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Indulgent, Plant Based Meals (Superbowl Friendly!)


(photos by Danielle)
(photos by Danielle) 

If you want some delicious, indulgent recipes….check out some of these. All of these foods you can have for a dinner or as appetizers are all amazing if you want to eat food with amazing taste and texture, but not sacrifice anything! It can be important to stay on the healthier sides of course so of these meals can be made healthier with some alternatives. 

(photos by Danielle)

(photos by Danielle)
(photos by Danielle)

My family and I were looking for some alternatives to food we were already eating. So when we went to the store to pick up food for my family to eat during any of the upcoming football games, we found plenty of options. We did two products from Gardein which were the wings and the tenders. Both of these taste amazing and you can not even tell the difference. I also made some nachos which were absolutely wonderful. 

(photos by Danielle)

(photos by Danielle)

For the wings and chicken tenders, we had three different kinds of hot sauce to switch up the variety. However, we also had barbeque sauce to switch it up as well and let everyone have their options. We used franks red hot sauce along with the Nandos peri peri sauce in the medium and hot flavors. I am a huge spicy food lover so these are wonderful for me and I was a huge fan. 

(photos by Danielle)
(photos by Danielle)

(photos by Danielle)

Also, for the nachos, I used both regular tortilla chips and the black tortilla chips. I topped the nachos with beans, salsa, sour cream, onion and red bell peppers. I used the Heidi Ho cheese to make the queso and it was phenomenal. I would definitely purchase this again. For the meat, my mom had an amazing idea of cooking the Trader Joes meatballs that we love so much and crushing them up for a nacho topping. This whole meal together turned out amazing and preparing foods can show you what needs improvement in the future. 

(photos by Danielle)

For dessert, a wonderful idea is chocolate mousse. Yes, there IS a way to get that amazing flavor while still being healthy. You can use aquafaba to get that amazing whipped and creamy texture. It is like using egg whites but without all the negative health risks. What you need to do for the recipe is get a can of chickpeas/garbanzo beans and separate the beans from the water. Save the water and start blending it until there are folds. You can add any sweetener you like such as sugar or maple syrup if you want more flavor. If you want a chocolate flavor, you can melt chocolate chips. However, if you are going to do this, remember to stir them often or they will burn. Wegmans and Trader Joe's store brand already carry a vegan version of chocolate chips and you can not tell the difference with them. Fortunately, this is an amazing option because you can still enjoy all of these indulgent foods. This dessert will be ready after letting it chill in the fridge for a few hours. A recipe for this may be coming very soon! 

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and tries some of these soon! Here are some other similar posts you may enjoy if you found a lot you like in this one: 






-Danielle

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