Linking up today with Mar, Cynthia, and Courtney for Friday Five.
I'm almost done with the 22-day vegan challenge! On Sunday, if I want, I can eat aaalll the cheese and ice cream I want. Am I going to? Well, probably a little. We have some such products in the freezer to use up; and although going through something of a "boot camp" to force myself into finding the options has been useful, I think to keep it permanent, allowing it back in and more gradually phasing it out will also be beneficial.
But, I still do want to continue seeking alternatives, especially when it comes to socially. I want to find restaurants that I go with options for me but without limiting the choices for omnivores in my life (plan to do a Friday Five for that sometime soon!), and I want to pick crowd pleasers to take to events that will please a mixed audience. Next big event? The Super Bowl of course! We're going to a get-together at my sister-in-laws, which will be mostly omnivores, and some gluten-free thrown in to boot.
I want to take something vegan that I can enjoy with my newly adopted standards, but that isn't too far out there and can show others that vegan food can be great! (The cake that a veg-friendly coworker brought in for my birthday this week was a good example of that!) Good vegan food is basically an ambassador to this way of life.
Here are some sources for vegan superbowl snacks that I found to pick from.
1. Oh She Glows - The Big Vegan Super Bowl Recipe Round-Up
The warm vegveeta dip looks amazing!
2. Vegan Richa - 15 Healthy Vegan Super Bowl Recipes
Not sure if they fit the "an omnivore wouldn't find them weird" threshold, but the melty cashew mozzarella sticks are very intriguing.
3. Veg Kitchen - 12 Easy and Fun Vegan Super Bowl Snacks
I'd like to try the artichoke and white bean dip - close enough to the real thing, I'm sure, but without subbing in anything too weird (tofu or a processed nondairy cheese or whatnot).
4. Running on Real Food - 14 Healthy(ish) Vegan Super Bowl Snacks
While not something that'd really be my favorite (vegan or not), the jalapeno poppers are something I think many people would love.
5. Veg News - Vegan Super Bowl Eats That are a Culinary Touchdown
I love the idea of the roasted red pepper dip - it's not trying to be a substitute for anything else, just a dip that happens to be vegan.