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Give nutrition a crunch

March kicks off National Nutrition Month, and we’ve got the three easiest ways to eat healthier while still feeding that pork rind lover’s appetite we know you have.

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You’ll stock up on flavor and won’t have to compromise on nutrition with these three recipes that will let you snack like it’s your job. Do you have your own special recipe that packs a protein punch? Share it with us on Facebook!

Pork Rinds RecipePoblano Peppers Stuffed with Chicharrones are best feasted on when you’re craving flavor and something filling. We don’t skimp on taste, and we definitely don’t skimp on the Chicharrones.

Pork Rinds RecipeLow-Carb Pork Rind Donuts. Go ahead and try ’em. We dare you. Yo’ll be surprised at how well “low-carb” can hit the spot.

Pork Rinds RecipeRudolph’s Chicharrones Quesadillas put the crunch back into your Mexican favorite. It might be National Nutrition Month, but don’t be that guy who only eats salad for lunch. We’re making no sacrifices!

Don’t stop there though. Challenge yourself to go chip-free all month long. Pork Rind Guy Tip #23: Replace the tortilla chips in your famous homemade nachos with pork rinds. What you’ll get in return is a whole lot of bacon flavor!

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5 Tricks of the Trade from a Competitive Eating Champion

You’ve gotta admire someone who can throw back thirty hot dogs like it’s nothing. That’s why we’re taking a few tips from the pros – competitive eating champions. These gastro giants love food and know how to devour it like it’s their job (well, because it kinda is)!

pork rindsWanna learn from the best? Whether you want stardom on the world eating stage or you just can’t get enough pork rinds (check out all of the photos from the  Pork Rind Eating Champion sponsored by none other than Rudolph’s Pork Rinds), we’re here to help.

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Tip #1: Drink water. And lots of it!
To increase the capacity of their stomachs, many competitive eaters train leading up to a competition by chugging a gallon of water at a time. This is a great way to ease your stomach up to where it needs to be to each thirty hot dogs at a time!

Tip #2: Work your jaw out.
Some competitive eaters chew up to six pieces of gum at a time to strengthen their jaw muscles. This ensures that they can focus on one thing only. The chow down.

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Tip #3: Get comfy.
Before a big competition, the biggest competitors dress in their most comfortable clothes. The next time you sit down for a big meal, shed your tighter fitting clothes for something that lets you focus on the task at hand.

Tip #4: Don’t pace yourself.
Competitive eaters do not pace themselves. In fact, they often do the opposite, chewing only two or three times before swallowing. It’s a race against your body, so fight to the finish!

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Rudolph’s Hot and Spicy Pork Rind Chicken Wings

Tip #5: Breathe control.
Figure out a rhythm that you can apply to your breath and stick to it. Otherwise, you’ll get out of breath and you’ll need to take a step back and relax. It may take just a few seconds to get your heart rate down but those few seconds are sitting between you and first place!

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3 Ways Real Men Snack

Guys, we all know there’s nothing worse than fighting through hunger with a dainty 100-calorie snack pack. Don’t want to deal with it? Either do we!
 
This National Snack Food Month, we’re banning snacks that barely get you from meal to meal. We looked at what makes a snack worthy of curbing a working man’s hunger and put together a list of qualities to look for … plus a snack every rind lover will destroy.
 

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Protein
Adding a variety of protein foods to your snacking routine can improve nutrient intake and health benefits, including helping to burn fat and build muscles. Protein can also help you to feel fuller longer.

To reap the benefits of this nutrient, try foods like turkey and cheese roll-ups or jerky. Hint: Pork rinds have eight grams of protein per serving!

Looking for a sweet protein packed treat? Try our Peanut Butter Pork Rind Bars recipe. Sweet and savory all in one.

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Low Carb
Refined carbohydrates, like those in white bread, cookies and pretzels, tend to make you feel hungrier, so think of the long-term. Did you know that pork rinds have 0 carbs? Reach for a fiery bag of Rudolph’s Hot & Spicy instead!

Flavorful
Beyond the nutrition in your food, flavor can also make you feel fuller faster. Looking for something to spice up a ho-hum work day? A few Bold & Spicy BBQ Pork Rinds just might do the trick.

