Tomorrow the Seahawks and Patriots face off in the biggest game of the year. I am neither a Seahawk or Patriot fan (go Steelers!), but with out a doubt I’m tuning in tomorrow. It’s like a national holiday!
Growing up, I always had a swim meet this weekend, the weekend of the Super Bowl. It was the Schroeder A+ meet up in Brown Deer, WI. To participate you needed to have a qualifying time, so it was one of the bigger meets and I had to go. I remember my Mom and I rushing back home each year so we can catch the game. But I was never able to go to a party with friends. With my swim days far behind me, I now take full advantage of this glorious day. Preparing delicious food is always a necessity.
This year I wanted to whip up a couple of plant based appetizers to keep me satisfied and feeling good throughout the night. They are both nutritious and super healthy for you, but in no way do they lack flavor. I created a hummus with edamame and potato veggie skewers that will fill you up!
- 1 can chickpeas
- 1/3 cup edamame
- 1 garlic clove
- pinch of spinach
- pinch of baby kale
- 1 tsp organic extra virgin olive oil
- water as needed
Rinse chickpeas before placing them in a food processor. Add edamame, garlic, spinach, baby kale, and olive oil.
Start the food processor on low and speed up as necessary. Add water as you go, until your desired consistency.
Scoop it all out and place in a bowl. Enjoy with sliced bell peppers or your favorite tortilla or pita chip. I picked up Trader Joe’s Quinoa and Black Bean Tortilla Chips! So simple and tasty. I’ll be munching on these all night!
Rosted Potato & Veggie Skewers
- 4-5 baby purple and red potatoes
- 1 zucchini
- 1 green bell pepper
- 1/2 red onion
- 1/2 cup sweet tomatoes
- 1 tsp sea salt
Set oven to 400 degrees. Cut all ingredients except for tomatoes. I cut mine in chunks that would easily be fitted onto a skewer.
Line a baking pan with parchment paper or foil. Add everything to the baking pan and sprinkle them with the sea salt. Put them in the oven for 20 minutes.
Once roasted, you can eat them as is or skewer them to add a little bit of flare and fun. Another fast and easy recipe for your game day!
I hope you enjoy these appetizers as much as I do! Your stomach will thank you later for filling it up with plant based, vegan food! Go Seahawks!?!