Are you ready for some football?! The big game is just around the corner and whether you’ll be hosting a party or attending someone else’s, here are some great dishes to make for your friends and family. These tasty and nutritious recipes are guaranteed to score a touchdown! Instead of traditional chicken wings which are usually deep fried, I’m serving Grilled Buffalo Shrimp with Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce. Everyone loves shrimp- they make great finger food and they cook up really fast on the grill. By grilling instead of deep frying, you’re also cutting loads of calories and fat. To add great flavor, I toss them with hot sauce and just a tablespoon of butter which is significantly less than the full stick of butter that many recipes call for. I serve the shrimp along with a cooling blue cheese sauce and fresh veggies.
Tired of the same old chips and salsa? Try my Game Day Guacamole and Spiced Pita Chips to get the crowd cheering. Avocados are naturally creamy and provide a healthy amount of monounsaturated fats and fiber as well as several vitamins and minerals. I like to leave my guacamole relatively chunky and serve it in a molcajete, which is a traditional Mexican mortar and pestle made from volcanic stone. To scoop it up, try my baked spiced pita chips instead of store-bought chips. I use whole wheat pitas, brush them with a little olive oil and dust them with spices before a quick bake in the oven. They’re crispy, easy to make, and the smoky spices complement the flavors in the guacamole perfectly.
Enjoy the game and let’s go Giants!
Grilled Buffalo Shrimp with Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce
Makes 24 shrimp or 6 servings
What tasty snacks are you making on game day? Leave a comment below and let me know!