Whether you’re gearing up for the big game at the stadium or bringing the tailgating experience home, one thing’s for sure: delicious food takes center stage. I have the ultimate game day meal and snacks that are delicious and good for you starting with finger food appetizers.
If you’re hosting this tailgating season, my top tip is to make sure there’s something for everyone at your party. At Sprouts Farmers Market you can find a curated selection of better-for-you products including organic options, gluten-free, plant-based, keto-friendly, and grass-fed. Serve sliced veggies grapes and blue corn and grain-free tortilla chips with vegan almond dips, salsa and this 7 layer greek dip made hummus, tzatziki, cucumber tomato feta, olives and parsley.
For the main course we have gameday favorites – chicken wings and sausage. Save time cooking and cleaning with these pre-marinated chicken wings and chicken sausages from sprouts. There is something for everyone: spicy buffalo wings, cajun butter wings, honey mustard and rosemary wings, Jamaican jerk and more… as we well as Hot Italian Chicken Sausage, Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage Links and Hatch Chile. Serve with toasted buns and an array of nutritious condiments and toppings such as ketchep, mustard, pickles and sliced avocado. These meals do all the prep work so you can enjoy all the flavor and you can spend your time enjoying good food with your favorite people!
You can’t forget the side dishes to round out your tailgate spread. You can find the season’s freshest, most delicious farm-fresh produce at Sprouts that are easy to toss on the grill.To cook asparagus: simply Snap off the bottom ends and marinate in olive oil with a little kosher salt, lemon juice and zest. Cook for 4 minutes on the grill, turning once, and they’re done. One great grilling tip is that marinades that include fruit juices like orange or lemon may serve to reduce the risk of chemical reactions that can create potential carcinogens. Fifteen minutes of marinating is usually sufficient. Another time-saving hack is the ready to heat meals from the deli area like this Homestyle Cheddar Mac & Cheese that is ready in minutes.
Finally, cheers to your favorite team with fruit-infused ready to drink margaritas. Rim a glass with salt, serve with lime and raspberry infused ice cubes and top with ready-to-drink Baja Lime Margarita Agave Wine.