Saturday, January 26, 2013

Vegan Super Bowl Menu

Football madness will enter my home in approximately 7 days. As a lifelong San Francisco 49ers fan, I am pumped to throw a Super Bowl Party – vegan style of course!

Just because it is vegan, does not mean you take out all of the tasty fun! I’ve been trying to decide the menu and thought I would share some ideas and resources I found.

I'm leaning towards making a big pot of chili and setting out my mason jars with a tray full of toppings like daiya cheese, vegan sour cream, olives, onions, crackers, etc. as a "Chili Bar" With some munchies and sweets on the side, I think this sounds simple enough to prepare in advance without a lot of day of energy.

Mexi-themed Super Bowl Menu:

Chips  & Salsa – Duh!
Chili Bar – with all of the fun toppings!
Southwest Rolls
Fruit Tray
Taco Bites
Football Themed Dessert Dip! (see link below)

Other Simple Ideas for Snacks

Yes… those original Pillsbury treats are *gasp* vegan! You can roll anything up in these tasty babies… chocolate chips are my favorite of course, or add a little jam and make them jelly rolls. Get creative!

Veggie Tray & Hummus
This has been a staple at my weekly football parties, I guarantee it makes everyone smile.

Roasted Sweet Potato Fries
Peel, season and roast those magic orange potatoes and wha-la an instant delicious snack.

Links & Resources:

Since it is not quite Super Bowl Sunday, I have not tested out every one of these recipes. However, I thought I would include some links for vegan or easily veganized football foods!

Football Themed Dessert Dip!
Crazy For Crust has a fun recipe you can make dairy free, using some vegan cream cheese and Earth Balance instead of butter.

Southwest Rolls
Emily Bites has a great recipe that can easily be changed up to use won ton wrappers or tortillas instead of eggrolls!

Traditional Appetizers
Check out these Super Bowl Party suggestions from Green Apple Baby’s Blog including: Vegan Buffalo Bites, Spinach Artichoke Dip and Cheezy Mashed Potato Quesidillas. YUM!

The Mercy for Animals Blog has some fun Super Bowl suggestions and links as well!

Vegan Jalapeno Poppers – yummy!

This is another great list of Super Bowl Party food!