February 7 is an important date for several reasons: Super Bowl 50 and most importantly, it’s the 38th day of your New Year’s resolution. This causes a dilemma: You’ve passed the 30-day mark on your quest to eat healthier, but you are going to a party where there will be beer, greasy pizza and processed cheese dip.
Fret not! We have the answer to your problems. Make your own healthy Super Bowl spread!
Here at Baked, we are always looking out for new ideas. Hungry Fan™, a game day food platform, put together an entire Super Bowl spread that meets every nutrition major’s “health requirements.” The entire feast is based on the Whole30 diet.
Whole30® is a one-month nutrition regimen that is described as “a short-term nutritional reset, designed to help you put an end to unhealthy cravings and habits, restore a healthy metabolism, heal your digestive tract, and balance your immune system.” Basically, it’s a 30-day detox that helps you understand which foods make your body feel certain ways. To learn more you can visit the Whole30® website.
In addition to being healthy, the Hungry Fan collection of recipes satisfies a range of appetites. For the carnivores in the house, there are Pigskin Wings (plus sauce—recipe below).
(Photo: Annemarie Wortz)
1 pound bacon
2 pounds organic chicken wingettes (we used whole wings, but feel free to buy just drumsticks, if that’s your thing)
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons garlic salt
Toothpicks, soaked in water for 30 minutes
Preheat your oven to 450℉.
Heat a skillet over medium heat. Once the skillet is hot, add in your bacon and cook until each side is fully cooked but not crispy. You want the consistency of the bacon to be flexible enough to wrap around your wings. Remove from heat.
Mix the salt, pepper, cayenne pepper and garlic salt together in a plastic bag.
Place half the chicken in the bag and shake well until the chicken is coated in the spice mixture.
Put the coated chicken in a 9″x13″ baking dish, without overlapping any pieces.
Repeat the coating process with the other half of the chicken.
Once all the chicken is fully coated, use your soaked toothpicks to wrap a single piece of bacon around each wing and return to the baking dish. Repeat for all wings.
Bake chicken for 15-20 minutes. (You can test doneness by seeing if the juice from the chicken is clear). Remove from oven. Let the wings rest for 10 minutes then coat in Blitz Sauce (see below). Serve!
This sauce was created because we know how hard it is to find Whole30® condiments (given that so many condiments have so much added sugar…or even worse…high fructose corn syrup). Coated on our Pigskin Wings—or set out for French fry or meatball dunking—this sauce is sure to bring blitz-fullness to your life.
6 ounces tomato paste
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons date paste
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons coconut amino acids (seasoning sauce)
4 tablespoons Hungry Fan® Barbecue Spice Blend
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon garlic salt
Kosher salt and pepper, to taste
Using a food processor, mix all ingredients together. Add in up to 2 additional tablespoons of water as needed if sauce consistency is too thick.