Fall is here, which means football fans across America run the risk of packing on the pounds during weekend eating binges. We’re all allowed to stuff our faces with delicious traditional tailgate food (it’s the American way) but why not make a few better-for-you tweaks?
We’ve devised a way for you to have the food you love without having to experience the glutinous hangover guilt on Monday.
Our goal is to put a better twist on traditional tailgate food without being too drastic or taking away the fun, so instead of loaded potato skins we’ll show you how to do it with sweet potatoes. A few added spices make up for using a zero calorie marinade on chicken skewers. How about a cheese dip that is lower in sodium? Yeah, we’ve got your attention now.
Loaded Sweet Potato Skins
Instead of making potato skins loaded with carbs, cut back by using sweet potatoes instead of traditional potatoes. Low fat toppings like low fat sour cream, low fat cheese and turkey bacon will help turn this traditional gut buster into a better option.
Greek Yogurt Spinach Artichoke Dip
Replace fattening sour cream & mayo with Greek yogurt. The dip can be served chilled or baked hot, whichever you prefer.
Baked Jalapeno Poppers
Stuff halved jalapenos with light cream cheese and low sodium salsa. Top that sucker with whole wheat breadcrumbs and bake. This will taste just as good as deep fried jalapenos and the light cream cheese is much better for you.
Instead of marinating chicken in high calorie, high sodium dressing, opt for a zero calorie dressing. Give chicken an extra flavor boost by adding vegetables like red onion, cherry tomatoes and pieces of pepper.
Low Fat Queso Dip
Start by replacing the fattening cheese dip that is traditionally used. It’s easy to make a better queso by using low fat cream cheese and a low fat Mexican blend cheese; along with the standard diced tomatoes & green chilies we know and love. You can eat all you want without the guilt.
College football fans take their tailgating seriously and for many, the events before college football games are just as important as the battle taking place on the field.
Here at RSVLTS.com, we decided to harness the collective passion of this “United States of Tailgating” and we’ve teamed up with Wheat Thins to launch the 1st annual Bold Tailgate Awards.
Tailgating pros all across America will be asked to visit the Tailgate Awards homepage and submit nominations.
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