If you've ever hosted a Superbowl party, you know how much hungry football fans can eat and drink. The volunteer chefs and nutrition educators at Share Our Strength's Cooking Matters (run locally by CCE-Tompkins) have some ideas for feeding a crowd on a budget and lightening up the fare you serve.
You may be surprised at how easy Homemade Corn Tortilla Chips are - just two ingredients! Dip chips into Mango Salsa -- check the freezer aisle for frozen mangoes which are more affordable than fresh at this time of year. Tomato Salsa is another option that won't break the bank. Just make sure the canned tomatoes you choose have no added salt.
Everyone loves cheesy goodness in the cold winter months, so check out our Mozzarella Sticks. They're made with affordable pantry staples like dried herbs and canned tomato sauce and boast big flavor.
Raspberry-Lime Fizz makes a great substitute for sugary drinks and looks pretty served in a big pitcher or punch bowl. Set out some Trail Mix made with whole wheat cereal and chocolate for your guests to munch on during the game.
Follow the links above for a downloadable version of each recipe (including shopping lists and nutrition information) or visit: http://cookingmatters.org/recipes for a list of all recipe links.