Appetizers

How to Make Delicious Garlic Bread with no Butter or Oil (WFPB)

I very often see questions about garlic bread in social media posts.

“How do I make vegan garlic bread?”

“I miss having garlic bread. Is there any way to do it WFPB?”

Unfortunately many answer with, “use xyz margarine,” or, “use olive oil.”

No.

We can make garlic bread and still eat healthy. Just think outside the box a bit.

I’ve tried a few different things but I’ve found a really simple way to make delicious garlic bread while keeping it plant-based and oil-free.

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Zucchini Crabby Cakes

Despite my oldest son’s claim that he “doesn’t do seafood” (even though he’s never really had seafood), the whole family, including the kids, love these veggie versions of crab cakes. They’re fairly simple to make, healthy, and delicious!

Enjoy these as a main dish or even a side, in a sandwich or just by themselves. I like to dress these up with a dollop of my vegan mayo, while my wife prefers cocktail sauce. The kids go with ketchup, because well, kids love ketchup. There really needs to be a study done on why kids have such a fondness for ketchup…

Anyway… I’ve recently found that after these crabby cakes come out of the oven, they’re even better with a quick sear from the grill (you’ll want to use foil or a grill mat though). Enjoy!

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Mini Triscuit Pizzas

Need a quick and easy appetizer for the next big game? Want to make a snack for the kids on their sleepover? Here’s the perfect crowd pleaser!

When I was a kid, a family member used to make these for me on occasion, but of course with mozzarella and real pepperoni. I loved this snack so much, I never forgot it, and I’ve recreated a plant-based version for you! I hope these will be a favorite in your house too.

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Oil-Free Chickpea ‘Chicken’ Nuggets

This is one of our go-to kid-pleasing meals, as well as one of our “snacks for dinner” foods we pull out for Superbowl Sunday or New Year’s Eve. There are a bunch of similar “chicken” nugget recipes out there, but we like this one the best because of its texture and corn flake crumb coating. And they’re oil-free!

We love these nuggets because they’re crispy, delicious, and go great with your favorite dipping sauces like barbecue, honey mustard, honey, or even ketchup (why do kids put ketchup on EVERYTHING??).

Anyway, I hope you enjoy these as well. This is based on a recipe I found at Happy Herbivore.

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