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Entertain guests with bar ideas where they choose their options!

Celebrate Spring with Creative “Bar” Meal Ideas

Withqb-quesadilla-bar sunny skies on the forecast and warm weather, now is the time for all things spring! Graduations are happening and accompanying parties are being planned. Plus, spring is the perfect time for bridal and baby showers and getting together with friends and family! Gather everyone together and get creative by hosting an easy “bar” – where guests choose from toppings to make their perfect meal. Get some inspiration from these fabulous bar ideas:sargento

Quesadilla BarDo you love melty, toasted quesadillas? Kick it up a notch with creative and fresh fillings and toppings to make your best quesadilla ever!

  • Provide a variety of melty cheeses to choose from, such as fresh mozzarella slices, sliced cheddar and Colby Jack, shredded Monterey Jack or Mexican blended – the possibilities are endless!
  • Supply fillings to pack inside in your tortillas, like olives, bacon bits, corn, onion, pepper, tomatoes, etc.
  • Lastly, fill mini dishes with dipping ideas like salsa, sour cream, guacamole and pico de gallo!

Pierogies Bar – Don’t limit yourself to sour cream, onions or sauerkraut with your pierogies, try these tasty alternatives!pierogies-bar

  • Cater your pierogy bar around a food theme like Italian, Greek or Mexican. Mrs. T’s Pierogies come in all sorts of flavors such as Five Cheese Pizza, Feta & Spinach and Spicy Jalapeno & Cheddar!
  • Offer meat and protein options like kielbasa, pepperoni, shredded chicken or crumbled ground beef.
  • Include toppings like shredded chopped fresh or cooked veggies, cheese, sour cream, salsa, pasta sauce or Tzatsiki sauce

Soft Pretzel Dip Snack Bar – Who said pretzels can only be served with mustard?! Check out these other innovative ideas!soft-pretzel-dip

  • Take traditional pretzel dips like mustard and sour cream and add spices and a splash of your favorite ingredients to enhance the flavor.
  • Have a variety of pretzels to choose from, like your traditional soft pretzel, cheese-stuffed pretzel bites or Bavarian pretzel twists.
  • Add in plain or cinnamon pretzels and pair with sweet dips, such as caramel or a vanilla yogurt sauce!

Grilled Cheese Bar – From various cheeses to breads and spreads, your grilled cheese can be so much more when you explore the options!grilled-cheese-bar

  • Start with your bread and stick with traditional plain white or wheat slices or try a nutty whole grain, sourdough, ciabatta, rye or marbled.
  • Top your bread with savory spreads like pesto, mayonnaise, seasoned butter spread or flavored cream cheese!
  • Select your favorite sliced cheese like Gouda, Havarti, Colby jack, cheddar, pepper-jack, Muenster, provolone, Swiss or melty American.

Mini Potato Pancake Bar – Enjoy this perfect brunch snack of shredded hash browns plus your favorite toppings!potato-bar

  • Cook up potato pancakes – you could do plain with simply salt and pepper or spicy by adding garlic powder, paprika and a dash of chili powder!
  • Dish out dipping sauces like traditional ketchup, spiced orange sour cream, guacamole or jalapeno scallion sour cream.
  • Finally, top it off by chopping up extras like green onions, tomatoes, bacon, or even fruit for a sweet salsa.

Now that you’re inspired by all of the bar meal options out there, break out those serving dishes for your spring celebrations! Plus, use these creative ideas to plan your dessert bar. From cake to cookies and fruit and dips, you never know what indulgent ideas you’ll come up with.

Have you planned a brunch, dinner or dessert bar? Share with us your tips and advice in the comments below!

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Get Peppy for National Soft Pretzel Month!

Now is the time to celebrate the creation of the doughy, salty (or sweet) snack we have all come to love so much—it’s National Soft Pretzel Month! Soft pretzels are a snack that everyone enjoys, and with so many ways to eat them and ways to transform them into something even more delicious, the possibilities are endless. Keep scrolling to see some of the best frozen pretzels, as well as some scrumptious pretzel recipes you can whip up for yourself and the family. This is a holiday you are not going to want to miss out on!

Snack Recipes

Unique Snack-spiration from our Cool Food Panel

Snack Food Month is coming to a close (tear). But, before we let that happen we wanted to share our newest recipes created by some of our Cool Food Panelists. From pizza to a smoothie and bruschetta to quesadillas, these recipes are totally unique, contain wholesome ingredients and make for some beautiful Instagram photos! With 75% of people snacking between meals, these recipes make for the perfect snack anytime of the day!

National Tortilla Chip Day calls for cheesy, gooey, nacho-y deliciousness!

Delicious Dip Pairings for National Tortilla Chip Day

Today is National Tortilla Chip Day!tortilla-flats It’s not just a chip, it’s a universally-loved snack that can be paired with dips, salsas, quesos, guacamole and more! Did you know tortilla chips can be made with white, yellow, blue or red corn? The crunchy snack was first mass-produced in Los Angeles in the 1940s. However, the origin and background of tortilla chips is debatable.

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Healthy Snacking: Smoothies and Smoothie Bowls

Did you know that February marks National Snack Food Month? We’ve mentioned before how snacking has become increasingly popular the last couple of years due to busier lifestyles, leading people to replace meals with more light and convenient snacking options. While many people enjoy salty and savory snacks, one of our favorite snacks is sweet and filled with nutritional goodness. Smoothies and smoothie bowls are the perfect convenient and anytime snack, and the possibilities are endless!

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Super Snacks, Treats and Apps for the Big Game!

You’re probably well aware that this Sunday marks the biggest game of the year. Not only is it the championship football game, it’s also a huge day for grubbing. Did you know that the Super Bowl is the second largest day for food consumption behind Thanksgiving[1]? Whether you plan on attending a Big Game party or hosting one at your home, we have you covered with a drool-worthy, touchdown scoring menu!

Keep your Black Friday Fueled with Easy Meal Ideas

Easy Meals to Fuel Your Black Friday Frenzy

The biggest shopping day of the season is almost upon us! What’s the best way to stay fueled during your marathon spree? These tasty and easy meals for breakfast, snacks and dinner let you focus on finding the best deals instead of feeding the monster.

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Score with These Game Day Eats

Since football season is already underway, it’s time to plan those parties and game day get-togethers! The frozen food and dairy aisles are stocked with easy appetizers, finger foods and ingredients for dishes to fill up the table. With the many grab-and-go options, you won’t run out of ideas for a well-rounded menu when the whistle blows!

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Kid-Approved After School Snacks

School days can be exhausting, and weeknights can be even busier between after school extra curriculars, music lessons, sports and other activities. Depending on what time your child eats lunch at school, it can be a really long span until dinner’s ready. A stocked fridge and freezer for after school snacks can help you stave off hunger and avoid the evening meltdown from your kiddos.