Super Bowl Recipe Roundup ~2014

How about a completely random post today?

For Super Bowl food ideas, you say? Heck yes!

The best foods for a day of munching in front of an awesome game with friends is always bite-sized. This way you can load up your plate with lots of yummy things to taste without feeling like you’re eating 10 meals. Oh, who are we kidding? It’s Super Bowl Sunday. We’re all going to be eating about 85,372 calories anyway…. Of course, there are also several other fabulous things to eat on game day, so if you’re going to pull out the crock pot (or 5) there’s plenty of hearty soups and deliciousness to be had.

Mini Pizza Muffins

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Meatball Poppers

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Mini Crab Cakes with Old Bay Aioli

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Chicken Enchilada Puffs

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Mini Meaty Quiches

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Cheesy Pesto Bread

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Sliders Roundup

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Mexcican Bruschetta

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BBQ Chicken Pizza Pinwheels

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Pizza Tarts

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Chicken and Rice Balls

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Cajun Chicken Fritters with Cajun Aioli

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Fish Cakes with Cilantro Lime Dip

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Zucchini Fritters with Chili Lime Aioli

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Cheesy Rice Fritters

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Potato Skins

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Hearty Taco Chili

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Meatball Minestrone

Meatball Minestrone

Meatball Minestrone

Italian Beef Sandwiches with Giardineira

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Creamy Chicken Tacos

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Ultimate Baked Beans

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Banana Dabs

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Cannoli Tarts

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Chocolate Drizzled Cheesecake Cream Puffs

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Super Easy Trail Mix

Is there a trail mix that isn’t easy??

Which brings me to my point. WHY would you spend the money on pre-packaged trail mixes that are full of preservatives and junk when you can easily make an economical and healthier mix yourself?

What I love about trail mixes is that they fit into any lunchbox and can be used as a side, a dessert, or just a pick-me-up snack. Trail mixes offer energy and protein, and there are so many options in mixing them up that you’ll never get bored.

Today’s trail mix is rather standard. I wanted something that both the boys would like, that I could tailor serving sizes with. But there are no real rules to a trail mix. You just put whatever you like in them. Below the recipe are some other simple additions that can easily go into a trail mix, but not a complete list by far.

*Note there are no measurements because you put what you want into it.

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Trail Mix

Honey roasted peanuts

Chocolate chips

Yogurt-covered raisins

Orange flavored dried cranberries (Trader Joe’s)

Pretzel snaps

Other options: almonds, cashews, walnuts, other nuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, dried fruits, M&M’s, goldfish crackers, cheddar nips crackers, Cheerios or other cereal, granola chunks, roasted edamame, banana chips, yogurt/chocolate covered pretzels, coconut flakes, wasabi peas, rice crackers, and rye chips (Gardetto’s style).

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