10 Things to Eat While Watching the Winter Olympics

10 Things to Eat While Watching the Winter Olympics

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Kelli Foster
Feb 19, 2018
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Even if you're not that into watching sports, it's nearly impossible to resist the thrill of watching the Olympics. And for these two weeks, while I'm glued to the screen watching world-class athletes do their thing, my meal plan is taking a bit of a detour. While watching the Olympics I plan to try my hand at some Korean-inspired recipes, whip up a few weeknight all-stars, and set out snacks made for sharing. Here are 10 recipes to get you inspired.

1. Slow Cooker Golden Chickpea Soup

As you watch your favorite Olympians go for gold in PyeongChang, stock your meal plan with medal-worthy recipes, like this wholesome and comforting soup. It cooks all day and leans on the slow cooker for all the heavy lifting.

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2. Smoky Candied Popcorn

In my opinion, watching the Olympics requires a steady stream of snacks. No need to decide between sweet or savory because this jazzed-up popcorn delivers both.

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3. Ultimate Korean Short Ribs

If you've been wanting to try your hand at some Korean-inspired recipes, there is no time like the present. Get started with these boneless short ribs to bring the flavors of Korean barbecue to your own kitchen.

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4. Spicy Korean Grilled Chicken

Add this favorite to your meal plan and chicken night is about to get a big punch of flavor. A combination of gochujang (Korean chile paste), brown sugar, and honey gives these thighs and drumsticks a sweet and spicy glaze.

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5. Slow Cooker Spinach-Artichoke Dip

If your weekend involves a marathon Olympic-watching session, you're going to want to break out the slow cooker for this dip favorite. Pair it up with anything and everything from veggies to pita chips.

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6. Korean-Style Beef and Broccoli Bowl

Anything in a bowl is my ideal couch food, which is where I'll be parked every night to take in as much Olympics coverage as possible. And right now this flavor-packed, Korean-style bowl is at the top of my list.

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7. Kimchi Mac and Cheese

Whether you're making a pot of mac and cheese from scratch or keeping it convenient with a box of store-bought, give it a kick with a spoonful of kimchi. It's a little unconventional, but trust me on this one.

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8. Gnocchi Skillet with Chicken Sausage & Tomatoes

This is a gold medal meal you want in your meal plan now, and will want long after the Olympics are over. It comes together in a flash and couldn't be more comforting.

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9. Loaded Black Bean Nachos

Here's how to turn a bag of chips into dinner when your friends pop by to catch up on the Olympics action. Wholesome toppings like smashed black beans, tangy Greek yogurt, and guacamole make it meal-worthy.

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10. Firecracker Rice Krispies Treats

You're going to need dessert, so why not make it an easy one with some patriotic flair? Rice Krispies instantly become way more fun when they're mixed and topped with red and blue Pop Rocks and stamped into stars.

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