How to Celebrate the Super Bowl Whether You're a Patriots or Falcons Fan

Every year around the last Sunday in January (although this year it happens to be the first Sunday in February), you are given a free pass for all your hard work on your New Year's resolutions because it's the time for Super Bowl snacks. In the name of team spirit you tote out your grill, heat up your oven, and get ready to showcase your culinary expertise and disregard all your good intentions to spend your year eating healthy, nutrient-rich fare.

This year, make your excuse to abandon those resolutions even stronger by theming your creations with your team colors. Whether you support the Patriots in their Americana or the Falcons with their classic combination of red and black, there are recipes in your color scheme.

To get you started, here are eight themed recipes to celebrate each side of the field this Sunday.

The Atlanta Falcons

1. Spicy Black Bean Salsa

black bean salsa
Ready, Set, Eat

For those Falcon fans, there are classic recipes, too, like this corn and black bean salsa. Who else is thrilled that a party staple can now be said to be supporting your team?

Get excited and find the recipe here.

2. Avocado Rice Bowls with Black Bean & Tomato Salsa

avocado tomato rice bowls
The Veg Life

This is a delicious and hearty option for those who need a little more sustenance than finger food can provide.

Don't worry, even though it's vegetable-based, you can easily throw on some grilled chicken or strip steak and everyone will be happy. Get the recipe here.

3. Black Bean Quesadillas

black bean quesadillas
Eating Well

Black beans, red salsa. Done. (And delicious!)

Get the recipe here.

4. The Red & Black

red and black shots
Food & Wine

The name says it all. Red, black, and spicy - all the winning ingredients for a winning team.

Get the recipe here.

5. Tomato Basil Chicken Stew

Gimme Some Oven

This stew can be made by the pot and easily served to a large crowd. Just cut up a baguette and you'll have a hearty dish that can be ladled out at your guests' leisure.

Get the recipe here.

6. Red Wine Margarita with Black Salt

Red Wine Margarita
My Turn for Us

This drink may have been dreamed up specifically for Falcons fans. Seriously, what more could you want on game day than a margarita that shows off your team spirit?

Get the recipe here.

7. Blackened Chicken Legs with Red Beets and Potatoes
Jelly Toast

The list wouldn't be complete without an option for the barbecue. This dish meets that criteria. Crispy, spicy, and juicy, this chicken is sure to keep those grill fanatics happy.

Get the recipe here.

8. Atlanta Falcons Rice Krispie Treats

Two Sisters Crafting

These team jersey Rice Krispie treats are the perfect sweet snack to cap off a Super Bowl party.

Find the recipe here.

The New England Patriots

1. Potato and Goat Cheese Salad

potato goat cheese salad
Joy of Kosher

Ease into breaking those resolutions with a healthy offering. Sweet beets, creamy potatoes, and tangy goat cheese are all bound together with a drizzle of olive oil to make you feel good about your Super Bowl snacking choices.

Get the recipe here.

2. Frozen Fruit Puree Shooters

frozen fruit superbowl shooters
Little Miss Celebration

Not like it's usually hot at the end of January, but if you live in the South you never know. Prepare yourself for all types of weather and have these fruity puree shots on hand.

If nothing else, they will transform into healthy popsicles for the kids. Get the recipe here.

3. Cream-Filled Strawberries

Bakers Royale

Strawberries pumped full of cream and topped with a blueberry for good measure? It's a classic for a good reason.

Get the recipe here.

4. Red, White, and Blue Spaghetti

red white blue superbowl spaghetti
Created by Diane

Noodles are a great way to feed a large group of hungry folks for cheap. However, sometimes that option can become boring.

This year, keep the excitement of the game alive even in your kitchen by jazzing up one of the most colorfully boring foods with some new hues. Select your sauce as you please.

Get the recipe here.

5. Blue Cheese Red Meat Burgers

superbowl burgers
Go Lightly Gourmet

Who knew the tailgating classic could be themed? Yes, that's right, now you can enjoy your burger and support your team. I bet you're firing up that grill already.

Get the recipe here.

6. Red White and Blue Sweet Summer Salad

superbowl summer salad
Green Lite Bites

Another healthy option to have on the side of your Super Bowl spread is a salad. Just throw in some berries and cheese, and voilà, you have a perfect Patriot salad.

Everyone will be super impressed at how dedicatedly you support your team. Get the recipe here.

7. Red, White, and Blue Shot

patriot superbowl shots
The Cocktail Project

No Super Bowl party would be complete without a beverage. Make it a fun one though, not just a beer. For example, it doesn't take much skill to be able to layer shots-- they'll pretty much do that on their own.

So this option is guaranteed to impress your Patriot-loving guests. Get the recipe here.

8. New England Patriots Rice Krispie Treats

Two Sisters Crafting

These treats will seriously delight everyone at your party and since you have the Falcons recipe above, no one needs to feel left out.

Find the recipe here.

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