by Botsford Hospital dietitians Annie House RD, CDE and Gina DeAngelis, RD
Fall is here and football season is upon us! Gina and I are both huge fans but our alliances run different directions. She’s a die hard maize and blue fan and I bleed green! Now that the games and rivalries have ensued we, like many of you, are ready to do some serious tailgating.
The food you serve at your next tailgating party doesn’t have to be bad for you in order to win over your crowd. There are many healthy substitutes that are just as delicious so, don’t keep healthy foods on the side-lines! Here are some ideas to make them the highlight of the game.
|Burgers and Hotdogs||Turkey burgers|
|Potato chips and dip||Baked tortilla chips and salsa|
|Submarine sandwich||Ham or Turkey sandwiches with lettuce and tomato in whole wheat wraps|
|Chili with ground beef||White chicken chili or turkey chili|
|Potato salad or coleslaw||Fresh fruit and veggie tray|
|Nachos with queso cheese dip||Pitas with hummus or black bean dip|
Consider trying this healthy recipe for Roasted Veggie Chili at your next tailgating party. It’s sure to be a winner for everyone…no matter which team they’re rooting for!
Wishing you a day filled with healthy decisions!
Annie House, RD, CDE and Gina DeAngelis, RD
Botsford Diabetes and Nutrition Services