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Of the foods that come to mind when someone says “snacks for watching the big game,” most aren’t plant-based. Heck, even footballs themselves are called “pigskin” (though they’re not actually made of pigs). But former Carolina Panthers NFL player Eddie Jackson is working to change that perception. Now a chef, Jackson has teamed up with vegan product line Sweet Earth Foods to encourage game day snacking that’s full of protein and nutrients, but without the meat.
“I couldn’t be more excited to work with Sweet Earth Foods to bring a new lineup of veggie-forward recipes to people’s game day tables this year,” says Jackson. “We don’t know who will win on the field, but I can assure you these Plant-Based Chik’n recipes will win over anyone’s tastebuds.”
Ahead of the Super Bowl, Jackson has developed three new recipes using Sweet Earth’s faux-chicken: Vegan Pulled Chipotle Chik’n Sliders, Mindful Chik’n Stuffed Peppers, and Gochujang Chik’n Molasses Egg Rolls. All are described as easy take less than 30 minutes.