Friends, this really is my favorite time of the year for so many reasons! I love March because….
1. It’s National Nutrition Month
2. The first official day of Spring was last Friday (3/20)
3. College basketball. (Nope, I’m not joking.)
In case you didn’t know, I’m a huge college basketball fan. I grew up with brothers that played basketball. So, filling out brackets and cheering for the underdog is a family tradition. My bracket is a hot mess right now, but I’m ok with that. I love seeing teams that we’ve never heard of rise up and knock off a #1 seed. It’s fantastic. What’s not so fantastic are some of the foods that I want to enjoy while watching…ha!
This dish is a healthier version of blue cheese nachos that you might find in a bar & grill/pub. I remember the hubs & I used to go to this Irish restaurant specifically for the blue cheese nachos because they were so delicious, but definitely not calorie or sodium friendly. I wanted to make a healthier version to enjoy at home during March madness. Why? Because the best defense is a good offense. (I know…that was kind of cheesy.)
Instead of using fried potatoes, I roasted red potatoes and red bell pepper then sprinkled with blue cheese & green onions. YUM.
But you don’t have to stop there. Build yourself a veggie tray using carrot chips & raw zucchini wedges with this hummus recipe I made last year. It’s ahhhhhmazing.
Enjoy the games!