First Vegan Superbowl
Every year for the Superbowl, we go to my in-laws house to eat dinner and watch the game. Our plans this year were no different, but the experience was quite different in the food that I ate!
Last year when I blogged about the Superbowl I had finally returned to work after a horrific snow/ice storm that shut down schools, made our city a big mess and left a lot of homes without power for several days. So good that has not happened again this year, knock on wood (though we are expecting another big snow tonight).
I also talked about how I went a little overboard on the food that I ate and how exercise had been pretty much nil thanks to the treacherous conditions outdoors. Just looking at those day’s eats vs. yesterday’s, it is amazing to see how far I have come. I remember how crappy I felt, not just physically (it was bad) but emotionally, after I ate all that I did last year.
I didn’t take any pictures this year but my in-laws were very accomodating to me, much like on Thanksgiving. They are the best!
Let’s compare shall we?
Last year for dinner, I had:
- Beef stroganoff
- Corn on the cob
- Macaroni and cheese
- Chips & queso (x a few)
- Apple pie
- Chocolate pie
And I still can’t figure out where I was earlier in the day but I had a big brownie with ice cream after lunch that day. Wow!
For dinner this year, I had:
- My favorite vegan meatloaf
- Sweet potatoes
- Mushroom stuffing
- 1 Dinner roll with Smart Balance Light
- Baked apples (dessert)
Everything but the meatloaf was prepared by my stepmother-in-law, who so graciously made it all without dairy, eggs, etc. Plus a few family members tried the meatloaf and said it tasted really good. This recipe is a crowd pleaser!
I was full after dinner and I waited until I felt hungry again before eating dessert. I did not go overboard and I filled my body with foods that are agreeable to my system and my soul. It just doesn’t get much better than that.
Once again, I’m proud to have celebrated another vegan milestone 🙂
Next up, my first vegan Daytona 500 / Valentine’s Day. I can’t wait!