I'll be 100% honest with you. I'm really not the biggest sports fan. I always rather be out hiking someplace or doing something active instead but I grew up in a sports crazed home so there are things I do love about them even if I don't care to watch them myself. It reminds me of my childhood and my family and for that, I love it game days. With the Superbowl coming up here in the US on Sunday I thought I would talk about the one area of sports I love and that is the camaraderie, the big gathering of friends and family watching my hometown team, the Seahawks play in the big game and of course, the food!
Okay, let's just skip to the food part because that's really what I want to talk about anyway!
Before I ate a plant-based diet I use to fear big social gatherings because I felt like I had no control around the food table. I would follow all the recommended tips to prevent overconsumption like eat before you go and drink lots of water but without fail, I would always leave having consumed WAY too much junk and then I'd spend the rest of the evening in a deep state of self-loathing.
However, when I decided to really clean up my diet and only eat high-quality, whole, plant-based foods everything changed. I no longer fear those big food spreads because I've committed to not eating those for my health and happiness and I always bring a few goodies that I can eat and share with my friends. And you know what? They are ALWAYS a huge hit!
One of my all-time favorites and one I will definitely be making this Sunday are these Buffalo Cauliflower Bites. This is a recipe I made on my other blog, Bullfrogs and Bulldogs and is a huge hit with my veggie and carnivore friends.
One of my favorites growing up, and I can't believe I am going to admit this, was eating Velveeta Chili Cheese Dip that my mom always made. Those days are long gone but this version from Post Punk Kitchen of a Cashew Queso is one I have made several times and definitely a crowd pleaser!
I'm also always good for bringing a big bowl of guacamole with a side of rice crackers and veggies. I'll have to post my famous guac recipe here soon.
Some other great ideas are humus and veggies and you can always check out my Pinterest page for more plant-based superfood recipes that all will enjoy nibbling on!
I promise you, it's so much easier than you'd ever expect. Last weekend for my mom's surprise 60th birthday party I made a vegan spinach and artichoke dip and it was gone before you could say "plant-based foods are the bomb!" Did I mention I'm a total cheese ball?
Regardless of who you are rooting for this coming Sunday (go Hawks!) you don't have to miss out on your foodie favs! Be sure to follow my Pinterest page for more awesome ideas!