Super Bowl Sunday is right around the corner, which gives students just enough time to start party planning. Football in the South is more than just a game, It is a time for friends and family to come together, eat incredible food and cheer on their team.
On Feb. 4, the Philadelphia Eagles will play the defending Super Bowl Champions, the New England Patriots. Whether or not you are cheering for one of the teams, a lively party with great food is to ensure a terrific night.
Luckily there is a wide variety of foods and snacks that can render a memorable Super Bowl party. For those who love traditional football food or practice a gluten free, vegetarian, or vegan diet, there are lots of great food options to make a Super Bowl party a hit.
Harding football players have a tradition of watching the big the game together. Sophomore linebacker Dylan Hendricks will be watching the game with fellow teammates at Griffin Seaman’s house, just as they did last year.
“Griffin has a huge projector at his house, so we will be watching it while sitting in recliners eating some decadent, scrumptious, and . . . tantalizing food,” Hendricks said.
Sophomore offensive lineman Tyler McCallister is extremely excited about watching the game with his teammates as well. He is especially excited about the food.
“I would love some wings without a doubt,” McCallister said.
Junior Tara Finley has great suggestions for those who are gluten intolerant.
“There are many options for those who can’t have gluten,” Finley said. “Some tasty things I am going to have during the Super Bowl include corn chips with cheese dip, barbecue smokies or some type of gluten free dip with veggies.”
For all the vegetarians on game day, sophomore Will Crews has ideas to share.
“There are so many more foods you can eat than just meat for the Super Bowl,” Crews said. “You can never go wrong with chips and salsa with buffalo dip on the side. People can also add avocado dip to the menu and never miss a chicken wing.”
Vegans have options too. Junior Kathryn Forrester has some recipes for vegan fare for game day.
“Some foods I would eat at the Super Bowl would be hummus, with pretzels, or carrots and celery . . . if it’s more dinner and not snacks, I would eat tacos, but instead of meat I would roast sweet potato chunks . . . It sounds really weird, but I love it and I even got my family to try it . . . Other snacks would be apples and peanut butter, or chips and salsa or guacamole!”
No matter what kind of food you like, game day is always delicious! Start preparing now to cheer on the Eagles or the Patriots while enjoying party food that will make the night.