It's football season Rio Grande Valley!
For some people the best part of the season is the game itself, but for others, it's the tailgating.
Chef James Cantor brought a lot of creative alternatives to those normal tailgating favorites, that not only taste good, they're healthy as well.
Leave those chicken wings and burgers behind and whip up some chicken lettuce wraps instead to cut back on those calories.
For dips, put together a delicious guacamole or hummus dip that will have the whole party asking you for your recipe.
Thankfully, we have a starting point for you. Below are the recipes from Chef Cantor for you to create at home.
Hummus & Baked Pita Chips2 cups of soaked garbanzo beans 2 cloves minced garlic 2 cloves roasted garlic 2 Tbsp. tahini paste (sesame paste) 1 lemon juice & zest to taste cumin, salt, pepper 2 jalapeno TMs roasted, deseeded, and minced 3 baked pita chips, 5 calories Guacamole 2 avocados fork smashed 2 limes zest and juice 1 diced roma tomato 1/4 cup diced onion 1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves 2 Serrano chile TMs diced
To taste salt & pepper
Thai Chicken Lettuce Tacos4 leafs of butter lettuce or any other desired lettuce (instead of tortilla) 1 grilled or steamed boneless, skinless chicken breast minced 1tsp fresh minced ginger 1tsp fresh minced garlic 1 cup chopped green onion 1/2 tsp of fish sauce (1anchovy filet dissolved in equal parts soy and rice vinegar) Fresh mint, basil, and cilantro to taste Sriachi hot sauce Fresh limes Crispy onions (optional) 2 cups julienne red pepper, carrots, cucumber, tossed in a dash of rice vinegar & honey