According to HuffPost, "On game day, the average American will, reportedly, ingest at least 2,400 calories during the four to five hour viewing party." That's well above the amount of calories recommended for 24 hours."
Some of the numbers are just staggering. 11.2 million pounds of potato chips are eaten in the four-hour period. 8.2 million pounds of tortilla chips are consumed.
Is it possible to create a game day menu that will provide delicious, enticing food that will easily replace the cliché items brought to every Superbowl game viewing? Is it possile to have your food look like the photo above, rather than the one below? We're going to try.
Treat the Game like a three-course meal.
Break down the game as you would a meal but with lighter, yet delicious menu options, all using olive oil. Let everyone know you're trying to offer a more interesting menu for the big game and ask your guests to bring one menu item.
First and Second Quarter Olive Oil Appetizer Options
Halftime: The Main Course Menu Options using Olive Oil
Third and Fourth Quarter Olive Oil Dessert Options
"A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook, must bring soul to the recipe." Thomas Keller
One of the best parts about this Olive Oil Menu for Superbowl Sunday is that you can assign one person to one of the recipes, they can put their soul into the making of the item and share the good food with good friends. Isn't that really what game day is all about?