Whether we are talking about watching your kid play high school level, routing on your alma mater or cheering for your favorite NFL team, tailgating is a huge ordeal! As dietitians we get so many questions on healthy options. Here are a couple tips and our dietitian’s answers to their favorite tailgating dish.
- Eat on a smaller plate
- Eat a small snack before you go to the party
- Try making half your plate vegetables
- Attempt a healthy spin on your favorite recipe
- Keep track of how many alcoholic beverages you consume
- Keep track of how much you consume after you eat using an app like My Fitness Pal
Taylor: BBQ chicken wings! First I bake them, then grill them! Toss them in a little butter and massage a nice light layer of sweet baby rays BBQ sauce!
Elaine: I love dips, especially for crunchy raw veggies, pita chips, and fruit. My favorites are ranch dip made with greek yogurt, hummus, and this peanut butter fruit dip- http://www.cookingclassy.com/2014/08/peanut-butter-fruit-dip
Ashley: Spinach artichoke dip and wings!!
Jennifer: I make kabobs on the grill with onion, tomatoes, squash, and chicken. SO YUMMY!!!
Lindsey: This dip –> http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/skinny-buffalo-chicken-dip/ Modifications I make: Franks buffalo sauce instead of hot sauce and no ranch seasoning (which is optional anyways in the recipe).
Allie: Guacamole! I love Alton Brown’s recipe – it has tons of tomato and onion so it’s extra chunky & has a little bit of cayenne to kick it up a notch. You can find the recipe at http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/guacamole-recipe.html