My last post was allllll Fallllll, Paleo Challllennnngeeee…..but how could I forget FOOTBALL?!?!?! Well, the truth is that I don’t get all football cray! (crucify me ok?!?) BUT, football is a huuuuuuuge part of life for most people! With that being said, on Sunday & Monday we gotta eat right?!?! So whether you’re having a casual night at home with your boo, or you have parties for every game….we have to have some munchies!! Yes or yes?! Are you guys diving in to subs & potato skins?? or are you keeping it tasty, savory & still clean?! Let me share some of my favorite game day apps, snacks & foods that I love to keep the spirit! (or just keep me occupied during the game, hehe!) If you have read my Superbowl Eats post, you’ll recognize some of these! Party on people! ❤
This is such a quick, filling, fun food. Can act as a meal or an app depending on how you cut it!
1/2 lb ground turkey
1/2 lb ground beef
1/4 cup almond or flax meal
1 beaten egg
1 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp cumin
sprinkle of chili powder
Mix everything together & flatten out like a big burger on a greased foil lined baking sheet. Bake until cooked almost completely. 375 for about 15 minutes. Take out and add your topping, sauce, veggies (pre cook), cheese (no cheese for you challengers =)) & bake for an additional 5 ish minutes. I like to finish with some guacamole, yum!
Check out my Simple Guacamole Recipe here:
Quick BBQ Pulled Chicken:
Trim a couple of pounds of chicken breast. Put into a large pot & cover with chicken or vegetable stock. Boil for about 12-15 minutes until chicken is cooked. Let cool for a few minutes & shred with a fork! This couldn’t be easier! Add your favorite organic, chemical free BBQ sauce (home-made would be snazziest!) Or sometimes I just like to make a quick tangy sauce by mixing a can of tomato paste with the same amount of balsamic vinegar (use the can as your guide!), a little salt & pepp & mix up! DELISH!
What’s football without Buffalo Wings?! Here is an AWESOME recipe from Against All Grain!
Last but not least, Bacon wrapped anything!!! YES!
So, it’s safe to say that us paleo followers typically live & die for bacon. What’s better at a football occasion than BACON! Here are a few ideas!
Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potato Bites:
Cut about 3 sweet potatoes into bite size pieces. Cook them over medium heat in a little EVOO for a few minutes just until they start to get soft. Take them off heat & let them cool. Cut your bacon strips into about 2 inch pieces & stretch them around each cube of sweet potato. Secure with toothpick (presoaked in water). Bake in a 400 degree oven until bacon is cooked & crispy!
Bacon Wrapped Dates:
So decadent! Take about 2 cups of pitted dates (delget, medjool, whichever!) Cut your bacon strips into about 1 inch pieces & wrap around the dates. Secure with toothpick (presoaked in water). Bake in a 400 degree oven until bacon is cooked & crispy!
Bacon Wrapped Pineapple:
Sweet & Salty meet again! Take a can of pineapple chunks & drain. Follow same directions as the Bacon Wrapped Dates!
How’s that for tasty finger foods?! Enjoy!