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!).
Who doesn’t love a mid-week Mexican fiesta? Make yours vegan and gluten free with this creative quesadilla, stuffed with sautéed veggies, dairy-free “cheese” and brown rice (not whole wheat!) tortillas. Don’t worry about deep-frying dangers, either. This festive favorite is lightly browned in heart-friendly olive oil for the perfect crispy coating to all the veggielicious goodness inside.
Skip the boring cheese and crackers! These simple-to-make appetizers will make a splash at your next summer party (while also giving guests a heaping helping of healthy omega-3s). Just combine canned salmon, cream cheese and chili pepper and serve a scoop on the crunchy cracker of your choice. Top with a sprig of fresh dill for instant elegance!
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