Vegan Game-Day Snacks

Vegans rejoice: Bar food doesn't have to be hands-off anymore. Enjoy your snack attack responsibly with these twists on classic bar snacks, from Buffalo-style cauliflower to tofu fries. 

Photo By: Alice Gao ©2014, Cooking Channel, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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Photo By: Alice Gao ©2014, Cooking Channel, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Buffalo-Style Cauliflower with Cashew-Dill Dipping Sauce

Keep vegans and gluten-free friends satisfied with this meat-free spin on the ultimate bar snack: Buffalo wings. Batter cauliflower florets in spelt flour and almond milk, roast and then toss them in a Buffalo-inspired sauce that boasts tons of spices and sweet heat.

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Classic Oven Fries

These thick-cut roasted wedges are perfect with salt and pepper alone, but they're also easily jazzed up with an endless array of flavors like cayenne or rosemary.

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Guacamole and Baked Beet Chips

Flecked with cilantro and red onion, Debi and Gabriele's fresh guacamole is served with a crimson sidekick of crispy beet chips in place of standard tortillas. 

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Seitan Burger Patties

Vegans can indulge in a game-day burger, too, with these seitan-based patties that are spiced with ground coriander and ancho chiles.

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Spicy Sweet Potato Chips

Bobby's homemade chips are made out of nutrient-dense sweet potatoes and are tossed in cayenne pepper. Baked until brown and crisp, they taste even better than the fried alternative.

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Nacho Cheesy Popcorn

Vegans need not worry: This snack's "cheese" factor stems from a coating of nutritional yeast, and a few shakes of chili powder and cumin deliver subtle smokiness.

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Soft Pretzels

The yeast in this pretzel dough is completely vegan, which means these tender twists are fair game when it comes to satisfying snack food.

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Tofu Fries

Move over, potatoes: There's a new fry in town and its name is tofu. Coated in cornstarch and fried in vegetable oil, these unconventional sticks boast a delicate golden-brown crust and creamy center.

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Eggplant Crusted Pizza

Swap traditional pizza dough for thick rounds of baked eggplant and pile them high with pesto, fresh veggies and soy or vegan cheese.

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Spiced Nuts

Give basic bar nuts a boost by tossing them in sugar and Chinese five-spice powder before baking them until lightly browned.

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Pumpkin Gyoza

These steamed dumplings, filled with cinnamon-, ginger- and chili-spiced pumpkin puree, are a guaranteed hit with vegans and meat lovers alike.

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Lily's Nut Burger

A satisfying blend of walnuts, cashews and brown rice steps in for beef in this vegan-approved burger patty. Top it with jalapeno-laced pico de gallo and make your meat-eating friends green with envy.

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Fried Plantain Chips

Toss thin slices of fried plantain in garam masala and smoked paprika for a snack that skirts the line between sweet and savory.

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Quick Pickles

Need pickles in a snap? Kelsey shows you how to skip the long brining time and turn cukes into tangy pickles in less than an hour.

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Smoky Veggie Chili

Kidney beans and fresh veggies fill out this hearty bowl of chili that's infused with a colorful collection of dried herbs and spices. Skip the sour cream and cheese in favor of an avocado garnish to keep it vegan.

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