Posted February 01, 2013

Permissible Food Friday: NCAA-compliant Super Bowl snacks

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“The NCAA is no longer worried about what is going on bagels. That is, until some football staff decides to set out lunch meats, pizza bagels or grill steaks and serve them to players on half a bagel.” — Bylaw Blog author John Infante, January 22

Here at Campus Union, we pride ourselves on performing regular acts of public service. Today’s project, dedicated to all those athletic programs out there suddenly freed from the shackles of dry bagels: Providing easy-to-prepare, filling snack ideas for football programs hosting their own Super Bowl viewing parties — all within bounds of NCAA nutrition regulations.

First up: Taking the concept of the “pizza bagel” to its logical, if irrational conclusion.

This is a special occasion. Don't be afraid to reach beyond store-brand frozen pizza. Your student-athletes deserve the best.

It’s a special occasion. Don’t be afraid to reach beyond store-brand frozen pizza. Your student-athletes deserve the best.

Hearty meal accompaniments follow, after the jump:

Cater to each player's individual dipping tastes with our Nachos 'O' Bagel Platter. A varied selection of salsa verde, queso dip and hummus will please all palates.

Cater to each player’s individual dipping tastes with our Nachos ‘O’ Bagel Platter. A varied selection of salsa verde, queso dip and hummus will please all palates.

Is your beverage program operating within legal NCAA parameters? Serve all drinks as open-faced bagel sandwiches, just to be sure.

Is your beverage program operating within legal NCAA parameters? Serve all drinks as open-faced bagel sandwiches, just to be sure.

And don't forget dessert! LOLJK this is the Super Bowl. Dessert is wings.

And don’t forget dessert! LOLJK this is the Super Bowl. Dessert is wings.

We regret to inform you that we are going to find this funny enough to waste a Friday afternoon on it for one more round. The final installment of Permissible Food Friday will run next week, and celebrate National Signing Day. Stay tuned?

3 comments
ndroyalsfan
ndroyalsfan

True or False: Nachos 'O' Bagel is a featured new item on the menu at Beef 'O' Brady's?

alpelican
alpelican

I'm totally making chicken wing dessert bagels for dinner tonight, and am on pins and needles waiting for the next installment! Never change, Holly.

SIHolly
SIHolly moderator

 @alpelican No danger of that, my friend. Noooo danger of that.