Talk about temptation! I think the super bowl party will be my hardest day yet. I was told to bring something that I can eat. My standby has been shrimp cocktail. I took that to a baby shower and I survived. Too bad we can't make an OP crab dip!..
A few ideas: cauliflower crust pizza, cut it into strips to make it more like a finger food, the Medifast puffs or pretzels, horsdeorves (I know that's not spelled right! haha)with some msf sausage and low-fat cheese, green bean fries, shish kebabs...anything that looks festive and different. People will want what YOUR having...
All good ideas!.
I'm having a gal pal bash at home and DH and the kids are going to their usual big party at the home of our family friends. So not as many tempting high fat foods that I feel I would need to avoid..
For my mini-bash.....
I plan to drink lots of sparkling water in a wine glass while my buds drink margaritas. I'm not keen on margaritas, so won't be a problem to be OP while my girlfriends drink..
Early on Appetizers:.
Steamed shrimp with old bay a Maryland standard(OP) 1/2 my Lean. Cocktail sauce for themsalsa for me (1 condiment).
Mussels in garlic butter with WW baguettes (againnot a huge fan of mussels while my Chesapeake Bay gals love, love, love them....no temptation for me....
Raw zucchini strips, roast red peppers, cukes, and broccoli with Walden farms ranch for me and full "strength" ranch dressing and hummus for my buds. (all my veggies and 1 condiment).
Will include Greek olives on the veggie tray (my healthy fat for the day).
Entree served 2/5 hours after appetizers.
Making spicy chipolte chicken and black bean chili for my friends. Serving theirs with ff sour cream, guacamole, cheese, onions, and chopped tomato toppings.
And I am going to eat my Medifast chili with a pam-"fried" chicken breast in it. -other 1/2 my lean and 1 Medifast meal..
My friends are truly trying to help me stay OPso they are extremely supportive and very understanding about me not having chips, dips, and wings this round..
I'm also going to serve entree at half time so food won't be lying around the whole game. Just the good OP shrimp and veggies.... they are always so filling for me..
Since my friends will be over for 5 or 6 hours, I imagine I may need 2nd Medifast meal. Going to make the Medifast mango cranberry drink with lots of ice to sip on..
Generally super bowl is a super food fest. This year I aim to make it about 5 close girl friends getting together to chill and have a nice time as we cheer on our favorite team!.
PS I considered making salmonbut my DH said "that is so not traditional game food".
Chili is perfectly super bowl stuff in my view.....
Wow, way to go! That's the secret...planning to stay on plan. Have fun at your party!..
We are going to my brothers and they are making pulled pork sandwiches with coleslaw and dips and that all that. I made a 98% FF pork loin and froze my lean portion. I will mix that with low carb marinade and use my HF and condiments for the day to make a small coleslaw for me. I am using COT soup to make my bun for my pork sandwich. I am taking dill pickle spears and 2 bags of my pretzels so I will basically have what everyone else is. Club soda with a twist of lime in a fancy glass...........
Thank you all so much for your ideas! We will not be going anywhere to be tempted. Just my DH (who is also on MF) and my teenagers (who will eat anything I put in front of them) at home after church. The suggestions are awesome!.
Jaynie730, sounds like a great get together with your friends! Wish I could be there!!.
IWannaBeSkinny, I also saw your chicken-chili casserole on another post. I may try that as well cuz it sounds great!.
Christommeg, BBQ "sandwiches" would be yummy too! We are big on BBQ here in Texas!.
Kjduffy, haven't made stuffed mushrooms with crab before, but I bet I can find the recipe on the boards somewhere & the family will love it!.
Thanks again for all of your help! I am looking forward to an awesome Sunday!..
Just a tip for the shrimp cocktail....one carb ketchup (Heinz) with horseradish. This is how you make cocktail sauce...