Enjoy your tailgating experience with these simple tips that will make eating healthy effortless so you can stay ahead of the G.A.M.E.!

G: Go Greek. Substitute low fat Greek yogurt or low fat plain yogurt for dip recipes that call for sour cream. Cottage cheese will also work! Save lots of calories and enjoy the added protein to a staple tailgate food.  

A: Assess all of the potential treats you are about to dig into. Take a step back and evaluate which foods you truly want to eat and will enjoy the most!

M: Monitor your water intake. Make sure you are staying hydrated with low calorie drinks that will help keep you full.

E: Everything in moderation. Be able to enjoy yourself while surrounded by family and friends. Make healthy decisions when possible, and remember the number one rule when tailgating…have fun!


In addition, here are few recipes that will keep everyone happy and secretly healthy!

Italian Pasta Salad

1 package whole wheat rotini

1 16oz bottle fat free Italian dressing

2 cucumbers, chopped

4 tomatoes, chopped

1 green onion, chopped

4oz grated Parmesean

1 tablespoon Italian seasonings

Directions: Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain and add the remaining ingredients. Refrigerate the pasta salad for a few hours, or until chilled.


Deviled Eggs

 ** This recipe is from our Family Food cookbook!

Check it out here: http://www.familyfoodllc.com/cookbook.php

6 eggs, hard boiled, peeled, and cut in half

3 tablespoons low fat mayonnaise

1 teaspoon yellow mustard

1 clove garlic, minced

½ teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon dried dill

Directions: Remove the egg yolks from the eggs and combine in a bowl with the other ingredients. Spoon the mixture into the egg white shells and serve.

Roasted Red Pepper Dip 

1 cup plain low fat Greek yogurt

1 roasted red peppers, finely chopped

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 Tablespoon lemon juice

1 clove garlic, minced

Salt and ground red pepper to taste

Directions: In a bowl combine all ingredients and mix until blended




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