Football season means wearing your team's colors at least once a week, making all your plans around the game schedule, friendly jabs at rival teams, and coming face-to-face with so. much. food. every single weekend. Between concession stands and tailgates, game days are not known for their nutritional value so much as their greasy indulgences. This year, skip the lines and make your own healthier versions of all the favorites. Your wallet and your waistline will thank you.
Two-Cheese Veggie Nachos
Being vegetarian doesn't mean you have to miss out on tailgating snacks. With a bit of creativity (and a few Cooking Light recipes in your repertoire) it's quite easy to make a football party menu that serves veggie and meat eaters alike.
We love the double-cheese contrast in this nacho recipe: Shredded cheese melts into a bubbly blanket over the tortillas, while crumbly queso fresco covers the veggies with a salty kick. It's an impressive dish for coffee table dining—it's fun to keep it all on the baking pan and serve as a shared platter.