Ta ta, tomatoes! This salsa’s gone tropical, filled with chunks of mango, colorful peppers and fresh, flavorful herbs. Scoop it up with whole-grain crackers or organic blue corn chips for a healthy, hearty snack. It’s also great on grilled salmon (who needs creamy sauce?) or piled on a bean burger as a sweet and colorful condiment. Dip, dunk and heap on to your heart’s content—the whole bowl comes with just 311 calories and a little more than a single gram of fat.
Poppers made with peppers are spicy, deep fried and stuffed with gooey, melted cheese. For a lighter, milder, hot-from-the-oven snack, try these creative veggie bites. Crunchy chunks of cauliflower are tossed with olive oil and herbs, then coated with nutritional yeast for a cheesy taste without the dairy. Baked, not fried, they’re OK to pop in your mouth any time the munchies strike!
They may not be able to tow you on water skis, but these flavorful vegan “boats” do make the perfect healthy appetizer for any party. They’re also filling enough to serve as a main course. Plus, it’s fun to fool your non-vegan friends with the convincingly authentic appearance of the crumbled walnut “meat!”
If you like mushrooms, it’s hard not to love them stuffed. These bite-sized, decadent treats are made with gluten-free crackers and dairy-free cheese, leaving no one at your dinner table longing. Think you can stop at just one? With such wholesome, nutritious ingredients, you don’t have to!
Don’t the let bad news about French fries get you down. Burgers and sandwiches don’t have to be served solo! Just pick parsnips over potatoes and bake rather than fry. These root vegetables look like white carrots and taste a bit like their orange cousins, too—only they’re slightly sweeter with a hint of nutty flavor. Toss slices with olive oil, nutritional yeast and a little garlic salt, then pop in the oven until crispy.
October means that the leaves are turning, the kids are busy in school – and football season is upon us! If you’re looking forward to watching all the action at home, we’ve got couch-potato powered snacks that are perfect for your viewing pleasure. Heading off to tailgate parties? We’ve wheeled in our top treats for you as well.
Here are our kick-off condiments, chips, cookies and more – stock up now so you’ll be ready for game time:
Some like it hot—others prefer it dairy free. We’re talkin’ dip here! And this recipe gives you the best of both worlds: “cheesy” texture and flavor concocted from cashews and nutritional yeast, plus a hint of heat from chipotle pepper powder. Try it with veggies, blue corn chips, gluten-free crackers or anything that tastes even better dunked, or use it as a spread or filling (check back next week for a Spicy Stuffed Peppers recipe that puts it to good use!).
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