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27 Healthy Makeover Superbowl Snacks!

super bowl recipe! (shh, they are vegan.)

super bowl recipe! (shh, they are vegan.)

Come Super Bowl Sunday, indulge in your favorites at the snack table. Nachos, pizza, cheesy jalapeño poppers, finger sandwiches, bean dip, chips, beefy bites, cocktail meatballs, warm baked spinach dip and even grab yourself a chili cheese dog. But this time – give them a healthy makeover with these delicious, crowd-approved, vegan recipes. These plant-based versions of classic football-watching fare will make you feel a little bit better about lounging around the house all day with a snack plate by your side. Add one of these recipes to your usual table or veganize your entire feast with my 27 Favorite Super Bowl Snacks, gone vegan..


  • Faux Meat Ideas 1 of 28
    Faux Meat Ideas
    Craving sausages, buffalo wings and more? There are plenty of faux, plant-based "meat" products and recipes out there just waiting for you to try!
    Get five faux meat ideas
  • Instant Strawberry Lemonade 2 of 28
    Instant Strawberry Lemonade
    This all natural strawberry lemonade can be made in an instant and pairs well with almost any game day snack.
    Make Strawberry Lemonade
  • Easy Vegan Pigs in a Blanket 3 of 28
    Easy Vegan Pigs in a Blanket
    It would not be game day without Pigs-in-a-Blanket. Well yes, those can be veganized! photo credit: K Patalsky
    Make vegan pigs in a blanket, recipe on Healthy. Happy. Life.
  • Beefy Appetizers 4 of 28
    Beefy Appetizers
    Beef seems to be everywhere on Superbowl Sunday. In meatballs, on pizza, on nachos and more. Well there are plenty of delicious plant-based beef alternatives out there!
    Learn about vegan faux beef products.
  • Quesadilla 5 of 28
    Quesadilla
    Move aside cheezy quesadilla, this avo-dilla is just as cravable and a fun surprise for Superbowl Sunday. photo credit: K Patalsky
    Make an Avodilla, recipe on Healthy. Happy. Life.
  • Pumpkin Seed Guacamole 6 of 28
    Pumpkin Seed Guacamole
    Infuse your guacamole with some healthy, mineral-rich pumpkin seeds with this pumpkin seed guacamole recipe. photo credit: K Patalsky
    Make Pumpkin Seed Guac, recipe on Healthy. Happy. Life.
  • Salad Finger Sandwiches 7 of 28
    Salad Finger Sandwiches
    Finger sandwiches are a good idea for any day long, game day party. These vegan makeover sandwiches are filled with a creamy cashew, lemon, jalapeno, asparagus spread. Delish! photo credit: K Patalsky
    Make cashew-lemon appetizer sandwiches, recipe on Healthy. Happy. Life.
  • Mini BBQ Pizzas 8 of 28
    Mini BBQ Pizzas
    Making pizza from scratch using real dough can be quite time consuming when feeding a crowd. Well these fun mini English muffin pizzas are slathered in BBQ sauce, vegan cheese and colorful veggies for an easy, fun game day snack for kids and adults. photo credit: K Patalsky
    Make mini pizzas, recipe on Healthy. Happy. Life.
  • Vegan Cupcakes for Dessert 9 of 28
    Vegan Cupcakes for Dessert
    Dreamy cupcakes are a perfect vegan dessert to add to your buffet table. You can even decorate your cupcakes to match your favorite team. These vegan recipes will blow your guests away! images: various, see link for credits.
    Check out 21 vegan cupcake recipes
  • Cheezy Chips 10 of 28
    Cheezy Chips
    These cheezy kale chips are so amazing, you might even stop craving potato chips altogether! photo credit: K Patalsky
    Make cheezy kale chips, recipe on Healthy. Happy. Life.
  • Jalapeño Poppers 11 of 28
    Jalapeño Poppers
    Crispy cheese jalapeño poppers are easy to veganize using Daiya vegan cheese and tofu-based cream cheese. Lightly fry for breaded bliss.
    Make vegan jalapeño poppers
  • Loaded Nachos 12 of 28
    Loaded Nachos
    These loaded vegan nachos have it all. Cheese, beef-y crumbles, veggies, sour cream and lime accents. All plant-based and still totally cravable hot from the oven. photo credit: K Patalsky
    Make loaded vegan nachos, recipe on Healthy. Happy. Life.
  • Crunchy Veggie Chickn Salad 13 of 28
    Crunchy Veggie Chickn Salad
    If you like the idea of chicken salad, you will love this vegan version. Easy tofu crunch salad can be made into sandwiches or served as cracker spread or dip. photo credit: K Patalsky
    Make Tofu Crunch Salad, recipe on Healthy. Happy. Life.
