Thursday, September 22, 2011

Diabetes and Healthy Tailgating

Question:  My husband has diabetes and this time of year we attend a lot of football games.  Before the game we often will meet up with friends for tailgating parties.  Can you give me some healthy ideas of what we can eat during the tailgate?

Answer:  Here are some ideas for healthier versions of traditional tailgating foods:

Turkey hotdogs or reduced fat beef hotdogs
Chicken or turkey sausages
Turkey burgers or burgers made with ground sirloin - top your burgers with lots of veggies!
Veggie burgers
Healthy Life low carb breads/buns or 100% Whole Wheat Sandwich thins for burgers
Baked chips or pretzels - buy in small individual bags to help with portion control
Fresh salsa or bruschetta for dipping
Veggies (carrots, celery, broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, etc.) and lowfat dip
Chili made with beans and ground turkey or sirloin
Air popped or light microwave popcorn
Diet soda, sugar-free flavored waters, flavored seltzer waters

Enjoy the game!

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