Tailgate at home with healthier nachos, burgers and more

Want to tailgate in the comfort of your own home? Well, "homegating" is all about having delicious eats, and Daina Falk, of The Hungry Fan, shares her recipes for nachos, chicken burgers and mac 'n cheese — which are full of flavor but less fat than bar food.

Healthy nachos, Mediterranean-style

Ingredients

    • 1 bag of Stacy
    • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
    • 2/3 cup tomatoes, diced
    • 1/2 cup Kalamata olives, chopped
    • 2/3 cup romaine lettuce, shaved
    • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 can chickpeas
    • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
    • Juice of 2 lemons
    • 3 tablespoons tahini
    • Sea salt
    • 4 to 5 ice cubes
    • 1 cup 2% reduced fat Greek Yogurt
    • 1 small cucumber — half finely diced, half diced small (but larger than the other half)
    • Black pepper
    • 1 sprig of dill, finely chopped

Preparation

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The hungry fan's healthy mac and cheese
Servings:

Makes 15 servings

Ingredients

    • 1 medium head of cauliflower, cut into small chunks
    • 2 cups of butternut squash, cut into small chunks
    • 3 large, fresh sage leaves, minced
    • Water
    • Sea salt
    • Black pepper
    • 1/2 of a 28 gram package of 2% reduced fat mild cheddar cheese, shredded
    • 1/2 cup fontina cheese, shredded
    • 1/2 to 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
    • 1 to 2 8oz. boxes of quinoa elbow pasta

Preparation

Baking Directions:

Summer chicken and peach burger
Servings:

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

    • 4 burger buns
    • 4 skinless chicken breast fillets
    • 2 cups baby spinach
    • 1 to 2 sprigs of rosemary, finely chopped
    • 1 cup of 2% reduced fat Greek yogurt
    • 3 peaches, sliced long, wide, and thin (1/4 inch)
    • Lawry
    • Sea salt
    • Black Pepper
    • Lemon Juice
    • Extra-virgin olive oil

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