March Madness Munchies -- 5 No-Guilt March Madness Snacks

Gentlemen, it’s March and you know what that means: Beers, Buffalo wings, Basketball and Blowing off responsibilities. But here we stand on the cusp of cutting season, and those four B’s usually lead to a fifth and sixth: a Bloated Belly.

But fear not. As an avid surfer of Pinterest for better-for-you clean ingredient recipes, I’m here to tell you that the most electric stretch of the betting year doesn’t need to be filled with basic, boring healthy snacks taking the air out of your daytime viewing party. Here’s a list of original and tasty snacks for the whole party to enjoy (they’re even vegan and plant-based friendly!).

1. Easy Vegan Pizza Dip (35 min prep)

Source: Vegan Richa

This dip is easy, tasty, customizable and sure to please any crowd. For some extra flavor feel free to add in some bell peppers, onions or mushrooms. However you spin it, this dish is delicious and fun.

Check out the recipe or a quick tutorial video.

2. Spicy Baked Cauliflower Bites with Celery Ranch (Vegan) (50 min prep)

Source: Vegan Richa

Ah, yes. A play on the classic, synonymous with dudes and sports, the Buffalo Wing. Cauliflower serves as a fantastic substitute for the classic breaded chicken wing, when tossed in your favorite spicy sauce. Add in some celery ranch and your choice of veggies on the side, you’ll feel like the living room is your favorite sports bar.

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3. Baked Vietnamese Fries (Vegan) (40 min prep)

Source: Vegan Richa

This dish will add a little fresh Asian zing to your viewing experience, using fresh ingredients topped off with a sweet chili sauce. If you’re feeling a little bit of extra freshness, add some cucumbers or carrots.

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4. Vegan Pretzel Bites with Spicy Mustard Dip (1 hr 50 min prep)

Source: Vegan Richa

This American classic with a vegan twist is perfect for a stadium experience in the comfort of your own home. This is the second longest prep time on the list, but parlay these guys with some spicy mustard and this dish might just be a favorite for the MVS spot this March (Most Valuable Snack)(sorry I know this is cheesy)

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5. Vegan Jalapeño Popper Dip & Havarti Dip (2 hr 10 min prep)

Source: Vegan Richa

Oh, boy. It’s the up and coming superstar of the party appetizer game in Vegan Form. We’ve been watching this guy grow for a couple years now and he’s really boosted himself into prominence with the likes of pigs in a blanket. I have a feeling this vegan jalapeño popper dip is going to be a staple of every vegan March Madness watch party this spring, and with some gluten free crackers and extra jalapeños for the more bold it’s a sure winner. Although this is the longest preparation on the list, this is a fantastic snack for a late-day boost to send into the last set of games.

Check out the recipe.

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