Friday, February 4, 2011

Five Vegetarian Super Bowl Foods That Everyone Will Like

People who throw Super Bowl parties don't always make enough stuff for vegetarians. Yeah, most football fans are meat-eaters, but these days you have to have more than just chips and salsa and vegetable dip for your vegetarian friends. The problem is, even when hosts DO make something special, a lot of it goes to waste because only one or two people eat it. So here's a list from "Women's Health Magazine" of five vegetarian foods that EVERYONE will like.

#1.) Spinach Artichoke Dip. It's easy to make at home, or you can buy it pre-made in the frozen food aisle of most grocery stores. The only catch is, it has cheese and usually mayonnaise, which hardcore vegans won't eat.

#2.) Fried Zucchini Sticks with Marinara Sauce. It's not the HEALTHIEST way to eat vegetables. But it's a lot healthier than cheese sticks. And as I'm sure you know, football fans will eat anything if it's fried.

#3.) Meatless Chili with Avocado. If you're making chili anyway, it's easy to do a batch with just beans. Then add chopped avocado, or serve it on the side. And while you're at it, make sure you serve guacamole, which is a Super Bowl staple.

#4.) Portobello Burgers. They're regarded as kind of a gourmet veggie burger. So even if your vegetarian friends don't show up, they'll probably get eaten.

#5.) Hummus. It's not on the "Women's Health" list but it should be, because basically any kind of pre-made hummus at the grocery store is vegetarian-friendly.

If you've never had hummus, it's just mashed chickpeas blended with olive oil, garlic, salt, and tahini, which is made with ground sesame seeds. And you can eat it with anything dipable, like crackers, chips, pretzels, and raw veggies.


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