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      A Healthy Alternative to Tailgating

      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 Chips

      2 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


      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 Tacos

      4 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