So- with the NFL playoffs and College Bowl Season happening as we speak, it is probably time to talk snacks and appetizers!! There are sooo many options, it’s unbelievable- and most contain bacon (yes!!)!! So here we go….
Bacon Wrapped Deliciousness:
There aren’t too many things that aren’t better with the addition of bacon, particularly sweet things. Sweet and salty (and crunchy) is hard to beat!! Here are some great combinations of bacon wrapped deliciousness.
Bacon Wrapped Apricots– ensure your apricots are unsweetened and unsulfered.
Bacon Wrapped Dates– stuff dates with almonds or almond butter for a bit of crunch!
Bacon Wrapped Pineapple– use frozen pineapple chunks to create a delicious treat.
Bacon Wrapped Shrimp– use large pre-cooked shrimp
Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potato Fries– cut fresh sweet potato fries with the skin on, then wrap ’em!
Bacon Wrapped Peaches– cut a fresh peach into wedges, or use frozen peaches!
Also try: Prosciutto Wrapped Melon!!
For all bacon wrapped bites: Cook at 375 degrees until bacon is crispy. Broil 2-3 minutes to crisp bacon more if needed!
<strong>Sammie and Roll-ups:
Sandwiches and wraps are always a gameday staple, but with no bread or processed wraps, it can get hard to get ideas. Here are a couple options!!
Italian Sub Roll-up: Using a green lettuce leaf as a wrap, layer your favorite lunch meats, including ham, salami, pepperoni and turkey to make a thick wrap. Add some tomato, avocado and pickles if desired. Top with a little red wine vinegar.
Lettuce Wrap Turkey Taco: Brown up some ground turkey. Then add this taco seasoning mix. Crest tacos with the taco meat and some pico de gallo!!
Bacon Guacamole Sammie: Create bite sized Sammie’s using bacon as the bread and fill with guacamole. Try Wholly Guacamole (available at any store) or make your own!
Buffalo chicken is a staple of just about any football season diet. Try one of these awesome recipes to get a paleo version! Franks Red Hot is as close to paleo as you can get- or order Tessamae’s online to ensure your compliant. (Tessamae’s also offers various flavors- worth checking out)
Buffalo Chicken Wings: I discovered this recipe this summer- and it’s still a go-to in our house. The chicken comes out crispy and delicious! Follow the directions precisely, and they’ll turn out great! Primal Bite Chicken Wings.
Buffalo Chicken Meatballs: Make this recipe paleo by substituting almond flour for the bread crumbs and cutting out the blue cheese. Chicken Balls.
Bacon Wrapped Chicken with Honey Mustard: This is so easy!! Brown a 1lb-2lb batch of chicken tenderloins on the stove top. Wrap with bacon- then bake at 375 degrees till bacon is crisp. While chicken bakes, add equal parts Grey Poupon Mustard and raw honey. Mix into a dressing. Add additional honey or mustard to taste.
Who doesn’t love some delicious nachos?!?! Here are 2 recipes to fulfill that craving using veggies and chicken. Add ground beef with homemade taco seasoning to change it up!
Loaded Paleo Nachos: Homemade sweet potato chips with chicken and guacamole. DELICIOUS!! This recipe is tried, true and a staple in our house!!
Chicken Nachos on Peppers: Using bell peppers or sweet peppers, pile on your favorite paleo toppings and munch away. Here’s the recipe. Remember- NO CHEESE!!
Hopefully this helps to give you some ideas! Enjoy your football filled weekend!!