Superbowl Snack Recap, a GIVEAWAY, and Giveaway Winner!

Did you all survive the Superbowl (apparently Superbowl needs to be capitalized like it’s a holiday because spell-check keeps telling me superbowl is incorrect)?

Although the game was fairly boring, the team who I was cheering for actually won! I made sure to sport navy blue and lime green sweats for the game.

I was impressed by the half-time show and fell in love with Bruno Mars. The commercials were just so-so to me. My favorites were the Doritos ones, the Budweiser puppy and horse one, and the Full House one.

The highlight of the evening though was definitely the FOOD! Let’s be real.

A representative from Cub Foods and Essential Everyday reached out to me with some recipe inspiration for game day. I accepted his suggestions and was generously given some gift cards to spend at Cub Foods. Their store brand Essential Everyday is an affordable option and you still get the quality of name brand products.

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I made Cub Food’s guacamole, chipotle slider, and chili cheese nacho recipes, but I did make a few alterations to a couple of the recipes.They all turned out SO good!

Here are the recipes and my modifications:

Guacamole recipe courtesy of Cub Foods and Essential Everyday

Asparagus wraps (this recipe is mine) 🙂

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asparagus roll-up

Chipotle Sliders courtesy of Cub Foods and Essential Everyday; my substitutions/alterations to the recipe are listed in red


  •   chopped 

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I ate mine bun-less. Delicious.

 Chili Cheese Fries original recipe in black and my changes in red


  •  diced 
  • 1 cup pinto beans

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Decadent and satisfying!

And of course, a little something sweet: peanut butter M & M’s. My fav!

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It was an absolutely delicious spread. Everything was a total hit! Thank you to Cub Foods and Essential Everyday for helping me host an excellent Superbowl party!

The good news for you guys….

(Correction) Cub Foods wants to give away $10 grocery gift cards to two lucky winners! The applicable stores are: Albertsons, Hornbacher’s, Jewel-Osco, Lucky (not the clothing store), Shoppers, Shop ‘n Save, Cub Foods, Shaws Star, Farm Fresh, and Acme.

To enter: comment on this post telling me your favorite game day or any day “treat”. Earn an extra entry by tweeting, “I entered to win a grocery gift card from @NuttyMelanie!”.

Winners will be announced on Thursday, February 6th! Good luck!


The winner of last week’s Smart Balance Peanut Butter Nugget giveaway is….

Congrats, Holly! Please email me at with your shipping address so I can get those delicious bites off to you asap!

Thanks to everyone who entered!

Disclaimer: Cub Foods and Essential Everyday have provided me with gift cards to spend on groceries for game day at Cub Foods. All opinions expressed on the store and products are solely my own.

This Post Has 24 Comments

    1. Melanie

      Congrats!!! Can’t wait to hear what you think about them!

  1. You sure had lots of yummy food and I agree with you…. that’s the best part of the Superbowl! I was traveling, so I didn’t get to watch. But just to see Bruno, I did record it… love him!
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  2. Those fries look amazing!! My favorite treat is cupcakes – I bet you didn’t guess that one!! And you know what, I can’t even remember the last time I had a cupcake. . . I am going to have to change that ASAP!
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    1. Melanie

      This week I’m going to a co-worker’s retirement party at a Cupcake place! I can’t wait to have one. I can’t remember the last time I enjoyed a cupcake!

    1. Melanie

      You just can’t go wrong with guac. Happy Birthday darling!

  3. Tina

    My favorite game day food this year was Chinese noodles, Kung Pao Chicken, Sesame Chicken in honor of Chinese New Year:). Tasted even better when the Seahawks won the superbowl!

  4. Tanya Rimer

    My favorite game day snack is little weenies in BBQ sauce…. Yumm! P/S: those were my favorite commercials too! No wonder why I miss you so much. (We still have so much in common)

    1. Melanie

      I love those bbq weenies too! Aww, Tan I miss you!

  5. I didn’t know Cubs owned Jewel! There’s one right behind my building 🙂 I’m so lame and didn’t even watch the bowl – looks like you had some delicious eats!
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    1. Melanie

      That definitely doesn’t make you lame! I don’t know if Cub owns Jewel but I think they are owned by the same company (I think SuperValu?).

  6. Natalie

    My favorite treat is frozen yogurt topped with butterscotch chips!

  7. Jessie C.

    I like spicy wings for game days!

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  9. Elena

    my favorite game day food is spinach and artichoke dip

  10. Kendra

    Quite a spread yesterday. Without my husband around I didn’t even watch the Super Bowl. It was just a regular Sunday over here. My favorite treat is trail mix! Or a donut.

  11. Laura J

    Oh my favorite game day treat is tortilla rollups! YUM!

  12. Katie M (@carrotrunr)

    My favorite game day treat is a HUGE soft pretzel, particularly the Superpretzel brand.

  13. Jillie

    Hot wings!! Love them!

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