Healthier Dips Trio For the Big Game

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #timetocrunch #CollectiveBias

Having a big game party? Find out how our favorite crunchy snack products have you covered for the best party recipes ever! My healthier dips trio will delight everyone. #ad #timetocrunch

The light at the end of the winter tunnel looms closer!

The thing is, this is the time of year, every year, in which I notice more hope and light. I notice that I have many more events to look forward to, and that winter is almost halfway over. The last half always goes more quickly than the first half! That’s because we have things that keep us warm. And not just a pellet stove, and the fact that we just got back from 75 degrees Florida! It’s the fun of what’s to come in February and March. And soon, it will be time to party for the big game!

I first thought of an idea for a healthier dips trio, because I love everything in three! Whenever I buy crunchy snacks for a party, I buy them in three’s. That way we’re covered with pretzels, potato chips, and tortilla chips. Sounds simple enough, right? It’s about having something for everyone, and a dip for everything! (and everyone) That’s where my recipes come in.

And that’s where my favorite trio comes in too:

This is my favorite mix of new and traditional favorites. When you’re trying to have a party to suit many tastes, the variety matters. Food failure is no option – and this is our winning spread. Three crunchy snacks, three better for you dips, and fruits and vegetables. My husband makes spicy wings, and I usually try to find a dessert too. I think there’s no attention like there is to the snacks, though. They make the party! And it’s how we take our party from ordinary to extraordinary. To be fair, there’s nothing ordinary about our home and our eclectic parties, but crunchy snacks and dips should stand out.

Here are three healthier dips for Snack Factory® Pretzel Crips®, Kettle Brand® Potato Chips, and Late July® Tortilla Chips:

Broccoli Guacamole

Broccoli Guacamole

Ingredients

  1. 2 ripe avocados, diced
  2. 1 cup lightly cooked broccoli pieces, chopped
  3. 1 tomato, diced
  4. 1 garlic clove, minced
  5. 1 tbsp lemon juice
  6. 1 tsp paprika
  7. Salt

Instructions

  • 1. (optional because raw broccoli also works well) Cook the broccoli until it's soft, and drain well
  • 2. Place in a food processor and add remaining ingredients, except the avocado
  • 3. Then mix all ingredients in a bowl - add avocados and mash them but leave some chunks
  • 4. Season with salt, as needed
  • 5. Enjoy!
Schema/Recipe SEO Data Markup by Yummly Rich Recipes
http://tamaracamerablog.com/healthier-dips-trio-for-the-big-game/

I generally pair broccoli guacamole with pretzels, but many crunch snacks work! I lightly cook my broccoli, but I’ve also had it with raw broccoli. In those cases you just chop it really finely so it blends in. It’s a great way to get vegetables!

It’s such an easy recipe and it doesn’t take a lot of time either! That’s why I chose three dips that are all easy to shop for, and make. That way you have delicious and wholesome snacks in only a matter of time. Next is Lemon White Bean Dip:

Lemon White Bean Dip:

Ingredients:

2 cups cannelini beans, drained
2 cloves garlic, peeled
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tsp fresh rosemary, minced
2 lemon rinds, grated
salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

1 – Put the beans in a blender/food processor with half the garlic and some salt
2 – Add the olive oil a little at a time until the whole mixture is smooth
3 – Add more garlic and mix again
4 – In a large bowl, mix in rosemary, lemon zest and a bit more olive oil
5 – Enjoy with salt and pepper as needed

My third favorite recipe is a Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus. Hummus is forever a favorite recipe in this household, but I like to branch out a bit when we’re expecting company. I pair them with Late July® Tortilla Chips, in any delicious flavor!

Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus:

Ingredients:

1 can garbanzo beans, drained
1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes
2 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tbsp tahini
1 clove garlic, minced
salt and pepper to taste
fresh basil to taste

Instructions:

1 – Add garbanzo beans to blender/food processor with tomatoes. Then add olive oil, lemon juice, tahini, garlic, and salt
2 – Pulse mixture for 1 minute and then scrape down sides, and then pulse for another few minutes
3 – Add basil and mix into hummus
4 – Serve with tortilla chips and fresh vegetables
5 – Enjoy!

Are you inspired yet? I went to a birthday party on Saturday night and all I wanted were the chips, pretzels, and dips!

What’s your favorite crunchy snack for a big game party?

Enjoy!

Spicy Chicken Salad in Avocado Bowls

This recipe post was sponsored by Avocados From Mexico in partnership with the Mom It Forward Influencer Network. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

These Spicy Chicken Salad in Avocado Bowls are the perfect #recipe for your big game day! And enter the #giveaway for a $1,000 gift card! Such an amazing recipe and an amazing prize to win!
#ad #GuacWorld #FlavorYourWorld http://bit.ly/2p8H3ky

Often I formulate a recipe idea, and then have Cassidy help me execute it. It’s sort of how we work best. I dream and visualize. He plans and executes. Sometimes he dreams and visualizes, and I plan and execute. Somehow, it all works out.

Day after day, night after night, we set food on the table. The kids get more adventurous by the day, and sometimes, they backtrack. That’s having kids. Scarlet doesn’t like the skin on apples, but she liked them last week. I’d be upset, but this week she’s eating chicken noodle soup, Italian Wedding soup, and artichokes. Did I mention that one yet? The kids are obsessed with artichokes. Other current favorites are tiny meatballs, carrots, and eating food out of bowls made out of food.

