Super Bowl Forecast: A Red Hot (and Delicious) Line-Up for Cancer Prevention

This year, create your own Super Bowl hype with a party spread full of flavor, heat, color and cancer prevention. These menu ideas will keep your crowd happy and healthy, beginning with the pre-game interviews and all the way through the post-game analysis.

veggie-chiliPre-Game Warm Up: Greet your guests with a mildly spicy Cinnamint Green Tea. Delicious and warming, green tea contains a compound called EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) that, in lab studies, shows some protective qualities against cancer.

The National Anthem: Okay, so opera singer Renée Fleming isn’t Italian, but with opera I think Italy. These Herbed Italian White Beans are a warm, simple starter. Serve with Pesto Toastini for a classic opening.

Half-Time Performance: The Red Hot Chili Peppers will be heating up the stage. Chile peppers get their kick from capsaicin, a phytochemical well studied for cancer-prevention. So try our Veggie Chili with cancer-fighting, capsaicin-containing hot pepper and warm up your guests with steaming bowls of chili.

Give a nod to Broncos’ fans and offer a Denver specialty – a Breakfast Burrito.

bigstock-Elegant-Fruit-Tart-Pastry-Serv-1148689_300wPost-Game Analysis: Salute the Super Bowl hosts, New York and New Jersey with a healthier version of New York Style No-Bake Cheesecake and top it with plenty of cranberries, blueberries and peaches. The Garden state is one of the top 5 U.S. producers of these cancer-fighting fruits.

Serve with a steamy (cancer-fighting) coffee beverage as a tribute to the Seahawks fan. Last year’s AICR/WCRF updated report on Endometrial Cancer found that coffee – decaf and regular – can help lower risk for that cancer. Go plain black or serve up a fancy latte with steamed, frothy milk.

What are your ideas for a healthy and cancer-preventive Super Bowl party?