We don’t know about you, but for the Wilderness Girls, the best part of football season is the good eats! Today, we’re featuring links to a few healthy and not so healthy recipes that will keep you and your sports FANatics happy.
Baked Chili Cheese Fries: My mother used to make the best pan fried potatoes I’ve ever had in my life. She would make them a small batch at a time and dump them onto paper towels for us to quickly salt. Take it easy on yourself and bake these fries but keep maximum flavor with some chili and cheese.
Fried Guacamole: This is the most interesting use of guacamole I’ve ever seen. I’m convinced that Joy must be an evil genius.
Buffalo Chicken Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing: Love the taste of buffalo wings but don’t want heavy fried food? Try this recipe for Buffalo Chicken Salad with homemade Blue Cheese Dressing. It’s crunchy, filling and has all the delicious flavors you get with an order of wings but not the stomach ache and guilt. This salad is so good that even Scott will make a meal out of it.
Restaurant Style Queso-Blanco: Who doesn’t love queso?
Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos: These taquitos are always a hit in my house; I think they’re tastier than the fried version. And, they freeze great, so make up a big batch and easily feed your Monday Night Football guests for the next couple months.
Greek Seven-Layer Dip: One of my FAVORITE food bloggers, Sweet Peas & Pumpkins, came up with this twist on the classic seven-layer dip. Instead of the classic beans/salsa combo, she goes Greek with hummus, olives, and veggies. I made this for a happy hour and it was a huge hit. Pair it up with pita or pita chips, tortilla chips, or your favorite veggies. The best part? It’s incredibly simple and quick to put together.
Roasted Chickpeas: Want an alternative to roasted peanuts? This is the recipe for you. Roasted chickpeas have a great crispy texture and are super filling. This recipe features curry, but you can play up whatever seasonings you want, sweet or savory.
Classic Guacamole: My family’s favorite football party snack is guacamole. This quick stop motion video has a great recipe, even though I would skip the tomato.
Good Eats Swedish Meatballs: A recipe poem: Meatballs are perfect football food. Alton’s recipes sing to my inner nerd. For there’s real science behind his treats. That’s why his dishes are such Good Eats.
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