There are so many reasons I also love eating food out of bowls made out of food. (say that three times fast) It’s because it’s pretty magical! And more importantly than that, eating such festive foods reminds me of parties. Parties make me happy.

It reminds me of school dances and weddings. Even better, it reminds me of my brother and sister’s Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. True I had my own two years later, but I was way too revved up to eat or remember the food then. For my siblings, the catering company had an entire table devoted to bite-sized foods. Pizza bagels, pigs in a blanket, mini grilled cheese bites, and pretty much anything you would want to fill your stomach with. Ever since then, I seek out the original ideas when I’m being served snacks and appetizers. At our wedding, we had a Mashtini bar! Mashed potatoes in little martini glasses for all!

There were toppings galore! Are you starving yet? I’ve got you covered here.

Pardon me for the wrong sports references but this recipe is, to put it mildly, a home run. You cannot lose with this! If you’re having a big game party, or going to a big game party, you have to bring these. My friend calls them the perfect snack. My husband calls them dinner. I call them the perfect party recipe. It needs to be mentioned that we essentially created them on a whim in the kitchen after a good friend gave me this perfect idea. I chopped while my husband scooped and sliced. He seasoned and I tasted. I tasted and he seasoned. We perfected the recipe in order to get it right for you.

I feel confident that we have.

These Spicy Chicken Salad in Avocado Bowls are the perfect #recipe for your big game day! And enter the #giveaway for a $1,000 gift card! Such an amazing recipe and an amazing prize to win!
#ad #GuacWorld #FlavorYourWorld http://bit.ly/2p8H3ky

Why did we choose the ingredients we chose? Easy. You see, TABASCO® Sauce ingredients are marinated in wood barrels for three years before the sauce is bottled, and the sauce is made from vine-ripened, red jalapeño peppers over a pecan wood fire. It’s the perfect addition to your Big Game food spread. Also, every bottle is made from hand-picked, ripened red tabasco peppers, vinegar and salt – giving it a taste like no other. TABASCO® Sauce is made with those 3 simple ingredients.

It’s versatile, delicious, and will liven up almost any recipe or dish!

Spicy Chicken Salad in Avocado Bowls

Yield: 4 Servings

Spicy Chicken Salad in Avocado Bowls

Ingredients

  1. 2-3 avocados
  2. 2 tablespoons TABASCO® Sauce
  3. 1/2 red pepper, chopped
  4. 1.5 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  5. 1 garlic clove, minced
  6. 1 cup fresh strawberries, chopped
  7. 1/4 cup pecans, chopped
  8. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  9. 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  10. 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  11. 1/2 cup sour cream
  12. 2-3 tablespoons Balsamic
  13. 1/2 cup Parmesan

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat grill or skillet to medium high heat and rub chicken with olive oil and seasonings
  • 2. Grill on each side for 2-4 minutes until chicken is cooked through
  • 3. Chop chicken and set aside
  • 4. Scoop out avocado halves and leave about two inches of flesh inside
  • 5. Slice the avocado you scooped out
  • 6. In a large bowl, mix the chicken, avocado slices, red peppers, strawberries, pecans, salt, pepper, paprika, Balsamic and sour cream
  • 7. Toss well to combine
  • 8. Scoop the mixture onto the avocado halves
  • 9. Top with TABASCO® Sauce and serve
  • 10. Enjoy!
Schema/Recipe SEO Data Markup by Yummly Rich Recipes
http://tamaracamerablog.com/spicy-chicken-salad-avocado-bowls/

Doesn’t it look delicious? It is! It was so much better than I even imagined, and I imagined it as pretty great. I love that it takes simple ingredients and makes you feel GREAT. You can use mayo in place of sour cream, but I tend to skip mayo if I can. The combination of flavors is out of this world. I really encourage you to make this versatile dish for your Big Game party, or on any weeknight or weekend. I know I will make it many times over. Handheld snacks are my very favorite dish!

Think about how you can be the star of your own party, or the star guest of a party you’re attending – by making these amazing chicken salad in avocado bowls, with TABASCO® Sauce to liven up the flavor. And enter this AMAZING giveaway:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Please share my recipe post! Everyone needs to try this deliciousness.

These Spicy Chicken Salad in Avocado Bowls are the perfect #recipe for your big game day! And enter the #giveaway for a $1,000 gift card! Such an amazing recipe and an amazing prize to win!
#ad #GuacWorld #FlavorYourWorld http://bit.ly/2p8H3ky

Enjoy!

These Spicy Chicken Salad in Avocado Bowls are the perfect #recipe for your big game day! And enter the #giveaway for a $1,000 gift card! Such an amazing recipe and an amazing prize to win!
#ad #GuacWorld #FlavorYourWorld http://bit.ly/2p8H3ky

Follow Along with Avocados From Mexico for Big Game Day recipes on their Website and their Game Day Pinterest Board! Looking for other amazing Game Day Avocados From Mexico recipe ideas? Check these out:

Delicious Everyday’s – Sweet & Spicy Avocado Egg Rolls
Kleinworth Co’s – Slow Cooker Beef Tacos
bell’alimento’s – Crispy Baked Avocado Fries with Spicy Dipping Sauce
The Wicked Noodle’s – Chorizo Potato Tacos

These Spicy Chicken Salad in Avocado Bowls are the perfect #recipe for your big game day! And enter the #giveaway for a $1,000 gift card! Such an amazing recipe and an amazing prize to win!
#ad #GuacWorld #FlavorYourWorld http://bit.ly/2p8H3ky