What is up? The weekend is almost here. And for this weekend, that means SUPERBOWL! Usually I’m just into the Superbowl for the people, food, commercials, and halftime show (probably in that order), but I’m a Georgia girl at heart, and I need to make my dad proud, so I’m hoping for the Falcons to RISE UP. And Lady Gaga just doesn’t do it for me like Coldplay, Bruno Mars, and Beyonce did last year, so I’m excited to actually focus more on the game this time around – instead of just the halftime show.  

So, what food are you going to bring to share with all your friends? I’ve been to Super Bowl parties where I’ve gone all out and stuffed all the worst foods down my face, and I’ve had better years where I’ve actually not gone too crazy and had a little more self control. 

But the good news is, there are plenty of tasty, fun things to eat out there at your Super Bowl party that won’t make you feel like &*%$%& the next day. I’ve linked several old recipes at the bottom of the page, but I also wanted to share with you what Dan and I made the other night, and we’ll definitely be making it for Sunday as well. 

Game Day Paleo Loaded Sweet Potato Fries

Makes 6-8 servings

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium sweet potatoes

  • coconut oil – spray or melted (about 1 tbsp. melted)

  • 1 lb grass fed beef (Trader Joe’s is our favorite for price, quality, and taste when you’re spur of the moment and don’t have any from a local farm in your fridge). 

  • 4 slices uncured bacon

  • 1 avocado

  • 1 tsp. chili powder

  • 1/2 tsp. garlic salt

  • handful of cilantro – chopped

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. 

  • Peel and slice sweet potatoes into approx 1/2 inch wedges (a little larger than a french fry because they will shrink down while baking).  

  • Drizzle or spray coconut oil on baking sheet. Throw those sweet potato wedges on there. 

  • While potatoes are baking, Cook bacon on stove top – low to medium heat. Set aside on paper towel and allow to cool. And if you know that bacon fat makes everything better like we do, drizzle bacon fat on potatoes in oven while they finish baking. 

  • Cook ground beef on stove top – low to medium heat. Season beef with chili powder and garlic powder.

  • Slice and dice up that avocado. 

  • Once bacon is done cooling, tear or dice into small pieces. 

  • When potatoes are done cooking and cooling, add ground beef first, followed by bacon, avocado, and garnish with cilantro. 

 

Notes: These are best when eaten right away, so you should probably do that. However, I ate leftovers the other day, and they were good cold as well. 

Here are some other recipe ideas for the SuperBowl!

Football Go To’s

Game Day Sweet Potato Apple Crisps

Dan’s Guac & A Bonus Avocado Deviled Eggs