While weekends are theoretically meant for relaxing, we all know how easy it is to quickly fill up the days with events, activities and social gatherings. Although football season is coming to a close with this weekend’s big game, there’s still plenty of reasons to gather with friends to watch other sports… or simply enjoy your weekend!
Enjoy, yes. Cook, maybe not? If you find you don’t have time to spend hours in the kitchen every weekend cooking up snacks and appetizers, it might help to have a go-to list of no-cook recipe ideas. These will be helpful for weekends when you want to pull together a spread of food quickly, but still impress your guests.

Here are a few ideas:
Stackables Try serving stacks of various cheese/cracker/chip combinations for people to grab and eat. Here are a few combos we love: Blue Corn Chips with Cheddar and Prosciutto, Alpine Cheddar, Fig & Apricot on Sweet Potato Chips and Multigrain Chips with White Oak Cheddar. Or make a cheese board and let people build their own stacks!
Blue Corn Chips with Cheddar and Prosciutto
Alpine Cheddar, Fig & Apricot on Sweet Potato Chips
Dips – Make a few and serve with your favorite chips and veggies. Try this Avocado Yogurt Spread or this BBQ Yogurt Dip. Don’t forget about your favorite salsas as well!
Avocado Yogurt Spread
BBQ Yogurt Dip
SaladWhile game day eats are not always known for being the healthiest, that doesn’t mean they can’t be. We all know people are more likely to eat there veggies if they are ready and available. Whip up a big salad to serve with your other options and we bet people will dig right in! Try this Kale Caesar with Alpine Cheddar or this Southwest Chopped Salad.
Kale Caesar with Alpine Cheddar
Southwest Chopped Salad
All of these ideas are quick and easy to put together and sure to be a hit!

Need a few more ideas:
 Cucumber Spice Bites


Chocolate Chia Protein Balls


Pimento Cheese Stuffed Olives

No-Cook Game Day Recipes | Cabot Creamery

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Regan Jones is Cabot’s National Nutrition Communications Manager and the main voice behind @CabotRD on Twitter. Self-described as a “registered dietitian by education and food-lover by birth,” she writes for the Cabot Creamery Blog from her home in Georgia.

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