Hey there! Today I’m really thinking a lot about party foods. From Small Groups to football parties, birthday parties to girl’s nights, there are a lot of times that we get together with friends that involve food. I know that one of the hardest parts about transitioning to a Paleo lifestyle or completing a Whole30 is navigating these group situations without feeling deprived or grumpy that you can’t participate in the food your friends are enjoying. The best way I’ve found to handle these situations is to dive in head first and bring a few super tasty Whole30 Party Food treats of your own to each gathering. Most of these taste so great, no one will even notice how great they are for them!
Baked Sweet Potato Chips – If your whole30 has you missing a good “crunch”, bake these up in a hurry!
Low and Slow Chicken Wings – These wings are cooked super low (250 degrees) and for 4 hours, so plan ahead if you’re choosing the recipe. They are so flavorful and fragrant!
Baked Chicken Wings – just as fragrant and flavorful, these baked wings are cooked at a higher temp so you can prep these in a jiffy!
Teriyaki Chicken Wings – If you’re on a Whole30 round, omit honey and double pineapple juice for this recipe
Blackened Shrimp Bites – Who doesn’t love blackened shrimp? I also stir up blackened chicken and serve separately in case there’s someone with an allergy around
Chicken Kabobs – the rub on this chicken is a game changer! Perfect for a fiesta.
Carrot Hummus – Parties are for dips, right? This carrot hummus is a play on the conventional and super yummy. Pair with homemade sweet potato chips!
Roasted Brussel Sprouts w/ Garlic Aioli – DO NOT. Repeat. DO NOT skip the Garlic Aioli. This stuff is just so creamy and magical and light and flavorful. YUM!
Guacamole – Sometimes you just want good old fashioned guac and this stuff delivers!
Sweet Potato Pizza Bites – These are a little more involved but worth the effort, especially for a crowd!
Bacon Wrapped Dates – Another favorite of mine – bacon wrapped dates stuffed with cashew cheese!
Buffalo Chicken Dip – Seriously, go ahead and make a double batch of this. This dip FLIES off the dish and we’re always out of it. So yummy.
5 Minute Whole30 Ranch Dressing – Pair this ranch with the Buffalo Chicken Dip above, or eat it solo with veggies
Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potatoes – Since discovering Whole30 I’ve fallen in love with the bacon and sweet potato combo. Salty, sweet, and smokey all in one!
Meatball Marinara – Slow Cooker Meatballs in Marinara Sauce…need I say more?
So those are some of my favorite whole30 party food ideas! I’d love to hear what you like to make for friends and family. You can find me on Facebook The Hungry Mommy, Instagram @that_paleo_mom, and Pinterest The Hungry Mommy! I’ve also started a Facebook Accountability group for anyone on a round called Whole30 Journey Guidance and Support See you there!