Super Bowl Food Ideas for Students
Whether you are hosting, teaching kids, or visiting friends, these healthy super bowl snacks are easy to make and won’t have you regretting your choices on Monday!
Healthy Super Bowl Recipes for the Classroom can be a great way to provide kids in your classroom with nutritious snacks and meals that they can enjoy during events. Whether it’s a full-fledged feast to munch on during half-time, pre-game treats to give your students energy for the big match, or delicious dishes they can make at home, there are plenty of options that can get everyone in the spirit of the game.
1- Baked sweet potato chips: Thinly slice sweet potatoes, sprinkle with salt and bake in the oven until crispy. They don’t require many ingredients at all! Even if you only make a few potatoes, there will be plenty to share in the classroom as you can slice them very thin.
These will be a hit and the kids will be surprised that they are healthy!
Using regular potatoes works as well and obviously tastes more like potato chips. You can have students research the health benefits including vitamins and minerals in sweet potatoes before making the dish!
2. Buffalo Cauliflower Bites– um…these are so good! With a little kick and the taste of chicken wings, these go down so easily and are not difficult to make. You can put them in the oven or the air fryer if you have one in the classroom. Here’s a recipe by Frank’s Hot sauce but you can use any kind of hot sauce. Serve with bleu cheese for an authentic Buffalo taste (we aren’t biased). As with sweet potatoes, have your students research the health benefits of cauliflower before making the dish to add a nutrition activity to your lesson!
3. Turkey Chili- if you want more of a meal, chili is an iconic winter dish that is perfect for the big game. You can give your students some creative freedom to decide on spices and variations for the chili and make it your own. We have a blog post about a chili cook-off project that our students do every year. If ground beef is cheaper in your area, using ground beef is also healthy because it is full of protein!
4- Veggie Platter or Charcuterie Board- a veggie platter or charcuterie with carrots, celery, cherry tomatoes, and a ranch dip is always a crowd-pleaser. You usually eat more veggies when they are sitting in front of you and it’s a great way for students to practice knife cuts and food plating and presentation. We have a charcuterie board lesson plan that would help you introduce charcuterie boards to your students! This would make a great observation lesson!
Buffalo Bills charcuterie board…yes, I know, they aren’t in the Super Bowl this year, sore subject!
If you are looking for more Super Bowl food ideas including the twisty potato, check out our other game snacks blog post!