Although my friend initially poked fun at me getting a non-traditional ballpark meal - Nachos Gigante (pictured) from the Momocho stand - rather than a ballpark hotdog, he ended up being envious of my meal!
Here's what I got: homemade tortilla chips with shredded chicken breast, black beans, grilled onions, hot sauce, and a yogurt-based cilantro lime crema. Holy moly was it soooo good!
When sitting in my seat, enjoying my nachos and watching the ballgame, I was so impressed with the very apparent evolution of sporting event/stadium food. Yeah, the tortilla chips were "fried" but everything else in my nachos was relatively nutritious. I would most definitely get this again and it gave me new ideas in recommending simple nutritious and delicious meals for my college athletes.
Nachos are an easy way to clean out the fridge and, instead of using regular tortilla chips, you could easily swap out for blue corn tortilla chips, brown rice or a whole wheat tortilla - making it a burrito bowl or burrito. And consider this, Nachos don't necessarily have to follow traditional mexican cusine, it could be a fusion! If you have pineapple, beef and teriyaki sauce, you could easily make a Korean-based nacho bowl!
The options are endless! Have ideas yourself? Feel free to share!
Jessica G. Anderson, MS, RD, LD, ACSM EP-C
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