Spicy Shrimp Cocktail Sauce
I feel like there is a big event coming up this weekend, am I right? Oh right, Superbowl Sunday is upon us, and it means it’s time for us all to pig out in front of a TV while OTHERS work out. Sounds about right? Okay, I am not trying to be a Debbie Downer but I feel like as Americans we are always looking for another excuse to eat like crap and Superbowl Sunday is the epitome of that. Wings? Fries? Pizza? Nacho Dip? You name it, you’ve probably seen or had some fried or indulgent snack on the day, and you couldn’t even tell me who was playing football, or what your favorite commercial was, is there some truth to that?
Look I get it, I am right there with you, football is fun to watch but my true excitement comes from entertaining and eating really delicious food on a day like that, oh and the commercials. So let’s take a step back and find some snacks that are delicious AND nutritious. I know you may find a snack that is not “sassy-approved” and that’s okay. What is NOT okay is having EVERY snack that is not “sassy-approved” on the table and then letting it continue the rest of the week because we develop a case of the “FOOD its!” (You can imagine what other four letter F word might work well there).
We say, okay well I already slipped up with this one Oreo, I might as well have the nacho dip, and hey while I’m at it those fried wings look really good. Then the next thing you know it’s the following Friday and you are still dealing with the “FOOD its”, the cycle goes on and on. Let’s stop letting this happen and start living a life where we can eat a snack or treat and move forward with our lives healthier and happier than ever, because after all, you should be able to enjoy a treat every now and then.
Here is a simple recipe that can be quite indulgent considering it’s not everyday we treat ourselves with shrimp. It is so incredibly easy to make your own cocktail sauce so instead of buying the one in the store or the recipe that calls for “ketchup” (aka “Frankenfood”), make this simple recipe and your friends won’t even know it’s healthy.
Enjoy and good luck to those watching the game this week, I’ll be flying home from Montana and wishing I was still on the ski slopes.
Tip: You can prepare this ahead of time and refrigerate for up to a week, so make it now and enjoy it during the game.
Stay tuned for a Superbowl Sunday snack round up later this week to give you more ideas on what to serve for your Superbowl or maybe even Galentine’s errrr excuse me, Valentine’s Day Party!
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What is your all time favorite Superbowl Snack?
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