5 Mouth-Watering Vegan and Vegetarian Alternatives for BBQ Season

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It’s officially summer and the smell of BBQ is floating on the wind and making your mouth water. But if you’re cutting back on meat or going full vegan, that smell is likely absolute torture. But don’t give in just yet, these alternatives to traditional BBQ fare are sure to make your tummy growl and your taste buds completely forget about that other stuff!

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Vegan Spare Ribs
Yes, these ribs are completely meat-free and have a unique taste that will rival even the best baby backs you used to eat back in the day. This recipe is easy to make and is full of flavor. You may even catch your carnivore friends sneaking a bite or two!

Spicy “Wings”
This recipe is finger-licking good and uses cauliflower rather than chicken. Although the texture may be a bit different, the taste will help you forget all about that. Easy to prepare and sure to be a crowd pleaser.

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Not-So-Classic Veggie Burger
If you’ve tried veggie burgers and were less than impressed, this one is sure to blow your socks off. With flavors like chipotle, pepper and cheese, this is anything but bland and grainy.

Vegan Jackfruit Pulled “Pork” Sandwich
This meat-free take on a summer favorite might convert your meat-eating friends to the land of the herbivores! Packed with a variety of mouth-watering flavors and textures, this is an upgrade from what your local BBQ joint serves up!

Vegan Apple Pie
What would summer be without an all-American apple pie? This vegan apple pie tastes just like the real thing and is dairy-free so you can be guilt free!

Cutting back on meat isn’t hard if you commit to finding tasty alternatives. Being an harbivore isn’t all tofu, beans and veggies. There are so many opportunities, flavors, textures and creative juices that can be used in a vegan or vegetarian diet.

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