Soon, every TV in the house will be glowing with college basketball games, every computer will streaming game results, and every hungry basketball fan will be munching madly. It’s a long season for salty chips and greasy chicken wings—that’s why healthy snack recipes are a must during “March Madness” entertaining. What’s great about these snacks, besides being tempting and tasty, is that they’re healthier than store-bought or take-out munchies.
First in the lineup: Homemade Sea Salt & Dill Potato Chips. These crisp, oven-baked chips are made with Yukon Gold potatoes, sea salt, and Litehouse Instantly Fresh Dill. If you have just a half hour before a game starts, then you can plop a bowl of warm, crispy chips in front of your family and friends. A mandolin makes easy work of slicing the potatoes, and a bowl of cold water will prevent the sliced spuds from browning before you can get them in the oven. The fresh flavor and vibrant color of Litehouse Instantly Fresh Dill makes these chips a treat for the eye as well as the palate. The bowl will be empty before half time.
Next up, Shrimp Salad Bites—petite salads that include sliced zucchini, lettuce, pickled asparagus, and cooked shrimp marinated in Litehouse Zesty Italian Vinaigrette. Put these little beauties together and then literally “stick a fork” in them (use disposable appetizer forks and plates). It’s the ultimate in party food strategy: offering healthy snacks, such as salad shots, that help fans’ eyes stay glued to the game. For a more varied spread, include button mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, and other mini vegetables. A quarter teaspoon of Litehouse Zesty Italian Vinaigrette on top of each mini salad heightens the flavor of the Shrimp Salad Bites.
Finally, keep the “munch madness” alive with a bowl full of Brown-Sugar Roasted Pecans with Litehouse Pear Gorgonzola Vinaigrette Dressing. This easy-to-make snack gets its sweetness from free-flowing brown sugar and its mild zing from the vinaigrette. It’s a sweet snack with protein and fiber that your basketball fans will love
Whether their team wins or not, your family and friends will be pleased with the snack lineup. So, make your “Munch Madness” party memorable with healthy snack recipes that include ingredients from Litehouse Foods. Keep the competitive spirit going on game days by logging onto Litehouse Foods’ Facebook Page. Vote for your favorite Litehouse food product for a chance to win awesome prizes. Tweet about your votes on Twitter using the hash tag #LHMunchMadness!