The following recipe and photography is courtesy of Lauren Schulte. To see more of her bites and meals, visit her Instagram @TheBiteSizePantry.
Entertaining for the big game can sometimes put us into stress mode when in reality, the day should be all about food, fun and football! To help you stress less, I’ve whipped up this chip n’ dip platter that will bring a whole stadium to its feet. You’ll be doing end-zone dances all day with this easy-to-plate grazing platter.
It’s simple (and tempting) to go into a store and just grab a premade dip for your game day gathering. Most of us just plate and serve as is (which is still delicious, don’t get me wrong) but why not call a “trick play” and divert from the ordinary and make something extraordinary with just a few added ingredients.
The spreads that I used for this platter are from The Dairy Free Co. and are, you guessed it, made without dairy. Don’t worry though, the great thing about these spreads is that they’re full of that classic taste. You’d be nuts to pass these up! They are a great option to add to your game day table to accommodate guests who have dairy allergies and guests who just love a good dip.
The Dairy Free Co. products are made with sustainably sourced ingredients like cashews and quinoa, which means they’re good for the environment and for you. Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian and vegan-friendly, you’ve covered the entire lineup with these, but I didn’t just stop there though, I went for the extra point and added my homemade everything bagel dippers! There’s a lot to love about this grazing board and you can easily find all of The Diary Free Co. items in Heinen’s Dairy Department.
Check out my dippable game day roster!
- Super Bleu – I LOVE THIS one! It may put some people off because of its vibrant blue color, but don’t let it scare you. It’s so delicious! I added some Franks Red Hot Sauce, green onion and diced Colombus salami to this, but you could also add shredded chicken for a new spin on buffalo dip! Serve with slices of crusty bread (which you can have sliced for you at Heinen’s Bakery) and salami chips.
- Garden Party – I’m now calling this my “Pickle Back” dip. Chop up Bread n’ Butter Randy’s Pickles and add a couple teaspoons of the pickle juice to this spread and mix well. The addition of the pickles takes the already great-tasting spread and gives it a whole new look. Serve with a selection of veggies. Carrots, celery, zucchini and colorful peppers are great options and add so much color to the platter.
- Schmiracle – Everything you could ever want and more, more, MORE! This spread already has it all (“everything seasoning”). All you need to do is just add a little more seasoning and serve with my homemade gluten-free everything bagel dippers (below).
The Chips: Gluten-Free Everything Bagel Chips
- 2 ½ cups coconut flour
- 4 tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. salt
- 3 egg whites, divided
- 2 cups nonfat Greek yogurt
- Everything Bagel Seasoning, for topping (leave plain if preferred)
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Move the oven rack to the top spot. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper for easy cleanup later on.
- In a large bowl, combine the coconut flour, baking powder and salt. I like to use a whisk to fully incorporate everything, but you can also use a standing or handheld mixer.
- Place 2 of the egg whites in a medium bowl and beat with an electric mixer on high until frothy, about 2 minutes.
- Add the egg whites and yogurt to the large bowl with the dry ingredients.
- Mix well until the mixture starts to resemble dough.
- Remove the dough from the bowl and place it on a lightly floured surface.
- Knead the dough gently a few times.
- Form the dough into a large rounded disk. Using a sharp knife, divide the dough into 6 equal parts.
- Roll each part into a 1-inch thick tube. Bring the ends together to form a thick circle.
- Place each circle on the baking pan.
- Brush each bagel with the remaining egg whites and sprinkle with the everything bagel seasoning.
- Bake on the top rack for 25 minutes or until bagels are slightly browned.