The 2014 Super Bowl lineup was decided last night, as the AFC and the NFC champions were named. The New England Patriots will meet the Seattle Seahawks on February 1 in Glendale, Arizona for Super Bowl XLIX. These names have been main-stays in the NFL championship line up in recent years, so we ought to have their fan-favorite menus down pat!
Now, unless you’re playing as hard, and working out as much, as the guys on the field, you probably don’t need to consume thousands of calories by way of queso, chips, burgers, and beer. Sure, it’s fun, but it’s possible to have all of that food enjoyment without the disastrous calorie bloat that won’t make anyone MVP.
Serve these healthier recipes inspired by the Patriots hometown roots. They look and taste just as good as their original versions, but will save you from going overboard on the second biggest food holiday of the year.
HOW TO EAT LIKE A PATRIOTS FAN
Frozen Lemonade Sam Adams Slush is made with Boston’s own craft brew and a homemade lemonade for an explosive flavor combo.
Low Carb Clam Chowder is made with turkey bacon, clams, light cream, and a touch of salt and pepper.
BBQ Pork Sliders made with a famous Boston Butt Roast will fill and satisfy a crowd.
7 Layer Dip that includes lobster and shrimp, as well as lima beans, beets, chives, and cauliflower for a healthier way to dip your chips.
Lobster Rolls are inherently healthy, and this recipe keeps it that way by replacing most of the mayo with plain Greek yogurt.
Boston Cream Parfaits offer all of the flavor of this classic dessert in a smaller portion, and with less work so you can get back to the game.
Easy Homemade Pizza lets you eat one of New England’s favorite foods, guilt free with homemade crust, sauce, and fresh toppings!
Want to serve a neutral crowd-pleaser? Try our Lighter Buffalo Chicken Dip, with about 206 calories and everything you love about this classic.