5 Healthy Vegan Super Bowl Snacks
Ah, there is so much to share in this post. But first... With Super Bowl Sunday coming up this weekend I thought I would share some healthy plant based snack recipes that are fun, tasty, and can certainly be enjoyed by everyone from the health-nut to the "SAD" (Standard American Diet) eater. I know this is the biggest snack day of the year but we don't have to throw our whole food diet out the window just to enjoy the party. No way! I promise that you will love these recipes because I tested them out on my friends and family including my "potato chip - beer - chicken wing loving husband" and they gave me a thumbs up on all of it.
Even if you aren't a football fan (I'm not, but Jesse is. I'm just in it for the food lol), you can enjoy these healthy snacks any time of the year!
And be sure to check out this article in the Toronto Sun today HERE to read my tips on healthier Super Bowl Snacking! Scroll down to "Avoid Big Game Gluttony" to see it.
I also have to mention that just because something is vegan doesn't make it healthy! There is a LOT of vegan junk food out there from the fake cheese to the fake meats, deep fried things, marshmallows and everything in between. I prefer to make vegan food that is mostly, if not all, made up of whole foods.
First, check out my Baked Carrot Fries with Creamy Cashew Ranch Dip.
This is SO good. I could seriously eat it every day... and lately I have been, lol. I make a batch of both the fries and dip and keep them in the fridge for easy snacking. I even eat the carrot fries cold!
The raw vegan cashew ranch dip doubles as a salad dressing. Just thin it with a few tablespoons of water (or don't thin it at all and enjoy as an extra thick and creamy dressing). It's also a fabulous dip with any veggies (raw or cooked), and I like it mixed with zucchini noodles for an herby alfredo idea.
Next I have something sweet for you - because lets face it - with all the savory and salty stuff on game day we need something sweet, right?
My Easy Vegan Chocolate Dip recipe will satisfy your sweet tooth.
This chocolate dip is only 5 ingredients and doesn't require any equipment! I like it with a platter of fresh fruit. When I created this recipe I was drizzling and spreading it on everything: bananas, apples, oranges, strawberries, kiwi, nuts (its especially great with walnuts), on baked sweet potatoes, veggie chips, and even on carrot fries!! haha. It's probably also good on toast and wraps of your choice.
Easy Raw Vegan Chocolate Dip
1/3 cup water
1/2 cup raw or roasted almond butter
2 tablespoons cacao powder, sifted
3 tablespoons maple syrup
1/8-1/4 teaspoon Himalayan salt*
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, optional
Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl until smooth. It keeps for up to 7 days in the fridge.
*Don't skip the salt!!! It really brings out the flavor of both the almond butter and the chocolate. And remember, its minerals = good for us (long as you're eating either Himalayan OR Celtic sea salt).
Next, back to something salty and savory...
This is probably the healthiest vegan nacho recipe you will find.
You may remember that I shared my recipe video for these nachos several months ago on my You Tube channel. From the "meat" to the "cheese sauce" (which is nut free-potato free-gluten free), everything is made of veggies!!! The only unhealthy part is the tortilla chips. I do believe in moderation and once in a while I indulge in them but you can substitute baked sweet potato chips if you want. Mmmm.
See my vegan nacho recipe video HERE.
Next up is another sweet treat. These energy boosting matcha balls are a delicious and full of nutrition, plus each ball contains 6 grams of plant based protein (which comes just from the seeds - there is NO added protein powder in here). If you haven't had matcha before, it's green tea powder and this is the ingredient that will keep you energized.
Get the RECIPE in THIS POST.
My 5th healthy Super Bowl snack recipe is a Coconut Crunch Bark that is: nut free, low carb, low sugar, gluten free and grain free too. Don't underestimate the the simple ingredients and the fact that its so incredibly healthy. This bark is addictive!!! It's crunchy and sweet and can be snacked on all day long.
See the Coconut Crunch Bark recipe in THIS POST.
Raw Food Classes
Also, I'll be teaching some raw food classes near and far in the next while. I'm going to create an "Events" page on the blog to keep track of it all. Normally I just teach in Victoria so I don't feature the classes here but I'm going to start.
For anyone in Victoria, BC - I'll be teaching a raw dessert class on February 7th and Ageless Living Market, 6-8pm. Please send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org OR send me a facebook message.
I'll be teaching a Raw Food Class "for your busy life" in Thunder Bay, Ontario on February 20th!
On February 25/26th I'll be doing a 2 day intensive raw food workshop at Pacific Rim College in Victoria BC. There are a few spots left. This is lots of fun! The first day focuses on savory recipes and the second day focuses on desserts.
Also, I'll be in Toronto next month. Does anyone have suggestions for the best healthy places to eat? I haven't been there in about 4 years!
Connect with me on Instagram! @sweetlyraw
I LOST my Sweetly Raw Dessert page on Facebook (so sad and FB didn't help me), so please connect with me on my NEW page HERE which I'm trying to rebuild.
What snacks are YOU making for the Super Bowl? Wishing you a great rest of the week!