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Super Bowl XLVIII Paleo Party Nut Mix

By The Paleo Diet Team
January 30, 2014
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Lorrie Cordain's Hearty Rosemary Nut Mix, The Cordain Kitchen

The teams are decided, the game is scheduled, and your Super Bowl party for 2014 is just a few days away! Football parties, whether they be held as tailgates, in sports bars, or the family living room, are typically littered with chips, dips, pizza, hot dogs, and beer. Not exactly the food fest welcomed by the committed Paleo dieter. Never fear, you can pull off a great party with something for everyone while sticking very close to a pure Paleo spread!

Start with bowls of “Hearty Rosemary Nut Mix” to welcome your guests. This paleo recipe is the perfect addition to get the party started. Our experience has been that when offered in abundance, fresh fruit and veggie trays are the first items to be gobbled up by party-goers. Provide platters of fresh organic turkey and chicken, peel and eat shrimp, along with delicious and hearty homemade soups and fresh salads with recipes taken right from The Paleo Diet Cookbook, and you've got the makings for a healthy and appetizing full course meal. You and your guests will enjoy the game and the food, and to top it all off, feel fantastic when the celebration is over.

If you're celebrating away from home, anticipate the types of food you will be offered and plan ahead. If Uncle Bob is going to order pizza and beer for everyone, be sure to eat a full meal ahead of time. Offer to bring a the nut mix, fruit plate, or veggie tray. Everyone will appreciate your contribution and you will have some healthy foods to snack on while enjoying the big game.

If you're headed to a sports bar, their menus typically have a selection of healthy alternatives. Again, check out the menu and plan ahead so you won’t find yourself with limited choices. Suggesting an alternative establishment may be just the trick to ensure you stick with your Paleo plan meanwhile having a fun, celebratory day cheering on your favorite team!


Serves 3-5

  • 1 cup raw, unsalted walnuts
  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp organic rosemary, crushed
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne


1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Combine nuts in mixing bowl.

3. In a separate mixing bowl, mix olive oil, rosemary, garlic, and cayenne.

4. Pour over nuts and coat thoroughly.

5. Spread nut mixture on a nonstick baking sheet.

6. Bake nuts for 10 minutes, stirring at least once, until golden.

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