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Real Men Eat (Spicy) Rinds


Can you handle the heat? On January 16, train your tongue to tolerate even the spiciest of foods. It’s all mind over matter, fellow pork rind lovers. That’s what #HotandSpicyFoodDay is all about! Don’t just muddle your way through another hot dish … savor it! Heat seekers make the most of it with these three tried and true tips:

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#1: Take small steps.
Want to really learn to love spice? Try taking small steps and sprinkle a little chili powder on your mac and cheese or go bold with red pepper flakes! You might even want to add a couple of drops of hot sauce into your ketchup.

#2: In case of emergency, have coolants on hand.
When you’ve got a deliciously spicy meal in front of you, don’t take that first bite until you have a safety net in place. Our Hot and Spicy Pork Rind Chicken Wings pair perfectly with a cool ranch dipping sauce that balances the heat with the fiery flavor!

#3: Flavor, flavor, flavor.
“The number one mistake most people make when spicing their food is using too much of a spice. Fresh spices, used sparingly, add great flavor,” says Modern Spice author Monica Bhide. Try an inventive recipe like our Huevos con Chicarron to make a one-of-a-kind dish!

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3 crunchy pork rind recipes perfect for your Man Cave

It’s where you go to escape. It’s a space all your own. Your home just wouldn’t be the same without it … it’s your man cave!
 
We get it. And now, we’ve got three more reasons to hang out there during football season. With these three killer recipes, watching the game with the guys will never be the same.

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Bean Beer Dip with Pork Rinds: The pig skin season is finally here and there’s no better tailgating combination than football, beer, cheese and of course pork rinds!


Yummy Onion Rings: Is there anything more to say?


Cheesy Bites: Mozzarella cheese, meet pork rinds. This savory snack will be gone before half time.

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Wrap your noggin’ around this pork rind recipe!

Forget everything you know about the french toast recipes you get at those fancy restaurants. Rudolph’s version takes it up a notch by adding a little bacony crunch in every bite. Hey, you won’t need a side of bacon with this recipe (but of course that’s crazy, more bacon is more better). This french toast is so good, you just may oui, oui yourself.

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Not-Your-Mama’s French Toast

Ingredients

  • 1/2 of a 3–oz. bag of Rudolph’s Pork Rinds
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3 pkts sweetener of choice
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp egg nog extract [optional]

Directions

  1. Crumble pork rinds up until they resemble bread crumbs. Set aside.
  2. Beat eggs well and then mix with remaining ingredients and beat again. Add crushed pork rinds to the egg/cream mixture and allow to sit for approximately 5 minutes. Mixture will thicken into a paste during this time.
  3. Meanwhile, heat skillet or griddle with butter or oil, and when hot, fry pancake-style until golden brown on both sides. Serve with maple syrup.

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You haven’t homegated until you’ve homegated with Rudolph’s pork rinds

This football season, we’re doing it right. Pork Rind Appreciation Day is just around the corner. Just by playing our new Sack the Quarterback game, you could win $3,500 and a year’s worth of pork rinds.

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And we’ve got all the best tips so that you can homegate the right way.
 

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Did you know that 70% of football fans would rather get together with friends at home to enjoy the game than actually go to the game?
 
This season, skip the traffic and the rowdy crowds. Throw a great party with your family and friends at home with these easy-to-follow tips:

  1. Go to the grocery store a few days ahead of time so that game day is just about great football, great friends and great times.
  2. Keep guests full and focused on the game with plenty of party snacks. Our Yummy Onion Rings and Luau Pig Poppers are sure to be a touchdown.
  3. Use disposable plates, cups, and silverware so you don’t have to worry about dirty dishes during or after the party! This way, you can host your homegate and enjoy it too!
  4. Use your slow cooker to keep dips, like our Charro Beans, warm during the event. Simple!

 
So, who will you be cheering for this weekend? Share your favorite football team with us on Facebook or Twitter with #RudolphsFan and you could win a signed football with Coach Ditka’s signature!

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Nosh on the perfect plate of nachos

RudolphsPorkRindNachosIs there anything better than a messy, cheesy, loaded plate of nachos? Not when you use pork rinds instead of tortilla chips. Step it up a notch for National Nachos Day.

