re1ndeer
re1ndeer 2011-02-01 21:24:55 -0600 Report

Thanks for the reply. What about the skin? Normally you remove skin from the chicken to make it healthier.

Aaron1977
Aaron1977 2011-02-01 21:33:53 -0600 Report

Sure - remove the skin to make it healthy - but then why eat the wings? I joke with my wife that buffalo wing sauce is my "heroin". Everyone has their vices and I suppose this is mine. It's the Superbowl - go for it! :)

RAYT721
RAYT721 2011-02-01 15:45:59 -0600 Report

What about low carb/fat tortilla pizzas??? :)

re1ndeer
re1ndeer 2011-02-01 18:36:18 -0600 Report

Wow that sounds fantastic ! Can you share some toppings that you would put on them? Thanks, for responding.

RAYT721
RAYT721 2011-02-02 19:13:09 -0600 Report

Toppings? … You name it!!! Anything you'd put on a high fat, high calorie, high priced restaurant pizza works well. What do you want on your Tombstone??? :) My fav is either black olive and sliced tomato or sausage and mushroom. Read the labels on the pizza sauces of choice for fat, carbs, calories, etc

NOTE … Our local store (Giant Eagle) is having chicken wings for $1.99/lb this week so we'll be making/baking some of them with, again, different sauces and rubs… sweet-sour, mild BBQ, teriyaki, orange-garlic, and whatever sounds or looks good. Just remember that having company is about spending time with the guests more than spending time (or money) in the kitchen.

Let the gang come over to hang out with you and hubby. Unhappy guests? Provide a map to the nearest McDonalds!!!

re1ndeer
re1ndeer 2011-02-02 20:29:41 -0600 Report

Thanks RAY721, I like your black olive and tomato, sounds delicious. I'm thinking of using boneless chicken breasts (as chicken wings) cut up and using a bbq sauce for dipping.

They have to pass Mc Donald's on the way to our home. LOL

melissa5786
melissa5786 2011-02-01 10:19:31 -0600 Report

I was craving buffalo chicken, so I found a recipe over at dlife.com for boneless buffalo tenders with blue cheese dipping sauce.

http://www.dlife.com/diabetes/diabetic-recipe...

I'm making them tonight for dinner! But also, veggies, pita chips and hummus are always a party favorite. Maybe some fruit and Greek yogurt dip. And turkey chili!

MewElla
MewElla 2011-02-01 07:47:45 -0600 Report

I like the idea of chili and veggies with low fat dip, low fat crackers, assorted fruit, yogart to dip, baked chips. Hey sounds like a good time coming up at your house.

re1ndeer
re1ndeer 2011-02-01 07:56:58 -0600 Report

We will be sure busy coming this Sunday. But, again It's a one time deal.
I agree chili , vegies, dip etc.

squog master
squog master 2011-01-31 23:20:31 -0600 Report

Chili is always a good choice. I make mine w/ ground turkey. Make it the day before then heat it in a crockpot. I put a bowl of shredded cheese next to it in case they want to sprinkle some on it. I also make my own trail mix w/5 different kinds of nuts & about 1/2 cup of dried cherries. you can use raisins, I just like the cherries better. Deviled eggs are good too. I just read an article that said most of the nutrients in eggs are in the yolks. Happy Eating! Go Packers!

re1ndeer
re1ndeer 2011-01-31 23:27:24 -0600 Report

Wow, I forgot about chili, great choice. Thanks for your reply. As a Wisconsinite, I agree…GO PACKERS!

squog master
squog master 2011-01-31 23:36:41 -0600 Report

Well, I would have liked to see the Eagles in the SB but such is life. And being an Eagles fan you just hate the Steelers on principle. Cross state rivals I guess. But I live in NJ.

squog master
squog master 2011-02-02 21:07:40 -0600 Report

Maybe The Eagles will make it to the SB next year since they just promoted Juan Castillo to Defensive Coordinator

CaliKo
CaliKo 2011-01-31 21:53:23 -0600 Report

Hummus is one thing I'd have in a group like that, maybe with both pita chips and veggies for dipping. Some cheeses and grapes, with a variety of crackers, some whole grain, of course. You could have an antipasta plate, making sure some of the meat choices are minimally processed turkey or chicken. Olives, roasted red bell peppers in balsamic vinegar. Celery with peanut butter. Roasted almonds. Deviled eggs.

re1ndeer
re1ndeer 2011-01-31 22:36:11 -0600 Report

Boy, just reading your response, sure makes me hungry. I love deviled eggs, but I thought they were high in Cholestrol . Thanks, It sure gives me ideas. Some of these guys are what you would call "meat and potato" fellas.

CaliKo
CaliKo 2011-02-01 10:14:07 -0600 Report

I think the experts go back and forth on whether or not whole eggs are good or bad for you. I think they are currently good for you as long as you keep it to 3 or less per week.

squog master
squog master 2011-02-01 21:47:56 -0600 Report

I read that too about eating 3 or less whole eggs per week cause the yolk, although it has most of the nutrients, still is high in cholesterol. But the white has all the protein. When I make egg salad I use 6 whites & 1 yolk. l haven't been able to aquire a taste for "egg white salad".

pat3
pat3 2011-02-01 00:20:01 -0600 Report

Lol. I guess you could tell them its a BYO M&P (meat and Potatoes party!) There were some great idea's there, and remember, they will not be malnourished if they snack on your healthy foods! Just don't tell them its healthy!

What time are you serving? lol
Hugs, Pat

re1ndeer
re1ndeer 2011-02-01 06:49:37 -0600 Report

Thanks for your reply. You have to know these are "Guys" they don't remember to bring anything.
Serving at half-time.

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