Nachos are a great Super Bowl snack, especially when liberally topped with or dipped in salsas or guacamole. Not all kids can handle the spice of salsas or the green color of guacamole, which looks too healthy (too green, in other words) to taste good to them. I know that even after I started to enjoy salsas, at first I would only dip a chip into the sauce, carefully avoiding the possibility of getting any actual vegetables on my chip. But I loved nachos. Why? The combination of salt and cheese was simply too good to resist. Instead of making multiple batches of nachos to appease the kids while you are trying to watch the game, or having them pick through your tray in an attempt to find the "good" chips, make them their own snack: parmesan popcorn. Just liberally top hot microwave (or air popped) popcorn with finely shredded or powdered parmesan cheese, with or without a dash of garlic salt, too. The heat of the popcorn and a touch of butter will make sure the cheese stays firmly in place - and far away from any vegetable-filled salsas - for the whole game.
[Photo by Nicole Weston]