I almost forgot that Super Bowl Sunday is this weekend, which is not shocking considering my level of football fan-dom, but I was glad to be reminded because….the commercials and the food!! We all know Americans eat more on this day than on any other day aside from Thanksgiving, and odds are you may be heading out to some festivities yourself. I thought I’d do a little round-up of some healthy vegetarian party food you can make or bring to set out next to the Budweiser and Doritos!
Disclaimer: I have made some of these but not all…the ones I haven’t I still included because they made me hungry just thinking about them and I will definitely be making eventually. Also, I know this post doesn’t look all that pretty due to some tech difficulties, but the links (and the food!) are good!
Buffalo Chickpea Dip:
Admittedly I am a chickpea freak, and who doesn’t love some buffalo sauce with their football?! Put this dip next to the wings and watch it disappear. (They may move it away. More for you.)
7-Layer Mediterranean Dip:
My mom makes a version of this with homemade hummus (you could use store bought), topped with chopped tomatoes, black olives, and feta cheese. I would leave the yogurt out of the dip below, but you decide what sounds good to you. Serve with pita chips; couldn’t be quicker to throw together! Click here for the recipe.
Caprese Salad Skewers:
Caprese salad is one of my faves, and this version makes it easy to share with a crowd.
Avocado Black Bean Salad:
Black beans, tomatoes, cilantro, and corn, plus creamy avocado?! IN.
Rainbow Veggie Pinwheels:
Pretty and nutritious = win-win! I think hummus would also be good on these, or even Boursin cheese. Find the details here.
Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili:
If you want something a little more hearty and warming, this is a great veggie chili recipe. When I make this, I set out toppings and everyone can customize their own: shredded cheese, chopped tomatoes, sour cream, brown rice, cilantro, sriracha, crumbled cornbread, etc.
Toasted Bread and Parmesan Kale Salad:
This one is amazing, even for someone who thinks they don’t like kale, because the parmesan and toasted bread crumbs take it next level.
This refried bean version might not technically be classified under “healthy” since it looks like it has a lot of cheese, but I threw it in because ever since I was little I have been a sucker for cheesy bean dips….and if you’re going to add a lot of cheese to your beans, seems Super bowl Sunday is as good a time as any! 🙂 Bet this one would go fast with some tortilla chips.
If you want to get all upscale about it, check out this link for some inspiration on building an amazing veggie platter.
Roasted Butternut Squash Bruschetta:
This particular recipe includes a caramelized onion spread, which looks amazing, but I think they’d be great without it also. I would buy pre-cut butternut squash at the store and chop that into smaller pieces before roasting. Then I would use ricotta or goat cheese as the spread, plus sprinkle with a little honey and balsamic at the end. Getting hungry just thinking about this plan…..