Griff Whalen

A fantastic Super Bowl party that's ... plant-based?

Super Bowl spreads tend to be pretty meaty. They might be anchored by a big bowl of beef chili, some sloppy joes or burgers — or just a big order of pepperoni pizzas.

But what about taking a cue from some NFL players' diets and going plant-based instead?

In recent years, a number of pro football players have been eschewing meat in favor of vegetarian or even vegan diets. The thinking is that there can be enough protein and nutrients in plants to not only keep you strong, but maybe even up your performance.

Trent Williams from the Washington Redskins turned vegan in the past year, and teammates Arie Kouandjio and Isaiah Williams are following suit. Aaron Rodgers of the...