It might not come as a surprise to you, but The Super Bowl is the second largest “food day” during the year, with the top spot going to Thanksgiving. Wow!
Most Americans double their daily calories on this day compared to any other day. The average game-time eater will consume 2,400 calories in four quarters plus halftime. Yow.
All this snacking is due to what researchers call “distracted eating.” It has been found people will eat more at mealtime if they’re preoccupied by something else, such as a big football game. Platters or boards are always a big winner at Super Bowl gatherings, whether it’s a small one or a large get together.
If you want to be a real winning host, try one of these super easy dip recipes or even add ready-to-go snacks like Expresco Chicken Skewers, Raybern’s Sandwiches and Southern Recipe Small Batch pork rinds.
Jalapeño Cheese Dip
- 4 large jalapeño peppers, diced and deseeded
- 4 oz Cotija cheese or Feta Cheese
- 8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
- 4 oz shredded cheddar
- Fresh cilantro to taste, chopped
- 2 cups shredded Chicken, cooked (can use Expresco here)
- 4 Tbsp. onion, diced
1. Mash the Cotija or Feta, cream cheese, shredded cheese, onion, cilantro chicken, and diced jalapenos together in a medium baking dish.
2. Bake at 4250F for 15 minutes, or until the cheese is brown at the edges and bubbly.
3. Serve warm with your favorite chips or Pork Rinds.
Mini Cheese Ball Bites:
- 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature or softened
- 3/4 cup shredded white cheddar cheese
- 3/4 cup dried fruit (dried apricots, cherrys, or cranberries)
- 1 1/2 cup mixed nuts finely chopped
- 1 1/2 cup bacon crumbles
- Mikesell’s Pretzel Sticks
- 2 tbsp of Italian seasoning
1. Mix together cream cheese, white cheddar, fruit and herbs until smooth. (electric mixer is best)
2. Form into tablespoon sized balls and place on baking sheet. Chill in refrigerator for at least one hour.
3. Roll 6 or so cheese balls in bacon crumbles, pressing them lightly into the cheese so that they stick.
4. Roll 6 or so cheese balls in mixed nuts, pressing them lightly into the cheese so that they stick.
5. Before serving, skewer each bite with a Mikesell’s Pretzel Stick. Enjoy!
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup green onions, chopped fine
- 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
- 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
- 1/2 cup Groovy Mikesell’s Potato Chips, crushed
- 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
1. Mix cream cheese, green onions, dill, and cheddar cheese together until smooth. (electric mixer is best)
2. Place mixture on plastic wrap, cover and form into ball. Refrigerate for at least one hour.
3. Put pecans and Mikesell’s Groovy Chips on a plate. Remove Cheese Ball from plastic wrap and roll in pecans and crushed chips until well-coated.
4. Place on a platter with crackers or Mikesell’s Pretzels and serve. Enjoy!