Whether it be a cleanse, purification, detox, or just a good ol’ lifestyle change, you have to get out there and do the things! Go to or host the Super Bowl party! Bet you didn’t know that you can still be social and stay in your lane around food? You can bring a dish to share that keeps you in your lane or eat before you get there if you’re not that confident yet in the kitchen. Every time I bring something to an event that I made gluten-free and dairy-free everyone LOVES it!
But there are those handfuls of events that I know nothing good will be available, and they are right at the dinner hour (or lunch hour), so I will eat before. Or I’ll pack a little something for me to eat when it’s time. I think that it’s annoying when I’m making a little snack pack meal at 7:00 am but I LOVE my future thinking self for doing it when I’m ready to devour any morsel that comes within a 5 ft radius of my face at 12:00 noon!
You have to eat. Just come to terms with it, and if you’re going to be somewhere, especially if there’s alcohol involved, HAVE A FOOD PLAN! Bring something to share or bring something that you can eat and enjoy. Don’t be afraid to let your friends know that you’re on a cleanse or detox or that you have a new lifestyle food plan.
Google is your friend. Type in whatever it is you want to make gf/df and watch a ton of recipes pop up! Here are a few of my favorites for Super Bowl party day:
Buy them, season them with dry rub salt, pepper, and paprika, and put them in the air fryer! Be sure to pat them dry with paper towels first, it makes a big difference in the crisp factor. It’s really that easy! Do you want Buffalo or BBQ? You can make your own buffalo sauce or use Kinders BBQ sauce if you prefer. Buffalo sauce is really tabasco and butter, google the recipe it’s super easy! Kinders BBQ sauce is gluten-free. Whatever you choose, just toss your almost cooked wings in it and put them back in the air fryer for 5-7 min to crisp.
Layer your pan a few times over with refried organic beans of your choice, then guac (avocado, lime, cilantro, white onions), then a salsa of your choice, then chopped green onions and black olives, then chopped lettuce. Top and garnish with chopped fresh tomatoes and cilantro. You can add gf crackers or organic corn chips for dipping.
Instead of the 7-layer version, offer all of the ingredients individually for your guests to build their own nachos. I use the Kite Hill GF/DF spicy queso. Heat it up and pour over your nacho creation.
Use a nice no nitrate sliced salami, smear a little of Miyoko’s chive DF cheese and roll up a sliver of pickled jalapeño and hold with a toothpick. These TOTALLY hit the jalapeño popper spot!
Make your sloppy joe meat how you like it and offer butter lettuce cups or GF bread. You can use Udi’s hamburger or hot dog buns and cut them into cute sizes.
Who doesn’t LOVE chili!? Just make it without all of the offensive allergens. Easy instant pot or crock pot creation that you can serve from the same place it was cooked. Make a chili bar and have chopped white and green onions, Daiya df cheese shreds, tomatoes, and anything else you can think of to add to the chili.
Slow-cook the meat with adobe chili and beef broth until the meat soaks up all of the beef adobe broth, it comes out super tender and delish! Put this out with your taco bar goodies.
Want to drink all of the alcoholic beverages at the shindig? No problem! STAY IN YOUR LANE.
Beer is a no unless it’s a gluten-free beer. Two Corona beers would be your 20-ppm limit.
Grain alcohol like bourbon is a no. Some vodkas are even wheat-based! Not sure? Google the name of what you want to drink and see if it is gluten/wheat free! I would stick to Tito’s vodka, Tequila, wine, champagne, Truly’s, etc.
Life as you know it isn’t over, it’s just changing – for the better! 😉
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Medical Disclaimer: What I’ve shared with you here is not intended to be a substitute for a medical diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. Always seek the advice of your physician with any questions you may have regarding your own medical conditions.