Why would anyone go to a bar to watch a game or grab some apps when you could make slammin’ snacks at home? We’ll support this query with recipes from this week’s feature foodie, Jodi Moreno of What’s Cooking Good Looking. Jodi sees your sports bar nachos and frozen taquitos, and she’ll raise you Thai peanut sweet potato skins and veggie-packed lettuce wraps. Just have a look at these seven game-day eats and then try to make dinner of chips and guac. We rest our case.
1. Thai Peanut Sweet Potato Skins
These aren’t the potato skins of sad dive-bar menus, kids. Salty, spicy, nutty, and just a little bit sweet, these sweet potato skins will do well at a Super Bowl party or black tie-optional dinner. Just make sure not to skimp on the peanut sauce.
2. Salted Dark Chocolate Bark
Cake is fine; pie is pretty darn good—but have you tried dark chocolate bark? Melt high-quality dark chocolate and sprinkle it with nutty, crispy add-ins such as hazelnuts, coconut, and sesame seeds. Oops, is the whole tray gone already?
3. Broccoli Stem Fries With Chimichurri Tahini
What food is more crowd-pleasing than fries? And yeah, they’re green—so what? Firm broccoli stems actually make for a truly tasty baked fry, and their spice-and-cornmeal coating adds a satisfying crunch.
4. Veggie Lettuce Wraps With Mint Yogurt
Make these lettuce wraps ahead of time or set up a DIY station during your party. The spicy-creamy yogurt makes a cozy home for crisp veg. Now, isn’t this more fun than salad?
5. Almond-Crusted Sweet Potato Tenders With Mint Chutney
Entertaining a few vegetarians for the evening? There’s no need to get out the tempeh. For a snack that’s a combo of fries and tenders, look no further than these fat sweet potato wedges. Extra points if you actually make the mint chutney (but we won’t tell if you just grab a bottle of ketchup!).
6. Chocolate Almond Butter Banana Bites
Even if you make them all the time, few treats are more satisfying (and easy to serve to a group) than chocolate bites. Using almond butter makes them taste like a grown-up peanut butter cup, and we’re seriously fans of that.
7. Deviled Brussels Sprout Salad
This green-eggs-and-no-ham salad is rich and creamy, cut with a hint of hot sauce kick. Serve with toast for a twist on classic brunch eggs and greens.
Jodi Moreno is the voice behind What’s Cooking Good Looking, a blog that’s all about food that’s good for us, tastes amazing, and makes us feel good from the inside out. Every recipe featured on her site uses whole, natural ingredients. For more from Jodi, follow her on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.
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