Open wide and don’t even bat an eye when that gooey cheese drips down your chin … What else can you do when you come face-to-face with a plate of the ultimate pork rind nachos? Just enjoy!

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So, how do you achieve nacho mastery? Follow these five steps for the Best. Nachos. Ever. Every rind lover will love them.

  1. Lay the foundation. Looking for a chip that’s sturdy enough to hold all of your toppings but not too thick? Look no further than Rudolph’s Pork Rinds. What tortilla chip is crispy, airy and packs a powerful pork flavor? Silence … that’s what we thought. Choose your favorite flavor.
  2. Get cheesy. Look for cheeses with melt-ability. Skip all the fancy names and head straight for the Monterey Jack. For some spice, try Pepper Jack.
  3. Layer it up. The perfect way to layer your pork rinds and toppings? For maximum crunchy-to-gooey texture, start with a layer of pork rinds that completely covers the bottom of your tray. Then, slather it with any toppings that need to be hot or melted, like beans, shredded meat, and cheese. Repeat.
  4. Stay cool. Keep toppings like sour cream, salsa, guacamole and avocado cold by slathering them on after your pork rinds, beans and cheese have all cooked in the oven.
  5. Clean up. While this part of the process isn’t nearly as fun as the eating part, think of it early and it won’t be so hard. Aluminum foil can make that melted cheese as deliciously satisfying to clean up as it is to eat. Crunch on!

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Crunchtastic Pork Month recipes


Happy National Pork Month! Welcome to the pork rind lover’s blog. Looking for ways to fuel your day? Read on for all things delicious about America’s favorite meat plus one savory recipe you need to make NOW … Our mouths are watering at the thought!

Hunker down in your man cave, grab a bag of your favorite Rudolph’s Pork Rinds, and snack on these porky facts.

Did you know?

  • Pork is the world’s most widely eaten meat! It’s eaten almost as much as beef and poultry combined!
  • 94% of American’s eat pizza. Can you guess the most popular meat toppings? Sausage and pepperoni of course!
  • Ham is the number one sandwich eaten in U.S. households.
  • Pork has more protein than chicken and is high in zinc, iron and B-vitamins.

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Making this recipe is the perfect way to celebrate #NationalPorkMonth! Tender pork chops wrapped in crushed rinds are a surefire way to double your pork intake.

Want more? Visit us on Pinterest … Welcome to your new man cave, boys. Now let’s get in the kitchen because we’ve got 101 ways to eat pork rinds!

Pork Rind Pork Chops

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a large baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Pour Rudolph’s Pork Rinds into a large bowl.
  3. 
Use a cup to crush into teeny-tiny bits.
  4. Whisk together eggs and Old Bay Seasoning to make an egg wash.
  5. Dip each pork chop into the egg wash.
  6. And then coat each side of the pork chop with crushed pork rinds.
  7. 
Place breaded pork chop onto sprayed baking sheet.
  8. Bake at 425 for 15 minutes, then remove from oven and flip each pork chop over to brown on the other side. Return to oven and bake for another 10 minutes, until golden brown and crispy.

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Crunch on with National Guacamole Day

Happy National Guacamole Day! Wouldn’t you just love to be able to chill out today with a big ol’ bowl of guac and a fresh bag of rinds?

Whether you love the classics or can’t get enough spice, we’ve got the right guac recipe to make your favorite flavor of Rudolph’s Pork Rinds sing. Did you know that guacamole dates back to the days of the Aztecs? All these years and we think we’ve finally found three recipes to prove that some things really do get better with age!

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Rudolph's On Yums
Italian Guacamole by Gimme Some Oven. All we can say is, “Yum!” It’s a twist on a classic that you don’t want to miss. Try it with our OnYums!


Rudolph's Original Pork Rinds
The Perfect Guacamole recipe by The Kitchn is truly delicious. Close your eyes and just imagine that you’re south of the border! Try it with our Original Pork Rinds!



Our easy Guacamole Dip is the perfect compliment to our Bold and Spicy BBQ Pork Rinds. Give it a try and you might be tempted to lick the bowl clean!

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