< Special occasions call for particular foods, like cake on birthdays and chocolate eggs at Easter. But when it comes to sporting events, like the upcoming Champions League final, there are no rules on what you can eat when tuning in from the comfort of your own home.
Here’s a list of quick and easy snacks which take no time to prepare and can be enjoyed by everyone while watching the Real Madrid vs. Liverpool match.
- loaded nachos
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The beauty of this dish is that you can top with whatever takes your fancy. Simply arrange the chips on a foiled baking tray, add your chosen ingredients (we love the classic cheese and chili combo) and pop under the grill! Serve with dips like guacamole, sour cream and salsa.
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Buy plain popcorn and you can season it either sweet or salty, depending on what you and your friends are in the mood for. So whether you pick melted chocolate or butter and paprika, you’re bound to keep reaching for more during the match!
- sweet potato chips
Take thinly sliced sweet potato, pat the pieces dry and toss in a bowl with olive oil and seasoning. Lay them flat on a baking paper-lined plate and pop them in the microwave for five minutes, turning them halfway through for even crispness.
It isn’t a proper get together without vegetable sticks and dip. Not only are these a healthy snack option, but they’re super easy to prep in advance and top up throughout the match. We recommend serving them with flavoured hummus.
- homemade hummus
By making your own hummus you can add whatever you feel like to the mix, like pesto, beetroot, avocado or sundried tomato. Perfect to dip your crudités and homemade sweet potato chips in!
- tortilla pizzas
Take a tortilla wrap, spread with a sauce of your choice and sprinkle on some toppings then pop under a hot grill! A lighter alternative to a proper pizza, you can get away with helping yourself to a couple of slices.
- lettuce sliders
Refresh your palate with these light sliders, which you don’t have to feel guilty about eating two or more of. Avocado, bacon and feta are just a few of the things you can pile into the leaves – the choices really are endless.
- rice Krispies treats
These bars can be held together by the likes of marshmallow, peanut butter or melted chocolate. They take minutes to prep, just give them at least an hour to set before your friends arrive for the match! Who says adults can’t enjoy some snap, crackle and pop?
- pepper eggs in a hole
Cut a pepper into thin rings and saute in a pan before cracking an egg into them and seasoning, adding any extra ingredients like parmesan or cheddar. Flip to the other side for an over easy finish then serve up.
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We love how something as simple as lightly toasted bread, olive oil, and tomatoes can taste SO delicious, and take no time to make! Sprinkle with fresh basil and chuck on some torn up mozzarella for an indulgent touch.
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