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5 Vegan Game Day Snacks for Your Super Bowl Sunday Party (Or Any Party Day)

Whether you bleed team colors or you’re more of a ‘yay sports ball’ type, the Super Bowl (or any other game day) is a great excuse to get together with friends, catch up, (maybe) watch some football, and eat great food. 

Contrary to much advertising, your big game potluck table does not need to be limited to deep-fried, meat-based, and cheese-soaked options. Vegans, vegetarians, and the generally health-conscious can have fun too—and you’ll probably head home feeling a whole lot better than that guy who polished off a couple pounds of boneless wings to wash down his light beer.

To help you put together the ultimate Super Bowl snack spread, we’ve gathered up five of our favorite plant-based, vegan, and gluten-free recipes made with JOI nutbases. We can’t guarantee the right team will win, but hey, good snacks can go a long way. EnJOI!

Vegan Queso Made with JOI: A Crave-Worth Plant-Based Snack from the Kitchen of The Naked Bite’s Chef Amber 

Our friend Chef Amber from plant-forward healthy eating advocates The Naked Bite has come up with a silky smooth, decadent, and savory Vegan Queso that will win over the most stalwart meat-lovers. Better buy a second bag of tortilla chips.

Vegan Snack Attack: A Healthy and Indulgent French Onion Dip Made with JOI


French Onion Dip Made with JOI is creamy, savory, decadent, a little addicting, and definitely about to become one of your regular cravings. We highly recommend a bright and healthy crudité platter to go along with this dip (because we’re fancy), but crackers or good ol’ potato chips are equally delicious pairings.


Creamy Vegan Ranch Dressing


Is there anything ranch doesn’t go with? Okay, there’s lots actually, but when you’ve had a half-time snack attack hit and need something savory, that goes up for debate. This
Creamy Vegan Ranch is a great option for dipping raw veggies, pretzels, chips, or yes—boneless wings. Dunk away!   


Coconut JOI Pops


It’s hard to resist a popsicle, but it’s easy to be turned off by the sugar content of most traditional freezy pop options.
Coconut JOI Pops are a perfect easy-to-make, easy-to-customize mid-game nibble for when you just need a little bite of something sweet. 


Mouth-Watering Banana Bread

It’s not a complete game day spread without some dessert—and this vegan, gluten-free Mouth-Watering Banana Bread will not disappoint. Decadent but not too heavy, it’s a perfect just-decadent-enough option to cap off your game day grazing. We will not judge if you choose to top it with our Vegan Chocolate Frosting.

Looking for more healthy AND delicious plant-based recipes? Check out these Five Sweet and Savory Recipes Made with JOI to Satisfy Comfort Food Cravings!

Vegan Queso Made with JOI: A Crave-Worthy Plant-Based Snack from the Kitchen of The Naked Bite’s Chef Amber 

Going vegan does not mean you have to give up some of life’s little pleasures—like silky smooth, decadent, savory queso. Our friend Chef Amber from plant-forward healthy eating advocates The Naked Bite has come up with a good one. 

Your standard grocery store vegan cheese may be a divisive topic, but there’s nothing up for argument about the vegan queso Chef Amber has whipped up. Creamy JOI nutbase comes together with roasted red peppers (a sure-fire way to take any recipe up a notch) and rich spices to create a plant-based, gluten-free, vegan queso like no other. It’s hands down delicious, 100% whole-food, and entirely guilt free—not to mention a great addition to your next potluck, game day, girls’ night, or family dinner snack spread. Pro tip: it’s also great on tacos.

We suggest getting a second bag of tortilla chips—Vegan Queso made with JOI will go fast. Here’s the recipe: 

What's In It:

1/4 cup + 2 TB
JOI nutbase
1/4 cup filtered water
1/3 cup roasted peppers, drained
1/4 cup nutritional (not Brewer's) yeast
2 TB lemon juice
2 cloves garlic (large)
1 medium scallion or large slice of red onion
1 TB olive oil
2 tsp smoked paprika or chipotle powder
1 tsp cumin
1 good pinch cayenne
Salt to taste

How To Make It:

  1. Place water, followed by all other ingredients, into a blender.  
  2. Blend on high for about 30 seconds, until very smooth and creamy.
  3. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary, and add a touch more water if you would like it to be thinner.
  4. If you would like to serve it warm, blend a bit longer until some steam is escaping from the hole in the lid.
  5. Eat with chips, over warmed black beans or as a sauce for tacos.

Tips & Notes:

  • To make a vegan "cheese" sauce, omit the cumin and chipotle and serve over pasta like a mac & cheese, or over steamed broccoli or cauliflower.
  • Nutritional yeast is a byproduct of the molasses brewing process. It is very high in B vitamins and has a cheesy flavor. You can find it the bulk and spice section of natural food stores, and online.

Need more snacks? Give our vegan JOI French Onion Dip a try, or check out The Naked Bite’s collection of plant forward, flavor first snacks and appetizers!

Vegan Snack Attack: A Healthy and Indulgent French Onion Dip Made with JOI

Show me a man (or woman) who doesn’t like snacks, and I’ll show you a liar. We all like snacks. Many of us need snacks. More than a few of us have resonated a little closely with those Snickers ‘You’re not you when you’re hungry’ ads; snacks solve that problem. In short, we can all agree—snacks are great. 

Vegan, gluten-free snacks that actually fill you up and that you can actually feel good about indulging in? Now those are a god-send.

Lucky you, we’re about to share one of those snacking unicorns: French onion dip made with JOI almond or cashew nutbase. It’s creamy, it’s savory, it’s decadent, it’s a little addicting, and we’re confident it’s about to become one of your regular cravings. We highly recommend a bright and healthy crudité platter to go along with this dip (because we’re fancy), but crackers or good ol’ potato chips are equally delicious pairings.

 

Ready to impress your friends, or just have a **really** great night in? Here’s the recipe for JOI French Onion Dip:

What's In It:
1 medium onion, diced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 measure of JOI sour cream (recipe follows)
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce (vegan if desired)
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
Salt, to taste

How To Make It:

  1. Prepare JOI sour cream.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, add the diced onions and sauté, stirring frequently for 25-30 minutes or until golden and caramelized. Cover the pan intermittently or add water if the onions are drying out too quickly.
  3. Set onion mixture aside to cool.
  4. In a small bowl, mix well to combine the sour cream, garlic powder, onion powder, and Worcestershire. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired.
  5. Fold the caramelized onions into the sour cream mixture.
  6. Garnish with parsley, if desired, and serve with chips, crackers or crudités.

The Secret Sauce—JOI Sour Cream

What’s In It:
1/3 cup water
1/2 cup JOI almond, cashew, or organic almond nutbase
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt

How To Make It: (Can be made ahead; lasts approximately 6 days in the refrigerator)

  1. Place water, followed by all ingredients, in a blender and blend on medium high for approximately 30 seconds.
  2. Refrigerate to thicken and set.

Looking for another tasty, healthy, and highly snackable recipe made with JOI? Try our Vegan Queso dip!