This week we’re focusing on game day eats! We are hardcore football fans, we love sharing food with family and friends while watching the games on Sundays. If you’re a football fanatic like us, you know game day come with amazing finger foods, good snacks and drinks!
Like a lot of game day snacks out there, they might not be the healthiest and can sometimes leave you feeling bloated, so stuffed that you’re ready for a nap instead of the game. We’ve come up with some healthy alternatives to your traditional game day snacks that are easier on the belly but still so good your guests will love!
These are not your traditional nachos. We put a twist and went with Mediterranean inspired nachos served on crisp pita chips and garnished with fresh cucumbers, baked chickpeas, tomatoes, olives, peppers, red onions and dipped in hummus or tzatziki.
We kept this recipe simple and went with store bought hummus and tzatziki. If your like us, your making more than one dish on game days and this just helps save time in the kitchen and avoids a pile of dirty dishes because we don’t want you to miss out on the game. If you feel like making your own dips GO FOR IT! But there is no shame on going for the store bought alternative here because sometimes you just don’t feel like making everything from scratch and you need a break.
There is no right portion when it comes to layering the nachos and all the fresh toppings. We listed some approximate measurements but honestly feel free to make this your own, if you want to add more toppings, swap any ingredient out, just have fun with it! To save you some time you can prep all the veggies the day before, chop all your ingredients and have them ready to go, especially if your cooking for a large crowd and have a few things on the go.
To keep things simple we only baked the pita and the chickpeas. This helps free up space in the oven and cuts the total recipe time down especially if you have hungry guests waiting around. Just throw all the toppings on and you’re ready to serve.
XOX The Communal Feast