22 January 2014

Keep your resolutions! Healthy versions of Super Bowl classics

There's one thing that jersey-wearing, foam finger–waving football fans and those of us who only watch the Super Bowl for the commercials and the halftime show can agree on: the food. But as much as Peyton Manning might wish that Super Bowl Sunday were a national holiday, it isn't—and therefore, it's not an excuse to totally blow our New Year's resolutions. So here are PETA's top picks for veganized (read: less guilt-inducing versions of classic Super Bowl dishes):

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·         Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower "Wings" 
·         Loaded Potato Skins
·         Spicy Chili-Bean Dip
·         Fried "Chicken" Sandwiches
·         Loaded Nachos
·         All-American Vegan Sliders
·         Creamy Baked Artichoke Dip

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·         Oreo-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies (OK, so this one is definitely cheating. But after you've been good for the rest of the day, you deserve a cookie or two.)

Velveeta, schmelveeta. And to give you a little inspiration while you're whipping up a faux-pigskin feast, here are two little chickens who won't lose their limbs, thanks to you:

Credit: Chickens © iStockphoto.com/Sunnybeach

For more game-day recipes that will score you some major points, visit PETA.org/Recipes.

Michelle Kretzer is a blog writer for the PETA Foundation. She first learned about the cruelty of factory farming in a college course while pursuing a degree in journalism. She immediately stopped eating meat and decided that she would work to help end animal suffering. When she's not working at the PETA Foundation, Michelle is doting on a very fun dog and a very prissy cat, traveling, and finding fantastic cruelty-free shoes and bags.

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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than 3 million members and supporters. PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: on factory farms, in the clothing trade, in laboratories, and in the entertainment industry.

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