A couple of months ago, Joey walked into Harlow's nursery on a Saturday morning and the first thing out of her mouth was "Dada, football." Apparently, she had figured out that seeing him first thing instead of me meant it was game day. Around here, the background noise of football is our soundtrack of the fall and winter seasons. Sometimes we're glued to the game and other times it's just on as we cruise around the house doing other weekend projects. Either way, good food is always in the mix, and generally in serve-yourself form on boards, trays & platters. Here are 3 of our fav gluten-free, dairy-free game day snacks.


PREHEAT oven to 400

BREAK apart 1 large head of cauliflower into bite-size florets

SPREAD florets onto a baking sheet greased with avocado oil

DRIZZLE cauliflower with avocado oil & sprinkle with pink salt & pepper

ROAST for 15-20 min or until tender

TOSS cauliflower with 1/4 cup hot sauce (I always use my beloved Cholula) + 1/4 cup nutritional yeast

SERVE alongside cooling celery + clean ranch for dipping (I love Tessemae's)


PREHEAT oven to 350


  • 1 cup nuts (any mix. I used a combo of raw + roasted almonds, cashews, walnuts & pistachios)

  • 1 tbs coconut aminos

  • 1 tsp sesame oil

  • 1/4 tsp cayenne (this adds a little kick but adjust to your spice tolerance)

SPREAD nuts onto parchment paper-lined baking sheet

ROAST for 18-20 min

ALLOW to cool on the pan completely


PREHEAT oven to 350

MIX dry ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond flour

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp pink salt

WHISK (in a separate bowl):

  • 1 large egg

  • 1/2 cup softened ghee (or grassfed unsalted butter)

  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar

  • 1 tsp vanilla

STIR wet + dry ingredients together

FOLD in:

  • 1.5 cups gf oats

  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life brand to keep things dairy-free)

SCOOP 1 tbs of batter onto parchment paper-lined baking sheet

BAKE for 10-12 minutes

ALLOW to cool on the pan

I hope you're finding some rest and recovery this weekend with good food and maybe some sports spectating with people you love. If you try any of these recipes at home, let me know what you think. You can find me @kristenmariasrd on insta.

Xo, Kristen