Superbowl parties are the perfect place to indulge: wings, dips, cheese, beer and everything else delicious. Whether you are a football fan or not, (GO PATRIOTS!) chances are good you might wind up at one of these parties. Being on the Whole 30 can definitely put a damper on your social life, so I wanted to share some recipes I used last week that help keep you me on track during the game.
Football definitely pairs well with buffalo chicken. Try the lighter side of it with these lettuce wraps filled with shredded buffalo chicken made in the crock pot! Even non-health conscious guests will enjoy these. I topped with some homemade ranch that my friend made which was also “approved”, or go for bleu cheese crumbles!
These take a couple hours to make but are worth it! The crunchy, salty snack you crave with none of the bad stuff. I sprinkled some rosemary on these too before baking. Remember, the thickness that you cut them will dictate how crunchy they will be. Some of mine were a little thicker and chewier, but still tasty.
Mine don’t look as impressive as the ones on the recipe site. I did not have a mandolin, so had to cut by hand. I promise they were still delicious!
They look a little interesting but taste delicious! No mayo needed with these guys. To speed up the process, I used two pre-made guacamole packs mixed with 8 egg yolks. I used two strips of bacon and scallions.
*For perfect hard boiled eggs, bring a couple inches of water to a boil. Slowly add eggs and set timer for 11 minutes (the magic number!) When timer goes off, take eggs out of hot water and place them in ice water to cool. Peel immediately.
Shrimp Cocktail with Homemade Cocktail Sauce
Shrimp cocktail from the local fish market is always a hit. When I was trying to buy some cocktail sauce to go with it, I couldn’t find anything without loads of sugar added. I combed through the ketchup aisle and the best I found was low sugar ketchup, so I decided to make my own. This was actually really easy cocktail sauce.
- 1 can tomato paste
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
- Large scoop plain horseradish
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Splash fresh lemon juice
Pour tomato paste and apple cider vinegar into small sauce pan; heat on low and stir. Add in horseradish, salt/pepper and lemon juice and stir for a few more minutes. Let cool and voila! I used a little more horseradish than if I were making it with ketchup. Serve and nobody will notice the difference.
A “mocktail bar” is the perfect compliment to these Whole 30 approved recipes (fresh squeezed juices, mint and seltzer anyone?) If you aren’t doing Whole 30, pair with beer.