In the land of finger food, no event is more celebrated than Super Bowl Sunday. Whether your team is playing or you can’t stand football, there’s a good chance you’re participating in a little (or big) get together.
Unfortunately, most Super Bowl grub isn’t too friendly to our bodies. In fact, it can be downright hard to digest. Why wake up the next morning in a food coma or totally throw your diet goals off track? Instead, make this Super Bowl your tastiest and healthiest yet.
We’ve gathered the best in paleo-vegan finger food so you can create the ultimate antipasti platter for the big day. Enjoy!
6 Essentials for the Ultimate Paleo-Vegan Super Bowl Antipasti Platter
All the Veggies
No. We’re not suggesting your entire spread is a big plate of carrots. But, veggies can be pretty darn tasty and they make a great vehicle for dipping sauces. Try and incorporate a variety of different options, including:
- Tri-colored carrots
- Snap peas
- Sliced bell peppers
- Jicama (a sweeter alternative to celery)
- Radishes (look for a mixture of French, Daikon, and Black radishes)
- Blanched asparagus
- Cherry tomatoes
- Cauliflower (try purple cauliflower for something a bit different)
Vegan Zoodle Fresh Rolls with Mango Tahini Sauce
Heather Christo’s low-carb Vegan Zoodle Fresh Rolls are hand-held flavor bombs. Loaded with texture and nutrient-rich goodies, these wraps are so satisfying even your non-paleo friends will rave. And don’t forget the best part – the Mango Tahini Sauce. With a little sweet and a little heat, this luscious sauce takes the rolls to an entirely new level.
Hint: Make extra sauce. You and your guests will probably want to dip some veggies in it too.
Crispy Eggplant Bacon
Dana from Minimalist Baker brings you all the goodness of bacon without any of the fatty guilt or harmful carcinogens. Talk about a win for food lovers everywhere! Smokey. Crispy. Vegan. And, delicious. Don’t be surprised if these Crispy Eggplant Bacon strips go quick!
Sweet Potato Fries with Avocado Dipping Sauce
Crispy oven-baked Sweet Potato Fries tossed with a flavor-loaded mix of spices offers a slightly sweet and definitely spicy finger food that’s addictingly good. Paired with a creamy avocado cause, this brilliant alternative to the deep-fried fries of your childhood are so tasty you won’t want to go back.
Creamy Red Pepper Cashew Dip
Love nacho-cheese dip? Who doesn’t? That’s why we dig this paleo-vegan Creamy Red Pepper and Cashew Dip from It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken. Made in a blender, it comes together quickly. Just be sure to let your cashews soak. If you don’t you’ll miss out on the creaminess that makes this sauce so good.
Brussel sprouts meets chicken wings in a saucy twist on a classic game day fare. Blasted at a high heat, the sprouts develop a crispy exterior with tender insides. Tossed in your favorite buffalo sauce, these can be a bit messy. Just be sure to have wipes on hand.
- 1 Pound Brussel Sprouts, trimmed and halved
- 1 TBS olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- ¼ Cup Buffalo sauce (we like Franks)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Toss Brussel sprouts with olive oil, salt and pepper. Arrange in an even layer on baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, until edges crisp and blacken slightly.
Transfer sprouts to a medium bowl. Toss with buffalo sauce. Serve immediately.
Bonus Tip #1 - Low Calorie Drink Alternatives
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