You’re not eating meat or dairy right now, but you don’t want to miss out on all the feasting come Game Day! If you’re planning a vegan menu for the Super Bowl, you can skip the animal products without skipping the classics. Here are 5 classic game day snacks that you can do vegan. Let the feasting begin!
1. Instead of Loaded Sweet Potato Skins, try Vegan Guacamole Sweet Potato Skins
Forgo the cheese, sour cream, and white potatoes and swap in sweet potatoes, spice, and loads of veggie-packed guac in this revamped take on loaded potato skins from Organic Authority's own Aylin Erman. Get the recipe here.
2. Instead of Macaroni and Cheese, try Vegan, Gluten-Free Macaroni and Cheese
Ooey gooey macaroni and cheese is a game day favorite, whether served in individual ramekins or baked as a giant casserole. Either way, this vegan version from our senior editor Jill Ettinger removes the dairy and subs in a cheese-like sauce made from nutritional yeast, tamari, and olive oil—and oh yeah, it’s pumped up with a full bunch of kale.
3. Instead of Meat and Cheese Pizza, try Arugula Salad Vegan Pizza Recipe
Frozen pizza, delivered pizza, pizza by the pie, the slice, or the bite—pizza is prime food for any game-watching. Fortunately, you can get your pie fix and your greens fix all in the same bite in this vegan pizza recipe from Sharon Palmer. Here, all sorts of delicious colorful vegetables come together: arugula, spinach, bell peppers, tomatoes, and even avocado. No need to replace the cheese in this pizza; with mixture of marinara sauce, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil, you won’t even miss it.
4. Instead of Cocktail Meatballs, try Vegan Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms
When meat-on-a-toothpick is calling your name, but you’re trying to skip the meat, try these instead! This recipe for Vegan Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms has a wonderful meaty, savory quality. A mix of parsley, white wine, and Italian vegan sausage give these an Italian flavor, but you could also mix the sausage in marinara or BBQ sauce before baking for a cocktail-meatball inspiration.
5. Instead of Beefy Chili, try Vegan Chili
Chili is a prime game day food: Stick-to-your-ribs, hearty, full of spice and flavor, and also typically loaded with meat. In this vegan chili recipe from Jennifer Meier, dried pinto and black beans are cooked in a pressure cooker, along with a wonderful array of spices like chili powder, cayenne, cumin, and even cocoa powder. You’ll also get a dose of your daily veggies with multi-colored bell peppers and lots of juicy tomatoes.
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