The 2012 Super Bowl lineup was decided last night, as the AFC and the NFC champions were named. The New England Patriots and the New York Giants will meet February 5 in Indianapolis for Super Bowl XLVI. This isn’t the first time these Eastern teams have met at the NFL championship game, they faced on in 2008, too. In that game, each team broke records: The Giants set a record for the most consecutive wins away from home in a single season; and the Patriots tied a record for most catches in a Super Bowl. Time will tell which records they’ll set this year.
One record fans seem to try to outdo every year is how much they eat. 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 recipes inspired by the hometowns of the two Super Bowl teams. 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.
Want to serve a neutral crowd-pleaser? Try our Lighter Buffalo Chicken Dip, with about 206 calories and everything you love about this classic.
Low Carb Clam Chowder is made with turkey bacon, clams, light cream, and a touch of salt and pepper.
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.
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.
Serving Giants Fans
Easy Homemade Pizza lets you serve the epitome of New York grub right at home, and you control the ingredients with a homemade whole grain crust and tomato basil sauce topped with Italian turkey sausage, green peppers, onions, and mushrooms.
Boneless Buffalo Strips add bold flavor to any Super Bowl party with hot sauce, butter, garlic and salt to coat chicken tenderloins that are prepared in a skillet instead of a fryer.
Simple Crustless Cheesecake is a New York favorite that will make the night a little sweeter, win or lose.
January 23rd, 2012