Last week, Google Trends published the map below of the nation's most popular Super Bowl foods searched by state. Buffalo Chicken Dip has stolen the top spot from chicken wings in multiple states, surprisingly followed by cupcakes as a close second.
These are reasonable Super Bowl recipes to search. But salad, broccoli cheese soup, and pea & peppercorn mash?
Whereas Super Bowl has been known as much for the finger foods as it has for the actual game, we may be at a crossroads in the focus. Could it be that people are looking for healthier options? Or maybe they're just getting more creative with their potlucks.
From personal experience, I've noticed that a lot less people are planning to watch the Super Bowl this year, opting to ski, travel, or watch the Puppy Bowl instead. If this is the nationwide trend, then maybe people are searching non-traditional Super Bowl recipes because they're actively seeking ways to avoid getting wrapped up in the Big Game festivities this year.
Whatever the reason, please explain why so many people are searching for Lentil Soup Super Bowl recipes in Montana!?!
Check out your state's favorite Super Bowl recipe in the map below and feel free to leave a comment on social media! For more recipe ideas, visit ZEST Nutrition.
Whatever you do on Sunday, enjoy yourself and be healthy!
Alabama: White chicken chili
Arkansas: Fried chicken wings
California: Baked chicken breast
Colorado: Broccoli cheese soup
Connecticut: Buffalo chicken dip
Delaware: Chocolate peanut butter cake
Washington, D.C.: Bagel pigs in a blanket
Georgia: Buffalo chicken dip
Hawaii: Football cupcakes
Illinois: Jalapeno poppers
Indiana: Fried rice
Iowa: Irish stew
Kansas: Buffalo chicken dip
Kentucky: Taco salad
Massachusetts: Gluten-free pretzels
Mississippi: Granola bars
Missouri: Broccoli cheese soup
Montana: Lentil soup
Nebraska: Pigs in a blanket
Nevada: Vegan cheesy bacon spinach dip
New Hampshire: Cakes and cupcakes
New Jersey: Buffalo chicken dip
New Mexico: Pea and peppercorn mash
New York: Spinach dip
North Carolina: Cobb salad
North Dakota: Baked nachos
Ohio: Buffalo chicken dip
Oklahoma: Chicken noodle soup
Oregon: Banana bread
Pennsylvania: Chicken wings
Rhode Island: 7-layer dip
South Carolina: Turkey chili
South Dakota: Cupcakes
Texas: Spinach dip
Utah: Bacon wrapped smokies
Virginia: Buffalo chicken dip
West Virginia: Buffalo chicken dip
Wisconsin: Buffalo chicken dip