Heyyyyy all you football lovers. Are any of you Vikings fans? Better yet, are any of you STILL Vikings fans? Man, it’s been a rough start. 0-3 so far and it’s not looking like the season is going to turn around any time soon. As loyal Vikings fans, we are trained to tune in every Sunday and support the team, regardless of how many times we’ve had our hopes for the playoffs smashed.
Here is my rationale. As long as we are going to take time out of our Sunday afternoons to watch the Vikings (most likely) lose, we might as well do it with people we love and get a good meal out of the whole experience right? It’s time for my second installation of fun, healthy ideas for what to snack on during football season. This was what we did last weekend: Healthy NFL Nachos! Score
Have you ever thought of this section in the grocery store as a prime location for nacho toppings? Yeah, I wouldn’t necessarily think that right away either. But it can be… and it is! Why wouldn’t you want your nachos to be a fresh, green and juicy as possible?
Creating a healthy nacho bar for game day is an easy entertaining solution because it only takes a little while to prepare and people can build their own, so you’ll be happy and they’ll be able to customize to their taste preferences.
Here’s an idea of what it might look like:
What will you need?
Blue corn or regular tortilla chips
Canned black or pinto beans
Sharp cheddar cheese, grated
Avocado, cut into chunks
White onion, diced
Red leaf lettuce, shredded
Green onions, chopped
Cilantro, finely chopped
How do you make it?
Not too simple here! Warm the beans in a skillet and put all of your ingredients into fun party bowls. Let your guests build their own plates.
And that’s all we used, folks! As always, feel free to customize this idea to whatever your friends and family like best. If you end up making this idea, tweet me a picture @alliebornstein! I would love to see you interpretations.