The following guide was written by Heinen’s partner Alex Miles.
Are you ready for the Big Game?
Sure, this event centers around football, but we all know what the Big Game is really about: the food! Nacho dips, saucy BBQ wings, pizza rolls, pigs in a blanket, hot pretzels with beer cheese – the menu could go on and on with classic football favorites. But what about serving up some unexpected options that fit everyone’s dietary needs?
We have you covered with our top five Big Game bites to serve or bring to this year’s watch parties. Regardless of what happens on the field, you’ll be the MVP with these winning appetizers and snacks.
1. Snow Days Organic Grain-Free Pizza Bites
Who doesn’t love a good Snow Day? And no, we don’t mean the kind that keeps the kids home from school (even though they’re pretty fun too!). We’re talking about Snow Days Pizza Bites.
According to Bon Appétit, “If you grew up with frozen pizza rolls you’re gonna love Snow Days.” These pizza bites deliver the same, classic taste as pizza rolls, but with organic ingredients, including grass-fed protein and free-range chicken. With over 1,000 five-star reviews online, there’s no doubt that Snow Days will give you and your party guests something to cheer about! Located in the Frozen Department.
Available in Sausage, Cheese and Buffalo Chicken.
2. Against the Grain Gluten-Free Bread, Bagels & Pizza
If you’re skeptical of gluten-free, grain-free pizza, you haven’t sunk your teeth into Against the Grain. Launched before gluten-free was even a thing, the brand is laser-focused on creating delicious pizzas, bagels and rolls that aren’t full of gluten or other unhealthy chemical additives. Instead, they put tapioca flour, natural cheeses, nut-free pesto, etc. into their unique ingredient lineup. Just one bite is all you need to deem Against the Grain a mealtime MVP. Located in the Frozen Department.
Available in Gluten Free Sesame Bagels, Gluten Free Baguette, Gluten Free Pizza Shell, Gluten Free 3 Cheese Pizza, Pesto Pizza, Gluten Free Rolls and Gluten Free Pepperoni Pizza.
3. Starlite Cuisine Vegan Rolled Tacos and Taquitos
If your typical Big Game menu includes Mexican cuisine, give Starlite Vegan Rolled Tacos and Taquitos a try this year. Founded in the 1990s, Starlite Cuisine offers meatless, plant-based options enjoyed by vegans, meat eaters, comfort food fans – basically everyone! The tacos and taquitos are rolled up in flour tortillas filled with plant-based chicken or beef, beans, chopped veggies and authentic seasonings.
Between the yummy taste and wholesome ingredients, these tacos and taquitos will be a surefire touchdown at any game day gathering. Located in the Frozen Department.
Available in Chipotle Rolled Tacos, Santa Fe Rolled Tacos, Chicken Taquitos and Beef Taquitos.
4. MingsBings Plant-Based Frozen Appetizers
Created by Chef Ming Tsai, an award-winning master chef, MingsBings Plant-Based Frozen Appetizers are made to nurture the body and excite your taste buds. After searching all over supermarkets for healthy snacks and appetizers, Chef Ming used his culinary talents to create something special himself.
The Fiesta Bing, a taco-inspired pocket made of plant-based chorizo, black beans, corn, bell pepper, onion and dairy-free cheddar, comes in a crunchy, gluten-free shell (also known as a bing). Or, you can serve up the Cheeseburger Bing, made of beef, riced cauliflower, caramelized onions and cheddar cheese in a gluten-free bing.
Adults and kids alike will love MingBings for their delicious crunch and salty, savory taste. Located in the Frozen Department.
Available in Fiesta Bing and Plant-Based Cheeseburger Bing.
5. Athens Spanakopita
Filled with a savory blend of spinach, cheese and seasonings, and wrapped in a crispy phyllo triangle, the Spanakopita Appetizer from Athens Foods always keeps party guests coming back for more. If you love to entertain, this easy, bake-and-serve appetizer is an instant crowd-pleaser. Located in the Frozen Department.
You can accompany them with soup and salad for a light, satisfying Big Game meal that’s ready in minutes!