  • Citrus Bruschetta 14 of 28
    Citrus Bruschetta
    Bruschetta is an elegant option for your game day snacking. Try in-season citrus to liven up this traditional appetizer dish. photo credit: K Patalsky
    Make citrus bruschetta, recipe on Healthy. Happy. Life.
  • Grilled Cheese 15 of 28
    Grilled Cheese
    Who doesn't love grilled cheese sandwiches as a game day bite? Try this easy veganized version and enjoy a plant-based spin on this classic sandwich recipe. photo credit: K Patalsky
    Make vegan grilled cheese sandwiches, recipe on Healthy. Happy. Life.
  • Ranch Dip 16 of 28
    Ranch Dip
    This creamy ranch dip looks exactly like the real thing. But it is much healthier since it is made from silken tofu and contains much less fat than traditional ranch dip. Super blissful taste and texture too!
    Get the recipe for vegan ranch dip over at Healthy. Happy. Life.
  • Crispy Potatoes 17 of 28
    Crispy Potatoes
    The first time I served up these tiny, crispy taters with a side of spicy mustard, they were eaten up in a flash. Cheesy, spicy, crisp potato skin edges. Make this recipe for the potato lover at your party.
    Get the recipe for vegan crispy taters over at Healthy. Happy. Life.
  • Chili Cheese Dogs 18 of 28
    Chili Cheese Dogs
    These vegan chili cheese dogs have it all! Melted cheese, flavorful chili beans, bold mustard and a grilled hot dog. This dog is plant-based and much healthier than a traditional hot dog.
    Make vegan chili cheese dogs
  • Cocktail Meatballs 19 of 28
    Cocktail Meatballs
    Sassy sweet vegan meatballs are coated in a spicy, creamy sauce and poked with a toothpick. Juicy sweet pineapple tidbit on top.
    Make vegan cocktail meatballs
  • Nachos 20 of 28
    Nachos
    Bold, creamy, orange-colored cheese sauce is the star of this nacho feast. Accents include fresh jalapeños, tomato and lime.
    Get the recipe for vegan ballpark nachos over at Healthy. Happy. Life.
  • Bean Dip 21 of 28
    Bean Dip
    Switch out traditional bean dip in place of some creamy hummus. This hummus is accented with sun dried tomatoes. Pair with veggies and serve.
    Make vegan tomato hummus dip
  • Avocado Dip 22 of 28
    Avocado Dip
    Guacamole is the traditional avocado dip at any game day party. And while I love a bowl of healthy guar — I often enjoy this alternative dip as well. Spinach and beans infused with zesty lemon make this a dip to feel great about eating.
    Make vegan avocado dream dip
  • Creamy Cole Slaw 23 of 28
    Creamy Cole Slaw
    Creamy comfort food side dish on deck! Grab a spoonful of this creamy, crunchy cabbage cole slaw. Get your veggies on game day!
    Make vegan cole slaw
  • Baked Spinach Dip 24 of 28
    Baked Spinach Dip
    This isn't the healthiest of dips — although it is jam-packed with creamy green spinach it also has a nice amount of fat. But for the spinach dip lovers out there — this baked dish is a winner. Touchdown.
    Get the recipe for vegan baked spinach kraut dip over at Healthy. Happy. Life.
  • Chips 25 of 28
    Chips
    Toss those greasy fried potato chips and serve up these healthy kale chips! Infused with spicy, cheesy flavors. Kid and husband-approved!
    Get the recipe for vegan kale chips over at Healthy. Happy. Life.
  • Buffalo Bites 26 of 28
    Buffalo Bites
    My favorite vegan buffalo wings are made by Gardein — find them in your grocer's freezer section. But when I feel like whipping some up from scratch, I love this super-easy recipe.
    Make vegan Buffalo bites
  • Pizza 27 of 28
    Pizza
    Vegan pizza is totally delicious ever since Daiya came out with a non-dairy cheese that actually melts. I love pairing a hearty crust with a nice amount of cheese and plenty of veggies.
    Make vegan pizza
  • Cheese 28 of 28
    Cheese
    Cheese dip, cheese spread or cheese cubes are a must at a party, right? Well take "cheese" to a new level by trying it in cashew form. I promise, you will love this stuff — and your guests will be super impressed by your culinary skills!
    Make vegan cashew cheese

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Read more from Kathy on her blog, Healthy. Happy. Life. Get Kathy’s book, 365 Vegan Smoothies: Boost Your Health With a Rainbow of Fruits and Veggies, available on Amazon.

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