Tag: tailgating

A Tailgating Menu That’s Sneakily Healthy

by in Healthy Recipes, September 30, 2015

Open your car trunks, dig out your slow cookers and pack your coolers — tailgating season is upon us. And while beer and chips are bound to be part of that roundup, it’s totally possible to add some healthy items to the mix. The key is to sneak in plenty of vegetables, substitute lean meats and beans for higher-calorie proteins, and get in a variety of whole foods. With this tailgating menu, that’s easy to do. Read more

Football Sunday? Try These Healthy Tailgating Snacks

by in Healthy Recipes, September 28, 2014

Get your game-day buzz on with these winning tailgating snack recipes. They’ll get everyone in the team spirit — and you’ll score points ’cause they’re good for you, too.

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A Creamy Broccoli Dip That’s a Healthy Winner

by in Scaling Back on Sodium, September 20, 2014

creamy broccoli dip
Fall not only means the start of football season — it also means the start of many Sunday meals getting replaced by chips and dip, salty bar snacks and microwave finger foods. But filling up while watching your favorite team doesn’t have to be a losing situation for your health. Nor does it have to keep you limited to raw vegetables from the crudites platter.

This year, replace high-sodium, store-bought spreads with a dip of your own creation — one that’s just as creamy and craveable and also a fun makeover of classic ranch dressing and vegetables.

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Weekly Bits: Tips for the Fall Harvest

by in Uncategorized, November 7, 2009

This week’s list of favorite user comments touch on cooking with cranberries, making use of that leftover chicken and healthy tailgating. Plus, some readers shared how they avoid caving to unhealthy snacks (and high prices) at the airport.

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5 Tips for Smarter Tailgating

by in Healthy Recipes, October 29, 2009

BBQ Chicken Sandwich
Between post-season baseball, high school and college sports, pro football and the beginning of hockey season, you’ve got plenty of chances to root for your favorite teams. Sports events are synonymous with greasy food and alcohol, but tailgating doesn’t have to be a calorie disaster.

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