The waiting is over and we now know that the New York Giants will play the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI on February 5 in Indianapolis. It’s time for America to face the second biggest food holiday of the year, and put those weight loss resolutions to their first real test.
Whether you prefer a meatless menu or are just looking for some lower-calorie appetizers to keep your party guests satisfied long after the half-time show, consider a few vegetarian recipes. You can skip the Crock Pot full of little sausages and barbecue sauce, platters of fried chicken wings, and gelatinous tub of queso and still impress with bold, flavorful, delicious food that will crown you MVP – Most Valuable Party (Host).
Chunky Guacamole with Serrano Peppers
This classic guacamole recipe is simple to prepare and goes well with blue corn tortilla chips. Combine fresh avocados, onion, serrano papers, cilantro, tomatoes and top it with the sweet twist of fresh-squeezed lemon juice.
Kalamata Olive Hummus
This recipe takes classic hummus, made with garbanzo beans, tahini paste, lemon and garlic, to the next level by adding depth of flavor with Kalamata olives. Dip fresh vegetable sticks or whole grain pita.
Homemade Pizza Sauce
Skip the delivery and make a crowd-pleasing pizza better than anything in a box! Use a whole grain crust topped with this sweet homemade sauce and your choice of vegetables like peppers, onions, mushrooms and tomatoes.
Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili
This recipe has everything you love about a hearty bowl of chili, just without the meat. Peppers, onion, garlic, and tomatoes are all perfectly complemented by diced sweet potatoes and black beans. Odds are, you could sneak this by the staunchest of carnivores!
Tofu Buffalo Wings
It wouldn’t be a football game without wings, and in this case, meatless wings. We’d rather they weren’t fried, but using just a little oil in a skillet and your favorite hot wing sauce will satisfy the flavor you want with a healthy dose of protein.
Sweet Potato Fries with 3 Dipping Sauces
If it’s finger foods you’re after, try homemade sweet potato fries. Roast them in the oven until crunchy, and while they cook, make your choice of a sweet, spicy, or curry dipping sauce. Or, make all three to give your guests to run the option.