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Game Changing Tailgate Tips

As the colors change and the days get breezier, it becomes clear that everyone’s favorite season is approaching….football season! Tailgating is a must for every football lover but that does not mean that we need to take a hit to our health. With some practical, healthy adjustments to our favorite pre-game foods, we can enjoy all of the staples without breaking your game plan. Here are some tips to try for your next game day:

1. Swap the Wings for Kebabs

Instead of loading up on fried chicken wings, fire up the grill and make some kebabs. Load up tons of veggies and some grilled chicken on kebab sticks and if you’re still looking for a kick, marinate the chicken in buffalo or hot sauce before grilling.

2. Ditch the Chips, and Make your Own

There’s no need to buy bags and bags of chips for your tailgate when you can easily make your own with ONLY 4 ingredients. This healthy alternative will help knock off some of the calories, fat, and sodium from your favorite crunchy snack. Go full homemade or try a mix of bagged and homemade chips to pair will all of your dips. All it takes is:

  • 4 potatoes (Yukon gold, Idaho, or sweet) thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to season

Mix ingredients, spread on a baking sheet, cook on 425° for 15-20 minutes until golden brown and enjoy!

3. Go Greek (Yogurt)!

After making such a yummy chip recipe we’re sure you wanted a dip hack as well. When making dips, try swapping half the recipes’ amount of mayonnaise/sour cream/cream cheese with Greek yogurt. If you’re ready to completely transform your dip, go for a total swap out of the recipe’s main base. This Greek yogurt game changer will add protein and limit fat to all your favorite dips.

4. Practice Portion Control

Instead of snacking the whole game, let half time be where you eat these tailgating foods. It’s important to still have all your favorites, but make sure you watch how much is on your plate especially if tailgating is something you take part in every weekend! Stay mindful and listen to your internal hunger cues.

5. Enjoy and Cheer Loud!

Savor the yummy food shared with good friends, family, and of course football!

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  • October 30, 2019

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