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The Best of the Best: Gameday Snacks with Nature’s Touch

Gameday: that one, chilly Sunday in February that North American football fans anxiously wait for. Hats ready. Jerseys laid out. Face paint of their team’s favourite colour anxiously waiting to be applied beside the bathroom sink. This is also a day that boasts the best in athleticism and teamwork. The best in advertising and creativity. The best in performance and showmanship. And, of course, the best in snacks.

A symbolic centrepiece of any family room, the snack table is where the analysis and banter happen. Hosts think through a crowd-pleasing assortment of snacks to appear in strategically planned phases: tailgating, half-time, and post-game payouts. Mindful to balance dietary restrictions with levels of sheer snacking fun, Gameday snacks are non-negotiable.

If you are hosting the 2019 Gameday festivities and are looking for a Pinterest-worthy snack lineup, don’t forget to inspire yourself using the Nature’s Touch recipe inspirations. Healthy yet comforting, easy yet tradition-creating, recipes like the below featured Nature’s Touch Avocado Stuffed Sweet Potatoes offer a healthy twist on a guacamole-like classic that will leave your guests counting days until next year!

 

Avocado Stuffed Sweet Potato

Total time: 60 minutes

Yields: 4 servings

Expertise Level: Beginner

 

Ingredients:

2 cups Nature's Touch Frozen Avocados, thawed

2 sweet potatoes

1 roasted red pepper

1/2 small onion

1/2 cup parsley

12 pitted black olives

4 sun-dried tomatoes

 

Preparation:

  1. Bake the sweet potatoes for 35 minutes at 400° F (204° C) and let cool.
  2. Place 2 cups of Nature's Touch Frozen Avocados in a medium-sized bowl and let thaw.
  3. In a food processor combine the roasted red pepper, onion, parsley, olives and sun-dried tomato. Pulse until a chunky, homogeneous mixture is achieved. 
  4. Cut the baked sweet potatoes down the middle. Scoop out the centre and mix into the avocado mixture. 
  5. Place the new avocado and sweet potato mixture back into the shells and sprinkle feta on top of all of them.
  6. Put the potatoes back in the oven until the cheese is melted and browning.

 

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