|Serve Great Meatless Meals and Still Enjoy the Game|
Football season is fast approaching. Did you know that on Superbowl Sunday alone Americans are expected to consume on average 1 billion chicken wings as well as a possible 50 billion pounds of cold cuts.
Based on these two figures, we could save approximately 6 million animals with meatless Superbowl Parties. 151.6 million Americans are expected to watch the Superbowl and if that sounds like a "ton" of meat per person (as my hubby suggested) you are absolutely correct. It is.
One fact that may account for the high number could be the amount of chicken wings consumed; most chickens (at least last I checked) only have two wings. Send a message this year and throw a meatless Tailgate Party. Below are some hearty recipes in addition to whatever veggie tray you may be planning to offer.
Meatless Southwest Superbowl Party Ideas
Veggie Nachos Supreme (topped with black beans and cheese)
Black Bean Chili
Or why not offer a Chipotle style Veggie Burrito Bar
Hearty Finger Foods
Deep Fried Cheese Sticks
Sweet Potato Fries
Twice Baked Cheesy Potato Skins
Hearty Italian Favorites
Baked Alfredo Pasta
Bruschetta with pesto
Egg Plant Parmesan
Meatless Superbowl Pizza Delivery
You can still patronize your local pizza place; serve deep fried cheese sticks or chips instead of wings. Pizza Hut has a great Veggie Lovers pizza while Papa John's uses fresh mushrooms on their mushroom and cheese. New York Pizza Department serves a hearty egg plant Parmesan pizza.
Something of a Surprise
If you aren't afraid to live on the edge a little, call your local Subway and order a 12 foot Veggie Delight. Deck it out with cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles and mayo and see what kind of reactions you get.