5 easy crowd-pleasing snacks for your 2020 Super Bowl party

Jan 29 2020, 7:10 pm

Whether you’re a football fanatic, just there to watch J. Lo and Shakira in the halftime show, or have been waiting all year for thing and one thing only — all the snacks — you’re probably counting down the days until Super Bowl LIV is upon us.

But with all the excitement of game day, it’s easy to leave your snack-planning to the last-minute. This becomes harder, though, when you remember that someone has RSVP-ed who’s on a new gluten-free, lactose-free, or soy-free diet.

Finding a crowd-pleasing snack that also ticks all the food sensitivity boxes can mean hours spent endlessly Googling. But we’re here to help — especially if all you’ve come up with so far is some celery sticks without ranch.

We’ve teamed up with Grimm’s Fine Foods to help you find the perfect Super Bowl snacks that will make your party the (gluten-free) toast of the town.

Did someone say… pizza roll-ups?

PIzza roll-ups/Facebook

They say a picture speaks a thousand words, but there are only five this picture says to us: “How do I make this?”

Thanks to the dream team at Grimm’s Fine Foods, this drool-worthy idea for pizza roll-ups can be made totally gluten-free using Grimm’s Brown Rice Flour Tortilla and pepperoni pizza toppers. And you can make it dairy-free if you opt for goats cheese or a dairy-free mozzarella. Now, who said snack for food-sensitivities can’t get as much hype as normal snacks?

Crunchy lettuce wraps

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Looking for a healthy alternative to your traditional game-day food (AKA wings, nachos, or dips with a million layers)? Skip the chips and bread and choose a lettuce wrap. You’ve still got all the delicious fillings of traditional Super Bowl food, just on a crunchy bed of greens instead. Without the bread it’s gluten-free; by opting for feta or goats cheese it’s free from lactose; and this Andouille sausage, made with 100% Canadian pork raised without the use of antibiotics, is emblematic of Grimm’s key attributes.

Kebabs, please

Gluten-free Belgian Beer Smokie Kebabs/Grimm’s Fine Foods

Can you really ever go wrong with a kebab? We don’t think so, which is why we’ve included this crowd-pleasing option. If you’re catering for a celiac or keto friend, this recipe using Belgian Beer and Smoked Gouda Smokies is perfect. Have someone who’s dairy-free too? Why not switch out the cheese smokie for an original Bavarian instead? Not only are these incredibly delicious, soy-free, and gluten-free, but they’re super easy to make —meaning less time spent cooking and more time spent watching Shakira.

Gluten-free stuffed mushrooms

Balsamic Roasted Mushrooms Stuffed with Italian Sausage and Asiago/Facebook

One of the best ways to create shareable food is to make it in bite-sized portions. Delicious mushroom bites made with Spicy Italian Sausage are not only packed with flavour, but also friendly to all your gluten-free guests! And if you have someone attending who is lactose-free, depending on which cheese you use, this can be made to tick all the food sensitivity boxes.

Sweet potato bites

Sweet Potato Sausage Bites/Facebook

If you haven’t noticed a trend yet, the key to allergy-friendly cooking is all about swapping allergy-laden foods with vegetables. Our last recipe is one that does just this, with delicious sweet potato canapes instead of those made with your standard bread. These bites are made using Grimm’s Sausage Bites and with baked sweet potato, pecans, pomegranate, and rosemary, are a little bit fancy. Ooh-la-la.

Super Bowl is an exciting day to look forward to — some people wait all year for it! But making everyone happy on the day doesn’t have to be stressful. Just snag any of these super-straightforward and delicious recipes from Grimm’s Fine Foods.

Grimm’s products are made without fillers, and they have a huge selection of gluten-free, lactose-free, soy-free, and MSG-free products.

Find Grimm’s sausages, wraps, and other mouth-watering toppings for your game-day food at any of your local supermarkets including: Save-On Foods, IGA, Buy-Low, Nesters, Walmart, Costco, and Superstore.

After all, less time stressing about food = more eyes on the game (or the epic commercials).

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