Anyone who knew me as a child would probably find it humorous that I now have two girls who are cheerleaders. My sister and I played all kinds of sports growing up, but neither one of us were big on school spirit, so cheerleading was just never very appealing.
But man, my girls are cute, and I couldn’t be prouder of them.
As far as I’m concerned, I’m just happy that they’re doing anything that’s physical. Right now I’m trying really, really hard to get my ducks in a row and take back my health. This means that I’ve been eating super clean and trying to put only good things into my body.
When Silk asked us to share our favorite meatless game-time dish as part of the #MeatlessMondayNight challenge, I thought that these would make the perfect game-day finger food. Silk’s plant-based beverages and yogurt alternatives are extremely versatile in the kitchen and can be used to create delicious meat- and dairy-free versions of your go-to tailgating recipes.
Coconut is one of my favorite super foods, and these shrimp contain a trifecta of that good stuff. First, they’re tossed with coconut flour. Then, they’re put into an egg wash that’s mixed with a little bit of coconut milk. Then they’re rolled in shredded coconut! Oh, and then they’re baked and dipped in a dairy-free sweet and spicey sauce. Trust me, you won’t feel like you’re missing out on any flavor when you eat these little protein packed bites of goodness.
My children were literally fighting over them, my husband gobbled them up, and I felt good knowing that I was sticking to a way of eating that is good for me!
The sauce is a bit unusual, inspired by the new Silk dairy-free yogurt alternative cups. They sell a peach-mango flavor and blueberry. With a few simple tweaks we created a dairy-free dipping sauce for shrimp.
A little lime juice, a little Srirachi…
Not only can plant-based diets be good for people and better for the planet, but they taste amazing too! So take the #MeatlessMondayNight challenge and spark real change. Adopting a more plant-based diet can start with making a change just one day a week – so why not start by sidelining meat during Monday Night Football games this season?
Oh, and one more thing! Visit www.silk.com/sidelinemeat for recipes and a chance to win a giveaway! And if you haven’t yet, check out #MeatlessMondayNight for more great ideas, I saw some droolworthy posts on Twitter already!
This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.