How-To Watch Football and Eat Gluten Free
Written by Emily Pease. Emily is the Ambassador Coordinator here at Udi’s Gluten Free. She has been with the company for over 1 year and adores our gluten free cookies.
Every year, as the warm summer months come to an end and you can feel the crisp weather of fall creeping in, there is one thing that always has me looking forward to the autumn season. Yes, the changing leaves are beautiful and the changing wardrobe is refreshing, but that is not what I’m referring to. I’m talking about the return of football season!
I realize we are several games into the season and my beloved, hometown team is having a very rough go so far. I suppose that will happen when your star quarterback is injured for, what looks like, the entire season. Even so, I love the return of hosting football parties, drafting fantasy teams, hearing about the amazing comeback games and listening to the school fight song after a victory.
One downfall of such gatherings is they are not generally gluten-free friendly. Fried foods, pre-made dips, chips, gluten-filled adult beverages, etc. You get the picture and I’m sure you’ve come up with your own ways of managing such social gatherings. To help with this, I’ve done some digging for some fantastic gluten-free recipes that are sure to please all your guests, including your fellow gluten-free football fans!
1. Chili Cheese Pita Chips With Udi’s Gluten free Pizza Crusts
These zesty little pita chips came from the Udi’s Gluten Free website and are sure to be the perfect munching snack while cheering on your favorite team. Delicious plain or dipped in your favorite hummus.
2. Guacamole Turkey Burgers from What’s Gaby Cooking
Gaby posted these irresistible burgers on her blog What’s Gaby Cooking?. Place these patties on Udi’s Gluten Free hamburger buns, of course! Fire up that grill and have these burgers ready to refuel your guests at half-time.
3. Big easy Chili Recipe
If you are looking for something easy to make ahead of time (helpful if you want to watch you team’s every play) try this Big Easy Chili Recipe, courtesy of Karina on her blog Gluten Free Goddess. Simply throw the ingredients together and simmer in a crock pot. Guests can help themselves at any time!
I’m sure you have your own favorite party snacks and meals. Feel free to share them in a comment below! Go Team Udi’s!