After hearing The China Study and listening to many, many episodes of The Rich Roll podcast and then being told I had a dairy and egg allergy, I figured going Vegan was a no brainer since I wasn’t big on meat any how.
Except it kind of hurt my brain at first!
What did people eat?!
While I’m not Vegan now, the months I spent foraging for food in the wilderness introduced me to a whole new world of food. I also began to realize how easy it was to make traditional mid-Western fatty dishes much healthier and still full of flavor with some of these new foods. Now I set about finding ways to get others eating more veggies and less meat without even realizing it!
Perhaps you can make a change for everyone in your family by trying out Meatless Monday Night Football!!! Yup that’s right I said it, so for the skeptics in the crowd here are some ideas to get you started!
DAIRY FREE RANCH DIP
What?! Did you even know it was possible to make a version of ranch that was totally from whole foods and minus the dairy that can cause so many of us bloating the day after?!Ingredients
- 1 cup soaked cashews
- 1/4 cup Silk cashew milk
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder or 1 fresh clove
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp dried dill weed
- 3 tsp white wine vinegar
Directions…blend…eat. Yup that’s my kind of recipe!
MEATLESS APPETIZER IDEAS
Now that you’ve got a basic dip ready, here are a few more ideas to “beef” up the menu for your cheering squad.
Pesto Tortilla Rollups by Vegan in the Freezer
Vegan Corn Dogs by Hell Yeah It’s Vegan
Spinach Mushroom Sticky Balls by Divine Healthy Food
Mini Pepper Nachos by Closet Cooking (I’d make with dairy free cheese)MORE DIPS
Vegan Spinach Dip by VegWeb
Roasted Tomato Bean Dip by Fat Free Vegan
Strawberry Avocado Salsa by Live Love and Run
Spicy Red Lentil Dip by RTTF
Black Bean and Corn Salsa– Lori’s Culinary Creations
Mushroom and Caramelized Onion Polenta Bites by Delicious Everyday
Vegan Jalapeño corn bread by Hold the Pigskin
Grilled Chipotle Lime Sweet Potato Fries by Peanutbutter and Peppers
Crispy Chickpea Onion Rings by Fettle Vegan
2 Ingredient Pumpkin Bites by Fannetastic Food
Chocolate Covered Clementines by Comfort of Cooking
White Chocolate Protein Thumbprints by Fit Foodie Finds
Dark Chocolate Covered Pretzels by Fork & Beans (So cute for Halloween I had to include!!)Adopting a more plant based diet can have MASSIVE impacts on your health, your performance, your mood, your skin, your digestion, your focus…everything! Very few people are getting enough plants in their diet, so here is your chance to make a change. (look for more tips coming soon!!)
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